Guidance & School Counseling

NFA’s School Counseling Department provides comprehensive, developmental guidance services to support all students academically, emotionally, and socially. In collaboration with teachers, administrators, school personnel, parents, community services, and other educational institutions, school counselors aid students as they navigate their high school experience and prepare for the challenges of the future.

The School Counseling Department is committed to the following goals: 

  • Students will attain the highest levels of academic achievement of which they are capable.
  • Students will understand the connections between their education and the transition to training and career choices.
  • Students will graduate with a post-secondary plan.
  • Students will develop good decision-making skills, set personal goals, and demonstrate respect for others.

In addition, the School Counseling Department is committed to ensuring that all students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to implement their post-high school plan.

Each student, in cooperation with parents and school counselor, creates a four-year Student Success Plan (SSP). The four-year plan is reviewed annually in small groups and individually to consider past performance, plan for the future, and oversee the steps necessary to form and achieve each student’s personal goals.

305 Broadway, Norwich CT 06360 | Phone: (860) 887.2505

Since 1856, Norwich Free Academy has adhered to the philosophy of its founder to "return to our hamlets and our homes its priceless freight of youthful minds, enriched by learning, developed by a liberal culture, refined by study of all that is beautiful in nature and art, and prepared for the highest usefulness and the purest happiness"

Founder, John P. Gulliver,
NFA Dedication Ceremony (1856)

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