School Counseling

School Counseling

Counseling Office

Welcome to the Keystone Oaks High School Counseling 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 Counseling 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 counseling department at Keystone Oaks serves a valuable purpose in working individually and in groups with students. The counseling 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 counseling office. 

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

Emergency Contacts

1-888-796-8226
 
1-888-907-5437
 
 
Counseling Services
412-221-3302
 
Familylinks
412-343-7166
 
 
 
 
412-246-5619
 

Counseling Staff

Jennifer Tom (formerly Chambers)
School Counselor
Last names A-Ha
412-571-6067

Lauryn Greggs
School Counselor
Last names He-O
412-571-6055 
 
Nicole Varrenti
School Counselor
Last names P-Z
412-571-6068

Melissa Benincasa
Mental Health Therapist

Kevin Prince
School Psychologist

Transcript Requests

If you would like to request a copy of your transcripts from Keystone Oaks High School, please fill out the form below and return it to:


Mrs. Courtney Saxon
[email protected]

Send via mail to: 
Keystone Oaks High School
Attn: Transcript Requests
1000 Kelton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15216

Fax: 412-571-6161
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