Counseling Office

The Counseling Office helps students use school and community resources to support their academic goals as well as their social and emotional well-being. Each student is assigned a counselor, who meets with him or her on occasion about course schedules, grades, plans for the future, and personal issues.

The Counseling Office offers resources for study abroad options, technical and apprenticeship programs, the armed services, two- and four-year colleges, interim/gap year programs, summer programs, and scholarship and financial aid opportunities. School counselors work closely with advisors and grade-level teams to collaborate on students’ progress and challenges.

School counselors organize a variety of programs and coordinate numerous services for students and families, including:

  • Individual meetings with seniors and their families
  • College Money 101 Night in September
  • Financial Aid Forms Night in October
  • College Night for juniors and their parents in January
  • Course registration and academic advising
  • Job Shadow Day for 8th graders in April
  • Orientation meetings for incoming 7th and 9th grade students

The Counseling Office provides additional student support through a variety of community resources, including mental health clinicians from the Clara Martin Center, an outreach counselor from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, a student assistance provider from Second Growth, and a school transition counselor from Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation.

Parents are encouraged to communicate regularly with their student’s school counselor by phone, e-mail, or visits to the Counseling Office.

TA Counseling Department Vision Statement:

Through the programming of the TA Counseling Department, students will build skills, both academic and personal, that will empower all them to seize the opportunities available within our school walls, and then move successfully into the wider world as informed, curious, and responsible citizens of their communities who are able to achieve college and/or career success. We believe in the power of personal progress, and aim to foster minds capable of endless growth and citizens that will strive to achieve the greatest positive impacts on their schools and communities.

TA Counseling Department Mission Statement:

The goal of the Thetford Academy Counseling Department program is to provide support for the whole person (academic, social, and emotional) in order to enable every student to be a fully engaged and challenged citizen and lifelong learner.
Mark Pichette – Director of Counseling
Rebecca Walter-Proulx – School Counselor
Mary Daum – Coordinator of Counseling Affairs

Additional Counseling Resources in the Counseling Department

  • Stacey King, Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Outreach Counselor, Gear Up
  • Julia Martiesian, Vocational Rehabilitation Division, School Transition Counselor