The Department of School Counseling offers programs and services to help each student achieve his or her best in school and prepare for future success. Counselors meet with students individually and in groups to help them with educational planning, vocational and career exploration, decision making, as well as, personal issues that affect school performance and future plans. They work with students to help them gain confidence and maintain a positive attitude towards their abilities and their future. Counselors also collaborate with other staff members on Freshman Transition Teams, Child Study Team meetings, and Planning and Placement Teams. The Department also administers a variety of tests and inventories designed to help students explore their interests and strengths. These can help students think about what they might find interesting and rewarding in future studies and careers.
The Department of School Counseling Services welcomes and strongly encourages communication with parents and guardians. Counselors can be reached at 848-1285.
Dr. Theodore Phillips
Director of School Counseling
860-848-1285 Ext: 1
NOTE: In the event of school closing due to weather the events will be held
on Thursday, Feb 20 same time.
OPEN HOUSE FOR 8TH GRADERS
On Tuesday, February 13, from 6-7 PM, there will be an Open House for all current eighth grade students and their parents or guardians. The program will take place in the high school auditorium, and will include a presentation on the curriculum offerings by different departments and discussion on many aspects of the high school. All parents and guardians of current eighth grade students, and students themselves, are strongly encouraged to attend.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND UCONN ECE COURSES
Also on February 13, from 7-8 PM, there will be a presentation and discussion on Advanced Placement courses and University of Connecticut Early College Experience (ECE) courses. Students who achieved certain levels on the PSAT test given to all sophomores and juniors in October, along with parents and guardians, have been invited by individual letter to this meeting. In addition, any student who is interested in pursuing college level coursework while in high school is welcome to attend, along with parents or guardians, even if he or she did not receive a specific invitation.
The purpose of this meeting is to review the general expectations for advanced coursework and to give students and parents a realistic view of what to expect from advanced studies. The meeting will provide the opportunity for the school to present a realistic preview of expectations for these courses, and to respond to any questions.
Success in advanced coursework requires more than high test scores and ability. Success comes with discipline and other behaviors that can be learned. Performing well on the PSAT is just the beginning of the process. We hope that very many will attend this important meeting and accept the challenge that comes with advanced academic studies.
- Course Selection Instructions for Students grades 9-11
- 8 Block Day: February 21, 2014
- Educational Program Book
- Sample Course Registration Forms
Advanced Placement Exams May 5-14, 2014
Was held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7 PM in the Library Media Center
Financial Aid Process Poster
College Planning Night 2013
Was held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7 PM
If you could not make the above workshops - visit their websites to view the evenings handouts.