• 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

    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

    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.




  • Upcoming Events


    Missouri State University Dual Credit Meeting on Monday, Jan 14th

    On Monday, January 14th, students interested in registering for dual credit through Missouri State University for second semester (College Comp II, Personal Finance, Pre-Calculus II) will be asked to attend a short meeting during Pirate Time in the HS Auditorium.  We will go over the registration process and answer student questions.  Registration must be completed by January 31st.  Look for more information to be e-mailed out to parents next week.


    OTC Table Rock Career Center and Gibson Technical Center Field Trip on Tuesday, Jan 15th

    On Tuesday, January 15th, we will take sophomores and juniors on a field trip to OTC - Table Rock Career Center and Gibson Technical Center.  Students will be able to tour both facilities and learn about program offered.  The field trip will leave the high school at 7:40am and return at 11:30am.  Students who would like to attend need to pick up a permission form from the counselor's office and return it by the end of the day on Friday. 


    GOCAPS Open House on Wednesday, Jan 16th and Tuesday, Jan 22nd

    On Wednesday, January 16th, we will take sophomores and juniors to the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GOCAPS) Medical Strand Open House.  Students will be able to see the facility in Branson and learn more about the Medical Strand of GOCAPS.  The field trip will leave from the high school at 7:40am and return at 9:20am.  Students who would like to attend need to pick up a permission form from the counselor's office and return it by the end of the day on Monday.  GOCAPS Medical Strand will also offer an evening Open House for parents and students on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30pm.  The event will take place in the Tree Rooms at Cox Medical Center Branson at 525 Branson Landing Blvd.  Parents and students may park in front of the hospital (top level of parking garage) and enter through the hospital's main entrance.  Then take the elevators to the second floor and follow signage to the cafeteria.  The Tree Rooms will be on the left just before the cafeteria.  Contact Kristen Mills at 417-848-1495 with any questions.  


    ACT Registration Deadline for the February 9th Test 

    The registration deadline for the February 9th ACT is this Friday, January 11th.  Students interested in taking this ACT should register online at www.act.org. 


    Brainstorm Tutoring to Host Simulated ACT Test and Bootcamp at BHS

    Brainstorm Tutoring is offering a simulated test and bootcamp in time for the February 9th ACT.  The simulated test will be held at Branson High School on Saturday, January 19th from 8:00am-12:00pm and the cost is $24.  Results will be provided within 48 hours of taking the test. There is an optional "add-on" 1 hour assessment overview with a tutor including a prescribed test prep focused 1 hour session, for $35. Get a free t-shirt when you prepay for this add-on before the SIM test.  Students can sign up and pay for the simulated test at the table during lunch on January 9th or 10th or parents can call (417) 986-4091 to register their child.  The bootcamp will be held on Saturday, January 26th and February 2nd from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Branson High School.  Students will prepare for each section of the ACT and receive access to over 5 hours of ACT instruction in Grammar & Math from BrainStorm CEO, Scot Doty. Video links and access passwords will be sent after the camp. The cost is $69 (plus $20 for the ACT Super Guide).  There will be a $30 late registration fee if students sign up after January 24th.  Registration and payment can be done over the phone at the same phone number listed for the simulated test or at the table during lunch on January 23rd and 24th.  Email any questions to mesa@stormthetest.com. 


    Date Event
    1/11/19 Registration Deadline for Feb 9th ACT
    1/14/19 MSU Dual Credit Meeting
    1/15/19  Field Trip to OTC and Gibson Tech
    1/16/19 Field Trip to GOCAPS Medical Strand
    1/19/19 Brainstorm Simulated ACT Test at BHS
    1/26/19 Brainstorm ACT Bootcamp at BHS
    2/2/19 Brainstorm ACT Bootcamp at BHS
    2/9/19 ACT Test 


  • 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!