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The ZCHS SchoolCounseling Department is comprised of six School Counselors assigned to students alphabetically by last name, a College & Career Transition Coordinator, a Registrar, and a School Counseling Administrative Assistant. Collectively, we work diligently alongside students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to provide programming in the areas of academic development, social/emotional development, and career development.

Below are a few big picture ways in which our school counseling department will collaborate and partner with all stakeholders.

Classroom Lessons

The Counseling Department supports learning and development of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with classroom lessons presented throughout the year. Topics range from discovering strengths, exploring career interests, submitting college applications and other post-secondary planning strategies, tips and tools.  Click here for a list of grade level college & career readiness (CCR) activities.

Individual Brief Counseling

Students are encouraged to contact their school counselor as needs arise. Academic planning, academic support, post-secondary planning, school adjustment issues, building self-esteem, and grief counseling are just a few areas where support can be provided. School Counselors can be reached by:


  • Scheduling a meeting through these links:
    Greg Kirkham                    Ellen Shertzer
    Cassie Petrocelli                Steve Polivka
    Kristen Pache                    Kaylee Miller
  • Stopping by the counseling office to schedule an appointment.


Please note that all school counselors are located in the main campus school counseling office for the 2018-2019 school-year.


Throughout the school year, the School Counseling department hosts programs and events related to the areas of academic, social/emotional, and career development. Coming soon...look for a calendar of events found in the Weekly Parent Updates and News and Announcements section of the school counseling section of the website.

Communication of Programs & Events

  • ZCHS Weekly Parent Update: Emailed each Friday, this communication provides school counseling program information through the Counselors’ Corner section of the ZCHS Weekly Parent Update.

  • Direct Communication via Email: Throughout the school year, the School Counseling department may send updates directly to specific groups of families via email. An example of such communication includes a message sent in early Fall to parents of seniors concerning important college admission deadlines, processes and post-secondary planning.

  • @ZCHSCounseling: Follow the ZCHS School Counseling Department on Twitter and Instagram!

  • Remind 101 for each class: The College & Career Transition Coordinator offers students and families the opportunity to register and receive information specific to the student’s class. Below is information by class on how to register for this text messaging system.


Class of 2019 Remind Information

Class of 2020 Remind Information

Class of 2021 Remind Information

Class of 2022 Remind Information


The Counseling Office still needs Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 school year.  Ambassadors serve as mentors to 9th and 10th grade students, lead small groups, help at college events, provide tours to new families and assist in the Counseling Office.  We are looking for students who like to help others!  Please see Mrs. Bolander if you have any questions or would like more information.
College Visits: Zionsville High School welcomes visits from college and university admission representatives who wish to share information with ZCHS students.  Please visit https://counselorcommunity.com/ to schedule college visits.