School Counseling


Emily Martin
School Counselor
336.376.1122  ext.211

The goal of the Hawbridge School Counselor is to engage students in the process of creating positive social relationships with their peers, becoming active leaders in their community, challenging themselves academically, and preparing for their futures beyond Hawbridge.

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In addition to providing responsive counseling to all students, Ms. Martin provides monthly classroom guidance lessons to 4th and 5th graders.  Over the course of the year, she will cover topics such as conflict resolution, career exploration, multicultural sensitivity, and academic fluency (study skills, understanding GPA, course requirements, etc).  Middle school lessons are provided on a semester basis and typically cover conflict resolution, social media literacy, and course planning.  High school guidance lessons focus primarily on career and college readiness.

Also look out for the annual Family College Night, Career Day, college tours, and visits from admissions representatives from different colleges and universities.  The best way to stay informed about upcoming events is by following the counseling Twitter.


College Info

Preparing for the college application process is a multi-step process. Follow the recommendations below and see Ms. Martin with any questions!

Junior Year To-Do List:
take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall at Hawbridge
-begin exploring post-secondary options
-attend admission representative informational sessions as announced by Ms. Martin
-visit campuses across the state with your family and/or Ms. Martin
-stop by the counseling office, don’t be afraid to have a conversation with your counselor!
sign-up for the SAT for the fall or spring (this will not be offered at Hawbridge, you’ll need to take it at your local high school)
-take the ACT in March at Hawbridge
-talk to Ms. Martin about your senior year schedule; consider participating in a SaxConnex internship and/or taking FREE courses at your local community college

Senior Year To-Do List:
-Create an account through the Common App
-Ms. Martin will discuss application essay writing, resume writing, and an application overview in senior English classes, make sure you are present!
-Ms. Martin is also available to provide editing and suggestions on college application essays
-Complete a brag sheet and ask teachers for recommendations (give them two weeks notice)
-discuss your plans with the counselor and your family
-attend Family College Night in the fall
-the FAFSA opens October 1st of each year
-be conscious of admissions deadlines and apply!

Visit CollegeBoard’s College Search. Use your GPA and SAT/ACT scores to determine whether the college is a Reach, Target, or Safety school for you. Not sure what that means? Come talk to me and we can look at it together.


5th Graders exploring Saxapahaw