School Counseling

Counseling Office: (203) 245-6360

FAX: (203) 245-6356


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are excited about the start of this school year.  Our school counselors are committed to supporting all students at D.H.H.S.  We will continue to connect with our students individually, in small groups, in the classroom and via google classroom. The best way to reach the school counselors are students can stop in or email and parents/guardians can call or email.  Please see the contact information below and we will also continue to give updates in the PTO meetings on occasion.

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

Thank you!

The School Counseling Department

I am your school counselor.
I don’t have a magic wand, a crystal ball or all the answers.
But I do have ears to listen, a heart to care, and time to give.
I have ideas and an open mind.
I am your school counselor.
And I am here for you.

How to Pay for College

Daniel Hand High School welcomes one of New England's leading experts on college funding strategies to show options and offer insights you may not hear anywhere else.

Learn the realities of paying for college and how to do it without bankrupting your retirement.

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Advice you've received from your financial planner or CPA may actually be detrimental to your ability to pay for college.


  • 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

We hope to see you there!

Charles Wareham, Financial Advisor, Registered Principal

Vaylark Financial Services
750 Main Street, Suite 400
Hartford, Connecticut 06103

(860) 218-2048

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 2023 exams will 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.

The information and registration packet will be distributed in class in early October, with the due date 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.  

PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) will again be given at Daniel Hand High School on Saturday, October 15th at 7:30 AM to all interested sophomores and juniors. The fee is $27.00 (payable only through the student’s Infinite Campus Fees Portal). Registration will begin on Thursday, September 8, 2022 and end on Friday, September 30, 2022. 

Payment must be made online through Infinite Campus.  Click on Fees, then click on “Make Payment” button and follow the instructions on the screen.

Registration information was mailed home this week and if you didn’t receive a copy please stop in the Counseling Office. For more information and additional practice, you may visit the College Board PSAT/MNSQT website. 

Should you have any questions please contact the Daniel Hand High School Counseling Department at 203-245-6360.


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.


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