The mission of the School Counseling Program of Chesterfield County Public Schools is to empower all students to become productive and contributing members of society. In partnership with families, staff members and the community, school counselors provide a developmental program that addresses the academic, personal/social and career development of students.
The Professional School Counselors at L.C. Bird High School believe:
If you need assistance, please contact the School Counseling Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. using the information below:
L.C. Bird High School
School Counseling Department
10301 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Individual Counseling is a one-to-one meeting with the counselor to discuss a problem or topic of interest that may be affecting your student academically or socially. Behavior, stress, anxiety, study skills, peer mediation, and attendance are frequent topics of discussion.
Small group counseling (typically 6-10 participants) is needs based. Small groups provide members the opportunity to share ideas and learn from each other. Group topics are chosen based upon student needs, and can change from year to year. Participation is voluntary and requires permission from a parent or guardian.
Many lessons are conducted throughout the school year that pertain to a variety of topics. Some of these topics include (but are not limited to) Career Exploration and Planning, Suicide Prevention and Awareness, Scheduling, and Graduation Requirements. Parents may elect in writing to have their student “opt out” of any lesson.
Beyond the services listed above, L.C. Bird School Counselors will meet with your student individually to establish a post graduation plan (Senior meeting) and scheduling. A variety of information sessions will be offered in the evenings (Back to School Night, College Fairs) to help families access resources for their students.
School Counselors are not Licensed Professional Therapists or Private Counseling Providers and are unable to diagnose your student or offer consistent, ongoing therapy sessions. Please consult this local list of resources for needs beyond our scope of services.
Please note School Counselors are bound by confidentiality. School Counselors will keep information shared by students confidential unless keeping that information confidential poses harm to the student or another individual.
School Counseling Secretary
804-768-6110 ext. 3034
School Counseling Technician/Registrar
804-768-6110 ext. 3035
School Testing Coordinator
804-768-6110 ext. 3045
School Counseling Coordinator
804-768-6110 ext. 3036
Counselor for Pre-Engineering Specialty Center Students
804-768-6110 ext. 3038
Student Last Name: A-An, ELL’s Level 1, 2, & 3
804-768-6110 ext. 3040
Student Last Name: Ar-Co
804-768-6110 ext. 3043
Student Last Name: Cr-He
804-768-6110 ext. 3037
Student Last Name: Hi-Mc
804-768-6110 ext. 3042
Student Last Name: Me-Sa
Lisa St. Pierre
804-768-6110 ext. 3039
Student Last Name: Sc-Z
Visit the College and Career Center for information regarding the following:
ASVAB testing and Military Recruitment
College and University Visits
Job/Technical School Opportunities
PSAT, SAT, ACT information
Current Seniors and alumni of L.C. Bird High School must use Parchment to request a transcript.
Seniors will be given a Transcript Release Form and a Parchment activation code from their School Counselor during their senior meeting in the fall. Please do not create an account until this information is shared by your School Counselor.
Alumni must create their account using the Parchment website (www.parchment.com). Each transcript requested will cost $7.00 and can be paid via the parchment website.
Upcoming School Year schedules will be visible on StudentVue as of 8/7/23. These schedules are subject to change until the first day of school. If you notice an error in your students schedule, please complete the following form to request a change. Counselors are often out of their offices at the start of the school year but will check this form frequently. Please allow 48 hours for the change to occur.
All Counselors will meet with students individually, by grade level when we return from Holiday Break. A timeline will be sent home letting you know when your student can expect to hear from their School Counselor.
To explore Course Offerings, please visit the following links:
Parents, please take time to view some of the following materials to help you and your student understand how high school testing. There are many non-profit organizations that help students raise their standardized testing scores. In addition, there are many resources on the internet that give students strategies for taking tests. The links below will provide the students with resources and strategies for taking standardized tests. These and many other resources are available in the guidance office.
The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools establish minimum expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health/physical education and driver education.
Annual assessments – including SOL tests and alternative assessments – provide information on individual student achievement including those with special needs.
SAT – CollegeBoard.org
This is a FABULOUS resource for parents and students to use as they prepare in advance for the SATs…it includes content tips, calculator tips and frequently asked questions about changes to the Math SAT and is a MUST for students to have who are taking the new SAT.
PSAT – CollegeBoard.org
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
PSAT- Score Reports: Students who took the PSAT’s in October will receive their PSAT Score report back in January. If they are absent the day they are released, can get their report from your school counselor.
ACT – ActStudent.org
An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to measurement and research for those making educational and career transitions; administrates a widely taken college admissions test.
AP Exams – CollegeBoard.org
The Advanced Placement (AP) program, sponsored by the College Board and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level course work while still in high school. Students can receive credit, advanced placement, or both from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the AP program. Each exam consists of multiple-choice and free-response sections. Most exams are three hours long and cover two semesters of college-level work; those that test one semester of work are generally two hours long. Students at L.C. Bird High School who are enrolled in AP classes sit for the AP test free of charge at the end of the school year.