Welcome to the Guidance Department
Attention Juniors: The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) is accepting applications. This is a very selective summer enrichment opportunity for qualified Juniors interested in math and science.
Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program covering housing, meals and all instructional materials, though families are responsible for students' transportation to and from the program.
Dates are June 28 - August 1, 2020 at Carnegie Mellon University.
Applications must be submitted on or before January 31, 2020.
Each incoming freshman class is divided alphabetically into five groups, with each group assigned to a counselor. Counselors work directly with that group of students from the beginning of their freshman year through graduation. Our goal is to provide each and every student with comprehensive guidance and counseling that reflects their individual needs, supporting students to achieve their academic and personal goals. Throughout the year, counselors meet with students individually, in small groups and in the classroom to assist with:
- Academic advising including course selection, scheduling, and academic support (see here for more information on academic support available in school)
- Social and emotional counseling including peer relationships, stress management, conflict resolution and crisis intervention
- Career exploration using tools on Naviance as well as community resources
- Post-secondary planning, beginning with the initial search through the application and acceptance process
For a more comprehensive explanation of our guidance curriculum, please see our curriculum overview. The guidance department also hosts evening programs for students and parents over the course of the school year. Click here for a complete description of the 2019-20 evening events.
To discuss a question or concern, or to schedule an appointment, students and families can contact their counselor directly by phone or email.
Phone (610) 293-0855
fax (610) 386-3307
CEEB Code 394133
Jeannie Semar ext. 3527
LTS Nicole Fine ext. 3526
Amy Wess ext. 3537
JJ Lemon, Department Chair, ext. 3524
Sarah Pace ext. 3523
Leonor Gelpi-Perez ext. 3529
Nichole Boris ext. 3522
Other Key Staff Members:
Christine Kulp, Social Worker, ext. 3823
Dr. Richa Kleiman, School Psychologist, ext. 6122
Amy Wildey, School Psychologist & 504 Coordinator, ext. 3309
Dr. Dan Cane, Social and Emotional Learning Coach, ext 3535