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Welcome to Centennial High School Counseling

Visit the Centennial Counseling Website

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Closed for Federal holidays and school calendar breaks
Phone: 470.254.4186 (Secretary)  or 470.254.4187 (Registrar)

The Centennial High School Counseling Program is a comprehensive program focused on increasing student achievement by providing academic, social/emotional, and career counseling to help all students to reach their fullest potential.

Principles of Counseling

Professional School Counselors meet the developmental needs of all students

Through classroom guidance, small group and individual counseling, with each intervention grounded in the standards, competencies and indicators of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

Counselors collaborate with stakeholders, including school administrators, faculty, and staff, parents, and community members, to maximize efforts in supporting them to succeed in school and reaching their post-secondary goals. Centennial’s counseling program is congruent with the components and key construct of the ASCA National Model.

Centennial’s counseling program has earned the high honor of the RAMP award (Recognized ASCA Model Program) for 3 consecutive periods in a row.


Nsikan Ekpo
Counselor: A- DN

Melissa Freeman
Counselor: KO-RI

Hella Peart
Counselor: RJ-Z

Heidi Ruppe
Counselor: DO-KN

Counseling Staff

Erika Cohen
School Social Worker

Ayanna Hollaway
Graduation Coach/504

Nancy Stickel

Caroline Truax
College and Career Center Coordinator

Getra White
Counseling Office Secretary
Athletics Secretary


IOFI (Office of Family Independence): the entity of DFCS that supports Medicaid, food stamps and other benefits will start back with their annual renewal process in April. They have not done the renewal process since before the pandemic began. This is important because if families do not respond to their renewal notice, benefits will be stopped until they complete the renewal (renewals typically request income verification). North Fulton DFCS office on Roswell Road is permanently closed. However, if the family prefers to meet with an OFI case manager in person (*or if they are unable to get their case manager on the phone) the family can go to ANY office, regardless of the county they reside in. So for North Fulton families, they can go to Cobb Co (W), Forsyth Co (N), Gwinnett Co (NE) or Cherokee Co (W) DFCS offices. For South Fulton families, DeKalb Court (E), Clayton County (S), Spalding County (S), Fayette County (S),
Carroll County (W), Coweta County (SW) DFCS offices. Families that are applying for benefits and those that already have them should be sure to make an account through Gateway and they can always check their status and their renewal date through their Gateway account (in English and Spanish).

OFI (Por sus siglas en ingles, Oficina de Familia Independiente) la entidad del DFCS que se ocupa de Medicaid, los cupones de alimentos y otras prestaciones volverá a iniciar su proceso de renovación anual en abril. No han realizado el proceso de renovación desde antes de que comenzara la pandemia. Esto es importante porque si las familias no responden a su aviso de renovación, los beneficios se detendrán hasta que completen la renovación (las renovaciones normalmente solicitan verificación de ingresos). Lo MÁS habitual es que las prestaciones se suspendan cuando el bebé cumple 12 meses porque el proceso de renovación pasa de "Medicaid para recién nacidos" a "Medicaid para niños”. La oficina de DFCS de North Fulton en Roswell Road está permanentemente cerrada. Sin embargo, si la familia prefiere reunirse con un administrador de casos OFI en persona (*o si no son capaces de conseguir su administrador de casos en el teléfono) la familia puede ir a cualquier oficina, independientemente del condado en el que residen. Norte de Fulton, pueden ir a oficinas DFCS en Cobb Co (W), Forsyth Co (N), Gwinnett Co (NE) o Cherokee Co (W). Para las familias de South Fulton, las oficinas del DFCS de DeKalb Court (E), Clayton County (S), Spalding County (S), Fayette County (S), Carroll County (W) o Coweta County (SW).
Las familias que están solicitando beneficios y las que ya las tienen, deben asegurarse de crear una cuenta a través de Gateway y siempre pueden comprobar su estado y su fecha de renovación a través de su cuenta de Gateway en (en Inglés y Espa┼łol).