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Support Services

Graduation Coaches 

The objective of this program is to improve student attendance while minimizing the risk of a student dropping out of high school. The coordinators utilize various intervention strategies designed to help students become successful in completing high school.
Graduation Coaches:
Monica Jean
Norma Martin

Campus Based Counseling Referral Centers (CBCRC)

Through a collaborative partnership between AISD, Seton Healthcare, and Austin Travis Country Integral Care (ATCIC), Lanier is able to provide additional support to students with mental and/or behavioral needs.

The following information was obtained from the Campus Based Counseling Referral Centers (CBCRC) on the AISD website:

Campus Based Counseling Referral Centers (CBCRC) are where students and families can receive mental health services provided by a full-time licensed therapist-a clinical social worker, professional counselor or psychologist-conveniently located at school. CBCRC's are overseen by AISD Department of Comprehensive Health; operating in collaboration with Seton Healthcare and Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC).

CBCRC Therapists use evidence-based practices to help students and families identify and treat behavioral issues and mental health concerns. Working with the family, therapists complete a thorough clinical assessment, create therapeutic goals with the student, and provide on-going therapy throughout the year. The treatment approach is strengths-based, rooted in therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing. All services are confidential and student health information is protected under the law. CBCRC Therapists work collaboratively with other school based programs, such as Communities in Schools, Council on At-Risk Youth, Safe Place, etc to create a wraparound model for the whole child.

Students can be referred for CBCRC services through the campus Child Study Team, parent/guardian, or community referrals. Parent/ Guardian consent is required in order for a student to receive services. CBCRC's offer a variety of payment options for both insured and uninsured, which help meet the range of needs of AISD families. To inquire about services at a particular campus, contact an administrator, the school nurse, or the CBCRC Therapist on that campus.

For more information, please contact Behavioral Health Specialist, Starla Simmons, LMSW at 512-841-1669 or

2015-2016 CBCRC Tri-fold pamphlet (English)

2015-2016 CBCRC Tri-fold pamphlet (Spanish)

Saturday School            

Saturday school runs from 8am to noon every Saturday. It is a detention setting where students can come, with schoolwork, and make up unexcused absences. For every hour that students are in detention they have one absence erased from their attendance record. Students must bring schoolwork to do while in detention. If students are interested they may contact their assistant principles. 

School Nurse         

The health office at Lanier is staffed by a full time registered nurse. Students can be seen by the nurse if they are referred to her office by a classroom teacher. The nurse will assist students with injuries, illnesses, and other medical concerns (including possible pregnancy). She will also connect students to specific medical, dental, or counseling help. The school nurse may dispense medications of any kind, including pain relievers such as Tylenol, Aspirin, or Ibuprofen. 

Project  ADVANCE              

Project ADVANCE (Access, Decide, Visit, Apply Now for you College Education) is an AISD grant program funded by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and is designed to increase the number of high school graduates going to four-year universities, community colleges and technical schools. The main purpose of ADVANCE is provide students and parents with information and support in the college admission, scholarship and financial aid processes.

College Advisor: 
Lauren Discher

Communities in Schools (CIS)

This organization is a private agency located in the art wing of the Lanier campus. The CIS staff help students learn, stay in school, and prepare for a successful life. CIS works closely with the school encouraging faculty and staff to refer students in need of services. The CIS support services are free, voluntary, and confidential.

More informationabout the services provided by CIS can be found at their website:


Additional information regarding local services and program that assist homeless students is available: