School Counseling Department

EHS Counseling Staff


  • Mrs. Marshall- Director of School Counseling, O-Z Grades 10-12, Ext: 218
    • jmarshall@ellingtonschools.net
  • Mr. Anderson- School Counselor, A-G Grades 10-12, Ext: 217
    • randerson@ellingtonschools.net
  • Mrs. Howarth- School Counselor, H-N Grades 10-12, Ext: 215
    • ahowarth@ellingtonschools.net
  • Ms. Heuitson- School Counselor- All 9th Grade, Ext: 216
    • cheuitson@ellingtonschools.net

Announcements


New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) College Fair

Sunday Oct. 2, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Worcester State University's Wellness Center, Competition Gymnasium

Over 120 colleges and universities will be in attendance!

  • This event is free and open to the public
  • Ample parking available on-site
  • Campus tours of Worcester State will be offered

 

Class of 2023 & 2024

College rep visits in the school counseling office have begun! Students can view the list of upcoming visits in Naviance and register to attend these sessions.

 

Class of 2024

Virtual College Planning Night

Wednesday Oct. 19th, 6:30 PM

School counselors will provide an overview of the college planning process. Representatives from several colleges, including UConn, Western New England University, Eastern CT State University, Springfield College, and Asnuntuck Community College, will also present admissions information. A link to the event will be emailed to all juniors a week before the event. If you have any questions regarding this event, please see your school counselor.

 

AP Test Registration and Payment Due Oct. 28th

  • Go to myap.collegeboard.org and sign-in
  • Select REGISTER FOR AN EXAM on MyAP website
  • Choose "Confirm Registration" to indicate "Yes" to indicate that you are taking the exam OR Choose "No" to indicate that you are NOT going to take the exam
  • If you choose "No", there are no further steps
  • If you choose "Yes", continue to this website: aptsusa.com/ellington (Exam fees are managed online through APTS, Achievement Point Test Service)
  • Submit your $99 payment per exam at aptsusa.com/ellington by Oct. 28th, 2022 (AP Seminar/Research exams cost: $147)
  • Late exam registration: $40 per exam late fee
  • Please contact your School Counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver

Deadlines still apply for those students utilizing fee waivers

Important AP Links for Registration and Payment

 

Class of 2023- Application Fee Free Day

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 2022

Students applying on Nov. 15 to the University of Connecticut and the four other Connecticut public universities for the Fall 2023 term will have the opportunity to have their admission application fees waived.

Crisis Support Information


If you are concerned about your child, a friend, or yourself you can also access supports by calling 211, 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

For true emergencies, don't wait, call 211 (Mobile Crisis) or 911.

Dial 2-1-1 (Mobile CrisisDial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut and you will reach a highly-trained contact specialist who will assess your needs and provide referrals to the resources in your community. Everyday, contact specialists help callers find assistance for complex issues such as financial problems, substance abuse and suicide prevention and for simpler issues such as finding volunteer opportunities and donation options. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day every day of the year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available.

Text/call 9-8-8 (Suicide and Crisis Lifeline)* When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. (*Formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.)

Text 741741 (Crisis Text Linefor free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

Further resources may be found here.