Guidance News

College Bound Juniors Checklist

posted Jan 28, 2021, 4:59 AM by Grazia Donohoo

Dear Class of 2022, Parents/Guardians:  For information about the Junior College Planning Checklist, please read the following message ...

College Bound Juniors Timeline

posted Jan 28, 2021, 4:54 AM by Grazia Donohoo   [ updated Jan 28, 2021, 5:00 AM ]

Dear Class of 2022, Parents/Guardians:  For information about the College Process Timeline for Juniors, please read the following message ...

College Bound Juniors

posted Jan 26, 2021, 6:50 AM by Grazia Donohoo   [ updated Jan 26, 2021, 7:22 AM ]

Dear Class of 2022: Please watch the video we sent out on Monday, January 25th. For your convenience, we have broken up that video (by topic) and share the link with you here... - 

College Bound Juniors Information

posted Jan 7, 2021, 5:04 AM by Debra Conti   [ updated Jan 7, 2021, 5:11 AM ]

Dear Class of 2022, Parents/Guardians:  

If you want to hear how the NAHS Guidance Department can help your junior navigate the College Application Process, please read the following message from Guidance Director, Steve Nugent:

On Monday, January 25th I will email you a video.  The goal of that video is to introduce and review everything you need to know about the College Application Process.  We will discuss Naviance and how to use this tool to figure out which colleges are a good match for your junior.  We will also talk about Standardized Testing and other important things that some colleges will request when your student applies.  Finally, we will share a Timeline, detailing each step of the process and when you should be there.  

On Thursday, January 28th each guidance counselor will provide two opportunities for you (and your junior) to join a GoogleMeet where you can ask questions.  These meetings will take place at 3:30pm and 6:30pm that day.  You only need to attend one of these meetings.  We respectfully request that you watch the video prior to joining a meeting so you are in a better position to ask questions.  More information about these meetings will come directly from your junior's guidance counselor the week of January 25th.

Meg Pinksten is on Maternity Leave

posted Dec 10, 2020, 11:17 AM by Debra Conti

Dear School Community:   Guidance Counselor Meg Pinksten is currently on maternity leave.  Kelsey Coughlin, a licensed school counselor, will be covering her student caseload with last names from S - Z.  Kelsey can be reached by phone at 978-794-2090 x 6 or via email at

PSAT & SAT Announcement

posted Oct 28, 2020, 9:03 AM by Debra Conti   [ updated Oct 28, 2020, 9:04 AM ]

Due to the COVID pandemic and the uncertainty that challenges our ability to plan any weekend testing, North Andover High School is not planning to offer the PSAT this year.  Instead, we plan to administer an in-school SAT for NAHS Juniors only.  The test will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, following strict COVID safety protocols.

The College Board has approved this SAT administration as an exclusive opportunity for NAHS Juniors.  They have also recently released new guidelines where Juniors can use the results of this test to potentially qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.  Registration information will be forthcoming later this year.  Please visit the SAT, ACT & PSAT Testing section of the Guidance homepage for links to useful resources regarding college admissions testing.

NAHS Shadow Day Form

posted Nov 6, 2017, 5:34 AM by Debra Conti   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 5:38 AM ]

Throughout the academic year, the NAHS Guidance Department offers prospective high school students a unique opportunity to spend a day at the high school with a current student, to help determine whether NAHS would be the right fit for them.  Please complete the NAHS Shadow Form below and return it to the Guidance Office by email: or fax at 978-794-2097.  If you have any questions you may contact Administrative Assistant, Debbie Conti, at 978-794-2090 x1.

New Student Registration

posted Jan 26, 2017, 1:57 PM by Debra Conti   [ updated Oct 23, 2019, 5:29 AM ]

Please click on the links below for the new student registration procedures at North Andover High School.  Once you have gathered all of your documents and pre-registered on-line, please contact Debbie Conti in Guidance to set up an appointment and complete the registration process.   She can be reached at 978-794-2090 x1 or at To access the on-line pre-registration portal, please go to:

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