School Counseling

Email Raynell Vesselles   

School Counselor

Email Rachel Austria

College & Career Counselor 

Email Shannon Britt

College Adviser/UVA

Email Brittney Stephens

High School Navigator/RCC

Email Dedra Clarke


Essex High School Counselors support the Standards of Learning by providing comprehensive counseling services for our students to facilitate their academic, career, personal, and social development. EHS School Counselors collaborate with parents, teachers, and administrators to promote the academic success and well-being of our students. We provide strategies and services aligned with the Standards for School Counseling Programs in Virginia Public Schools.

EHS School Profile
School Counselor Request 

Upcoming Events!

Career and College Corner

Transcript Requests
Essex High School has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcript and other credentials securely. This link will open a new browser. Welcome to Parchment Exchange.  We're offering this service to make ordering transcripts easier for you.  It's also more efficient for your school, and will deliver your transcripts to the colleges you choose in the format they prefer.

Graduation Requirements
Standard Diploma
Advanced Studies Diploma

ACT/SAT Information
Sign up for the ACT on
website. There are deadlines to register, which are available on the ACT website as well as in the Counseling offices.

Sign up for the SAT through website. There are deadlines to register, which are available on CollegeBoard website and in the Counseling offices.

Click this link for SAT Dates and Deadlines!

SAT Registration Fee
The SAT registration fee is $60. Some students are eligible for a fee waiver.

Khan Academy  
Download a real, full-length practice SAT test, watch Sal work through real SAT problems, and get even more practice using our interactive questions.

Varsity Learning Tools  
Free practice tests, digital flashcards, and questions-of-the-day for standardized tests (including the SAT and ACT) and academic subjects of all levels.


College & Career Planning
College Atlas
I'm First! - Support for First Generation College Students
Virginia Wizard
O*Net Online

Financial Aid Resources 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)