Counseling Department

PAHS Counseling Department 

The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) as well as the Pennsylvania School Counseling Association (PSCA) asserts that school counseling is an integral part of the overall educational experience. Phoenixville Area School District's school counseling department is committed to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program which systematically addresses the three areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. It is our belief that in doing so, we assist students in exploring, planning, and realizing their individual interests, abilities, and goals, thus helping them reach their full potential as productive members of society.

Academic Support Services:
- pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with grade level counselor 2x/year
- course scheduling assistance
- graduation requirements
- tutoring services
- goal setting
- transitioning to high school

Social/Emotional Support Services
- individual counseling sessions
- short term counseling for crises, anxiety, conflict resolution, bullying, and transitioning
- collaboration with teachers, parents, administrators and mental health coordinators if needed for outside referals
- groups

College/Career Support Services
- Naviance classroom sessions with counselor 2x/year
- one-on-one meetings with College Counselor beginning junior year
- college admissions rep information sessions
- military recruiter visits
- resume development
- NCAA student-athlete review and eligibility
- summer college application completion sessions
- senior college app day
- instant decision days with colleges
- college essay workshops and review sessions
- college bus trips
- career week

Meet Our Counselors

Mrs. Bhalla, College and Career Counselor
Other duties: Scholarship Coordinator, college fair, college tour,
college rep liasion, college planning evening programs coordinator,
Counseling Department website, military liasion and ASVAB testing,
Career Week Coordinator

Mr. William Gumby, School Counselor, Class of 2020

Other duties: Dual Enrollment Coordinator and Rosetta Stone Coordinator

Mrs. Kilpatrick, Class of 2019 
Other duties: TCHS Coordinator, BTE Coordinator, Summer Enrichment Coordinator

Ms. Osborn, School Counselor, Class of 2018
Other duties: AP Coordinator, SSD Coordinator, SAP Team

Mr. Shackelford, School Counselor, Class of 2017
Other duties: Department Chair, SAT Coordinator, SAT Boot Camp Coordinator, SAP Team, Concussion Management Team, Saturday School Coordinator

Meet Our Office Staff

Mrs. Ashman, Secretary and Course Scheduler

Ms. Sauser, Counseling Clerk

Counseling Department Office Hours 
7:00 am- 3:15 pm

Counselor Hours
7:15 am- 2:45 pm

Contact Us

Upcoming Events/Dates

May 1st: Class of 2018 Decision Day 

May 7th- May 18th: AP exams

May 8th-11th: Senior Finals for those participating in Career Study 

May 14th- May 25th: Class of 2018 Career Study Program

May 29th- June 1st: Senior finals for those not participating in Career Study

June 4th-June 7th: Graduation practice for seniors

June 4th-June 7th: Underclassmen Finals (1/2 days)

June 6th: Senior Salute

June 7th: Class of 2018 Graduation

June 7th: Last day of school

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