Theford Academy’s Counseling Office helps students reach their personal academic and post-secondary goals, providing assistance with course selection and sequence, college counseling and preparation, study-abroad and dual enrollment opportunities, and social and emotional support.
All students are assigned a counselor to provide individualized support throughout their years at TA. The Counseling Office provides resources and support for study abroad options, dual enrollment and college credit opportunities, 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.
The Counseling Office also provides 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.
- 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
Parents are encouraged to communicate regularly with their student’s school counselor by phone, e-mail, or visits to the Counseling Office. The Counseling Office is open during school hours, and counselors are available by appointment.
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Stacey King, Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Outreach Counselor, Gear Up
Julia Martiesian, Vocational Rehabilitation Division, School Transition Counselor