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Student Services

Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.

Some of the Special Resources Available at Cross Creek Early College High School

School Counselor:  Gina Hickle
Phone:  910.672.1499
Hours of availability:  8:45 a.m. -4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday

Image of CCECHS School Counselor: Gina HickleProfessional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, socio-emotional and career development needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.  They also provide consultation, individual and group counseling, academic advisement.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.


Social Worker:  Helena McAllister
Hours of availability:  8:45 a.m. -4:45 p.m. Wednesday

Image of CCECHS Social Worker: Helena McAllisterSchool Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work.  They are the link between the home, school, and community.  School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identification of at-risk students, and counseling.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.


School Nurse: Jennifer Oxendine
Hours of availability:  8:45 a.m. -4:45 p.m. Thursday

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students.  School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening and follow-up, health assessments, and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families.  School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.

AIG Coordinator: Laura Lucchino
Hours of availability: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday

Image of AIG Coordinator: Laura LucchinoOur school AIG Coordinator is Ms. Laura Lucchino. She also is our contact person for NC Governor’s School.

AIG Plan

NC Governor’s School



College Liaison: TBD

School Exceptional Children Case Teacher
Name:   Emily Robinson
Phone: 672-1499
Times Available: As Needed
The EC Case Teacher can address concerns for students eligible for special education services. They can verify service implementation and communicate with the student’s team to meet their academic and functional needs. In addition, she can coordinate Child Find. This is a coordinated effort between the Student Services Team and the Exceptional Children Services to locate and identify children and youth suspected of or diagnosed with a disability who might have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.

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Published by RynneSmithMelvin on March 26, 2019
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