Guidance and Counseling

Our Mission and Role

The Melrose High School Guidance Department is dedicated to fostering the growth of our students as individuals in a safe and caring environment. Our goal is to thoroughly assist students in the development of academic and personal excellence, in making healthy school and community connections, with in-depth exploration of college and career opportunities, and in preparing students to become respectful and contributing citizens. The Social Expectations for Student Learning addressed by guidance services include the ability to demonstrate good citizenship, the ability to plan and set goals, the ability to understand diversity, and the ability to exercise tolerance and respect for themselves, others, and their school.

Services We Offer

  • Academic planning and course selection guidance
  • College and career exploration and guidance
  • Monitoring of academic progress
  • Motivating students to develop the skills to plan and implement goals
  • Scheduling maintenance
  • Orientation for new students
  • Personal and emotional counseling
  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Consultation with parents, teachers and students
  • On-the-Spot Admissions with area colleges and universities

Staff Contact Information

Main Counseling Office 781.979.2210
Records and Transcripts 781.979.2210
Fax 781.979.2206
Mr. John Buxton (Director) 781.462.3239
Mr. Joseph Parrillo 781.462.3233
Ms. Francesca LoGrasso 781.462.3237
Ms. Jennifer Shackelford 781.462.3236
Mr. Jeffrey Bolduc 781.462.3234
Ms. Nancy Arrington (Secretary) 781.979.2210