Hays Consolidated Independent School District

Changing Lives One Student at a Time

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Guidance & Counseling

  • guidance graphic The mission of the Guidance / Counseling/ College Readiness Department is to implement a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program in grades PreK-12 that promotes student success through a focus on academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy and social/emotional and career development to meet the needs of the students.

  • The comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program model is embedded into the Hays CISD academic curriculum and covers these strands:

    • Self-knowledge and acceptance
    • Interpersonal and communication skills
    • Responsible behavior
    • Conflict resolution
    • Decision making/problem solving
    • Motivation to achieve
    • Goal setting
    • Career planning

    We encourage you to make an appointment with your student's counselor to view the guidance curriculum and discuss what you can do together to create the most successful educational experience possible.

    Use the links on the left for more information on the counseling model used in Hays CISD, the district's character education program, answers to a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) including how College/Career Readiness is determined, and resource links to important web sites for career and college preparation.

Department Staff

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  • Charlotte Winkelmann
    Director of Guidance, College & Career Readiness
    charlotte.winkelmann@hayscisd.net
    (512) 268-2141 X45020


    Rachel Rodriguez
    Secretary - C&I
    rachel.rodriguez@hayscisd.net
    (512) 268-2141 X45041

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