MHS Guidance Department

88R South Street

Medfield, MA 02052

Phone: 508.359.2482

Fax: 508.242.8516

www.medfield.net

CEEB Code: 221-360

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Mission of the Department

The Medfield High School guidance office is comprised of five guidance counselors whose goal is to work with students on making a smooth transition to the high school, to recognize and fulfill their academic, emotional, and social needs, and to successfully transition out of high school towards their future plans. Over the course of a student’s high school experience, the guidance counselors work with students both in individual and group classroom settings to provide them with the support and resources they need regarding academics, jobs and careers, and future planning.

Over the course of high school, the counselors deliver a developmental curriculum to students, which aligns with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for guidance.

Grade 9

  • Orientation to the high school
  • Introduction to support resources
  • Goal setting
  • Introduction to academic vocabulary (transcript, grade point average)
  • Course selection
  • Signs of Suicide Program

Grade 10

  • Vocational unit
  • Interview skills training & resume writing
  • Career exploration
  • Course selection

Grade 11

  • Future planning information sessions (for students & parents)
  • Standardized testing timelines
  • Post-secondary options
  • College searches & visits
  • College application terminology & overview
  • Course selection

Grade 12

  • Continued future planning
  • Financial aid & scholarships
  • Transition out of high school

The guidance office strives to keep families informed about their work with students. The office maintains a website for general information and utilizes the web-based programs Aspen and Naviance to assist students and families with course selection, interest inventories, and future planning. The guidance office also provides students with information about current job opportunities, peer and private tutoring, and scholarships. Guidance counselors are available to students during the school day, as well as before and after school by appointment. Counselors are available for individual counseling, parent-teacher conferences, classroom guidance and larger group information sessions. Parents and teachers may refer students to a counselor, or students may choose to seek out their counselor independently. Please contact your child’s guidance counselor at any point with any questions or concerns.