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: any student with a January 1st deadline should have their white transcript request form IN to the counseling office, by next Friday December 14th, at the latest.
Also do not forget to send SAT or ACT scores in advance of your application date as it takes 2-3 weeks for them to get to schools.

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.

SENIOR PARENTS: Applying for Financial aid? Use this great checklist and remember that Valley is hosting a financial aid workshop on Wednesday Oct 3rd at 6:30 in the auditorium.
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.