High School Guidance Office
Phone: (856) 232-2713, ext. *2508 Fax: (856) 232-8850
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Counseling is a process of helping students by assisting them in making decisions and changing behavior. School counselors work with all students, school staff, families, and members of the community as an integral part of the education program. School counseling programs promote school success through a focus on: academic achievement; prevention and intervention activities; advocacy; and social, emotional, and career development.
– American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Deptford High School guidance counselors are certified, specially trained professionals who work in conjunction with faculty, administrators, and outside service-providers to promote student learning.
Students are assigned to a specific counselor. The name of their counselor will appear at the top of their schedule. This counselor will follow them throughout their years at DHS. Students may participate in guidance services on an individual basis as well as in small and large groups.
Students can make appointments to see their counselors by completing an appointment request form in the guidance office. Parents are also welcome to meet with their child’s counselor. Please call the guidance office to set up an appointment. Counselors can also be reached by email. Please visit our Contact Information page to meet our counselors.
The Deptford Township High School Guidance Office is committed to providing the following services to our students:
Individual Personal Counseling
Group Counseling around a variety of topics including:
Stress & Anxiety Management
Social Issues (including Bullying)
Surviving Senior Year
Referrals to Outside Agencies and Treatment Centers
Drug and Alcohol Intervention and Referral to treatment centers/agencies
Course Selection and Program Planning
Schedule Adjustments (as needed and possible)
Monitoring of Academic Progress
Coordination of Parent/Teacher Conferences
Child Study Team Referrals/Conferences
Collection of Make-up Work for absent students
Homebound Instruction Arrangements for students who have long-term illnesses
Computer Assisted Guidance through the COIN on-line program (contains information about careers, colleges, technical schools, scholarships, financial aid)
Presentations by Armed Service Representatives
Assistance with College Research
Evening Presentation for Parents of college-bound Juniors
College Application Review and Processing
On–site Admissions with Gloucester County College
Financial Aid Information and Parents’ Night presentation
Returning Grad Day (graduates in college discuss the “college experience”)
Advisement and result interpretation for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP Tests, PARCC and ASVAB