• 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. 
    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.



  • Upcoming Events




    AP Parent Night will be held in the High School Library from 6:00-7:00pm on Thursday, November 15th. This meeting will give students and parents the opportunity to learn more about the Advanced Placement (AP) Program and AP courses offered at Branson High School. We look forward to presenting you with the impacts AP can make in students' future plans and answer questions you may have about the program.

    Vatterott High School College Family Day, November 17th

    Vatterott College in Springfield is inviting parents and students to an Open House for High School College Family Day on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  This event will include a campus tour, career education choices, and financial aid and scholarship introduction.  RSVP for this event by calling (417) 831-8116.

    U.S. Naval Academy Information Night

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 6:00pm, Midshipman Parker Nelson, Midshipman Christopher Smith and Blue and Gold Officer's Commander Eric Atkinson and Debra Bradley will speak informally about the U. S. Naval Academy and admittance requirements.  

    A U.S. Naval Academy scholarship is worth $300,000.

    The presentation will be held at St. James Episcopal Church at 2645 E. Southern Hills Blvd, Springfield, MO

    Contact Eric Atkinson  (417) 429-5068


    The next ACT will be on December 8th. This test is offered at Branson High School. Students who would like to sign up for this test need to visit www.act.org to register.


    It is hard to believe we have less than 7 weeks remaining in first semester. Students who are not exempt from finals will test on December 19th and December 20th. Students who are exempt from finals and return their signed exemption form will finish their semester on December 18th. Students who are exempt must complete job shadowing or community service and write a reflection of their experiences. Reflections are due upon return to school in January. All finals exemption requirements and qualifications can be found on page 10 of the Branson High School Handbook. You can access the handbook here.


    Please continue to check your child's grades as we near the end of the semester. Feel free to contact your child's teachers if you have specific questions or concerns regarding coursework.

    Date Event
     11/15/18 AP Parent Information Night @ 6:00pm in the High School Library
    11/21/18-11/23/18 Thanksgiving Break
    12/8/18 ACT Test at BHS
    12/19/18 Semester Finals
    12/20/18 Semester Finals -- Last Day of First Semester
    12/21/18-1/2/19 Christmas/New Year's Vacation
    1/3/19 First Day of Second Semester


  • 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!