Counseling Department

The following is important information regarding 2018-2019 schedules:

• Friday, June 1st  - 2018-2019 schedules will be released electronically via Skyward.  Schedules will reflect the courses that fit each student’s schedule, but they will not contain assigned teachers or class periods.  The Class of 2022 will receive their schedules during the week of June 4th. The Class of 2022 is not currently active in the high school Skyward system, therefore the courses cannot be viewed via Skyward.

• Counselors will be available each day after final exams (June 4th – 7th) and from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm during their summer days (see schedule below) if schedule changes are necessary.  Only core-class level changes and course additions where there is an opening in the student’s schedule will be considered.  Students are not able to drop any courses. Appointments will not be available for the Class of 2022 from June 4th – 7th

• Friday, August 10th – Full 2018-2019 schedules, containing assigned teachers and periods, will be released electronically via Skyward.  On a very limited basis usually due to special circumstances, only core-class level changes and course additions where there is an opening in the student’s schedule will be considered.  It is highly recommended that students meet with their grade-level counselors prior to August 10th in order to make any possible schedule changes.

• Please contact the counseling secretary at 484-927-5114 for a counseling appointment

Counselor summer days:
• Counselors are available to meet on the dates below.  Appointments with the student’s grade-level counselor are highly recommended but drop-ins are accepted, depending on the counselor’s availability.  Appointments supercede drop-ins.

Please contact the counseling secretary at 484-927-5114 for an appointment

Kim Osborn                   John Shackelford
Class of 2022 (freshmen)
  Class of 2021 (sophomores)
June 11, 12 & 13
  June 15 & 18
July 9 & 10
  July 11, 16, 18 & 30
August 1, 13, 14 & 15
  August 13 & 15
Bill Gumby   Liz Kilpatrick
Class of 2020 (juniors)
  Class of 2019 (seniors)
June 12, 15 & 18
  June 11, 12, 13
July 11, 16 & 18
  July 18 & 25
August 13, 14 & 15
  August 8, 13, 14 & 15
Maren Bhalla
College and Career Counselor
• July 9, 25, and 31 (Appointments for Class of 2019 Students/Parents Only)
Please call 484-927-5114 to schedule
• August 2nd and 13th (College App Days)
A registration link will be sent out for students to use to register to attend one of these sessions

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

Upcoming Events/Dates

Department Hours

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

Counselor Hours 
7:15 am- 2:45 pm

Contact Us


Meet Our Counselors

Mrs. Bhalla
College and Career Counselor

Other duties: scholarship coordinator, college fair coordinator, college rep liasion, college planning evening programs coordinator, Counseling Department webmaster, military liasion, ASVAB testing coordinator, career study program coordinator

Mr. Gumby
School Counselor, Class of 2020

Other duties: Dual Enrollment Coordinator and Rosetta Stone Coordinator
Mrs. Kilpatrick
School Couselor Class of 2019
Other duties: TCHS Coordinator,
BTE Coordinator,
Summer Enrichment Coordinator, and SAP Team

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
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