High School Counseling Staff

Mary Wilson – Guidance Counselor
(616) 794-4939

 Renee McNeal – Registrar
(616) 794-4952

High School Counseling

The guidance office at Belding High School is committed to helping students experience a quality education. We do this by creating a safe, orderly, healthy and nurturing environment. The high school has a comprehensive counseling program that is designed to address mental, physical, social, and emotional development of each student.

Every generation faces new and more demanding decisions regarding relationships, careers, transition, violence, and many self-destructive behaviors. These issues cause confusion and feelings of helplessness for many young people. When young people are faced with these issues they are not able to achieve their full academic potential. The counselor’s main focus with students is to help them become avid learners. The programs developed in the guidance office cover all aspects of the child’s life.

Our focus is helping students deal with the everyday issues in their personal life while directing them towards their future. We strive to help students with family issues, academic concerns and relationship issues, while directing them towards being a productive member of society.

Help for students is achieved through several different avenues which might include:

  • Group Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
  • 504 Plans
  • Classroom Accommodations
  • Career Planning
  • Individual Counseling
  • Parent and Family Intervention

Our office also collaborates with several community agencies. This collaboration is designed to help students and families find assistance in all areas of their life.