Counseling Services

The K-8th grade counseling program at Emerald Academy is committed to helping scholars grow into leaders. We work in partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and the community, and focus on academic, career and personal/social development in accordance with the American School Counselor Association National Standards.


For questions or more information, please contact Ms. Farris at or (865) 249-7223 ext. 125.





ROX – Ruling Our Experiences

The mission of ROX is to equip girls with the knowledge and skills necessary to live healthy, independent, productive, and violence-free lives. Learn More

Small Groups

Small groups of scholars utilizing interventions to target areas which are inhibiting growth academically and personally for scholars, facilitated by Ms. Moles.

Classroom Guidance

Monthly lessons provided in Special Areas that promote growth in Emerald Academy’s values.

Second Harvest Food for Kids

In partnership with Second Harvest, the program is designed to provide healthy, easily-prepared food to families in need.

Suds 4 Students

Provides discreet access to personal care items to scholars whom otherwise would have limited or no access to them.

School Based Therapy Services

Individualized counseling services provided by an outside agency. Please contact Ms. Moles for inquiries or referrals.

Mental Health 101 Programs

Mental Health 101 is our school based program serving middle and high schools across Tennessee. Mental Health Association staff visit more than 60 schools, serving 17,000 students during the academic year teaching the Mental Health 101 curriculum to middle and high school students.

Scholars are eager to learn about mental health because many know their peers are struggling with mental health problems. They also are aware of numerous celebrities who experience similar issues. Outcome data shows significant gains in demonstrable knowledge of mental illness signs and symptoms, symptom duration, and intervention and recognition of suicidal behaviors.






Support Groups

TN Dept of Education

In the TN Department of Education’s Student and Families resource page, you can find a variety of information about education in Tennessee. Everything from standards, graduation rates, testing dates, etc. can be found here.




Career Exploration

College Planning and Financial Aid