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.

The Counseling Office also provides student support through a variety of community resources, including mental health clinicians, an outreach counselor from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, and a school transition counselor from Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation.

Class of 2016 graduates on stage and prepared for college and career.School counselors organize a variety of programs and services for students and families, including:

  • Individual meetings with seniors and their families
  • College Night for Seniors and Families in September
  • Financial Aid Forms Night in October
  • College Money 101 Night in November
  • College Night for juniors and their parents in January
  • Course registration and academic advising
  • Job Shadow Day for 8th graders in April

Contact Us

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. 

Mark Pichette – Director of Counseling
Rebecca Walter  – School Counselor
Kara Toms – Student Assistance Provider
Molly Dugan-Sullivan – Coordinator of College Planning and Counseling Affairs

Additional Resources
Sara Vargo, Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Outreach Counselor