Port Allegany Jr/Sr High School Counselor

How we can help your child

As School Counselors, our goal is to help each student graduate College and Career Ready!!  That means when your son/daughter walks across the stage and accepts his/her diploma from Mr. Budd, each student is intellectually, academically, and socially ready for the rigors of college or the workforce.  


Services we can provide your child fit in one of three areas


1.  Academic:  We are responsible for making sure each student meet our rigorous graduation requirements.  To help our students reach their academic potential, we offer the following:

  • Academic Progress Monitoring
  • Academic Counseling
  • Referral to RTII/SAP Programs
  • Study Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Time Management
  • 4-year Academic Planning
  • Organization Skills
  • Pre-Referral Screening
  • Data-Driven Course Planning/Selection/Scheduling

2.  PersonalSocial:  This area is equally as important to your child's development.  Services that support personal/social development are as follows:

  • Crisis Intervention Services
  • Conflict Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Bully Prevention
  • Digital Footprint Awareness
  • Communication
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Goal Setting
  • SAP

3.  Career Awareness/Exploration:  What to do and how to prepare for success...Includes High Priority Occupations and Financial Outlook

  • College Search
  • Financial Aid Night
  • Career Interest Inventory
  • CareerLink
  • Resume Building Workshops
  • Mock Interviews
  • Letters Of Recommendation
  • College Visits
  • Job Shadow Opportunities
  • Military Recruiter Visits
  • Military and College Enterence Testing 

If you believe your child would benefit from any of these services, please contact the School Counseling Office.