The Guidance Department is unique in that we work together with the sending schools to ensure a smooth transition to the ECA program and coordinate a variety of services throughout the four years of high school.  The focus of the Guidance Department is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which all students can grow and learn in all aspects of their life.  We support the academic, personal and social growth of all students. 

Guidance services include but are not limited to:

  • Individual Counseling

  • Responsive Services

  • Individual Planning

  • Collaboration within the school community and outside resources

  • Collaboration with sending schools

Julie Michaelson, ECA School Counselor, is involved in all aspects of our students experience as well as serving as our liaison to the sending schools. Julie does personal counseling as well as college and career counseling. Julie also handles recruitment of prospective students and coordinates the application/admissions process. Julie received her B.A. in Human Development with a concentration in Youth Studies from Eckerd College and her M.S. degree in School Counseling at Central CT State University. 

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail our School Counselor if you have questions or concerns.  She may be reached at jmichaelson@aces.org or ext. 14102