SCHS Counseling Services

  • School Counselor
    Ms. Mary Dyson Johnson, M.Ed.

    Mary Johnson

    Greetings! I received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Virginia Union University and M.Ed. in School Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have over 20 years of school counseling and academic advising experience at the high school and college/university levels. I believe that all students deserve an encouraging support system in school to help them grow into happy, productive and socially conscious adults. I am looking forward to another awesome school year! Go Cougars!


    Staff and Hours

    Ms. Kanisha Artis, Secretary/Registrar

    Monday - Friday
    7:45 AM - 3:00 PM

    Phone: 757-267-2211 (Main)
    Fax: 757-267-2978 (Fax)

  • Vision

    The vision of the Surry County High School Counseling Department is to educate all students in academic, career, and personal/social development in collaboration with parents/guardians, school staff, and community members. The school counselor will assist in providing a safe and positive environment for students to build a foundation for life-long learning, good citizenship, respect for self and others, and motivation for achieving academic success.


    The Surry County High School Counselor collaborates with students, parents, and staff members to prepare and encourage all students to achieve high standards of excellence.  A comprehensive developmental program that addresses the academic, social/emotional and college/career preparatory needs of our student body.  As a professional school counselor, the counselor also empowers the students to achieve their current and future goals and to develop citizenship that embraces excellence of character.


    The School Counselor at Surry County High School believes: 

    • all students can learn and will be encouraged to pursue lifelong learning.
    • all students have dignity and worth and the right to access counseling services.
    • all students are individuals with varied learning styles and abilities.
    • all students should strive towards healthy relationships.


Remind App

  • Keep Up With The Latest School Counseling News!
    Remind App

    Receive updates and reminders from the School Counseling Department via text or email with Remind! Remind is a one-way text messaging and email system. All personal information remains completely confidential. The school counselor will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. Messages will be sent to students and parents by grade level, so be sure to subscribe to the specific grade level for which you would like to receive updates. 

    To subscribe: 

    • Freshmen: Text @​d6aa2e to 81010 
    • Juniors:  Text @​ggdk66​ to 81010
    • Seniors: Text @​msdysonjoh to 81010 
    • Sophomores: Text @​msdysonjo​ to 81010

Scholarship Information


  • SAT dates are listed below, please visit the link below to register.  Surry County High School Code is 470682. SCHS is also a testing site for the December SAT! Fee waivers are available for those that qualify. See your counselor for details.  

    ACT test dates are listed below, please visit the link below to register. Surry County School Code is 470682. Fee waivers are available for those that qualify, see your Counselor for details.

    Kaplan Test Prep is offering FREE mobile flashcards for AP, SAT, and ACT Prep! For more information, please visit Kaplan Test Prep.


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


  • eTranscripts are here!  Surry County High School is making the college application process easier and cost free to current students. SCHS has teamed with Parchment to make the process easier for you and your student.  The new, online service allows students to request an official high school transcript and send it to the college of their choice with just a few clicks.

    Students have been given their registration code for  They will need to create a personal account, and you, parent/guardian, must give Parchment permission to send transcripts to colleges or universities.  You will be able to do this electronically by using the mouse or a stylus pen on your computer screen. 

    Parchment sends transcripts securely, accurately and confidentially to any college or university.  The best part is you can request your transcript anytime from anywhere. 

    Just follow these 3 easy steps to get started:
    1. Register for a free account at
    2. Request your transcript
    3. Track your transcript


    Also, Parchment is fully integrated with the Common Application. You can also use Parchment to send additional information electronically, including letters of recommendation.  Because it’s online, transcripts are processed much faster; SCHS can send it instantly, and the college or university receives it immediately.  You no longer have to wonder if your transcript was sent, or received by the college or university to which your child is applying.  Now, you can track it all online at your account on 

    Current students that do not have a registration code must stop by the Counseling office to receive their code.  If you have a registration code click the logo below to get started. 

    Alumni can use to send your  SCHS electronically, securely and confidentially, to colleges, employers, and universities, all with real-time tracking as well. 

    To order your transcript, click on the logo. The first thing you’ll do is create an account, then you’ll place your order, and then you can track your order 24/7.  If you are not able to complete an account online, you are still welcomed to visit the Counseling Office in person to request a transcript.  The cost for alumni transcripts is $8.00 online or $5.00 in person.