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Counseling Center

The mission of the school counseling program at Uplift Community High School is to encourage students to become critical, creative thinkers and conscientious individuals by nurturing academic achievement, providing a sense of belonging and self-confidence to all students, preparing students for post-secondary success by cultivating skills in ethical decision making and social responsibility, and keeping social justice and equity at the forefront of our practice.
 
We envision a school that works hard for and genuinely cares for its students, students who are mindful and confident, and a community that recognizes Uplift as a hub of culture and education.
 
 
My name is Kate Ford and I am the school counselor at Uplift Community High School. My job is to provide support to students academically, emotionally, and with college/career prep. Feel free to email kford19@cps.edu or call (773-534-2875 x 83377) me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions as to what I can do to make Uplift the best place it can be.
 
My office will be open to students/parents/teachers from 8am-4:15pm, M-F, at a minimum. Students need a pass from their teacher if they need to leave class to visit me, but are free to drop in before or after school, or during lunch. Hours may extend based on need (parent meetings, special circumstances, school events, etc).