Guidance Counseling

East Jackson Secondary School Counselor

Ms. Rodriguez – Grades 7-12


Mrs. Shepherd – Social Worker

I work with students in grades 7-12 addressing social/emotional issues that might arise during the school year. My goal is to help remove those barriers so the students can be successful in the classroom. I have received my Masters of Social Work from Spring Arbor University in 2016 and started working at East Jackson in the fall of 2016. I’m looking forward to meeting the students and their families this year!


Click on the tabs to find information specific to the titles. Feel free to call any time with questions. Information on graduation requirements is located in the student handbook.

Course Description
Course Description Catalogue
Needed Credits:
9th Grade – Algebra 1, English 9, Biology, US History, Art, Health/PE, and 1 elective.

10th Grade – Geometry, American Literature, Physical Science, World History, and 3 electives.

11th Grade – Algebra 2, English 11, Earth Science, Government/Economics, and 3 electives.

12th Grade – Business Math, English 12, and 5 electives or make-up courses.

Jackson County Early College is an option for high school students to build a career pathway and begin their college degree as early as ninth grade. Students, while completing the program, may earn an associate degree (60 credits) by the end of an additional year (year 13). Click here for more information and apply online.

Our school participates in a wonderful online program called Xello. Students can search for careers, hear interviews of people in those careers, check out wages, and search for colleges. They can save information and update their personal Educational Development Plan-EDP. Counselors work with students to learn many aspects of the program. The site is access Xello through their PowerSchool page.