Counseling Office

Thetford Academy’s Counseling Office works to help students reach their personal academic and post-secondary goals, providing assistance with course selection and sequence, college counseling and preparation, study-abroad and dual enrollment opportunities, and social and emotional support.

School counselors work closely with advisors and grade-level teams to collaborate on students’ progress and challenges. All students are assigned a counselor who will provide individualized support throughout their years at TA.

The Counseling Office also provides resources and support for students seeking opportunities of interest and challenge beyond TA’s core curriculum. Counselors help students explore study abroad options, dual enrollment and college credit opportunities, and technical and apprenticeship programs.

As students prepare for graduation, TA’s Counseling Office work closely with each student to help them achieve their post-secondary goals. Whether a student’s interest is in two- or four-year colleges, the armed services, or interim/gap year programs, TA’s counselors are prepared to support students and families every step of the way.

TA Counseling Department Mission and Vision

Mission

The Thetford Academy Counseling Department program works in collaboration with our students and their parents, teachers, and the community to provide academic, social, and emotional support in order to enable every student to be a fully engaged and active citizen and lifelong learner. We provide a comprehensive, developmental program that advocates for equity of opportunity and access to all students regardless of background, socioeconomic status, and ability.

Vision

Through the programming of the TA Counseling Department, all students will build skills, both academic and personal, that will empower them to create opportunities within and beyond our school walls, foster a sense of community, and move successfully into the wider world as informed, curious, and responsible citizens who are able to achieve college and/or career success. We believe in the power of personal progress, and aim to foster minds capable of endless growth and citizens who will strive to achieve the greatest positive impacts on their schools and communities in the near and long term.

 

Counseling News

  • Dear TA Families, Yesterday’s sunny skies and warm temps meant an increasing amount of outside activity during the school day. The garden, the quad, the athletic fields, the Anderson picnic tables, the trails, the yurt, and the outdoor classroom all provided outdoor spaces for classes, clubs, and lunchtime gatherings. We......

  • At our most recent community day, students in Kathy Hooke’s advisory worked intently and animatedly on their transferable skills portfolios. Glancing over their shoulders, I saw home pages depicting anime artwork, family pictures, and athletic action shots, and lively “Who am I?” introductions where students talked about themselves and their......

  • In the coming weeks, several colleges will be sending admissions representatives to Thetford Academy to meet with students, answer questions, and share information about their schools and programs. TA juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend any or all of these visits. College representative meetings provide an important way to......

our VALUES

Excellence

We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.

Commitment

We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.

Cooperation

We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.

Caring

We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.

Diversity

We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.