Check out our Virtual Post-High School planning room!
The Guidance Department has created a virtual "Post-High School Planning room" for the Class of 2022. It is time to begin discussing potential plans for after high school, and what steps are needed to take to achieve those goals. The planning room shows the most common post-high school pathways, which lead to detailed presentations about each option. Please click on your preferred choice and watch the video presentation.
In response to the hybrid/remote schedule and current social distancing parameters, the Hamilton West High School Guidance Department is offering many virtual services for our students and parents. School Counselors have Google classrooms for each of their grade levels, created virtual offices filled with important information and links, and are available for virtual meetings. The Guidance website has been updated to reflect these new services, including several virtual presentations, paperless request forms for college and scholarships, and detailed contact information for each Counselor. Students should reach out to their individual Counselor through email to schedule a personal meeting.
Mrs. Amy Emmons, School Counselor, Guidance Department Chairperson
Schedule a Virtual Meeting with Mrs. Emmons
Mrs. Emmons' Virtual Counseling Office
Mrs. Barbara Arora, School Counselor
Arora Virtual Office
Mr. Anthony Belfiore, School Counselor
Mrs. Lisa Fisher, School Counselor
Mrs. Carla Guglielmelli, School Counselor
Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Gugilemelli
Ms. Guglielmelli's Virtual Counseling Office
Ms. Danielle Marasco, School Counselor
Marasco Virtual Office
Form to Schedule a Virtual Meeting with Ms. Marasco
See the file below for School Counselor student breakdown:
The primary role of the schools is to educate children; we as a school district recognize that we can also serve to assist families who are dealing with difficult situations with their children. These issues can clearly impact the child’s ability to benefit from educational experiences. In an effort to assist families, what follows is an updated guide for both parents and professionals, which outlines services for children and families experiencing challenging situations. While this resource guide is not meant to be inclusive of every provider, it does represent a comprehensive list of local providers, services and agencies as well as national hotlines related to various issues. Please be advised that Hamilton Township School District is not recommending any specific provider, but is providing a variety of potential resources as a service to its families. Please note that while many providers do not accept insurance, the client is able to submit receipts to their health insurance for reimbursement when out of network benefits are allowed.
The goal of the Hamilton High School West Guidance Department is to help students learn to make their own decisions concerning life's many choices - educational, career/vocational, and personal. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from their counselors when needed.
The Hamilton West School Counselors and Student Assistance Couselor are committed to providing high quality personal service in an atmosphere of trust and support.
SOME REASONS TO SEE YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR:
- Experiencing academic difficulty
- Personal problems that may impact academic performance
- Assistance with the college search/application/admission process
- Find out information on scholarships, financial aid and volunteer opportunities
- Planning your High School Academic Schedule
- Explore career options
- Discuss post-secondary plans; college, work, military
- Help improve communication with teachers and parents
SOME REASONS TO SEE THE SAC:
- Anger Management
- Death and Grief
- Concerns for yourself or your friends' substance use or abuse
- Emotional Distress
- Self-injurious behaviors
- Disordered Eating behaviors
- Sexual Orientation/Identity
- Gang involvement
- Family issues/divorce
- Healthy relationships