• School Counseling Practicum and Internship Placement Procedures


    The Office of Student Services (hereafter cited as SS) oversees the placement of school counseling practicum and internship students. Henry County Schools only places candidates pursuing a Masters degree, or higher, in School Counseling. Intern and practicum candidates should not contact local schools directly. All initial inquiries are to follow the following procedures.


    First Steps:

    Contact the HCS Human Resources (HR) Department (link below) who will coordinate with the college/university placement coordinator for candidates from these schools. All paperwork will be exchanged directly between the college/university and HCS Human Resources. The HR Department retains a list of colleges that have a participation agreement with HCS. Additional information can be reviewed on the following site: Human Resources

    Second Steps:
    • Upon approval, human resources will provide the practicum/internship candidate with further instructions regarding scheduling an appointment for an orientation.  The orientation will be facilitated by the Director of Advisement and Counseling Services or the Coordinator of School Counseling to discuss District protocols. If there is a specific school requested, the Director of Advisement and Counseling Services or Coordinator of School Counseling will seek to place in the first choice, as long as that school is a viable option for placement. 

    • The Director of Advisement and Counseling Services will contact the school principal and school counselor for site-based approval.

    • The intern or practicum student will contact the Site Supervisor after completing orientation.

    Coordinator of School Counseling

    Andrea Davis: adavis@henry.k12.ga.us

    Director of Advisement & Counseling Services

    Dr. Chon Hester: rhester@henry.k12.ga.us