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.
Several times a year the Counseling Office publishes a newsletter, Counselors' Corner, which is an excellent resource for information about college planning, financial aid and other postsecondary matters. The most recent issue is available here:
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:
- Paige Kozyra | Counselor for students A-G
- Alison Till | Counselor for students H-Perez
- Mayra Leyva | Counselor for students Perf-Z
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
- Academic improvement
- Grief and loss
- 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:
- 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.
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
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.
- Counseling Office Calendar
- Counseling Office Staff
- Naviance Login
- Registration Information for ACT
- Registration Information for AP Exams
- Registration Information for SAT
- SAT vs. ACT: How Do They Compare?
- Test Dates for 2021-22 ACT
- Test Dates for 2021-22 SAT
- Test Dates for 2022 AP Exams
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- Test Prep Resources | ACT & SAT
- Transcript Requests