Counseling

Director of Counseling and Admissions
Ruth Simoncelli
Ruth.Simoncelli@ct.gov

Counselor
Joseph Michael Petroro (Seniors and Freshmen A-F)
Joseph.Petroro@ct.gov

Counselor
Jennifer Graby (Juniors and Freshmen G-N)
Jennifer.Graby@ct.gov

Counselor

Emily Carver (Sophomores and Freshmen O-Z)

Emily.Carver@ct.gov

Click Here for Info about "Coffee With the Counselors" program

The following colleges and technical schools representatives will be visiting/distributing admission information during the fall semester. Additional schools will be added as appointments are made. Students, especially seniors and juniors are strongly encouraged to meet with them, outside of the cafeteria area, during their lunch times.

Wentworth Institute of Technology (MA)
Post University
New England Institute of Technology (RI)
University of Hartford
American International College (MA)
Northwestern CT Community College
University of St. Joseph
Johnson & Wales (RI)
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Lincoln College of New England
Western New England University


View our Career Paths

View the SAT Registration

View the SAT 2016-2017 Test Calendar

View the ACT Test Registration

For scholarship opportunities, please visit the guidance office.

College Planning Calendar

Junior Year

  • Develop a tentative list of colleges.
  • Sign up to meet with college representatives in the school Counseling and Admissions office.
  • Register for SAT I and/or ACT spring testing dates. Get info in the school Counseling and Admissions office.
  • Have you used extended time testing option in school? If so, see your counselor to see if you are eligible for extended time testing for SATs or ACTs.
  • Participate in school trips to college fairs.
  • Are you eligible for a fee waiver for the SATs and ACTs? Check with your counselor.
  • Work with your counselor to create a list of 3-5 colleges.
  • Use the list of college websites to help you get information and to narrow your choices.

Summer Between Junior and Senior Year

  • This is the time to visit college campuses!
  • If you are unhappy with your spring SAT/ACT test scores, study over the summer on your own or take a course.

September of Senior Year

  • Bring your list of colleges to your counselor. Make sure there are reach, possible and safe choices. Create a list of 3-5 colleges.
  • If you are auditioning for a fine arts school, let your counselor know.
  • Schedule interviews for schools where they are required or recommended.
  • Sign-up for a second round of SAT or ACT tests, unless you are happy with your score.
  • Create your college resume through Career Cruising.
  • Continue to meet with college representatives. Sign up in the school Counseling and Admissions office.

October of Senior Year

  • YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR COLLEGES PICKED OUT BY NOW!
  • Begin to fill out applications. USE BLACK INK. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!
  • Take the college essay seriously. Give yourself time to write a thoughtful and interesting essay. Ask teachers to help you and to proofread.  
  • Early decision/early action deadlines can be as soon as October.
  • Make sure to inform your counselor of which college you are applying to online.
  • Ask teachers to write recommendations for you. Give them a two-month notice.
  • Fill out a transcript request form in guidance for each of your applications.

November of Senior Year

  • Finish college visits and interviews.
  • Be aware of college application deadlines.
  • Continue to work on your applications.
  • Parents: ATTEND FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

December of Senior Year

  • Complete SAT/ACT testing.
  • Be aware of college application deadlines.
  • Request transcripts to be sent.
  • Obtain financial aid forms from the school Counseling and Admissions office or online.
  • Complete remaining college applications on time.
  • Investigate and apply for LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS. Check in the guidance office.

January of Senior Year

  • Apply for financial aid! The FAFSA form is available online and in the school Counseling and Admissions office. Applications will be accepted after January 1st.
  • Remember, financial aid is first come first served! Also talk to your colleges about any forms that you have to fill out for financial aid as well as for their scholarships. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE YOUR TAXES; it is more important to get your information in as soon as possible.

February of Senior Year

  • Investigate and apply for LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS. Check in the school Counseling and Admissions office.
  • PARENTS: You can come in to the Guidance office and obtain info on scholarships.

March of Senior Year

  • Continue to investigate and apply for LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS. Check in the school Counseling and Admissions office.

April of Senior Year

  • Colleges will let you know about acceptances or rejections in March/April. Let your counselor know.

May of Senior Year

  • Fill out paperwork and mail your deposit for the college you plan to attend.

June of Senior Year: 

  • GRADUATE!

Brian Cote Wins 1st Place at Nationals

Brian Cote Wins 1st Place at Nationals
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OWTS Open House

OWTS Open House
Open House: November 16th, 6-8 pm for all students interested in applying to OWTS for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information please call 860-496-5300

Summer Reading for OWTS

Summer Reading for OWTS
Here's all the information you need for your summer reading. Remember, the steps are easy as 1 - 2 - 3: Pick a book, read and journal, quiz upon return to school!  Learn more

2017 OWTS Golf Tournament

2017 OWTS Golf Tournament
The OWTS fundraising Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for July 30. Come out and support a great cause.  Learn more

Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements
Click the image or the link below to view school events, sporting events, and birthdays!  Learn more

Parent Survey 2016-17

Parent Survey 2016-17
Click the image or the link below for the Parent Survey. Thank you!  Learn more

Sports Schedule

Sports Schedule
Click for the Weekly Sports Schedule and FALL sign-ups  Learn more

Oliver

Oliver
Click to find today's offerings at Oliver's Restaurant. Call 860-496-5369 for more info.  Learn more

School Calendar

School Calendar
Click the link below for the 2016-2017 School Calendar.  Learn more

Student Workforce

Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more