The Guidance & Counseling Department is committed to supporting and assisting our students navigate the high school years and acquire the tools and knowledge they need to make informed decisions, explore opportunities, and live successful and fulfilling lives. Professional and caring school counselors advocate, collaborate and facilitate individual and system change in order to empower students to embrace their potential and to achieve their personal and academic aspirations. Students are different from one another in their capabilities, aptitudes, interests, needs, goals and values. Our comprehensive and individualized approach encompasses personal/social, career/college and academic counseling.
We believe that:
- All students can develop the skills necessary for academic success, personal growth, positive interpersonal relationships, career development and healthy choices.
- All students have a right to equitable treatment and access to opportunities and supports.
- School counseling is integral to a school system’s efforts to enhance educational attainment for all students.
- School counselors must work to design and implement programs that contribute to student success.
We encourage students who wish to meet with the counselor individually to make an appointment in advance. On “Walk-In Wednesdays,” counselors try to keep their schedules as open as possible for student drop-in meetings. In situations requiring immediate attention, students should feel free to come in to see any available counselor. Parents are encouraged to use the guidance services, calling 781-786-5820 with questions or requesting a conference when appropriate.
Naviance is one of the most helpful online tools for Weston High School students. Guidance provides this tool to students for career and college exploration, access to documents needed for Career and Guidance Seminars, scholarships, and other useful information. Students create their own space in Naviance, allowing them to save colleges they are thinking about, create activity lists, and help assess where they fall in relation to other Weston students’ applications to specific colleges.
Counseling and counseling materials shall be free from bias and stereotypes on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, socioeconomic status or homelessness.
Weston High School’s CEEB Code is 222-355.
Our telephone number is (781) 786-5820; fax is (781) 786-5829
Guidance counselors encourage your questions. We want everyone to have the information necessary to make informed decisions. To make an appointment with your guidance counselor, please call Enid DeCastro, the guidance administrative assistant at (781) 786-5820. She will coordinate a mutually convenient time. You can also email us by clicking on the counselor (below).
Marla Schay, Head of Guidance, Grades 6-12
Gretchen Gugliotta, Guidance Counselor
Maryann Shea, Guidance Counselor
Christopher Shanahan, Guidance Counselor
Enid DeCastro Guidance Administrative Assistant
Paula Gearan School Adjustment Counselor
Information for New Families
Group information sessions are held monthly for students and parents interested in visiting Weston High School. One of our counselors will discuss our program of studies, range of activities and other aspects of the school, as well as answer your specific questions. Student ambassadors are available for a tour of the school following the discussion. Please email Enid DeCastro to arrange a visit. See schedule.
New Student Registration
Please email Enid Decastro firstname.lastname@example.org Guidance Administrative Assistant, or call (781) 786-5820 to inform her of your intent to register your son/daughter for school, or if you have any questions about this process.