Counseling

  • Our counselors offer guidance and support to students in kindergarten through grade 12. They are available to work with students individually, in small groups, and in the classroom.

    The list of student services varies with the different grade levels, but the Counseling Center in Room 112 is here for all students with any questions or concerns.

  • Miss Courtney Harnish
    School Counselor / High Ability Coordinator
    765-285-8499
    caharnish@bsu.edu

     

  • Mr. Mike Will
    Counseling Coordinator
    765-285-4985
    mawill@bsu.edu

  • The Burris Counseling Center is available to all students in person and remotely. 

     

  • Remote students and families: Please use the sign up link below to connect with Miss Harnish. Below are some of the things Miss Harnish can help with: 

    Click here!

    • Social and emotional support
    • Academic needs
    • Career/College Readiness
    • 21st Century Scholars
    • Scholarships 
    • Individual Counseling
    • Providing outside resources 
    • Homelessness 
    • And more! 
  • Remote students and families: Please use the sign up link below to connect with Mr. Will. Below are some of the things Mr. Will can help with: 

    Click here!

    • Scheduling
    • Dual Credit Courses
    • PSAT, SAT, ACT 
    • And more!
  • Attention: SENIORS 

    You are invited to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

    Deadline: September 28th, 2020

     Below is a description of the scholarship:

    “Two Delaware County seniors will receive the scholarship. High school seniors who are Delaware County residents attending an accredited high school in Delaware County are eligible to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program administered by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. Two recipients will be selected for the 2020-2021 school year.

    The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship covers tuition, required fees, and provides a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a bachelor’s degree at any accredited Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

    The purpose of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Muncie and Delaware County is to award a student with leadership potential, who is well-rounded and community-minded.” – The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.

    Apply here!

    Please reach out to Ms. Harnish with any questions. 

  • Webinar Series with Dr. Lori Desaultes

  • Resources for Students and Families about the Coronavirus and e-Learning

  • Scholarships

  • Top Topics for Seniors

  • 2020-2021 Scheduling Resources

  • Information about Special Schedule Options

  • Resources

  • Quick Tips

  • Coffee With The Counselors

  • At October’s parent meeting we introduced the Lilly Comprehensive School Counseling grant that Burris was awarded, and talked about the upcoming changes to graduation requirements starting with the class of 2023.  

    October Coffee With The Counselors Powerpoint

  • In November Steve Gibson, from Project Leadership, came and spoke with Burris parents about the 21st Century Scholars program, Mentorship opportunities, and the college/career-ready toolkit of lessons that Burris adopted this year.

    November Coffee With The Counselors PowerPoint Slides

  • Depression is a topic that is relevant to us all this time of year.  Dr. Caroline Curlin will be presenting about how depression can affect students of any age.  Burris parents are invited to come learn more about this topic, and how to share this information with their children. 

    December Coffee With The Counselors PowerPoint

  • On January 22nd, Burris will be welcoming Prosecuting Attorney, Eric Hoffman to speak at Coffee with the Counselor at 2pm in the Burris Library.  

    January’s Coffee with the Counselor PowerPoint Slides

  • On February 28th at 2pm, Burris Basketball Coach Joseph Anderson and Burris Athletic Director Chad Wlodarek presented about the benefits of students being involved in sports at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels.  Information about NCAA college sports eligibility is available here.  

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    On Thursday, March 14th at 8am, Burris will be welcoming Dr. Jerrell Cassady to speak to parents about test anxiety and researched methods to relieve academic stress.  

    Tips to Help Your Child with Test Anxiety

    Academic and Test Anxiety Presentation

  • James Hendrix and Waleed Ma’arouf from Ball State’s dual credit office will be presenting about the benefits of taking dual credit classes in high school.  

    Dual Credit Information Handout

  • More Online Resources

  • College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Code

    Burris’ CEEB code is 152470.

    This code is frequently requested on college applications and must be provided upon registration for SAT or ACT so that test scores will be sent to Burris.

    Transcripts

    Burris students can have their high school transcript sent electronically to colleges and universities at no cost through www.Parchment.com

    Paper copies of transcripts can still be sent through regular mail at no cost and can be requested through the school counselor or the main office.