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Counseling Services

The Counseling Department at Nazareth Academy High School is dedicated to working with our students the minute they arrive on campus.  From their first week as freshman until graduation, the Counseling Department is here to support students academically, socially, emotionally, and in career and post-secondary endeavors. 

NAHS Counseling Department

At Nazareth, we are able to meet our students' needs comprehensively with 4 full-time counselors, 2 of whom specialize in college planning. Students are assigned a school counselor and a college counselor their Freshman year and will remain with their assigned counselors through graduation. We also have support from Cora Services in the form of a part-time counselor, as well as other services that they provide. 

Incoming freshmen will meet their school counselor at the beginning of the year as the entire Nazareth team helps students transition from the elementary to secondary environment. As the groundwork is laid for the high school years, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the Counseling Department through the Freshman Experience course, a classroom guidance program where a variety of topics are presented that facilitates students' growth during this time of transition. Some of the topics include self-esteem, conflict resolution, stress management, balance and perfectionism, mindfulness, and college planning. 

Our students meet with their school counselor once per semester and as needed for check-ins, follow-up, course selection questions and planning, and sharing of program information and opportunities. Throughout their time at Nazareth, students will participate in small and large group assemblies addressing a variety of topics such as time management, digital citizenship, body image, mental health, and healthy relationships with the goal of developing lifelong skills. In addition to skill development, our school counselors also focus on addressing possible obstacles to academic success and preventative strategies. Students have access to the Counseling Department when needed, and we are an integral part of the collaborative Nazareth team. We celebrate each student and want every student to find their success!

Please contact your student's school counselor or college counselor as we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns!


Meet the Counseling Department

Ms. Mary Jane Whiteley
Director of Counseling
Mrs. Alyssa Scheerbaum '12
Director of College Counseling
Ms. Maria Kaloudis
College Counselor
Mrs. Emma Lee Menszak
School Counselor