Course Registration for ALL: 10-15 minute meetings will be scheduled for all 23-24 returning students from 1/30/23-2/25/23 after course requests are entered in advisory on or before 1/30/23 at noon. Incoming 8th graders-contact your current school counselor for more information and the paperwork.  

    School Choice IN/OUT 2023-2024 - the school choice application for the 2023-2024 school year is posted HERE. You can also find FAQ's and more information on that page about School Choice. The state deadline for completed and signed school choice forms is March 1st. The lottery takes place during the month of March and then all applicants are notified of the status in April via USPS and by their current school. This application is NOT for choice towns without a high school. Students from towns/districts without a high school can choose any high school and register as a regular student.

    EHS & VTVLC/VHS course drop guidelines: Even though VHS & VTVLC have their own drop procedures, students can drop one of those classes up to 10 school days after Quarter 1 ends (or Quarter 3 for a semester 2 class) with no impact on transcript (nothing will show up at all). If the course is dropped after the 10 day mark, a grade of W (withdraw) with no GPA bearing will be added to the transcript.Talk to the EHS VTVLC/VHS coordinator Aaron Mason with any questions. 

    CLEP exams are currently available to all EHS students. If you have any questions, please click here. If you are not a current EHS student, please email topofvt@aol.com for more information.

    -GPA's, Report Cards and Previous Student Transcripts -  must be requested by email hkennison@ewsd.org  
    -New Students/families - click HERE for online registration. Please email hkennison@ewsd.org if you are in need of a paper packet.

    EHS Advanced Placement and CLEP information: click here!

    Testing Information for PreACT and PSAT:

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Essex High School Counseling Team

  • The goal of the school counseling program at Essex High School is to enhance the learning process for all students through academic, career, and social/emotional support. 

    The school counseling program is a collaborative effort between the school counselor, student, parents, and other educators to create an environment that promotes student achievement. 


    From Left to Right: Benji Soll - SAP intern, Maeve Murphy - School Counselor, Jon Moore - School Counselor, Hollee Kennison - Registrar, Kate Littlefield - SAP Counselor, Siobhan Barber - School Counselor, Ben Skoglund - Director of School Counseling,  Allie Matthews - School Counseling Assistant, Jess Butler - School Counselor, Nicole Gillis - School Counselor, Marissa Stokes - school counseling intern and Aaron Mason - School Counselor.

    Please continue to check your school email daily for information from the counseling department, your teachers, administrators or more. 
    To connect with your counselor or request an appointment:



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22-23 Counselor Assignments by Student last name

  • Counselor





    Ben Skoglund


     A A GA-KE (shared)
    Jon Moore BA-CZ BA-CH BA-CZ BA-CZ
    Maeve Murphy DA-HA CI-HA DA-HAQ DA-FZ
    Aaron Mason HE-KR HE-KZ HAR-LI GA-KE (shared)
    Jess Butler LA-MO LA-NU


    Nicole Gillis MU-RA OA-SP PE-STE MU-SI
    Siobhan Barber RE-ZZ ST-ZZ KI's & STO-ZZ A & SK-ZZ