College and Career Counseling
(last names A-G)
(last names H-M)
(last names N-Z)
Phone Number (413)587-1414 ext. 3402
Max Weider, School Counselor
Molly Alberti, School Counselor
Lauren Devine, School Counselor
School counseling services are available to all students. The focus of school counseling is on career and college planning, in addition to helping students attain their personal, educational, and post-secondary goals. Each student who attends SVAHS will have a course and career/college plan on file with their school counselor and meets individually with their school counselor at least once per year to update their plan and discuss goals.
In addition, the school counseling department plans multiple career/college activities throughout the year that are available to students such as college visits, college fair, Junior Mock Interview Day, college/career days, shop visits and industry-specific coaching, guest speakers, etc. School counselors monitor student progress, attendance, and discipline closely and facilitate interventions as needed. School counselors also provide information about financial aid and scholarships to students and parents, assist students with college applications, resume building, and other college and career readiness skills. School counselors also coordinate college testing such as PSATs, SATs, and Accuplacer as well as the military's ASVAB test.
School counselors are vital in the life of a student here at SVAHS as they can put together pieces of a student’s profile and work with students, teachers, parents, school adjustment counselors, administrators, outside agencies, etc. to ensure that students have what they need to reach their post-secondary goals.
If you have concerns specific to a class or questions regarding grades/assignments within a certain class, we encourage you to contact the teacher as an initial step. If a pattern emerges or concerns are more across settings or if you have specific questions about schedules, course selection, college planning, financial aid, etc. please contact your student's school counselor.
Rebecca Wanczyk, Director of Student Services (413)587-1414 ext. 3402
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