School Counseling

Counseling Office: (203) 245-6360

Fax: (203) 245-6356


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our school counselors are committed to supporting all students at D.H.H.S.  We connect with our students individually, small groups settings, in the classroom and via google classroom. If you would like to connect with your child’s counselor, we are available by phone or email. On occasion, we also give updates in the PTO Meetings for parents/guardians. The best way for students to reach their counselor, is to stop by our offices! 

Your children's continue success is important to us.  Feel free to reach out at any time.

Thank you!

The School Counseling Department


SAT School Day 2023

As a participant of the SAT School Day program, DHHS administers the exam to all juniors on a designated weekday during the school year. This year the in-school SATs will be administered over two days: 

Wednesday March 22, 2023: Students with last names A - Mi
Wednesday, March 29, 2023:  Students with last names Mo - Z

For more information, please see your school counselor.



AP 2023 Exams

The AP Program and DHHS will again support in-school testing again in 2023 because administering exams in schools maximizes access and opportunity. The exams cover the full content in each course, so students have the opportunity to receive college credit and placement. Exams will be given during the first 2 weeks of May 2023. See the full schedule below

Monday, May 1

  • 11:30 a.m. Chemistry

Tuesday, May 2

  •  7:30 a.m. Chinese
  • 11:30 a.m. Psychology

Wednesday, May 3

  •  7: 30 a.m. English Literature & Composition
  • 11:30 a.m. Computer Science A

Thursday, May 4

  •  7:30 a.m. Macroeconomics
  • 11:30 a.m. Statistics

Friday, May 5

  • 7:30 a.m. European History
                      United States History

Monday, May 8

  • 7:30 a.m. Calculus AB
                      Calculus BC

Tuesday, May 9

  •  7:30 a.m. English Language & Composition
  • 11:30 a.m. Physics C: Mechanics
                        Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
                       (both tests required)

Wednesday, May 10

  •  7:30 a.m. Spanish Language & Culture
  • 11:30 a.m. Biology

Thursday, May 11

  •  7:30 a.m. French Language & Culture
  • 11:30 a.m. Physics 1 (Algebra based)

Friday, May 12

  • 11:30 a.m. Latin

The information and registration packet was distributed in class in early October, with the deadline for sign-up and payment November 4, 2022. Feel free to reach out to the School Counseling Department with any questions or check with your AP teacher.  


DHHS sophomores and juniors had the opportunity to take the PSAT on Saturday, October 15, 2022.  Scores are now available on Naviance or the student’s CollegeBoard account.

For more information and additional practice, you may visit the College Board PSAT/NMSQT website. If you have any questions please contact the Daniel Hand High School Counseling Department at 203-245-6360.



How to Pay for College

On October 17, 2022, Daniel Hand High School welcomed one of New England's leading experts on college funding strategies to show options and offer insights. Charles Wareham, Financial Advisor from Vaylark Financial Services, shared numerous ways to assist in financing college, including: 

 - The most effective way to save and invest for college
 - Best loans in today's economy and types you should avoid
 - How to make the most of the financial aid system
 - How to negotiate your financial aid package
 - Resources for scholarships and when to apply
 - Top myths about who qualifies for financial aid

Vaylark Financial Services
750 Main Street, Suite 400
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
(860) 218-2048



School Profile

First page of the PDF file: DHHS_SchoolProfile



Attention Parents/Guardians:

The School Counseling office frequently sends important information via Naviance to parent/guardian emails. Please make sure that you have an active email account in Naviance.


Daniel Hand High School Program of Studies