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Carter G. Woodson Guidance Department

Mr. Eugene Brown - 6th Grade Counselor (right)

Ms. Tara Belcher - 7th Grade Counselor (left)

Ms. Bobbi Peck - 8th Grade Counselor (middle)

Lynnessa Johnson - Guidance Secretary (not pictured)

Guidance Activities:


Anti-Bullying Campaign - November is Anti-Bullying Month

  • Reduce existing bullying/victim problems
  • Prevent development of new cases of bullying
  • Improves peer relations at school
  • Empowering bystanders to do the right thing


JOBS Program

In conjunction with the Hopewell-Prince George Chambers of Commerce, this program educates a specific group of 8th grade students in the interview and employability skills.

National Junior Honor Society

Recognizes student's scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. These students can be inducted second semester 7th and 8th grade years with a 3.5 GPA and good behavior.

Academic Career Plan (ACP)

Beginning 2011-2012 academic year, all 7th graders shall being to develop a personal Academic Career Plan to become a part of their program of study for high school graduation and post secondary career pathways based on the student's academic and career interests. We will be using the website to start this new endeavor. This school year we will begin to explore these interests.  Other tools that may be used are Virginia Career View and the Naviance System.

Here at Carter G. Woodson we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the state expectations.  To begin this process, students will participate in career exploration testing this year:

-Match their interests with education and training levels. 

-Examine career preparation options.

-Identify tentative career choices.

-Develop educational plans to meet their career choices.


Other Guidance Programs

  • Annual Career Day
  • End of Year Assembly for the 6th and 7th grades
  • Promotion Ceremony for 8th grade
  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Classroom guidance lessons and activities
  • Contact and arrange parent conferences and meetings
  • Honor Roll Incentives
  • Woodson Elves coordinators
  • Backpack Program
  • Academic Scheduling