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Pinewood's High School guidance program is designed to help students in Grades 9 through 12 grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Our counselors provide guided lessons and direct services when students are in crisis or encounter challenges where they need adult support or intervention. 

Our goal is to emphasize skill-building and self-direction in areas such as conflict resolution, stress management, interpersonal relationships, and career/educational goals. With our support, students are prepared for the next steps in their future and continued health and wellness. 

The Guidance Office facilitates group discussions during High School advisement time by way of topical conversation prompts. Topics include:

  • Self-care
  • College preparedness
  • Values in action (e.g. social intelligence, resourcefulness, resilience)
  • Healthy friendships and relationships
  • Dangers of vaping/e-cigarettes
  • Drug and alcohol awareness program (Grade 10)
  • Safe driving and responsible choices

Please reach out to our school counselors, Anna Bright or Brendan Diffley, with any questions or concerns.

What's New in High School Guidance

Pinewood's Office of College Counseling will present its annual College Night on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Smith Hall.

Topics covered will include:
  • The college search process
  • How colleges evaluate applicants
  • The role of parents
  • The impact of COVID-19
  • Financial aid and scholarships

This evening session is targeted toward parents of High School students. In order to maintain a safe and comfortable crowd size, students will receive this information during school hours.

Brendan Diffley 
843.873.1643, ext. 2009
Director of Guidance/Assistant Head

Anna Bright  
843.873.1643, ext. 2018
Guidance Counselor/School Psychologist