Counseling Center


Monday - Friday:
10:00-11:00 AM & 2:00-3:00 PM

College & Career Counselor, Mrs. Neighbors

Class of 2020 Counselor, Dr. Pitts
Class of 2021 Counselor, Mrs. Hellwig
Class of 2022 Counselor, Ms. Merritt
Class of 2023 Counselor, Ms. Esslinger

We will do our best to answer emails and Google Classroom questions during these times. Feel free to email at other times and know we will respond as soon as possible.

There are multiple resources available to assist families during this time with both counseling and additional resources. Here are some quick links to local resources - please also refer to the Resources section of this website for more.


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Upcoming College Visits to the Counseling Office during TAP
9:30-10:30 AM.



In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all upcoming in person events for Spring 2020 have been removed until further notice. See any virtual events below:



Webinar Series:  Inside College Admission.   Scoir has partnered with Peter Van Buskirk to provide a "behind the scenes" look at how colleges are dealing with the admission process during a national crisis - COVID-19. A 25-year veteran of the college admission process, Peter Van Buskirk is dedicated to helping families find student-centered solutions in college planning. Over the past several weeks, Peter has been interviewing deans of admission at institutions around the country.  These interviews lend families further perspective on how specific colleges—and higher education in general—are responding to the coronavirus. Click here for more information.

Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:00 - 5:30 pm.  Infinite Scholars Program helps students connect with colleges and secure more than $1.5 Billion in scholarships.  In order to help high school juniors connect with colleges now, registration for fall fairs is open now.   You can get student information with partner colleges. Students go online at and register for the fair in their city. Their information will be shared with the network of schools.  This allows students to connect with colleges if fall fairs are postponed or a student cannot attend.  No cost for students to participate in any Infinite Scholars fair or online program. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at You may also leave a message at 314-499-6997.

Sunday, October 13 through Tuesday, October 15, Prologue to Bates, tour the 109-acre campus, meet our faculty and staff, and study, live, and play like a Bates student. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we will continue to monitor developments.  Top students get nominated for Diversity Fly In Program: Prologue to Bates - Bates sponsors travel. The application deadline for students is Sunday, September 6. 


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