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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:

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

* Contact your child’s counselor for specific event dates and for more information.
Emergency Contacts & Counseling Resources
Guidance Staff
Jennifer Tom (formerly Chambers)
Grades 9-12 A-K
Nicole Varrenti
Grades 9-12 L-Z
Nancy Smay
Transcript Requests & Records 
Sarah Hazlett
Mental Health Therapist
Kevin Prince
School Psychologist 
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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