• 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

Toni Ewing

Senior Counselor/Scholarship Coordinator 
Phone: 417-334-6511 Ext: 5024



Brad Brown

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



Dixie Bailey

Sophomore Counselor/Dual Credit/NHS 
Phone: 417-334-6511 Ext: 5023



Sarah Loyd

Freshmen 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

    Missouri S & T - Rolla - There are many opportunities for Pre-College and Summer Programs. Visit sdowp.mst.edu or futurestudents.mst.edu/summercamps for more information.
    HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy - Upcoming Juniors & Seniors may attend.  Visit HOBY.org/advanced-leadership-academy for more information. 
    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.
    MU's High School Mini Medical School - Interested juniors may attend a one-week program that gives them a preview of life as an MU medical student.  The program includes: Hands-on experience in anatomy, suturing, and clinical skills, introduction to MU'S innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum, and seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life.  Requirements:  Application, transcript, test scores (PSAT, SAT or ACT), science teacher's recommendation.  Cost is $600, scholarships are available.  Please call 573-882-5647 or go to https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mu-health-professions-summit/ for more information.  Due March 1st.
    Missouri MedPred: Medical Explorations Workshop.  Two week online course and one-day campus visit to either MU's School of Medicine (Columbia, MO) or the Springfield Clinical Campus (Springfield, MO). Students will explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers, students, staff and faculty in healthcare.  Register online at https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/missou-medprep-explorations/medical-explorations/ Onnline workshop is June 10-25th.  Columbia campus visit is June 22 or MU Springfield Campus visit June 25th.  Fee $60.
    MU Health Professions Summit - July 16-18, at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Three-day experience for Missouri high school students interested in health careers. Cost - $200, scholarships available.   Must have a 3.0 GPA.  For more information and to apply, visit https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mu-health-professions-summit/

    Rising Juniors and Seniors may participate in Mizzou MedPrep:  Medical Explorations workshop.  The workshop is a 2-week online course and one-day visit to MU's campus. Online workshop is June 23-July 7.  Campus visit is July 7 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Students will explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers, students, staff and faculty in healthcare.  You may register online at: http://medicine.missouri.edu/medprep/medical-explorations.html 

    The Univeristy 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 912-12th 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.



  • Upcoming Events

    Registration is underway for Cox Branson's Medical Explorers.  The registration form, for the fall session, is on-line at Coxhealth.com.  The program is open to students ages 15 to 20 and allows them to shadow and interact with providers in 25 clinical areas at Cox Medical Center Branson.  The final deadline to register for the fall program is Friday, September 28, 2018.  All completed applications must be received in the Medical Explorer Office by 4:00pm.  For more information, contact Ruth Huntsman at (417) 335-7059 Monday through Thursday or e-mail her at ruth.huntsman@coxhealth.com

    Open House for Branson Medical Explorers Fall Program 2018-2019 will be September 13, 2018 from 3:00pm-6:00pm in the Magnolia Room at Cox Medical Center Branson.


    Date Event
     Saturday, September 8th ACT at BHS at 8:00am
     Thursday, September 27th Financial Aid Night in the HS Auditorium @ 6:00pm
     Monday, October 1st College Fair in HS Commons 6:00-7:30pm


  • 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!