Guidance Office - (508)875-7646 extension 207


Guidance Counselor for Freshmen and Sophomores -

Guidance Counselor of Juniors and Seniors -


Guidance is a service designed to help students find answers to questions, to help them make decisions, solve problems and discuss their concerns – in short, to help each individual student make the most of his or her years at MarianHigh School.
           
The guidance counselors want to help students to understand and be honest with themselves – to know their abilities, their weaknesses, their interests, their feelings and their relationships with others.  Students are encouraged to make guidance appointments to discuss any educational, vocational, personal or social problems.  If needed, referrals can be made through the guidance office to social workers, psychologists, testing services, psychiatrists, or physicians.
 
Marian’s Adjustment Counselor works with students, parents/guardians, teachers, the principal, and community based resources to implement strategies that promote students’ positive school adjustment.  Working both individually and in small groups, the school adjustment counselor promotes the social-emotional well-being of students.  Often students, who have a difficult time adjusting to Marian, or may be experiencing some social or emotional upset, will see the adjustment counselor to ensure that they can build skills and strategies to better access the curriculum and to prevent barriers to learning.  The school adjustment counselor regularly consults with teachers, families, school counselors and administrators to provide appropriate support services within the school setting.
           
Group and individual guidance activities are planned to inform students of school and job opportunities; to test students’ interests, abilities and academic skills; to inform parents and students of procedures involved in college and financial aid applications.
         

The Guidance Office has an extensive digital and print library of information about careers, colleges, trade and technical schools, scholarships, summer schools, foreign travel and study programs, military service and college entrance exams.  The Guidance Library is located in the Guidance Office and is open to all students, both during and after school.  Many employers in Framingham and in neighboring towns notify us of job openings.  The openings are posted in the Guidance Office on a bulletin board.

The Marian Guidance Office partners with Naviance, a college and career readiness software provider that provides students with college planning and career assessment tools.  This comprehensive college and career readiness solution empowers students and families to connect learning and life and provides Marian students and counselors with the information they need to prepare for life after high school.  It also allows students to create a plan for their futures by helping them discover their individual strengths and learning styles and explore college and career options based on their results.

Guidance appointments with counselors and/or students should be made only during study periods.