• Branson High School Counseling Department

    The Branson High School Counseling Department has designed a comprehensive program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. The School Counselors are advocates who help students recognize their strengths and then assist them in designing specific plans of action to realize their full potential. In addition, the program monitors the school environment so that all students are respected and supported. 
    We provide information pertaining to college, university or training school and other advanced educational opportunities. The program is designed to help students understand what high school courses they need to complete to best prepare them for further work. The counselor can also provide information about the entrance requirements of many colleges and universities, as well as information about financial aid. 
  • Counselors

Dixie Bailey

Senior Counselor/Scholarship Coordinator/Dual Credit 
Phone: 417-334-6511 Ext: 5023



Brad Brown

Junior Counselor/Vo-tech/Alt School 
Phone: 417-334-6511 Ext: 5022



Janae Schneider

Sophomore Counselor/A+ Coordinator 
Phone: 417-334-6511 Ext: 5024



Sarah Loyd

Freshman Counselor/SAIL 
Phone: 417-334-6511 Ext. 5021


  •  Summer Programs

  • Washington University in St. Louis offers a summer experience for sophomores and juniors.  One is the summer scholars program where students can enroll in two undergraduate courses while living on campus. The second is the summer institute. Students can explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, archaeology,engineering, research, leadership, and more. Applications available October 1st at http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu/scholars

    HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy - Upcoming Juniors & Seniors may attend.  Visit HOBY.org/advanced-leadership-academy for more information. 

    The University of Missouri - School of Medicine offers and exciting and informative summer experience for high school juniors interested in a career in medicine.  MU's High School Mini Medical School is a one-week program that gives students a preview of life as an MU medical student.  Applications will be available after January 1st and must be submitted by March 1, 2019.  Interested high school juniors can find more application information at https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mini-medical-school


    The University of Missouri School of Medicine would like to extend an invitation to current sophomores and juniors to participate in the Mizzou MedPrep: Medical Explorations workshop. The workshop is a 2-week online course and one-day campus visit to either the MU’s School of Medicine (Columbia, MO) or the Springfield Clinical Campus (Springfield, MO). The students will explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers, students, staff and faculty in healthcare. Please encourage your students to APPLY online

    Online workshop: June 9 – June 24, 2019

    Columbia Campus visit: June 21, 2019


    MU Springfield Clinical Campus: June 24, 2019

     Fee: $60 – Financial Assistance Available

     For more information, contact Andrea Simmons (573) 884-6375, mizzoumedprep@health.missouri.edu or go to: https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mizzou-medprep-explorations/medical-explorations

    Drury University Pre-College Summer Programs. Visit www.drury.edu/giftededucation for more information.

    MU Engineering High School Outreach - The University of Missouri College of Engineering annually hosts events intended to introduce or reinforce engineering as a creative and rewarding career option to high school students. Visit engineering.missouri.edu/k-12 for weekend and summer opportunities.


    The University of Missouri in Columbia will host the annual Trulaske Business Academy this year June 24-30.  The Trulaske Business Academy was established to serve as a pre-college summer program for minority students interested in business. The goal of this week-long residential program is to introduce students to the various disciplines and career opportunities within the business world while also experienceing life on a college campus. Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade minority students with at least a 3.0 GPA are elgibile to apply for the program. You may find more information and apply at https://business.missouri.edu/programs-andadmissions/undergraduate/admissions/trulaske-business-academy

    UMKC will be offering 3 pharmacy camps this summer.  Learn about the field of pharmacy, how to become a pharmacist, engage with current faculty and practicing pharmacists, do hands-on experiments in the lab, participate in social/networking activities with current students and experience what it's like to be a Pharm.D. student at UMKC. Dates are - June 1st, Columbia - June 15th, Springfield - June 29th, Kansas City. You can find more information here.

    University of Missouri (Columbia) Summer Cherng Global Leadership Academcy for high school students of all levels. Participants will be led through a series of activities, programs, workshops and projects that will enhance their leadership traits and skills while connecting them with a broad leadership network. July 15-24.  Cost is $400 and includes room, board, activities and materials.  Need-based scholarships are available. Deadline to apply is June 1.  Register here.

    Missouri AHEC Science and Health Camps are health exploration day camps for students entering 9-12th grades.  Learn about science in the medical field and various health careers, participate in hands-on experiments and lab activites. Lunch, snacks, and camp t-shirts are included in the cost.  Register here.

    Duke University Summer Session for High School Students challenges students academically by preparing them for college and engages them with a diverse group of peers, exposing them to different cultures and expanding future networks.  Interested students in grades 9-12 can learn more about the programs offered by visiting https://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students  Applications open on December 3rd.


    The Cherng Global Leadership Academy (CGLA) is now accepting applications from high school students, of all levels, for its Summer 2019 Academy.

     The program runs from June 16 through June 25, 2019. Participants in this 10-day residential program will explore what it means for them personally to be a leader and will be led through a series of activities, programs, workshops, and projects that will enhance their leadership traits and build their skills, while connecting them into a broad leadership network across numerous fields—from business to government, agriculture to education. Hosted by the University of Missouri Honors College, the cost to attend the CGLA is just $400 and includes room, all meals, leadership activities, and study materials.

    Need-based scholarships are available for a limited number of participants.  For more information and to apply, interested students and parents should visit the following page: https://honors.missouri.edu/cherng-program-in-honors/cherng-global-leadership-academy/

     Apply today! Deadline for applications is May 15, 2019.


    Columbia College Summer Camps

    Columbia College offers a variety of summer camps for grades 9-12 including art intensive, nursing, video gaming, and business.  Visit summercamps.ccis.edu for registration information and dates.

  • Upcoming Events




    Date Event
    Week of 2/10 Scheduling information and course selection forms distributed to students
    Week of 2/17 Students enter scheduling requests into SIS
    2/28/20 Registration deadline for April ACT
    3/2 and 3/3 9th Grade Transition Nights starting at 6:00pm in the High School Auditorium


  • College Rep Visits 

    All College/Military Reps Will Be In The HS Commons During All Lunches When They Visit
     Not sure how to begin planning for college?  Check out the following link.  It's never too early to begin!