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

College Information Night: Video

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 the Counseling Department hosted the second workshop in its series designed to help juniors and their families learn about the college application process. This panel event featured representatives from a variety of colleges working with Counseling Department Director, Mark Pichette to cover topics such as: the application process and timeline, […]

Q2 Report Card Mailing – Letter from Head of School

Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Guardians, Enclosed you will find your student’s 1st semester report card for Fall 2020. This mailing marks another important milestone on our COVID journey – we are now more than halfway through the unique 2020-2021 school year.  I want to share again a theme I have written about in prior parent […]

Virtual Scholarship Workshop for Seniors: Video

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, TA’s Counseling Office hosted an informational session demystifying the college scholarship application process. Led by Counseling Director Mark Pichette, the presentation included information about how students can access local, regional, and national scholarship opportunities to offset college tuition costs. Students and families can access the full video presentation below.

11th Grade Virtual College Information Night: Feb. 9

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. the Counseling Department will host this second workshop of a series designed to help juniors and their families engage in and think about the college application process. A panel-style event where representatives from a variety of colleges work in concert with Counseling Department Director, Mark Pichette to […]

12th Grade Virtual College Scholarship Workshop: Feb. 3

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m the Counseling Office will host a webinar designed to help seniors and their families navigate the college scholarship process. It will cover the following topics: understanding college award letters, the Vermont grant, where to search for and find scholarships, and examples of local, state, and national scholarships. […]