Guidance Staff 2022-2023

     Freedom Area School District CEEB School Code: 391-455
    Freedom Area High School Guidance Office email address: guidance@freedomarea.org

    Mr. Chris Bennett:
    School Counselor for grades 9 through 12

    724-775-7400 Ext. 541


    • Basic class scheduling for grades 9 through 12
    • Testing coordinator: Keystone Exams (Algebra, Biology, Literature), SAT, PSAT, AP Exams
    • Student Assistant Program Team member
    • Transition Program team member
    • SAT program coordinator:  Fee Waivers for SAT and college applications
    • Scholarship Co-Coordinator
    • GPA/Class Rank/Graduation Credits/Grade Calculation Questions
    • Coordinates 504 plans (Grades 11 and 12)
    • Concussion Monitoring team member
    • Scheduling for Freedom Cyber Program
    • Post secondary advisor for seniors.
    • New Students
    • Summer school registration
    Ms. Rita Kaplin:
    School Counselor for grades 9 through 12
    724-775-7400 Ext. 542

    • School Counselor for grades 9 through 12
    • Career and Technical Center (CTC) Coordinator
    • Coordinates 504 plans (Grades 9 and 10)
    • Transition Program Coordinator
    • Dual Enrollment Coordinator
    • College in High School Coordinator
    • CCBC High School Academies Coordinator 
    • Scholarship Co-Coordinator
    • Post-secondary advisor for seniors, including college applications
    • Homeless Liaison
    • Student Assistant Program team member
    • Service Club Sponsor

    Mrs. Barbara Martz:
    Student Assistant Program Coordinator
    724-775-7400 Ext. 540

    • Student Assistant Program Coordinator K-12
    • Coordinator of School Based Mental Health K-12
    • Coordinator of Truancy Elemination Plans K-12
    • Member of the 9th Grade Academy
    • Parent/Student Liaison for Community Agencies
    • Transition Program team member
    • Drug/Alcohol/Crisis counseling and referrals
    Mrs. Alyssa Young
    High School Guidance Secretary
    724-775-7400 Ext. 501

    • High School Guidance Secretary
    • Student records maintenance
    • Student Permanent Transcripts
    • Scholarship Applications: Local/private
    • New Student Registration grades K-12
    • Sets up on-site visits for college representatives
    • Updates addresses, emails and other student/parent information in the school database
    • Collect fees for PSAT (sophomores and juniors) and AP exams
    • Helps to coordinate 504 plans
    • Assist with High School Athletic Eligibility.  Coordinates student applications for NCAA collegiate eligibility.
    • Guidance Correspondence: Emails/mails important information from the Guidance Office.  Make sure Mrs. Young has your email address on file in order to receive important electronic information.