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Student Services

Our Mission: Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.

Below are some of the Special Resources Available at Cumberland International Early College High School.

School Counselor: Mia Watson

Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, socio-emotional and career development needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. They also provide consultation, individual and group counseling, academic advisement. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

Email: [email protected]

Hours of availability: 8:45 am – 4:15 pm Monday through Friday

AIG Coordinator: Sophia Durham

Our school AIG Coordinator is Ms. Sophia Durham. She also is our contact person for NC Governor’s School and Summer Ventures. 

AIG Plan

NC Governor’s School

Summer Ventures

Email: [email protected]

Hours of availability: 8:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays

School Social Worker:  Helena McAllister

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work. They are the link between the home, school, and community. School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identification of at-risk students, and counseling. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

Email:  [email protected]

Hours of availability: 8:45 a..m – 4:35 p.m. on Wednesdays 

College Liaison:  Constance Hollingsworth-Pierce

The College Liaison will foster the development of positive relationships between FSU Students and FSU Staff with Cumberland International Early College and Cross Creek Early College Students and Staff.  Identify ways for the early college to collaborate with existing programs at Fayetteville State University. Develop four-year plans of study combining secondary and post-secondary coursework to ensure the attainment of two years of transferable college credit. Work with secondary and post-secondary faculty in coordinating schedules that will allow access to required coursework. Provide support for the gradual transitions into increasing student independence in their post-secondary coursework. Advise first-year University students on proposed majors, orientation, and Transfer Student Programs.  Provide instruction in one section of University Seminar.  

Email: [email protected]  

Hours of availability: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Fridays 

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:  Joseph Peek  

The military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district in order to ease the transition for the military students. The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

Email:[email protected]
Phone Number: 910-678-7008

Hours of availability: 8:00 a.m. – 4: 00 p.m. Monday through Friday 

School Nurse: Linda Cusi

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students.  School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening and follow-up, health assessments, and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families.  School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.
Hours of availability: Thursday mornings

Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC):  Alfred Gray

Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors are:
– Master’s or doctorate-level licensed counselors specializing in child and youth behavioral issues.
– Available at no cost to assist children and youth, parents, family members and staff of child and youth programs.
– Available to provide short-term, non-medical counseling support.

Services are private and confidential with the exception of child abuse or neglect, domestic abuse or any other duty-to-warn situations.

Issues Addressed by MFLC
– School adjustment
– Deployment and separation
– Reunion adjustment
– Sibling and parent-child communication
– Behavioral concerns
– Fear, grief, and loss

Phone Number:    910-309-5345
Hours of Availability:    Monday through Friday 8:00 – 4:00 as well as after hours by appointment.

Community Resources:

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School Exceptional Children Case Teacher: Emily Robinson
Phone: (910) 672-2830
The EC Case Teacher can address concerns for students eligible for special education services. They can verify service implementation and communicate with the student’s team to meet their academic and functional needs. In addition, she can coordinate Child Find. This is a coordinated effort between the Student Services Team and the Exceptional Children Services to locate and identify children and youth suspected of or diagnosed with a disability who might have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.
Published by Anyonga Blackwell on September 28, 2020