• Senior Newsletter September/October 2022

    Senior Newsletter September/October 2022

    Senior Newsletter GRADUATION SPECIAL Class of 2022Important Information for 2022 Graduates

    Senior Newsletter Graduation Special 2022

    Junior Newsletter - Junior Jumper Spring 2022

    Junior Jumper - Spring 2022
    Dear students, 
    Please feel free to reach out to any of us (Mrs. Smith, Dr. Brooks, Mr. Gross) with any questions or concerns regarding college, career, academics, and/or mental health.   You can reach us through an appointment,  Schoology message or an email.
     Healthy Habits

    When is the time to investigate career paths?  NOW!  Every age is a good age to investigate careers and post-secondary education.  Please visit the Career & College Resources link for detailed information about the career-based A-C Graduation Project, the Dutchmen Guide (post-secondary planning guide), NCAA eligibility, career shadowing, SAT/ACT, and military enlistment/recruiter information.

    Want to discuss a career?  A college or trade school?  A problem or concern?  Make an appointment with your counselor!!!  We are here to help!

    Transcript Requests:  Please fill out the transcript request form and turn it into Mrs. Long or email the information to Mrs. Long at mlong@acschools.org.

    Recommendation Letters:  Please fill out the recommendation request form in guidance before asking a teacher/counselor to write the recommendation letter.  You should provide this form along with your updated resume (focused on academic, extracurricular, and community involvement) to any recommender, so the most thorough and informed letter can be provided on your behalf.

    Our Mission:
    As school counselors, we strive to assist students with their personal, career, and academic goals and aspirations.

    Our Goals for Students:

    • Develop a positive self-concept
    • Encourage responsible decision making strategies
    • Promote the development of personal and social communication skills
    • Reach academic potentials
    • Formulate a post-secondary plan
    • Investigate career opportunities

    In order to reach students effectively, the school counseling program is designed to include all of the following components:

    • Curriculum Component (Creating and delivering lessons in the classroom that are available to all students)
    • Individual Student Planning (Assisting students in their educational, personal, and occupational growth and providing them with a smooth transition into high school)
    • Responsive Services (Responding to immediate concerns of students including individual counseling, crisis counseling, referrals or consultation with parents and/or school professionals, etc.)
    • System Support (Providing leadership, consultation, collaboration, program management, and being a student advocate)
    College Visits at A-C H. S.  for 2022-23 School Year

    Scheduled college visits for 2022-23 will meet in the main conference room, room 209, or the guidance office.
    10/12/22 9:20-10 AM Juniata College
    10/13/22 1:50 PM Albright College
    10/17/22 1:50 PM Saint Joseph's University
    10/21/22 1:50 PM Elizabethtown College
    10/24/22 1:50 PM Lebanon Valley College
    10/27/22 1:50 PM Harrisburg University
    10/31/22 1:50 PM Moravian University
    11/1/22 8 AM Muhlenberg College
    11/4/22 1:50 PM Messiah University
    11/10/22 11:30 AM Alvernia University
  • Counseling Office Staff

    Dr. Laura Brooks

    School Counselor
    Grades 9 and 10
    717-867-7700 ext 4957

    Mrs. Meghan Smith

    School Counselor
    Grades 7 and 8
    717-867-7700 ext 4955

    Mr. Matthew Gross

    School Counselor
    Grades 11 and 12
    717-867-7700 ext 4956

    Julia Evans

    Guidance Administrative Assistant
    717-867-7700 ext 4954