• JKHS Tigers

    Our goal at James Kenan High School is to maximize students' potential through a comprehensive school counseling program. We address students' academic, personal, social, and career needs. We advocate for our students to ensure a positive high school experience and the obtainment of a high school diploma. Counselors work to collaborate with stakeholders (including legal guardians, school staff, and community members) to foster responsible decision-making, to encourage lifelong learning, and to cultivate respect for individuals and self.




    • Latino students: Please see the attached flyer concerning free bilingual information sessions for students and caregivers on how to prepare, plan, and pay for postsecondary education. Learn about college applications, financial aid, career paths, bachelor and associate degrees, travel and vocational program options and campus tours. 
    Download English: LAWA English
    Download Spanish: LAWA Spanish
      • Please see Mrs. Lee if you are using the Common App so she can help you connect it to Xello. This is a new process and you may need help with it. Mrs. Lee is available for appointments for help with the Common App and guidance for your senior year. 
      • Please do not forget to make your 1-1 appointment with Ms. Bannerman, our College Advisor. 
      • All Cap and Gown orders must be placed ASAP at Jostens.com!  Please see Mrs. Oakes in Guidance if you need assistance.
      • Please stop by Guidance to verify the spelling of your name for your diploma.  This must be done by February 15th.
    • Upcoming College Visits:
      • North Carolina Central University: February 15, 2023 

    JKHS Guidance Department & Support Staff

    School Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Renee McCoy, Counselor 9th - 10th grade/504 Coordinator


    Kristen Lee, Counselor 11th - 12th grade/JSCC Coordinator


    Lynn Oakes, Guidance Assistant


    Irma Bannerman, College Advisor


    Rebekah Ivey, CDC/SPC


    Alison Tickle, School Social Worker


    Wendy Lanier, Drop-Out Prevention Coordinator


    Rachel Pender, Curriculum Coach/Literacy Strategist


    Lindsey Reaves, School Nurse


    Alicia Baltazar, Data Manager


Last Modified on January 27, 2023