Student Services

Student Services

  • Student Class Schedules for 2017-18

    Schedules will be ready for viewing on August 9, 2017 through students' Powerschool accounts. Please know these schedules are considered preliminary and will offer you a chance to see your schedule as it is on August 9. If you see something on your preliminary schedule that needs to be addressed, you will have the opportunity to submit a request for a schedule change via our google form.

    The Schedule Change Request form will be open from August 9-16, 2017. THE ONLINE FORM IS NOW CLOSED. 
    Beginning August 17th you should email your counselor directly with any schedule request. Please know that your request will only be approved if it falls into one of the categories listed below. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED A REQUEST ONLINE, PLEASE DO NOT ALSO EMAIL YOUR COUNSELOR. THIS WILL SLOW THE PROCESS DOWN FOR ALL STUDENTS. 

    Please know that your request must fall into one of the reasons below in order to be considered:

    1. You are a senior who wants early release or late arrival (application must be completed and turned in to Student Services).
    2. You are a senior and completed an application to be a Teacher's Assistant (TA) (application must be completed and turned in to Student Services).
    3. You are a senior who plans to graduate at the end of first semester and need first semester courses only (application must be completed and turned in to Student Services).
    4. You do not have the prerequisite course completed (i.e. I am scheduled for Spanish II and didn't take Spanish I).
    5. You failed a course previously with the same teacher.
    6. You failed a course previously and wish to retake it on Grad Point.
    7. You have 4 core courses in one semester.
    8. You are missing a course needed to graduate.
    9. You are missing a course required by your IEP or 504.
    10. You are missing a math, English, science, or social studies course.
    11. You have an blank period in your schedule.

    Please note this important information:
    1. If you have a course on your schedule that you chose in the spring, either as a first-choice or an alternate, you may not request to change it to another course. Those requests will automatically be denied.
    2. If you have a blank period in your schedule, you will be invited to come to the media center on the first day of school to choose an available course.
    3. AP courses may not be dropped (per the AP Contract signed by student and parent).
    4. You may not drop a course that you signed a waiver to take (per the waiver form signed by parent and student).
    5. If you do not know your Powerschool login and password, please stop by Student Services.

    School counselors will review all requests beginning August 17 when they return to school from summer break. Please be patient as counselors work on changes for all students.

    Final schedules will be distributed on the first day of school in your first period class. When you arrive to campus on the first day of school, August 28, you will need to find your first period (lists will be posted in the front lobby and gym lobby) and report there. Your teacher will have your official schedule.

The Sanderson Student Services Department is one of the busiest and most visited locations in our building.  Here you will find essential information for your high school career.  The Student Services Department includes: School Counselors, SAP Counselor, Dean of Students, Career Development Coordinator, Intervention Coordinator, Financial Aid Advisor, School Registrar, and Data Manager. We look forward to working with you!

Hours: 7:00-3:00pm 
Phone: (919) 881-4800 
How to make an appointment with your counselor: You may make an appointment with a counselor by stopping by Student Services and filling out an appointment request slip. You may also email your counselor to set up an appointment. 
Who to Contact: 
 Staff MemberArea of Supervision
 Ms. Leandra CarpinoDean of Student Services
 Mr. Michael Grabiec  Students Last Names A-D
 Ms. Molly AveryStudents Last Name E-K
 Mr. David DonatiniStudents Last Name L-Ra   
 Ms. Brenda Young     Students Last Name Re-Z
 Ms. Rashunda JenningsStudent Assistance Program Counselor
 Ms. Helen Pettiford   Intervention Coordinator
 Ms. Traci Claiborne Career Development Coordinator 
 Ms. Cindy Evans  Receptionist 
 Ms. Ive BatistaRegistrar
 Ms. Shelia LawsData Manager
 Ms. Kim BuntonAttendance
 Ms. Ellen WardlawCollege Financial Aid Advisor
  • Student Services Mission and Vision

    Mission Statement: 

    Sanderson Student Services will encourage, educate and empower students to become engaged lifelong learners in a 21st century global world.


    Sanderson High School Student Services will support student success through the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program. Through collaboration, instruction and educational opportunities, students will maximize their potential for future success while becoming respectful and responsible citizens who think critically about the world around them. 

  • Student Services Action

    The Sanderson High School Student Services Department will:

    ●     Advocate for every student

    ●     Work with stakeholders to address the personal and academic needs of the student

    ●     Align our mission and vision to meet the goals outlined in the SHS school improvement plan

    ●     Evolve our program to the changing needs of the student

    ●     Actively monitor the academic progress of each student


    ●     Use data driven decisions to plan and implement comprehensive programs

  • Student Services Beliefs


    ●     All students can learn, and we will work together as partners to remove barriers to achieve success

    ●     Decisions are data driven using multiple forms of assessment

    ●     The commitment to continuous school improvement by the Sanderson community is essential to success

    ●     Learning needs to be active and engaging for students

    ●     Students should have equal access to support and learning regardless of social, ethnic, cultural, racial and academic backgrounds

    ●     All students have the opportunity to work with a professional School Counselor

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