Welcome to CCTEC’s Guidance homepage. The Guidance Department is an integral part of the district’s educational program. Counseling and/or other related services are available to aid students in making informed and responsible decisions concerning life’s many choices – personal, educational, and career/vocational.
Patricia Robbins, Assistant Principal, Student Services, email@example.com ext. 3102
Marysol Suppi, Secretary for Student Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 3202
Christina Ferus, School Psychologist, email@example.com ext 3301 - Case load includes our STRIVE program (Last name L-Z) and the Cosmetology program
Chuck Oldknow, Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 3302 - Case load includes our STRIVE program (Last name A-K). Mr. Oldknow is also the McKinney-Vento Act Coordinator and CCTEC liaison to the military.
Sharon Gates, School Counselor, email@example.com ext. 3303 - Case load includes all students in the Health Medicine and Science program and Culinary programs
Sue Hickey, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 3206 - Case load includes all students in the Engineering program and Law Enforcement programs
William Briggs, School Counselor, email@example.com ext. 3307 - Case load includes our Construction Trades, Welding, and Auto-Technology programs
Lauren Daigle, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org ext. - Case load includes our IT and Studio Production programs
Lauren Sherma, School Counselor, email@example.com ext. 3304 - School Testing Coordinator
Lauren Muffley, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 3305 - Early College High School Coordinator
Anthony Bermudez, College and Career Pathways Instructor, email@example.com ext. 3209 - School to Work Coordinator
Students have the opportunity to request an individual appointment with their counselor by completing a form they can obtain from their homeroom teachers. Counselors are also available to answer parents’ questions concerning their child via email or phone. Counselors meet with students on a regular basis to monitor their attendance and academic progress. They also assist students with information regarding careers, college, and technical training so that our students can achieve their future goals. Counselors are available to assist students with their college search. By their junior year, students should be researching and, if possible, visiting technical schools and/or colleges.
Resources to help develop your College and Career plan.
- Naviance - All students will be provided with a Naviance account to assist them in their college and career search. Through Naviance, students will be able to register for college visits, schedule appointments with college representatives, and submit their college application. They will also be able to research colleges and trade schools that meet their interest and career goals.
- CollegeBoard - All students are encouraged to sign-up for a CollegeBoard account by going to www.collegeboard.org and clicking "sign up." Students will need to enter profile information and establish a secure username and password. They should identify their school as Cumberland County Technical Education Center. There are many benefits of having a CollegeBoard account. Listed below are just a few of the benefits.
- Prepare for the PSAT through practice tests
- Register for the SAT
- Prepare for SAT through free test preparation - Khan Academy
- Access to PSAT, SAT, and AP scores
- Search for college scholarships
- Complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile
- Access to Net Price Calculator
The School Counts! program provides two-year Cumberland County College tuition scholarships to county residents who earn four consecutive School Counts! certificates from participating high schools. In order to earn a School Counts! certificate, students must:
- have an exemplary attendance record by not exceeding 12 absences
- have achieved a higher-than-average GPA in maintaining a “C” or better in all courses
- have successfully completed Algebra I; and
- be scheduled to graduate from high school on time.
Child Study Team
A wide variety of special education program options are available for students who require specialized instruction and/or related services, such as speech/language services, occupational therapy, and physical therapy in order to meet their educational needs. If you have any questions about our special education programs or feel that your child may require services, please call the office of Special Education at 856-451-9000 ext. 3204.
Intervention and Referral Services
I & RS is an intervention and referral service which is offered to students who develop "at risk" behaviors such as not completing assignments, declining or failing grades, absenteeism, tardiness, decreased participation and other issues that place students at risk for school failure and other problems. The I & RS team offers services when all other efforts have been exhausted.
Support for Homeless Students
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The McKinney-Vento Act provides services to students who are identified as homeless - CCTEC Social Worker, Mr. Oldknow, coordinates these services.