Guidance

The Counseling Department at North Quincy High School provides support services that demonstrate a commitment to developmental guidance for all students. Counselors guide students to effectively set goals and to develop broad-based educational and career plans that reflect interests, abilities, and talents.

School Counselors offer students support in the personal/social, career/college and academic areas. They regularly work with parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators to ensure student success. Counselors meet with students individually and in groups. Students can make appointments to meet individually with their counselors at any time throughout the year. Students are advised to sign the log sheet outside the counselor's office if the counselor is not available. Parents/guardians are welcome to contact their student's counselor with concerns or to schedule a meeting.

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CEEB Code: #221660

Counseling Contact Information

Counseling Office:

  • Phone: 617-984-8747
  • Fax: 617-984-8871

Counseling Office Department Head:

School Counselors:

School Psychologist:

PASS Program Counselors:

Counseling Office Secretary:

Guidance Services:

  • Academic Counseling & Monitoring
  • Classroom Presentations
  • College & Career Counseling
  • Course Selection Planning 
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Group Counseling
  • Parent/Guardian Presentations & Resources
  • Personal/Social Counseling
  • Referrals
  • Standardized Testing Information
  • Transcripts

Transcript Requests for Graduates:

Please download the Transcript Request Form and follow the instructions on how to obtain your transcript or email Mrs. Marsney.

Transcript Request Form

Naviance Family Connection:

Naviance is a comprehensive website that is specific to our school and provides course, career and college planning. The website is used by the Guidance Office to keep track of students' college admission data, to assist with career and college exploration, and to develop academic course plans.

Naviance Family Connection

Naviance Family Connection Parent Instructions

Standardized Tests:

The following is a list of standardized testing offered to students. Please see the websites for more information on testing programs, dates and centers.

  • ACT (American College Testing)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Testing -Testing is usually scheduled the first 2 weeks of May every year. Registration for AP testing is done through students' classes and Counseling Office. For more information, please contact the Counseling Office at 617-984-8747.
  • PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) - Testing is usually mid-October of every year. Students are recommended to take it in their sophomore and junior year. The test needs to be taken in junior year for students to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. For more information, please contact the Counseling Office at 617-984-8747.
  • SAT Reasoning Test - Testing is offered in October, December, November, January, March, May & June. Students are recommended to take it in the spring of their junior year and/or fall of the senior year. If you are eligible for a Collegeboard fee waiver, please see your counselor.
  • SAT Subject Tests - There are many subjects to choose from. Colleges that require these tests usually require that you take at least 2 tests. Sometimes certain subject tests are required for certain majors. Make sure you research your school's admissions requirements.
  • TOEFL (Test for English as a Foreign Language) - If English is not your primary language, this test will measure your ability to listen, read, speak and write in English. This test may be required by some schools. Please see your counselor for more information.

Academic Help & Peer Tutoring:

In-school Tutoring Options:

  • The best way to get extra help in a class is to see the teacher. Many teachers offer time before and/or after school for extra help.
  • AFJROTC Kitty Hawk Honor Society offers peer tutoring in many subjects. Students may see Sgt. DeLorenzo (Room 433) for more information.
  • National Honor Society offers peer tutoring. Please see Ms Pekarcik (Room 419) for more information.
  • Talk to your counselor; she/he may have more options for you.