Guidance Department

The Guidance Staff welcomes the opportunity to engage parents as they support students developing their career and/or college readiness. 

At Whittier Tech all upperclass students are assigned a guidance counselor through their vocational career path clusters. Freshman students are all assigned to the Grade 9 freshman counselor.

Counselors are available to meet with students by appointment or as needed for academic, social, or emotional issues. Counselors will also meet with every student in the spring to review and discuss class placement and schedules for the following school year.

Parents are welcome to call between 7:30 am – 2pm on school days to speak with their child’s counselor or to schedule an appointment. Please see the Guidance Counselor Assignments button below for specific contact information.

Planning your next move after graduation? There are skills that will help you thrive as you get ready to leave high school. Check out https://SetToGo.org - you'll find information, tools and guidance to help you feel Set to Go - whether you go to college or straight to a career.


Access Naviance to help plan for your student's future after high school. Scholarships, applications, and career information is at your fingertips using this family-friendly service. 

Don't have access to Naviance yet? Contact your guidance counselor directly for assistance.

View the presentation "Naviance: Using Family Connection" for more information.

 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with a disability in any program receiving federal assistance. The Act defines a person with a disability as anyone who: 

  1. Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities (major life activities include activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working); 

  2. Has a record of such impairment; or 

  3. Is regarded as having such an impairment. 

In order to fulfill its obligation under Section 504, the school district recognizes a responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel, students and their parents. No discrimination against any person solely due to his/her disability will knowingly be permitted in any of the programs and practices in the school system. 

The school district has specific responsibilities under the Act, which include the responsibility to identify, evaluate, and if the child has a current disability and is termed to be eligible under Section 504, to afford access to appropriate educational programs. 

For additional information regarding Section 504, please contact the Guidance Department at 978.373.4101 x252.