Counseling Office

Thetford 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.


Helpful Links

Course Guide 2020
Create a Federal Student Aid ID
FAFSA Forms
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)
Create a Common App Account
SAT Registration
ACT Registration
Naviance Student
NCAA Eligibility Center

Contact Us

Mark Pichette
Director of Counseling

Rebecca Walter
School Counselor

Molly Dugan-Sullivan
School Counselor and Enrollment Coordinator

Kara Toms
Student Assistance Provider


Counseling News

11/5 Virtual College Information Night – Recording

On Thursday, November 5, the TA Counseling Department hosted a virtual college information session for seniors and their families. Topics included the college application process, financial aid, and scholarship information. The event was recorded and can be viewed here. Questions about this event or any of the topics covered should be referred to our TA […]

Getting to “Y”: New Action-Oriented Student Groups to Start

Next quarter Thetford Academy is launching two Getting to ‘Y’ student teams – one for middle schoolers and one for high schoolers – and applications are due October 25. The Getting to ‘Y’ program focuses on students bringing meaning to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Teams will look at the YRBS data and create […]

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 11

Panthers, we have approached the final countdown. After a spring semester we never could have imagined, we’re nearing the end of the 2019-2020 school year. This will be the last edition of our newsletter for the year. We hope the tools, links, and tips have been helpful. As we head into summer and the weight of […]

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 10

Happy Friday, Panthers! Apologies for the late newsletter this week.  The end of the year is approaching, and at TA, we’re thinking about how to wrap up this crazy year and plan for the next, all while dealing with a huge batch of unknowns. It can be completely disconcerting to live in the land of […]

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 9

Good morning, Panther Community, Can you believe this weekend is Memorial Day? Are you and your family making any fun plans for the “long weekend?”  As we approach the end of the academic year, there’s always a lot of reflection: How did you grow this year? What did you learn about yourself? How were your […]