Guidance Department

Ms. Legere and Ms. Pitkin are here to support the students and parents of Metropolitan.  Please contact guidance if you have questions about academics, college planning, careers, or available social supports.


Belinda Legere, Guidance Counselor

(475)220-7727 |

Heidi Pitkin, Guidance Counselor

(475)220-7729 |

Cat O'Mara-Cherubin, Intern

Tashida Jacobs, Intern

Guidance Fax Number: (475)220-7726

Guidance Hours:

8AM-12:30PM Walk-Ins Welcome ONLY with written permission from administration or classroom teacher

12:30-2PM Guidance will be closed. ONLY students who have appointments made by the school counselor will be seen during this time.



01/13/2020 Hello!  Just a few reminders to all of you who have applied or are applying to college:

1) Make sure you give your counselor and teachers at least two weeks notice for your letters of recommendation! 

2) Remember to let your counselor know if you have submitted your common app.  We really prefer it if you do it with us so we can look it over before you submit.

3) Remember that you have to send your SAT scores through to schools that require SAT scores. Simply putting your scores in your commonapp is not enough. It takes from 2-4 weeks for collegeboard to get your scores to your colleges.

4) Make sure you have completed your FAFSA. If you are having any problems, see us in guidance so we can help you or tell you where you can get help.

Thank you!

Mrs. Legere and Ms. Pitkin

12/2/2019 - IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE YOUR FAFSA AND NEED HELP, PLEASE SIGN UP AND ATTEND ONE OF THESE FAFSA WORKSHIOPS AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Here’s a reminder that the series of FAFSA workshops includes an event hosted at Gateway Community College (20 Church Street) this Wednesday, beginning at 5 pm. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is overseen by the U.S. Department of Education, the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation dispersing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds annually to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.

Financial aid professionals will be on hand to help students and families navigate the process of need-based federal aid. Students can sign up at (You may need to copy this address and put it into the address bar if you can't click directly on it). Those who sign up will receive a checklist of items that they will need to bring to successfully complete the process.


Wed., Dec. 4 — at Gateway Community College (20 Church Street), 5 pm to 8 pm
••• hosted by Gateway Community College

Sat., Dec. 14 — at New Haven City Hall (200 Orange Street), 10 am to 1 pm
••• hosted by New Haven Promise

Mon., Jan. 20 — at Wexler Grant School (55 Foote Street), 9 am to 2 pm
••• hosted by Higher Heights Youth Empowerment

Wed., Jan. 29 — at New Haven City Hall (200 Orange Street), 5:30 pm to 7 pm
••• hosted by Higher Heights Youth Empowerment & New Haven Promise


​Seniors: It is time to start thinking about what you're going to do after high school. Will you be applying to a trade school, 2 or 4 year college, the military, hair dressing school? Make an appointment with your School Counselor in order to explore your options, fill out your applications, get tips on filling out the FAFSA, etc. We will be taking appointments starting on the 30th of September. You can also e-mail us with questions.

Seniors: Reminder that New Haven Scholarship Fund Interviews will be held in the bubble 4/23 and 4/24. Please come dressed to impress! Remember no cell phones should be used and to use good eye contact when speaking with the interviewer! Good Luck!

Junior Planning Night will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Guidance Department will hold a Junior Planning Night called "Rising Seniors: Get Ready" on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:30-7pm in the library. This program will discuss everything you need to know about the college process from now until your students enter college. There will be a raffle and a bake sale. We hope to see all of you there!


El departamento de orientación está planificando un evento con los estudiantes del 11 grado. Prepárese para el miércoles 24 de abril de 5:30 a 7:00 en la biblioteca de MBA. Este día hablaremos sobre todo lo que necesita saber en cuanto al proceso de entrar al colegio. Habrá rifa, y venta de postres. Esperamos verles pronto.


Pathway Presentation for freshmen will take place Thursday, March 21 during Advisory. Course Selection Sheets are due Friday, March 22, 2019.

Happy New Year Seniors! January 3, 2019

Many of you are hearing back from colleges and trade schools! Congratulations! If you have not applied to a post high program, please see your School Counselor asap to make a plan.

For those of you who are applying or have applied to a 4 year university or college, don't forget the following:

1) Do not forget to send your SAT Scores through Collegeboard. This is the only way they are official. If you need help, see us!

2) You must let us know that you have applied so we can send your supplemental materials

3) Make sure you have completed your FAFSA. Each college has a deadline!

4) Tell us where you have been accepted! We want to celebrate with you and we need to know!


Guidance Department!

Juniors will take the SAT on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24th all juniors will take the SAT. Cell phones are not allowed during testing. Please encourage your child to leave their cell phones home.  If this is not an option, all cell phones will be turned off, placed in your child's backpack, and placed in the back of the testing room throughout testing.  Please call if you have any questions. Thank you.

Atención padres de estudiantes del 11 grado.  Mañana martes 24 de abril sus hijos estarán tomando el examen SAT.  Le estamos llamando porque necesitamos su ayuda recordarle a su hijo(a) que no se permitirá el uso de celulares mientras tomen el examen. De ellos traer su celulares a escuela se les va requerir que durante el examen lo guarden en sus mochilas.  Si tiene alguna pregunta al respecto puede llamarnos a las oficinas.


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