Guidance Department

Each student is assigned a counselor. We have one counselor assigned for students entering ninth and tenth grade and another counselor for those entering eleventh and twelfth grades. Parents may contact counselors by telephone (724) 265-5320 or by fax (724) 265-5303 for information or to arrange an appointment. You may also contact either counselor via email at the addresses listed below:

Tina Pascucci, 9th and 10th grade counselor
Susan Oliver, 11th and 12th grade counselor

District Profile

​Hey juniors would you like to get a kick start on your college search? Cornell University in New York is offering a 3 or 6 week summer program. This is a great opportunity to experience college life at the ivy league level and earn 3 to 6 college credits. There is a variety of programs to choose from. Visit their website @ for more information.

​​Penn State New Kensington will be having a free application day at Deer Lakes High School on Thursday, December 18 at 12:00 PM. They will also have a scholarship seminar that afternoon at 1:15 PM. Students need to come to the Guidance Office to sign up for this great opportunity.​​

If you are thinking about going into any type of art major........why not attend Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art Saturday Pre-College Program. Rich an exciting opportunity for high school students to develop their artistic skills, ideas, and portfolios for college admission. This opportunity is open to students in 9th thru 12th grade. It is offered Saturday mornings from 9:30 - 12:30 PM. The fall semester is from October 18 - December 20, 2014 & the spring semester is from February 21 thru April 25, 2015. There are also scholarships available. For more information visit their website @ or call Elizabeth Keller @ 412/268-3852 or email her @

College Visits

  • 1/29 - Douglas Education Center

Students interested in visiting a school can sign up in the guidance office.

Educational Resources

  • College Majors 101 - A Web site dedicated to teach students about different college majors in depth so that they can make more informed college and career choices.


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