Jennifer Vaughn

    School Counselor

     Jennifer Vaughn


    Hello Students and Parents!
     I am super excited to be the school counselor here at Star Academy.  Although I am new to Star this will be my third year as a school counselor - I worked in Moore County prior but persevered in coming home to Harnett County  I also did my school counseling internship here in Harnett County.  I have a Bachelors degree in Education from the University of Georgia, and taught middle school for a few years a long time ago. I also have my M.Ed in School Counseling that I earned from Liberty University, but I can't stop there as my current goals include being Nationally Certified, obtaining a Ph.D at some point, and writing at least one book. My family consists of  3 kids, who all attend school in Harnett County (my oldest is a senior this year- I can’t believe it!), and lots of animals (many cats and a dog, who understandably thinks she is a cat). I am a homebody and I enjoy listening to music and creating things. I am looking so forward to getting to know all of you, and we will get through this rather unconventional time together.  We’ve got this! 

    Email:  jvaughn@harnett.k12.nc.us


    Star Academy School Counseling Program:


    Mission Statement

    The mission of Star Academy is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that maximizes each student's success in academic, career, and personal/social development.  Counselors advocate, collaborate with students, parents, school personnel and the community to ensure that every student achieves the highest possible education, and reaches their greatest potential in the preparation for lifelong learning in a changing world.  

    Vision Statement

    The vision of Star Academy Counseling Program is for all students to depart empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, career, and personal/social success. Through collaboration with staff, parents, and the community, students can reach their fullest potential as respectful, responsible citizens.



    School counselors work with students, parents,  and teachers to support students' learning in academic and social emotional skills.

    Classroom Lessons- these can be based on Social/Emotional Learning, career interests, academic learning support.
    Small Groups- Counselors may see small groups of 4-8 students in their office to discuss topics such as friendship, social thinking, academic achievement, and many more.
    Individual Counseling- school counselors can work with students individually for short term counseling needs. If your child needs more support, I can help you find the resources that you need.

    Other Services can be provided:  Crisis intervention, Community Outreach, and Volunteer coordinator 

    We work with high school students to prepare them for graduation, as well as post secondary goals.  



  • Countdown to college

    Ms. Wrenn Crow the Student Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator, CTE, from Central Carolina Community College will be at Star Academy on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am.  At that time she will see parents and individual students regarding NC Residency forms and answer any questions students may have about preparing for college, tuition, and scholarships.
    We encourage parents to attend and take advantage of this great resource for help with the RDS form and for answering any other questions you may have about applying for colleges and for financial aid.
    Below are the forms for downloading and printing.
    The RDS form must be completed before any other forms are filled out. Please complete the RDS form first.