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Melissa Ford Phone Icon 334-469-5315 ext. 222 Email Icon Email

Welcome to RLES

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  • Classroom Guidance lessons will be presented by the school counselor in grades K-6. They cover a variety of areas of importance in helping students learn about themselves and others in developing personal and interpersonal skills.
  • Individual Counseling is an important element of the counseling program. Ms. Ford is available for all students. Students may self-refer or be referred to the counselor by teachers and/or parents.
  • Group Counseling is a unique way for students to relate to those that are going through similar situations and receive guidance in a supportive group setting. Parent/Guardian permission is needed for a student to participate in a group. Topics for group depend on the needs of the students and may include (but are not limited to) self esteem, family change, anger management, and social skills.




Please call the guidance office at 334-469-5315 for an appointment or stop by to register.


Legal guardian must accompany students to enroll and provide the following items at the time of registration: 

  • Completed Enrollment Packet with Parent/Guardian Signature  - Copies are available in the "Forms" Section of this page. 
  • Parental identification - Photo ID required
  • Alabama blue immunization form - Out of state forms cannot be accepted.  Please visit the Covington County Health Department to obtain an original blue card.
  • Proof of residency in legal guardian's name - 1 current item is required. (Examples: Lease or Mortgage statement, Utility bill, Driver's license, or Tag receipts are all acceptable forms of residency verification) 
  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Withdrawal form or most recent report card from former school to verify grade and course placement.  Please ask the previous school to provide at least a withdrawal form until official records can be requested.
  • Copy of IEP or 504, if applicable
  • Custody documentation, if applicable (must be filed through the court)