7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Conferences are scheduled by requesting an appointment before or after school, emailing your counselor, or by telephoning 499-2855. Phone calls will typically be returned within twenty-four hours
Academic Advising and Placement
It is the responsibility of the student to return college and scholarship applications in a timely manner. Advanced notice of two weeks provides the Harrison office with the opportunity to complete transcript requests, recommendations, and completion of all materials.
Harrison School for the Arts High School (CEEB) Code: 100-891
ACT and SAT are college admission examinations and are required for admission to most four-year colleges and universities. These administrations are recommended for the junior and senior years. Students who are approved for free or reduced lunch are eligible to receive fee waivers for these examinations.
Information on ACT test dates and registration can be found at
Information on SAT test dates and registration can be found at www.collegeboard.org.
The PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is given to sophomores and juniors in the fall of each school year. The test is offered at no charge to all sophomores, but juniors are assessed a small fee and registration is required. Registration will begin in September thorough the Student Services office. The NMSQT can qualify juniors for scholarships.
College Board and Khan Academy are offering free resources for students to prepare for the PSAT and SAT examinations. Visit their website at https://www.khanacademy.org/sat for more information, to create an account and begin taking advantage of practice tests, questions, and personalized tips. The test dates for the SAT/PSAT/NMSQT/ACT will be posted on the Guidance Information Board located in the Harrison Administrative office, the school website, and the hallway of the Harrison Theatre.
Amy Benningfield, School Counselor
Mrs. Benningfield serves students in Chorus, Guitar, Jazz, Orchestra, Piano, and Visual Arts.
Phone: (863) 499-2855
Dione Facey-Poitier, School Counselor
Mrs. Facey-Poitier serves students in Creative Writing, Dance, Motion Picture Arts, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Theatre.
Phone: (863) 499-2855