Counseling Department

The Counseling Department at Albion High School is comprised of school counselors, a school psychologist, a social worker, and secretarial support. The goal of the Albion High School Counseling Department is to assist every student in all aspects of their high school career and beyond. Counselors meet with students annually to assist with the planning of curriculum that meets the individual student's needs and goals. During that meeting, students review their progress towards completing the requirements for graduation to insure that students are headed in the right direction.

The department has group counseling to meet the various needs of the students. The Counseling Center also houses college catalogs, financial aid information, college videos, and various career resources.  Many colleges visit Albion High School frequently to offer information regarding their school.  The department hosts two College Fairs every October and has more than 30 area colleges and universities attend.

Many of our students need help finding a career for which they are suited. Naviance is a program available to all students. It has a database of four-year colleges, two-year colleges, and vocational-technical schools. Aptitude and interest surveys are also available. Whatever your future plans are, we can help. The links located at the top and bottom of this page will direct you to information geared to your future.

We hope that everyone is feeling well and staying healthy. This can be a difficult and frustrating time for many students. We want you to know that we are still here for you. We are happy to help you as you navigate the school year, plan for college, or if you just want to talk. The easiest way to reach us is by email:

Mrs. Garlipp (last names A-K):
Mr. Green (last names L-Z):
Mrs. Pettit (CSE & 504):  vpettit
Mr. Christiansen:

Counseling Department Office: 585-589-2042

News and Announcements

GCC Promise Plus:

Free summer classes for juniors and seniors at GCC. Earn credits toward your degree at GCC or transfer the credits to another college! Juniors and seniors can enroll in one or two summer courses at GCC. 

All application materials and information can be found at

 If you have questions, contact GCC at 345-6800 or talk with your counselor

Field Trip Opportunity:
On Friday, March 24th students have the opportunity to attend the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare Program at the Batavia GCC campus. Students will have the opportunity to learn and interact with companies from various sectors of the healthcare industry, including hospitals and health systems and jobs in nursing, mental health, social services and first aid. They will also engage with local colleges, universities, and secondary and post-secondary training programs to learn about career pathways that will provide a sound return on their investment.

This is an incredible opportunity for students to learn about good-paying careers in the healthcare sector with companies right here in the GLOW region.

If you are interested in attending this event please sign up by emailing Mrs. Hill at or stop in the Counseling Office by January 13th.  

A scholarship is being offered by the State Department of Education.  In the upcoming weeks, one member of the senior class will be selected to receive a renewable $1500 scholarship.  Three or four other seniors will receive a $500 scholarship.  By rule, the recipients will be determined by current class rank.  

Winners of this scholarship must attend a college or university in New York State to receive the award.  If you would like additional information, please see Mr. Christiansen in the Counseling Office. 

Emotional Health and Well Being Resources

“Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness but also encompasses social, emotional, and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life’s challenges” (NASP, 2019). 

Good mental health is essential to children’s success in school.  According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children and adolescents experience a mental health problem during their school years.

The Albion school counseling staff is here to provide prevention and intervention, as well as to foster communication between school and families.  We are trained to guide and assist children who are struggling with any behavioral, academic, or mental health issue.  In many cases, we can also provide information or connect families with area mental health providers.

Click on this link for a list of some of the area mental health providers.

Click on the links below for more information on mental health topics and services:  

Tools and Tips for Success

The following links offer answers to typical questions that students have when navigating high school, college, and career.