About Counseling, College and Career Services
School counselors are licensed educators who improve student success for all students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. Evanston Township High School has 15 grade level school counselors and 2 school counselors, specializing in college and career services.
The school counselors at Evanston Township High School are advocates who assist students in identifying and achieving academic, career, personal, social and emotional goals. Counselors promote and support the educational process by helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents, while planning for life after high school. Counselors interact not only with students, but also with parents, teachers, administrators, and outside agencies and organizations in order to provide the best educational environment and opportunities for all students.
School Counselors help students apply academic achievement strategies, manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills, and plan for post-high school options (higher education, military, work force, etc.)
The primary role of the ETHS grade level school counselor is to:
- Advocate for students
- Monitor and support academic progress by supporting students in developing 4 year academic plans and goals
- Support student’s social/emotional development through counseling lessons and individual meetings
- Provide standardized test introduction and score interpretation
- Assist with college and career (post-high) planning via counseling lessons and developing an Individualized Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)
ETHS has two school counselors specializing in college & career services. This office is an all-in-one resource center dedicated to creating greater access to college and careers by providing a variety of tools and personal, one-on-one, assistance to help students achieve their college and career goals.
College & Career Services staff provide a variety of college and career planning services, including:
- Individualized assistance from a post-high school counselor (walk-in or by appointment)
- Exploring various pathways to careers
- Navigating the planning process
- Searching colleges and careers
- Completing college and scholarship applications
- Writing college and scholarship application essays
- College representative visits
- Programs throughout the year dedicated to a variety topics
- Information regarding community colleges, scholarships, military options, athletics recruiting, summer programs, gap year, standardized testing (SAT, ACT), and much more
- Library of SAT/AP/ACT test preparation manuals and books related to career and college and miscellaneous post-high school resources
- SchooLinks assistance
Students should discuss their college and career plans with their assigned grade level counselor. The College & Career Services team are available as supplemental support to the advising by the grade level counselor.
Schedule an appointment to meet with a representative from the College & Career Services team by completing the College & Career Services Appointment Request Form
For information about Special Education Transition Services, please visit https://www.eths.k12.il.us/Page/657
College Representative Information
College & Career Counseling
College & Career CoordinatorBeth Arey(847) 424-7160Post-Secondary CounselorMichelle Vazquez*(847) 424-7163*Se habla españolCollege & Career Support SpecialistTyre Shambee(847) 424-7160Youth Job CenterOffice Location W220 The Hub
Regular Summer Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm Closed Friday 8:00am-4:00pm Closed