HCHS Guidance Staff

Mrs. Niki Martin

Guidance Data Clerk
Phone: 386-792-8117
[email protected]

Mrs. Amber Newsome

School Counselor: Grades 6-8

Phone: 386-792-8119

[email protected]

Ms. Roxanne Viar

School Counselor: Grades 9-10
Phone: 386-792-8118
[email protected]

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell

Graduation Coach
School Counselor: Grades 11-12
Phone: 386-792-8113
[email protected]

Registrar Documents

Co-op/Work Release Documents

Skyward Family Access

Did you know? Each Parent/Guardian has their own Skyward Family Access account. Parent/Guardian accounts are set up to include ALL of their children in one account even if they are at different schools!

What is Family Access? Parents/Guardians can view:

  • Grades
  • Assignment Calendar
  • Test Scores
  • Teacher Messaging
  • Report Cards 
  • Class Schedules
  • Attendance Records
  • Student Fee Balances
  • Discipline Records
  • Graduation Requirements

To receive your account access information contact Mrs. Niki Martin at 386-792-8117 or [email protected]

Skyward Family Access Flyer

Student Opportunities

Florida State University Upward Bound Math and Science Program

The Florida State University Upward Bound Math and Science Program is open to eligible 9th-12th grade students. This program is specifically offered to Hamilton and Suwannee County students. The program is designed to enhance the academic and personal skills of first generation/limited income high school students while preparing them for college admission, retention, and graduation.

Available Services including:

  • Tutoring
  • College Tours
  • ACT/SAT Test Prep
  • Mentorship
  • Summer Program at FSU (6 week all-expenses paid program, including transportation, on FSU’s campus)  

Students must apply to participate in the program. The application is completely online at https://botform.compansol.com/223073499436968.  

If you would like to learn more about this program please visit https://care.fsu.edu/upward-bound-math-and-science.

Florida International University STAND Program

The STAND Program at Florida International University (FIU), with the help of some community mental health agency partners, continues offering telehealth services for middle and high school students with attention, organization, time management and academic motivation difficulties through research. 

Who: Middle and High School students with academic difficulties

What: A ten-session, once a week, family therapy intervention targeting organization, time management, and planning skills. The program also includes parent coaching in age-appropriate academic support behaviors. Services are available in English or Spanish.

Cost: Research activities via FIU staff are free. Interventions via community mental health agency clinicians are either fee-based, or free, depending on eligibility criteria and insurance coverage.

Where: Services are currently available via video-call/telehealth.

When: Enrollment is ongoing until research study positions fill. Sessions are typically after school or in the evening.

How to enroll: To learn more, and to see if students would be a fit, parents can call or text 305-432-4899 to speak with a study team member. Parents can also complete the Contact Form available via the QR Code on the FIU STAND FLYER

For more information view the FIU STAND FLYER.

Laptops 4 Learning

Laptops 4 Learning, a Phoenix based 503 (c) (3) organization has partnered with VideoScholarship.org to provide up to 
30 laptops for graduating seniors heading to college on a monthly basis.

To be eligible, laptop recipients must:

1. Have a family income of $50,000 or less.  Income is self reported by applicant.
2. Demonstrate proof of enrollment at a college or university OR have a college acceptance letter.
3. Provide one of the following explaining why a laptop will help them further their education.  
     a) Upload a 90 second video explaining why they should be selected
     b) Upload a 90 second audio file explaining why they should be selected
     c) Write an essay of 500 words or less explaining why they should be selected

Recipients are awarded and shipped a laptop upon completion of the requirements above.  Laptops are drop shipped to the awardees place of residence.

To learn more about the program, go to https://laptops4learning.videoscholarship.org