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Dear 10th Graders and Families,

Welcome to 10th grade!

Throughout the year, I welcome students and families to contact me with questions, concerns, or success stories about your academic development, career and college planning path, and social or emotional well-being.  Please feel free to reach me by email at or by phone at 413 552 1580 x243.  

In a few weeks, we will release our School Counseling Calendar with detailed information about our offerings.  This year, the PVPA School Counseling Department will offer the following programming tailored to 10th Graders and their families.  

  • School Counseling Curriculum: Classroom lessons and other activities covering topics related to academic success, career planning, and social or emotional well-being.  Specific topics to be determined based on a needs assessment.
  • Academic and Career Planning Meetings:  Each 10th Grader will meet individually with me to discuss post-PVPA goals, a general plan for high school courses and internships, and choice of arts concentration.  
  • College Admissions Visits at PVPA:  College admissions visits are open to all high school students.  Most admissions visits happen between September and December, although some happen in the spring semester.  Please check the School Counseling Calendar for dates and times of admissions visits.  

As always, I am available to support students with both the expected and unexpected challenges of high school, whether these are emotional, social, academic, or future-oriented.  More information about contacting school counselors is available in the Community Handbook. I encourage students to request an appointment if you’d like to talk in detail. Please let me know how I can support you.  

I am looking forward to a great year!

Best wishes,


Kate Allen
School Counselor for Class of 2020 and 2022