School Counseling


We are dedicated to helping students:
  • find success in all aspects of their high school experience
  • stretch themselves academically
  • prepare for their future educational and career pursuits
  • develop good decision-making skills that will last a lifetime

Counselor Assignments

A counselor is assigned to each student to help him/her address the academic, career, and personal needs of adolescence.

10th - 12th Grade
Mr. Gary Arthur, Director A - BL & U-Z
Mr. Kevin Unger  Bo - Ha
Mrs. Wendy Zubi
He - O
Mrs. Kama Dawson
P - T
9th Grade
Mrs. Mary Twiford
A - Z

Additional Guidance Staff

  • Mrs. Heather Hahn, Registrar
  • Mrs. Jennifer Lilly, Secretary
  • Mrs. Nikki Mongan, Accountability Specialist
  • Mrs. Suzanne Furman, Career Coach
  • Mr. Mark Raines, Student Support Specialist


Financial Aid - Learn more about student aid and find helpful resources.

Local Scholarship Form - Now accepting applications through March 15, 2018

Student Scholastic Records Access Roster
 - School officials who may access student records without prior authorization.

College/Military Visits - Representatives from colleges, trade schools, branches of the military, etc. visit our school to provide information and answer student questions.

Scholarships for Seniors - Learn more about scholarship opportunities for seniors.

Scholarships and Programs for Underclassmen - Learn more about scholarship opportunities for underclassmen.

Senior Parent Night Presentation - Senior Parent Night information.

Rising 9th Grade Parent Presentation - Rising 9th Grade Parent information

Dowell J Howard Application for 2018-2019 school year.


Phone: 540-667-5226 
Fax: 540-723-2394 
CEEB Code: #472430


Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Registration for AP exams will be held in the guidance department February 20 through March 15. AP exams will be administered during the two-week exam window of May 7-11 and May 14-18. Get more info on AP exam registration.

Testing Dates


Upcoming Events

Sol Testing Dates
The 2018 SOL testing dates calendar is now available.

Need to see your Counselor?

Use the Student Request Form to request to see your Guidance Counselor.  They will send a pass when they are available to speak with you.   



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