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Welcome to the Keystone Oaks High School Guidance Department webpage! Here you will find information for both parents and students. It is our hope that this information will help our students be successful at Keystone Oaks and have a prosperous future upon graduation. 

The general objectives of the Guidance Department are as follows:
  1. To provide maximum individual student help through counseling
  2. To provide teachers, administrators, and other outside agencies with relevant student information as an aid in serving individual student needs
  3. To assist teachers and administrators to meet student needs by advising them and by providing alternatives for solving student problems; and
  4. To work with families in the Keystone Oaks community to assure accurate placement and adequate course selection. Also to counsel these families to meet current student needs and provide appropriate alternatives for post high school planning.
The guidance department at Keystone Oaks serves a valuable purpose in working individually and in groups with students. The guidance department helps students plan for the future and solve current academic, social, and personal problems as these problems relate to the student’s success in school. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities for counseling. Unless extenuating circumstances prevail, students are not to miss class/study hall to see their counselor unless the teacher has given permission to do so. This permission should be in the form of a teacher-signed pass to report to the guidance office. 
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Calendar of Events

Following is a general guidelines of events and deadlines that occur throughout the school year:

August
Freshman Orientation
 
September
Freshman Rush
College Fair
Open House
 
October
Financial Aid Night
PSAT Exam
High School 101 for Freshmen
FAFSA Completion Workshop
Student Ambassador Training
 
November
Keystone Oaks Alumni Seminar
 
December
PSAT Results Presentation for Sophomores and Juniors
 
January
Curriculum Night
 
February
NACAC College Fair at the Convention Center
Online Scheduling
Elective Exploration Day
 
March
Scheduling
Career Exploration
 
April
ASVAB Testing
Financial Aid Presentation
 
May
AP Exams
University of Pittsburgh College Visit
Junior/Senior Prom
Senior Awards Dinner
Keystone Exams
 
June
Move Up Day
Graduation 

* Contact your child’s counselor for specific event dates and for more information.
Emergency Contacts & Counseling Resources
Guidance Staff
Jennifer Tom (formerly Chambers)
Counselor
Grades 9-12 A-K
412-571-6067
tom@kosd.org 
 
Nicole Varrenti
Counselor
Grades 9-12 L-Z
412-571-6068
 
Nancy Smay
Secretary
Transcript Requests & Records 
412-571-6070
 
Sarah Hazlett
Mental Health Therapist
412-571-6239 
 
Kevin Prince
School Psychologist
prince@kosd.org 
Keystone Oaks School District  |  1000 Kelton Avenue  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15216-1984  |  Phone: 412-571-6000  |  District Fax: 412-571-6006 Aiken Fax: 412-571-6164  |  Dormont Fax: 412-571-6151  |  Myrtle Fax: 412-571-6051  |  Middle School Fax: 412-571-6092  |  High School Fax: 412-571-6043
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