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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.
 
Hello! 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 me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions as to what I can do to make Uplift the best place it can be. Check out my virtual office for important information and resources!
 
Remote Learning Availability: I will be available via email Monday-Friday 8:30am-1pm and 1:50pm-3:45pm, except for school holidays and breaks. I almost always have email open throughout the work day, so I will most likely respond to your email within a few minutes of you sending it! If you would prefer to talk via video chat or over the phone, please email me to set up an appointment. 
 
In-Person Availability: Once full in-person learning resumes, my office will be open to students/parents/teachers/visitors 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. Parents and visitors, please email me with at least 24 hours notice if you would like to come by in person to talk. I cannot guarantee that I will be available for unexpected guests.