Shelly Borg, Director of Guidance
Barbara Brown, College and Career Counselor
Janice O'Neil, Registrar
CEEB CODE 221548
Our mission is to form strong connections with students and families. Students remain with the same counselor for four years and counselors remain with families when siblings attend Newton South. Counselors at Newton South are available to help students and parents with concerns they may have about a student's academic, social, or family life. They also help students learn about themselves – their interests, aptitudes, and talents.
The department's goal is to assist each student each student in the normal developmental tasks that all adolescents face. Planning for the future is an important aspect of counseling. This is done in a variety of ways and includes examining available options and helping students on their way to becoming independent, self-confident adults. Career and college planning constitutes a major focus of the department. A detailed program with written guidelines is in place to assist students in this important process.