School Counseling

VBCPS School Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the school counseling program is to collaboratively work with all school stakeholders (students, parents, faculty, and the community) to encourage the highest level of student achievement in academic, career, and personal domains. Students will receive services through a comprehensive school counseling program based on a data-driven, inspiring curriculum designed to assist students with becoming successful lifelong learners.

Mr. Marlin is a product of Virginia Beach City Public Schools as a 1990 graduate of Princess Anne High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion in 1995, then he earned his master's degree in school and community counseling from Regent Picture of Robert Marlin, School CounselorUniversity in 2006. Mr. Marlin's career has been dedicated to counseling teens. His career began in the mental health setting as an outdoor wilderness counselor. He has since served as a group home counselor, case manager for Big Brother's Big Sisters, and a drug and violence prevention specialist. Mr. Marlin's career in the educational setting began as a student assistance counselor in Hampton Schools, 8 years as a school counselor at Salem High School, and 2 years as the guidance department chair at Frank W. Cox High School. Mr. Marlin will continue to promote and support the excellent programs, students and staff to continue the history of excellence at the Tech Center.

Pathways Video Series

JMU, VA Tech, VA Wesleyan, NSU, William and Mary, ODU, VCU Admissions Discussion
Discussion with out of state schools
Scholarships Video 
Discussion with local military recruiters
Community college, trade schools, and career colleges 

College and Scholarship Information

Opportunities College Guide and Workbook - Great college planning guide
Collegeboard Big Futures College Search
VBCPS Scholarship Central - Great resource for local and regional scholarships
Test Prep Review - Free SAT, ACT, ASVAB and other practice tests
Imagine America - Scholarships for technical and career colleges
VA Community College Guaranteed Admissions Agreements
Be aware of Scholarship Scams- Collegeboard presentation on how to avoid scholarship scams
Unigo - Vocational and Career School Scholarships
Scholarship Sharing - Scholarship database
VA Department of Labor and Industry - Registered Apprenticeships


ASVAB Program - Official website for the ASVAB 
US Marines Career Talk Video
US Marines Musician Recruitment Video - comprehensive website for US Armed Forces information