BCHS Counseling Department

Welcome to the School Counseling Department

Class of 2022/Senior Exit Form

Good morning, students!  Please confirm for me that you have a Parchment account created.  If you do not and need a video tutorial, I am attaching that for you.  This needs to be completed this week to make sure it is reflected correctly.  Additionally, if you need assistance setting up a parchment account, you can check with your guidance department for support.  

If you need to create a Parchment account ,here are two links that can be helpful on how to create your account: 


How to Sign-Up: here is a link from our Support Page that walks students through how to create an account. Also,  This YouTube video also walks students through how to create an account 


Please browse the pages listed to the left to find more information.



Meet the staff:

Mrs. Jessica Capps, Director School Counseling

Last names A-E

To make an appointment with Mrs. Capps click here

[email protected]

803-791-5000 x714


Mrs. Manisha Kanitkar, Last names F-M

To make an appointment with Mrs. Kanitkar click here

[email protected]

803-791-5000 x701


Mr. Timothy Boyles, Last names N-Z

To make an appointment with Mr. Boyles click here

[email protected]

803-791-5000 x716


Mr. Ashaad Hipps, School Social Worker

Last Names A - J

[email protected]

803-701-5000 x709


Mr. Hipps Social Worker

Mrs. Amber MacCarthy, School Social Worker

Last Names K-Z

[email protected]

803-315-5246 x709

Amber's Profile Photo

Ms. Jeannie Lakes

School Counseling Executive Support

[email protected]



Mrs. Laura Rivers, Registrar

[email protected]

803-791-5000 x104

Laura Rivers's Profile Photo

Belief Statement: 
We believe:
  • School counselors support the academic, career, and social/emotional mission of the school in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • School counselors are advocates, and provide equitable, accessible school counseling support to all students, including underserved and marginalized populations.
  • School counselors are state-credentialed and deliver services in a data-driven, systemic manner.
  • All members of the school community, parents, and stakeholders are essential in promoting student success. 
Mission Statement:
The mission of the Brookland-Cayce High School comprehensive school counseling program is to provide an equitable, data-informed program to drive all students towards their personal, academic, college, and career goals.  The school counseling program strives to provide individual, small-group, and large group interventions based on student needs to give students the ability to succeed optimally. This is further accomplished by advocating for students and by consulting with parents/guardians, teachers, staff, administration, community members, and post-secondary institutions. 

Vision Statement:
The vision of the Brookland-Cayce High School comprehensive school counseling program is that all students will realize their full potential academically, personally, and socially. All students will be equipped to reach their college and career goals.  Throughout their time at Brookland-Cayce High School they will gain mindsets, behaviors, skills, and knowledge to succeed in the 21st century, regardless of demographics or background.
HOPE4SC can be sent via text to the number 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.  Suicide Prevention Line - Call 988 (or 1-800-273-8255)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline in English: 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline in Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
Mobile crisis team: 1-833-364-2274
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