The mission of the Guidance Department is to provide all students with a program of guidance services structured to anticipate and nurture their personal, social, vocational and academic growth as they pass through specific developmental stages. The program is founded on the belief that individuals experience general stages of personal growth and developmental concerns as they mature from childhood to adulthood and that each student is a unique individual possessing intrinsic worth and capable of personal growth and self direction.

School Counseling Newsletter

Attention Parents and Students:

Please see attached link to view the School Counseling Monthly Newsletters which will provide you with important informaton coming up in our department.

Stress Factors of College Admissions

This is a crazy time of year for most seniors and their parents. As college applications are coming into the school counseling office, the counselors are working to help alieviate some of the stress and anxiety felt by many of the students as they question whether they will get into the college of their choice. Attached to this page is a page on percentages of the factors that colleges attribute considerable importance to when considering an applicant for their school.


Top Ten Ways to Enjoy the College Admissions Process - courtesy of Middlebury College

Top Ten Ways to Enjoy the

College Admissions Process

10.  Visit, visit, visit: If possible, try to see at least some of the colleges that you are considering.


9.  Feel free to schedule an interview if you are going to visit.


8.  Share your reactions about the colleges you visit with your parents and school counselor.

The School Counseling Department

Welcome to Berlin High School's School Counseling Department!!

Our Mission

It is our mission to assist all students in maximizing their personal/social, academic, and vocational growth as they pass through specific developmental stages in their lives.

Our Philosophy

Staff and Services


Mrs. Deborrah A. Ramirez - Director of School Counseling - 828 - 6577 X163 (

Andrea Maule - Counselor - 828 - 6577 X159 (

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