School Counseling Office

The mission of the Tennessee Online Public School Counseling Department is to prepare all students for high achievement in academic, career, and personal/social development. The school counselor’s role is to advocate for successful and flexible learning, as well as to prepare students for life after high school.

The goals of TOPS Counseling Department are:

  • To assist all students with academic, career, and personal/social planning.
  • To serve as a resource and advocate for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Reasons to contact the School Counselor:

Course planning, 4 year plans
Graduation Requirements
Career preparation
College planning and application process
Transcript requests
Work permit requests
Dual Enrollment
Recommendation letters
Coping, problem-solving and decision-making concerns
Organization, study and test-taking skills
Understanding GPA
ACT & SAT Information
Individual counseling for personal concerns
School-based and community resources information or referrals

Professional school counselors are certified/licensed professionals with a master's degree or higher in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students. Professional school counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program encouraging all students' academic, career and personal/social development and help all students in maximizing student achievement for all students.                                

School Counselor

Ms. Penny Benson
615 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
PH: 423.652.9209
FX: 423.652.9552
ACT Code: 430-175