School Counseling

School Counselor: Melissa Bach

[email protected]

Counselors work with students for a variety of reasons, including: academic issues, college/post-secondary planning, career preparation, and social/emotional concerns.


Admit It: A Student-led GS@IP Podcast

  • Listen to Admit It: A Student-led GS@IP Podcast on Spotify. This Student-led Podcast provides information to students in Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park about the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park program from a student perspective. 

Emergency Resources

  • ACTS Helpline - 703-368-4141
  • 24-Hour Suicide hotline - 988
  • Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) - 741741
  • PWC Child Protective Services Hotline - 703-792-4200
  • PWC Community Services Board - 703-792-7800

Mission Statement

The GS@IP School Counseling Program supports students in their pursuit of achieving their dreams with the understanding that all students can learn. Students are encouraged to work together in a supportive, culturally diverse, collaborative environment. We strive to provide students with a safe and respectful space that fosters a deeper connection to their passions, college, and career goals. The counseling department helps students develop their potential academically, and socially/emotionally giving them the tools to succeed at Governor's School and beyond.

Vision Statement

The Governor's School helps students gain the confidence and skills required to be successful productive leaders in the 21st century.