• Welcome to the Upper Merion Area High School Counseling Department. The Department consists of four school counselors, one college counselor, our guidance technician, and our guidance clerk.  Our Staff and contact information is listed below.  

     
    Our departmental Fax # is 610-205-3886.
     
    Summer Days for High School Counselors
     
    Please contact Mrs. Berman at 610-205-3821 to schedule appointments. If possible, please make your appointments with your designated counselor.  Summer hours are appointments are made for between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM.
     
    Friday, June 16th – Enters / Brower / Lowry / Jackson / Miller

    Monday, June 19th – Brower / Lowry / Miller

    Tuesday, June 20th – Enters / Brower / Lowry / Jackson / Miller

    Thursday, June 22nd – Enters / Jackson / Miller

     

    Thursday, July 6th – Enters

    Tuesday, July 11th – Jackson

    Wednesday, July 12th – Lowry / Jackson

    Thursday, July 13th – Lowry / Jackson / Miller

    Wednesday, July 19th – Lowry / Miller

    Thursday, July 20th – Miller /Enters (offering a workshop on the college application process from 9-11 AM)

    Tuesday, July 25th – Enters (offering a workshop on College Essays from 12:30-2:30 PM)

    Wednesday, July 26th – Miller /Enters (offering a workshop on College Essays from 9-11 AM)

    Thursday, July 27th – Miller / Enters (offering a workshop on the college application process from 12:30-2:30 PM)

    Tuesday, August 1st – Lowry / Jackson

    Thursday, August 3rd – Lowry / Jackson

    Tuesday, August 8th – Brower

    Wednesday, August 9th – Brower

    Tuesday, August 15th – Brower

    Wednesday, August 16th – Brower

    Thursday, August 17th - Brower

    College Counseling Summer Workshop Flyer 

     
    Attention College Admissions Representatives - Upper Merion Area HS is now using https://repvisits.com  to schedule visitations to our school.  We will publicize your visit on our school announcements on local access, through our Naviance site, and also during our homeroom morning announcements during the school year.  We allow all students regardless of grade level access to college admissions rep visits.  You can contact our Guidance Clerk, Diane Coxe - 610-205-3899 or dcoxe@umasd.org during the school year to reconfirm your appointment and check to see if any students have signed up to meet with you.
     
     
    UMAHS SCHOOL COUNSELOR DISTRIBUTION 

    This past school year we moved to a hybrid counselor distribution that incorporates the best of two models.  It is a dual grade level alphabetical system.  Two counselors share two grade levels and be assigned to students by alphabet.  Each grade is divided alphabetically by last name: A-K and L-Z with a counselor assigned to that particular caseload.  Assistant Principals are aligned with the counselors - (Class of 2017 & 2019 - Mr. Fabrizio, Class of 2018 & 2020 - Mr. Campbell).

     

    The key advantages our system are:
     

    • Ninth grade students will have two counselors that are easily identifiable with their graduating class.

    • Our distribution allows the two freshmen class counselors the opportunity to work closely with ninth grade teachers and students by implementing our year long transition curriculum through Teen Issues and Digital Academy classes.

    • Students have a four-year connection with three consistent adult advocates and supports (two counselors and an assistant principal.)

    • There is more effective coordination between senior year counselors and the college counselor in regards to managing college application materials.

    • Our system allows for more consistent and constant contact between counselors, teachers, and students in a specific grade level.


     

    Class of 2017 & 2019 

    Students Last Names: A-K

    Patricia Brower

    610-205-3840

    pbrower@umasd.org

    Class of 2017 & 2019 

    Students Last Names: L-Z

    Allison Lowry

    610-205-3841

    alowry@umasd.org

    Class of 2018 & 2020 

    Students Last Names: A-K

    Kim Jackson

    610-205-3870

    kjackson@umasd.org

    Class of 2018 & 2020 

    Students Last Names: L-Z

    Nicole Miller

    610-205-3873

    nmiller@umasd.org

    College Counselor

    Erik Enters

    610-205-3839

    eenters@umasd.org

    Guidance Technician

    Elaine Berman

    610-205-3821

    eberman@umasd.org

    Guidance Clerk

    Diane Coxe

    610-205-3899

    dcoxe@umasd.org 

     
    Our main goal continues to be providing the most effective support and advocacy for our students.  If a student needs to see a specific counselor for individual counseling issues, that student will still have access to that counselor regardless of caseload assignment.  

    Upper Merion Area High School Counselors


     
    Upper Merion is a Naviance Family Connection school and utilizes this as our main guidance website.  
    You can access Family Connection here - Family Connection by Naviance    
     
    To sign in - the student should type in their student id in email user name space.  Your password is your birthday - yyyymmdd.  Guests may access the site but will be limited to basic information and not be able to use all of the features of the website.  If you have problems accessing your Naviance account please contact your individual counselor.
     

    UMAHS College Planning Guide  

     
    College Counseling on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/UMCollegeCouns 
     
     
    CAST -Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow
     
     PHEAA - PA STUDENT FINANCIAL AID GUIDE

Last Modified on July 6, 2017