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School Counseling

The high school counseling department serves each student in a variety of ways. Major functions are to provide individual and group counseling services so that each student can be supported in the areas of education, vocation and personal problems; to guide students in course selection; to assist students in vocational and college placement, and to coordinate and maintain a complete record of student progress from the time of each student's admission into school.

Information is provided to students through class memos, large and small group meetings, morning announcements and individual conferences. Selecting a High School Program 20 Post-secondary planning is available annually as students individually meet with their counselor to re-evaluate their program of study and their plans following graduation. Students and parents are invited to meet with the counselor to discuss preparing for the world of work, business, trade or technical schools, two-year colleges or four-year colleges.

The school counseling office has many resources available and the counselors invite students and parents to arrange for a conference, or for a resource consultation at a mutually convenient time.

High School Counselors

Chris Darsie

Chris Darsie

School Counselor

Grade 11
Grade 9 (A-F)

Thomas Kilcrease

Thomas Kilcrease

School Counselor
Charles Morris

Charles Morris

School Counselor

Grade 10
Grade 9 (O-Z)

Scott Zemba

Scott Zemba

School Counselor

Grade 12
Grade 9 (G-N)

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