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The goal of the school counseling program at Essex High School is to enhance academics, provide career awareness, develop employment readiness, encourage self-awareness, foster interpersonal communication skills, and teach life success skills for all students.

Counseling News


Second Semester Schedule ChangesJanuary 26, 2017

You will need an ADD/DROP form. Click here for the form or you can stop by the School Counseling Office to pick one up. It must be signed by a parent or guardian. Your 2nd semester schedule can be viewed through your School Port or Powerschool account (2nd semester begins 1/27).


Scholarship opportunityJanuary 25, 2017

The EHS Staff and Faculty are offering a summer scholarship opportunity for students who want to participate in a summer enrichment program.


Governor’s Institute of VermontDecember 09, 2016

Topics for Winter Weekend are: Advanced Painting & Drawing, Vocal Performance, Social Entrepreneurship, Animals and Law, Actor’s Audition Masterclass, Astronomy, Bioinfomatics, Robotics, Architecture Invention, Youth Leadership.


Individual appointmentsNovember 17, 2016

Between December 1st and December 22nd, EHS School Counselors will meet individually with all 11th grade students.


FAFSA presentationNovember 01, 2016

FAFSA “MONEY NIGHT” OPPORTUNITY: On Monday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM VSAC outreach counselor Nancy Schwartz will be available in the EHS library’s computer lab to help parents complete the FAFSA and other college financial aid forms.


Planning for College Program

The School Counseling Department will be presenting this program for eleventh grade students and families on Thursday, November 3rd at 6:30 PM.


Howard Center Offers Free Community Education and Outreach EventsOctober 03, 2016

Howard Center will present a series of presentations this fall as part of their Community Education Series and outreach events. The fall Community Education Series is supported by, Geri Reilly Real Estate, and Vermont Community Access Media. Presentations are free and open to the public, and registration is not required. For additional information, call 802-488-6912 or […]

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EHS Added the School Profile for 2016-2017September 15, 2016

Follow this link to view the profile.


Attention Graduating SeniorsMay 25, 2016

Have you received some type of scholarship from a college, community group or award committee? If so, and you would like to have it listed in the program for graduation, check your email. You have a message from Ms. Blake and need to respond no later than June 1.

Graduation Walk

Hello Seniors! Not Walking?

Please send Ms. Blake an email ( only if you plan NOT to walk in the graduation ceremony. Subject line “NOT WALKING“. The assumption is that you will be at rehearsal on June 10th and graduation June 11th unless she hears from you by June 6. Thanks!