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TAUNTON HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR & SECRETARY CASELOAD
2021-2022
GRADE 8
(Class of 2026)
Guidance Counselor Last Name Starts W/: Phone Email
  Jared Homer A-BUN X11139 jhomer@tauntonschools.org
  Julie Barbour BUR - DEN X11143 jbarbour@tauntonschools.org
  Aly Golder DEP - GRI X11140 agolder@tauntonschools.org
  Maureen McCarthy GRO - LET X11238 mmccarthy@tauntonschools.org
  Emily Scoledge LEV - MOR X11142 escoledge@tauntonschools.org
  Carla Hands MOS - RH X11141 chands@tauntonschools.org
  Greg Gay RIB - TAY X11293 ggay@tauntonschools.org
  Paul Bochman TEI - Z X11105 bbochman@tauntonschools.org
  Gena McKenna   X11239 gmckenna@tauntonschools.org
TAUNTON HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR & SECRETARY CASELOAD
2021-2022
GRADE 9
(Class of 2025)
Guidance Counselor Last Name Starts W/: Phone Email
  Julie Barbour A-K X11143 jbarbour@tauntonschools.org
  Paul Bochman L-Z X11105 bbochman@tauntonschools.org
  Jessica (Secretary)   X11232  
GRADE 10
(Class of 2024)
Guidance Counselor Last Name Starts W/: Phone  
  Aly Golder A-K X11140 agolder@tauntonschools.org
  Emily Scoledge L-Z X11141 escoledge@tauntonschools.org
  Donna Cloutier   X11233 dcloutier@tauntonschools.org
GRADE 11
(Class of 2023)
Guidance Counselor Last Name Starts W/: Phone  
  Jared Homer A-K X11139 jhomer@tauntonschools.org
  Carla Hands L-Z  X11142 chands@tauntonschools.org
  Jessica    X11232  
GRADE 12
(Class of 2022)
Guidance Counselor Last Name Starts W/: Phone Email
  Maureen McCarthy A-K  X11238 mmcarthy@tauntonschools.org
  Greg Gay L-Z  X11239 ggay@tauntonschools.org
  Donna Cloutier   X11233 dcoultier@tauntonschools.org

Dear Seniors & Families,

We know applying to college - or even just thinking about it - is stressful, but Guidance is here to help!  You are invited to attend these free programs designed to assist you with the college application process:

  • College Application Help:  Thursday Sept. 16, 2pm-3pm, in person, THS Library
  • More College Application Help:  Wednesday Sept. 22, 2pm-3pm, in person, THS Library
  • Senior College Kick-off: Thursday Sept. 30, 6pm-7:30pm, virtual, Google Meet:  meet.google.com/xmp-ngqk-zpj

We have also scheduled in-person and virtual admissions info sessions with representatives from many colleges and universities.  For a complete list of sessions and to register, log in to Naviance and look under "What's New" on the homepage. (If you have questions about using Naviance, see Mrs. Andrews in Guidance.)

Mrs. Andrews, Ms. McCarthy, and Mr. Gay will also be holding individual and small group meetings with seniors throughout the fall to assist with this process. Email us or stop by Guidance to make an appointment.

Stay tuned:  in October, we will be offering college mini-fairs, a Financial Aid Night, and small group sessions for students applying Early Action and to nursing programs. 

We are very proud of the success our students have had in the college admissions process and look forward to working with the Class of 2022 to continue this tradition!

Dear Juniors & Families,
 
On Wednesday October 13, THS will provide Juniors with a no-cost opportunity to take the PSAT.  The PSAT is essentially a "practice SAT" and is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship program.  More information about the test can be found here:

Who should take the PSAT?
Students who intend to apply to competitive 4-year colleges should consider taking the test.  Most colleges have implemented "test-optional" admissions policies, so standardized test scores are far less important in college admissions than they were even a few years ago.  However, some schools do still require test scores and others use them as criteria to qualify for merit-based scholarships.  Students who plan to enter the military, pursue a trade, or enroll in technical school or community college do not need to take this test.  If you are unsure whether you/your student should take the test, you may contact your Guidance Counselor or myself to discuss your individual situation.  Students who opt not to test will have a regular school day and will still be eligible to take the school-day SAT (also offered at no charge) in April.
 
We kindly ask that all students/families interested in taking the PSAT on October 13 complete this brief form no later than Monday, September 13:  

 
Questions about the PSAT can be directed to Jenifer Andrews, College & Career Counselor, at jandrews@tauntonschools.org
 

College Athletics Information Session

Presented by THS Guidance & Athletics Departments

March 25, 2021

Click here to access the recording:

It is not too late to apply - Sign up here for FREE help!  Appointments available afternoons, evenings, and weekends!

 

FAFSA HELP

 

 

Questions? Contact Mrs. Andrews or your Guidance Counselor.

Class of 2021 

Financial Aid Information Night

Please use the following link to access the presentation from October 29:

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wB4xzzEkDbRM2H8JEmPFhpOd57UL0iNC/view

Thank you to Kimberly Griffith of Bristol Community College for sharing your expertise on Dual Enrollment options for high school students. Use this link to access the presentation:
drive.google.com/file/d/1PKIpOQdvDRt7qmpd1rNiRxko1anCMZin/view?usp=sharing

And this link to access the slideshow:
docs.google.com/presentation/d/18Otkin3dHTVU9N42i8amHc-A-le69HTkDnUvH_1XQWc/edit?usp=sharing

If you are interested in learning more about Dual Enrollment options for THS students, contact your Guidance Counselor.
Guidance Staff
508.821.1142
 
Jared Homer
508.821.1139

Julie Barbour
508.821.1143

Alyson Golder
508.821.1140

Maureen McCarthy
508.821.1238
508.821.1141

Paul Bochman
Head of Guidance
508.821.1105


Jenifer Andrews
College & Career Counselor
508.844.5857
Applying to & Paying for College
 
​All scholarships are now available on Naviance and are updated regularly.​