Counseling


All students at Elmwood Park High School are assigned a counselor. During their time at EPHS, students meet with their counselors to discuss a wide range of matters, including but not limited to college and career planning. (See below for a comprehensive list of services.)

Counselors play an essential role in helping EPHS students navigate the course selection process each year. All students should seek advice and guidance from their assigned counselor as they choose their classes and explore their College & Career Pathways opportunities.


Transcript Requests


If you would like to request EPHS transcripts, please visit our Transcript Requests page and follow the steps as listed. You DO NOT have to submit a FOIA request.

For current students there is no charge for transcripts. For graduates or former students there is a $5 fee per request. Please allow three days for processing.


Meet Our Counselors


EPHS counselors are assigned to students alphabetically based on each student's last name. Our counseling team consists of the following certified professionals:

To contact our counselors, please visit the EPHS directory (for email addresses and phone numbers) or click their names listed above (for email addresses).


What Services Do We Offer?


Students may see their counselor to assist with a variety of concerns and problems or to discuss future plans and goals. Some areas may include:

  • Problem solving
  • Friendship 
  • Academic improvement
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce
  • Crisis intervention
  • College planning
  • Career planning

How Can a Student Access Counselor Services?


Students may see their counselor as a result of any of the following actions:

  • Self-referral
  • Request of the counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Teacher or staff referral
  • Referral by friend(s)

Suicide Prevention Resources


AnnMarie's Law, enacted in 2015, was created to provide suicide awareness and prevention to Illinois school students and school staff. As noted by the Illinois State Board of Education, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24.

District 401's practices and procedures regarding suicide prevention are governed by Board Policy 7:290, "Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention."

In addition, the District's Student Services Department recommends the following resources:

CRISIS TEXTLINE

  • 24-Hour Crisis Line is accessible via text.
  • Link to the website is available here.
  • Text "home" to 741741 to gain access to a crisis worker.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

  • The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • English: 1-800-273-8255
  • Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
  • www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

To Learn More


For additional information about the EPHS Counseling Office and its services, we invite you to visit the links below. These links include the Naviance login page, the Counseling Office calendar and our Transcript Requests page.