Guidance/School Adjustment Counselors

Director of Student Services

Lisa M. Moy

Middle School Counselors

Leah Barry, Guidance (CTL)
Linda Chichester, Adjustment Counselor
Grace Morrison, Adjustment Counselor
Jen Roman, Adjustment Counselor
Jennilee Spinelli, Guidance

High School Counselors

Mrs. Jessica Nutter, Last Names: A
Mr. John Adams, Last Names: B-D
Mrs. Marissa Falcone, Last Names: E-K
Mrs. Mallory Connors, Last Names: L-P
Ms. Julie Habib, Last Names Q-Z

Financial Aid Night UPDATE

KP will not be able to host an in-person Financial Aid Night this year as the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) has moved to online presentations only. Please register for an online presentation on a date and time that works best for you and/or your family.

Message from MEFA:
Need to learn about financial aid? The trusted experts at MEFA are hosting FREE college financing webinars once per week beginning Tuesday, Sept 21st through Thursday, Nov 18th. Webinars will occur during both daytime and evening hours, and feature industry experts, both from within MEFA and from colleges and organizations across Massachusetts. Spanish and Chinese options are available.
Register for a webinar at mefa.org/events.

School Counselors

King Philip’s School Counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They take on an array of responsibilities to help maximize student success by promoting access and equity for all students in their academics, career and social/emotional development. They advocate for student’s well-being and are valuable resources for their educational advancement. They do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools; however, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and to assist students and families seeking resources.

King Philip’s Middle School Counselor’s provide critical support during students’ transition from childhood to young adulthood. They are a safe space where students can access resources and connect with teachers, parents, and administrators to ensure their needs are being met. In addition to creating a caring learning environment that sets students up for academic and personal success, counselors also intervene to remove learning barriers.

King Philip’s High School Counselors assist students in assessing their abilities, interests, and achievement to help them make decisions about their future. They provide assistance and support to a student or small group of students during times of transition, heightened stress, critical change, or other situations impeding student success. They make referrals for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information.

Adjustment Counselors

King Philip’s School adjustment counselors are dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of students within a school. understand how to foster therapeutic relationships with students and their families. They possess a developed knowledge of normal and abnormal intellectual, social, and emotional development and facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of student learning, behavioral, and emotional disorders.

Announcements

In an effort to maintain protocols of COVID-19 and to ultimately keep everyone safe and healthy, we are asking that students make virtual appointments through the counselor calendar links found in the Google Classroom for each grade level.

We ask that students make an appointment with their assigned counselor during days that they are remote and not required to virtually be in class, during a study hall/Open Campus, or during non-class times on remote Wednesdays.

If a student is present in school (during hybrid days) and is experiencing an emergency/crisis an in-person counselor and/or school psychologist will meet with them.

Naviance Links

Students | Teachers

The school counselors created Google Classrooms for each grade level for the 2020-2021 school-year. These classrooms will house resources and video presentations the counselors would normally deliver in the classroom. Students can also find links to schedule an appointment with their assigned counselor. 

New materials will be added to the Google Classrooms throughout the school-year.

  • Class of 2021: Google Classroom Join Code: mruuit3
  • Class of 2022: Google Classroom Join Code: d3tkqjw
  • Class of 2023: Google Classroom Join Code: sclocbl
  • Class of 2024: Google Classroom Join Code: 6jk6iut

Family Wellness Resource Directory

Supporting the health and wellbeing of students and families is a priority for administrators and staff at King Philip. During these times of transition and continued uncertainty, a focus on wellness is critical.

We are providing a variety of resources to support students and families. Below is a link to a living document created by Dot Pearl, Director of Wellness for Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham & King Philip Schools, where you will find updated information, programming and resources during the months ahead.

The administration and counseling teams at each school are available to you if you have child specific concerns.

Family Wellness Resource Directory

Academic Programs

King Philip students have the opportunity to engage in enrichment beyond curriculum through the Graduation Distinction Program. For a description and requirements of the Graduation Distinction in Liberal Arts, click here. Questions about the Graduation Distinction in Liberal Arts to Distinction may be directed to: Ms. Erin Nerlino at nerlinoe@kingphilip.org.

Please click on the following link to access the application for the Graduation Distinction in Liberal Arts.

King Philip students have the opportunity to engage in enrichment beyond the curriculum through the Graduation Distinction Program. For a description and requirements of the Graduation Distinction in STEM, click here. Questions about the Graduation Distinction in STEM may be directed to: Mrs. Ann Lambert lamberta@kingphilip.org.

Please click on the following link to access the application for the Graduation Distinction in STEM.

AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program from the College Board that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two AP courses – AP Seminar and AP Research.

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will receive the AP Capstone Diploma TM. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate ™.

The goal of the Honors Academy is to acknowledge and encourage students to maintain a balance of strong academics, involvement in extra curricular activities, and commitment to community service.

Participation in the Honors Academy will be noted on the school transcript and a program description will be included in the school profile that is sent to colleges. For a description and requirements of the Honors Academy, click here.

Students must join the Honors Academy Google Classroom with the following code: cn3qpjd

All application materials can be found and must be submitted in the Honors Academy Google Classroom.

Questions about the Honors Academy may be directed to: Julie Habib at habibj@kingphilip.org. Please click on the link below to access the application and verification forms for the Honors Academy.

Additional Topics

2022 AP Exam Registration opens Friday, September 17th. The 2022 AP exam registration is for students who are CURRENTLY enrolled in an AP course at King Philip Regional High School. This is NOT a placement exam for AP courses; this is an end of the course assessment.

Registration link: https://www.familyid.com/king-philip-guidance/2022-ap-exam-payment-for-king-philip-regional-high-school

The AP exams are held nationally May 2-13, 2022. Please check the College Board website (www.collegeboard.org) for details on specific exam dates and times.

The 2022 AP exams will be in-person at KPRHS, with paper and pencil exams.

King Philip Regional High School will only offer AP exams for the courses offered at KP (both in the classroom and through the Virtual High School program). Students wanting to participate in an AP exam KP does not offer are encouraged to contact other local high schools for their testing information.

Payment is due by October 15, 2021. Students MUST register on both My AP (myap.collegeboard.org) for their exam(s) AND make the payment on Family ID by the October deadline.
Students should see their current AP teachers for Join Codes for the My AP site that is specific to their class.

If you are in need of payment options, please email or see Mrs. Jessica Nutter at nutterj@kingphilip.org.

Given the need to start in a remote learning capacity, all college visits are virtual for the 2020-2021 school-year. Students should still register through their Naviance account for any college representative information session.

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR

Student registration for NEACAC’s Virtual Fall College Fairs is now open! Partnering with GoToCollegeFairs, NEACAC will host more than 250 Institutions live on May 2nd 1pm-7pm.

Registration is required, but is FREE! In order to register, please visit https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events/44/exhibitors and follow the steps to register and gain access to the fair. We encourage students and their families to come back and visit throughout the fall for new information and presentations! As always, please reach out to your assigned counselor via email or through an appointment slot found in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom with any questions.

STUDENT INFORMATION ON COLLEGE VISITS TO KP

  • Log into your Naviance Account
  • Click on the College Tab
  • Look under My Colleges and click on View All Upcoming Visits
  • Review the list of college representatives visiting KP
  • Click Sign Up to the right of the school
  • Review the date and time of the visit
  • Click Sign Me Up

Please note: You must pick up a pass from the guidance secretary on the date of the visit. You must have teacher permission (from the class you will miss) to attend the college representative visit. You are responsible for all work missed in class.

If you forgot your Naviance password, please email your guidance counselor to request a temporary password.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE INFORMATION

College Representatives looking to book a visit at KPRHS? Please visit RepVists.

Students will choose their courses for next year through Infinite Campus.

Click here for a listing of courses*

Click here to review the Program of Studies for course details.

Students should choose alternate electives in the event their first choice(s) are not offered or conflict with another course within their schedule.

Schedules are typically release in mid-August.

*Courses are subject to change.

What is the NCAA?

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. Information on the NCAA can be found online at the NCAA Student Site and the NCAA Student Athlete Registration site.

For a NCAA Website Registration Checklist, please click here.

The NCAA’s three divisions were created in 1973 to align like-minded campuses in the areas of philosophy, competition and opportunity. Click here to find out more information on the 3 divisions.

Click here for the FAQs regarding COVID-19.

Click here for the 2020-2021 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.

If you need residency documentation to obtain your Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License, the Massachusetts RMV requires the following items:

  • An Official Transcript
  • A Letter of Residency (which includes student’s DOB and current residential address)

To have these items prepared, please complete a Transcript Request Form, check off the RVM box, and submit it to the Guidance Office secretary, Mrs. Gannon or email it to gannonl@kingphilip.org.

Please allow 2-4 days for processing.

It is recommend all 4-year college-bound students take a college admissions exam at least twice within their high school career:

Once in the Spring of their Junior year and once in the Fall of their senior year.

What does the SAT look like?

  • 4 parts: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and the optional SAT Essay
  • 400–1600 score scale
  • 3 hours and 50 minutes with the SAT Essay — or 3 hours without it
  • Fee waivers available to qualified students, see your counselor for details
  • KP hosts the SAT exam in October & May* (*subject to change)

Brush up on your skills with free, personalized practice from Khan Academy®. It’s free and it’s official — Khan Academy.

To register for the SAT exams and view the test date schedule please visit the College Board at www.collegeboard.org.

What does the ACT look like?

  • 5 parts: English, Math, Reading, and Science-and one optional essay section-Writing
  • 1-36 score range
  • Total testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes for the ACT without Writing and 3 hours and 35 minutes for the ACT with Writing.
  • Fee waivers available to qualified students, see your counselor for details

To register for the ACT exam(s) and view the test date schedule please visit www.actstudent.org.

(KP is not a testing site for the ACT exam)

SAT SUBJECT TESTS

SAT Subject Tests have been discontinued in the United States, and will be discontinued internationally after June 2021. Learn more.

ADDITIONAL SAT INFORMATION

For questions or comments on the SAT Program call ETS at (609) 771-7600.
For College Board related score reports and re-registration call (800) 728-7267.
For the College Board Student Help Line call (866) 756-7346.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the SAT.
Click here for SAT or SAT Subject exam Registration.
https://www.collegeboard.org/

ADDITIONAL ACT INFORMATION

General Questions: (319) 337-1270
Testing Accommodation Questions: (319) 337-1332

ACT Frequently Asked Questions
ACT Registration
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html

TEST PREP

Bridgewater State University
SAT Preparation (online course) for Spring 2021

The following is a list of individuals that need to complete the King Philip Regional High School New Student Enrollment Packet:

  • Students transferring back to KP from private school, online school and Tri-County.
  • Students that have just moved into the KP district (Norfolk, Plainville or Wrentham)

All new students will be required to complete the New Student Registration Packet and provide the following documentation:

  • Official Transcript and grades-to-date, from previous school
  • Copy of IEP or 504 plan (if applicable)
  • Attendance Record, from previous school
  • Discipline Report, from previous school
  • Immunization Record (all immunization must be up to date)
  • Current Physical (within the last 12 months)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Court issued guardianship papers (if applicable)
  • Proof of Residency (as listed on page 1 – Group A of packet: Mortgage Statement, Property Tax bill, Lease/Rental Agreement, etc.)
  • Proof of Occupancy (as listed on page 1 – Group B of packet: Utility bill, Payroll Stub, Bank Statement, etc.)
  • Valid Identification (as listed on page 1 – Group C of packet

Due to Covid-19, all New Student Registration items may be scanned or photographed and emailed to the King Philip High School Guidance Secretary at gannonl@kingphilip.org.

All items need to be received for the registration process to be completed.

Once all items have been received, the Guidance Office will contact you to set up an appointment for the scheduling of class. All appointments will be conducted either by phone or teleconference.

Any questions regarding the registration process may be directed to Lisa Gannon, Guidance Secretary, at 508-384-1000 x3160.

Current Seniors:

All requests for initial transcripts to be sent to colleges MUST go through your Naviance account regardless of the application type (Common Application, school application, etc.) or deadline (Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, etc.).

If the colleges you are applying require specific term grades complete the Google Form for Term Grades located in your Google Classroom set up by the counselors.

*Please note: Request for Transcript with Term Grades Form are available after the term closes.

SENIORS: FINAL TRANSCRIPT request are done through the Graduation Survey on Naviance. The Guidance Department should have final transcripts mailed to colleges 1-2 weeks after graduation.

Transcripts for Scholarships, College Coach, Military, Summer Programs/Camps, Personal Use, etc.:

Students must complete a paper copy of the Transcript Request form located in the guidance lobby and turn in the completed form(s) to the Guidance Secretary.

Local Adult & Tutoring Center List: King Philip Regional School District is not responsible for the services provided from the tutoring list. Families are encouraged to directly ask the tutors for references before paying for services.

Home-Bound Instruction Policy: The provision of home/hospital tutoring is governed by Massachusetts regulation, 603 CMR 28.03(3)(c). Upon receipt of written verification from a physician indicating that a student has to remain at home or in a hospital for medical reasons for no less than fourteen (14) school days in any given school year, the District will arrange for tutoring for that student. No tutoring will commence until such certification is received and its content verified for compliance with 603 CMR 28.203(c). At a minimum, the physician’s written notice must include information regarding (a) the date the student was admitted to a hospital or was confined to home; (b) the medical reasons for the confinement; (c) the expected duration of the confinement; and (d) what medical needs of the student should be considered in planning the home or hospital education services. This information must substantiate that the student medically has no other choice than to remain at home or in the hospital. The physician statement must be submitted to the building principal or other appropriate program administrator.

Once the required written verification is received from the student’s physician, tutoring will begin as soon as possible after identification of one or more qualified tutors. The purpose of the tutoring is to provide the instruction necessary to enable the student to keep up with his or her courses of study and minimize the educational loss that might occur during the period that the student is confined to the home or hospital for medical reasons. If the student requiring home or hospital instruction is a special education student, the Director of Special Education should be notified to ensure compliance with requirements to eligible students. For a comprehensive discussion regarding the provision of home/hospital instruction, please see the Question and Answer Guide on the Implementation of Educational Services in the Home or Hospital revised in February 2005 by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Everyone is cautioned not to start the tutoring or make any other assumptions before a determination is made that the student does qualify for such tutoring. Failure to adhere to this policy could result in some services being rendered by staff or other person without appropriate compensation. It CANNOT be assumed that payment will be made retroactively or that services can begin with only a verbal commitment from the physician, parent/guardian, and/or other student.

Work Permits are available in the Main Office 7am-3pm.

Students must have already secured employment and have the name and address of their employer.

Students must bring all items:

  • School ID/Picture ID
  • Current Report Card
  • Proof of Age (birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or learner’s permit)
  • Report card/Attendance Report
    • Minors under 16 must also submit a school record demonstrating compliance with the qualifications set out in M.G.L. ch. 76, § 1, and regular school attendance for at least 130 days after turning thirteen.
    • Minors 16 and older should meet the requirements for completion of sixth grade of the public schools in the town of residence.

If the minor seeking an employment permit resides in Massachusetts, the work permit may be obtained from the district in which the minor either lives or attends school. If the minor resides outside of Massachusetts, the minor should obtain a work permit from the superintendent of schools in the city/town in Massachusetts where the minor is to be employed.

If you are 14 through 17 years of age and have been offered employment, you MUST obtain a work permit application from the guidance office or at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/docs/dos/youth-employment/youth-application.pdf.

Your employer, physician and parents must complete the application prior to obtaining your work permit.

Any questions, please call the Main Office at 508-384-1000.

Scholarship Information