Welcome to the School Counseling Department

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The school counseling staff is here to address the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students. We welcome contact with parents. If you would like to make an appointment to see us, please contact Ms. Jo Costanzo, our administrative assistant, at X 2557.   

We would like to welcome Mrs. Kori Milardo who has joined our department as a full time counselor. (if you previously had one of our interim counselors, Mrs. Milardo is now your person!) Her email is:

Full counseling caseloads can be accessed on the link to the left (counselor caseloads)

SENIORS: If the college you've already applied to is requesting QUARTER ONE grades, please fill out a form in our office for us to take care of that for you. AFTER semester 1 is complete, we will automatically send Semester 1 grades to schools that you have not been admitted to yet. You MUST update our office with this information, so we know which schools need the mid year report. 

JUNIOR PARENTS: Informational meeting for parents of juniors who will be applying to college will be held January 8th at 6:30 in the Valley Auditorium. Post HS Planning for Juniors.pdf

JUNIORS: Coming soon>HK College Fair will be April 24th. We will be taking a bus load of interested students for a few hours on that day. Permission slips will be given out as we get closer to the date.

SENIOR PARENTS: Applying for Financial aid? Use this great checklist to make sure your student is eligible for financial aid. 
FAFSA Checklist 2019-20.pdf

Missed the Financial Aid Presentation? Here's the power point:
 FA Night Presentation Connecticut College AY1920.pdf



School Counselors are committed to the use of 21st Century Learning Expectations in their curriculum.  Through academic, personal/social, and career/post-secondary counseling, students will be exposed to the following competencies: 

  • Problem solve in academic and/or personal/social situations.
  • Learn effective communication methods in dealing with faculty, peers, family, etc.
  • Effectively access, evaluate and use information relating to their post-secondary plans.
  • Demonstrate personal and academic responsibility and accountability.
  • Act respectively and with integrity as members of the school and greater community.
  • Learn how to adapt to change and be flexible while managing goals and time.