School Counseling Department

EHS Counseling Staff

  • Dr. Marshall- Director of School Counseling, O-Z Grades 10-12, Ext: 218
  • Mr. Anderson- School Counselor, A-G Grades 10-12, Ext: 217
  • Mrs. Howarth- School Counselor, H-N Grades 10-12, Ext: 215
  • Ms. Heuitson- School Counselor- All 9th Grade, Ext: 216
  • Mrs. Aubin- Administrative Assistant to EHS Counseling, Ext: 219


Class of 2024

Do you need help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Look no further. A financial aid officer from Asnuntuck Community College will be joining us on Wednesday, January 10th, to provide assistance in understanding the financial aid process and completing the FAFSA. The presentation will be a workshop model, so parents and students who attend should plan to bring along their tax and bank documents. Further guidance on what to bring will be provided at a later date. Students do not need to be attending Asnuntuck Community College to attend. The workshop is open to all EHS families who would like assistance competing the FAFSA for their college-bound student.


When: Wednesday January 10, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM

Where: Ellington High School Library

Who: Any EHS Family

** Please note: students and parents should bring their cell phones because the FAFSA requires a two-step verification for the log in.


Class of 2024 & 2025

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


Class of 2025

Virtual College Planning Night

The school counseling department offered a college planning presentation on October 26th, 2023. School counselors provided an overview of the college planning process and a suggested timeline of the steps to complete during a student's junior and senior year. Representatives from several colleges presented admissions and school specific information. Attending colleges included Asnuntuck Community College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, the University of Connecticut, and Western New England University. The link to the recorded presentation is below and includes contact information for representatives from the attending colleges. 

College Planning Night Presentation


AP Test Registration and Payment Due Nov. 3rd 2023

  • Exam Payment Deadline: November 3rd, 2023
    • Cost: $100 per exam (AP Seminar $148)
  • Late Exam Registration: Exam orders initiated after November 3rd, 2023 and before March 1, 2024 will be charged an additional $40 per exam late fee
  • Exam Cancellations: Exams canceled after November 3rd, 2023 and before March 1, 2024 will be charged $42 per exam cancellation fee. Cancellations after March 1st, 2024 and/or no shows for the exam will not be eligible for a refund.

Please contact your school counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver. Deadlines still apply for those students utilizing fee waivers. Late fees/cancellation fees will not be covered by fee waivers.

To make payment for an AP exam:


Important AP Links for Registration and Payment


Class of 2024- Application Fee Free Day

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023

Students applying on Nov. 1 to the University of Connecticut and the four other Connecticut public universities for the Fall 2024 term will have the opportunity to have their admission application fees waived.

General Information

College Information

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.