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orange high school counseling

Welcome students, parents, families, staff, and community members to the Counseling Department at Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina. 

OHS Counseling Department Vision:

The OHS School Counseling Department believes all students can learn and become responsible citizens in a diverse world. OHS counselors advocate for every student and use data-driven programming to promote academic and individual success.

OHS Counseling Department Mission:

OHS school counselors provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages the highest level of student achievement through growth in academic, career, and personal/social domains. In partnership with teachers, administrators, parents, and our community, OHS school counselors assist all students in reaching their academic goals, becoming lifelong learners, and developing the skills to become caring, respectful, responsible citizens.

Make sure you never miss out on an important reminder or event. Sign up for texts and notifications one of these two ways (or both!):


Launch the OHS APP.

  1. Once it opens, select the menu bar in the top right corner.

  2. Scroll down to the Settings section and select "My Alerts".

  3. At the bottom of this page, select the outline of the person on the right.

  4. Scroll through the list of teachers to Dr. Schaeffer's groups and slide the button next to "9th, 10th, or 11th Grade Counseling" for grade specific alerts.

Go to to download the Orange High School app by SchoolInfoApp today!


Please click here to sign up for remind!  You can choose to receive either text or email reminders.  We'll send you reminders about important events and deadlines from the counseling department, colleges, scholarships and financial aid.  We promise to only send REALLY important information, and not to send you too many texts.  We have email for that!

Senior Class -  text messages, send a text to 81010 with the following message: @98akea4

Junior Class - text messages, send a text to 81010 with the following message: @gg2fg2

Sophomore Class - text messages, send a text to 81010 with the following message: @3e2hfa

Freshman Class - text messages, send a text to 81010 with the following message: @gbad3h



Phyllis Farlow Counselor - Students with last names A - E 20026
​Crystal Laws Counselor - Students with last names F - L 20024
Sam Westbrook Counselor - Students with last names M - R 20020
Kelly Schaeffer Counselor - Students with last names S - Z 20022
Zach Young Intern
Jose Ortega College Advisor 20023
Tiffany Robinson Career Coach
Linda Hall Durham Tech Liaison
Pricilla Morrow Data Manager 20030
Nick Montgomery Career Development Coordinator, Room 310 20604
​Marcia Compton Student Services Secretary 20025
Maile Williams Social Worker 20067


Appointment Procedures

Students are always welcome to visit their counselor, the social worker, the career development center, and the school nurse. Drop-ins for counselor and social worker visits can usually be seen before school, after school, or during lunch. Students must request a pass from teachers for visits to counselors during class time. Parents and students may email or call student services staff to set up appointments. The school nurse is regularly available to students in her office, or assistance can be found in the main office.

If you have a student who needs to be referred to see their counselor, please fill out a referral form using the links below.  We will get an immediate notification when you submit the form.


Phyllis Farlow , (Students A-E)​

If you can’t answer the questions below, see your counselor!

How do I calculate my GPA?
How do I study, manage my time, stay organized?
How do I get help from my teachers?
How can I repeat classes if I have failed some?
How can I still graduate when I am supposed to?
How do I research what I want to do after high school?
How do I increase my chances of acceptance to college? 
How do I deal with stress, friends, or any other life issues?

Or any other questions you may have... The Counseling department is here to help you.


College/CEEB/SAT/ACT Code:  341875