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Counseling & Student Support Services

Welcome to the Rankin County School District's Counseling/ Student Support Services website! 

Our department includes:  

All Components of School Counseling 

Gifted Education/Screening/Testing

General Education Student Behavior Intervention/ MTSS

General Education Academic Tier Intervention/ MTSS

The Rankin County Juvenile Detention Center  - Education Component

RCSD School Nurses 

Section 504

General Education Homebound Services

Chronic Absenteeism 

Homeschool / Placement Testing 

Dyslexia Therapy

Drug Counseling

Crisis Response & Counseling 

PBIS & Positive Behavior Interventions 

RCSD's Bridge to Success Program 

Dropout Prevention

Foster Care 

Counseling & Student Support Services Mission Statement

The mission of the Rankin County School District is to prepare every student with the cognitive and social skills necessary to be productive members of an ever-changing global society. The district’s counseling program provides a unified and compassionate foundation upon which the counseling program addresses each student’s academic, personal, social, emotional and career needs.

Beliefs of RCSD Counseling Program

Collaboration with all stakeholders is key to the success of the school counseling program.

  • All students have the right to a safe and orderly school environment.
  • All students deserve to be surrounded by an environment of high expectations.
  • All students are treated with dignity and respect. 
  • All students participate in the school counseling program which is administered by a state certified and licensed school counselor.
  • All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school counseling programs.
  • School counseling program planning and decision making are data driven through an ongoing review of service delivery, curriculum management, and ASCA model data reports.
  • The school counselor shall abide by the professional ASCA Code of Ethics.

Counseling Program Vision Statement

The vision of every Rankin County School District counselor is to ensure that every student reaches his or her maximum personal and academic potential. 

Congratulations Shea Carter for being named Secondary Certified Employee of the Month for RCSD!

Congratulations to Lacy Varner for being name "Student Support Services Superstar of the Month"! Mrs. Varner is a 7th & 8th grade counselor.

Ms. Audrey Davis, Brandon Middle School Counselor, presenting "Incorporating Technology into School Counseling" at the Capitol Area Counseling Association Fall Conference.