Guidance and Counseling

Latest News from the Guidance Department

Recent Passing of a Student

February 22, 2021 Dear Parent or Guardians: It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Monday, February 22, 2021, a student at Ambridge High School, passed away. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our…

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Grade 8-11 Scheduling Information

Dear Parents/Guardians: This year Ambridge Area High School will be again taking an electronic approach to the course selection process that includes the following: Students will meet with their teachers individually, in this meeting the teacher will discuss the recommended core course for the next school year. Teacher will enter…

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December Guidance Updates

We would like to communicate the following Guidance Updates for the month of December 2020: Please note, all test dates and information can be subject to change in order to continue to adhere to the COVID19 protocols.  In the event of a COVID19 closure, information will be communicated from the…

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October Guidance Updates

Guidance Updates The following will take place in the month of October here at the Ambridge Area Senior High School: College and Career Fair – Friday October 16th. All students’ grades 9-12 will have a chance to participate in the virtual college and career fair. Links for students to virtually…

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Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented and difficult times. The Ambridge Area School District School Counseling office will continue to work together to provide Social/Emotional, College/Career and Academic Remote Learning Opportunities for our students during the school closure as part of the District’s Continuity of Education Plan. These Remote Learning Opportunities will follow the American School Counselors Guidelines (2020) to implement an Ethical and Supportive School Counseling Program in a virtual setting. This program is set to begin on Monday, April 6, 2020 and will continue throughout the District shutdown.

As per the School Counseling team and District Plan, Counselors will be available via e-mail for any questions or concerns you or your student may have from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Please know, your questions and concerns are of our utmost importance, and we will work diligently to answer all your questions in a timely manner. Please allow time to ensure we are addressing all your questions in collaboration with administration and teacher personal if applicable.

In addition to providing supports via e-mail, the School Counselors will also be available for remote and virtual academic meetings via the on-line platform Zoom. If requesting to speak with a School Counselor directly via a conference call, please reach out via-email to your students School Counselor to set up a time and date for a virtual meeting to take place in order to address the needs of you and your student during the above timeframe. Please again allow for several days of planning prior to the virtual Zoom meeting to ensure collaboration of team members can take place if applicable.

In the continuity of care, we will also be sharing all information we receive from the American School Counselors Association (2020) and various educational and social/emotional resources on our School Counseling Guidance website at – Counseling. The website will include valuable resources on handling anxiety and stress, academic learning and college and career guides through on-line resources and videos. Individual counselors will also have separate tabs for communication for their specific grade level under this website. Please be sure to check our guidance page for uploaded videos and references, and frequently asked questions during this time of change. There will also be an open forum for High School Students via Schoology for students and parents to ask academic or college/career planning questions as a whole for which will be addressed in a timely manner.

As always, your safety and health is of our top priority during these time. In the case that you or someone you know is experiencing an immediate crises, please call the UPMC Crises Center at 724-371-8060 or 1-800-400-6180. This service is provided free of charge 24 hours of the day to all Beaver County residents. You may also report any social/emotional or safety concerns via the SafetoSay Application on our district website at any time.

At this time, please know we are thinking of all of you! As always, please stay safe and take care of each other! We will all pull through this together as a district and community, and know we will support you with our district every step of the way!

With warmest regards,

Ms. Genifer Scaletta – 6th – 8th Middle School Counselor – e-mail:

Ms. Chelsea Benedict – 9th and 10th Grade High School Counselor – e-mail:

Ms. Noel Santini – 11th and 12th Grade High School Counselor – e-mail:

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Contact Guidance and Counseling Department

Benedict, Chelsea
Guidance Counselor 9-10

Ambridge Area High School

724.266.2833 x2482

Brecht, Karen
Social Worker

Ambridge Area High School

724-266-2833 x2265

Haase, Stephanie
Social Worker

Ambridge Area Middle School

724-266-2833 x3320

Jorgensen, Eliana
Social Worker

Highland Elementary

724.266.2833 x7213

Misencik, Valerie

Ambridge Area High School

724.266.2833 x2377

Santini, Noel
Guidance Counselor 11-12

Ambridge Area High School

724.266.2833 x2419

Scaletta, Genifer
Guidance Counselor 6-8

Ambridge Area Middle School

724.266.2833 x3284