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
Coordinator of College Planning and Counseling Affairs

Kara Toms
Student Assistance Provider


Counseling News

Course Registration Information for Rising Seniors

This year, course registrations will look nothing like they have in your previous years at TA. The process this year is entirely digital, with all necessary documents online and electronic submission of your registration choices. If this is in any way a hardship for you or your family please let us know, we can work […]

Self-Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 2

Dear Panthers, We hope you’re all continuing to do well. As we move to “Stay at Home” in Vermont, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves. We’ve seen amazing things at Remote TA, and love watching how you are learning and connecting with one another from across distances. Here are some new resources […]

Scholarship Update for TA Seniors

Message from the TA Counseling Office to TA Seniors We wanted to share with you a few important updates regarding scholarships and how we will navigate this process throughout the duration of Remote TA. First, we will announce all scholarship opportunities via email as usual, with the application attached to the email. We encourage all […]

Student Support Services During School Dismissal

Message from the TA Student Support Team Dear TA Families, During the school dismissal period, your Counseling and Health Office staff, including Mark, Rebecca, Molly, Kara, and Siobhan are here to support you and your students. We see our role as helping students overcome the barriers they face to accessing their education – and this […]

Vaping and Marijuana Use: What Do Adults Need to Know?

Please join TA’s Counseling and Health Offices for an adult education night Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 in the MJR Theater. The event will focus on teen vaping and marijuana use and what parents need to know about these trends. TA’s team will present about the evolution of e-cigarettes, changes in marijuana use, the […]