Counseling Department

The School Counseling staff is comprised of two licensed school counselors and a professional psychologist.  Mrs. Hopkins works with 9th and 10th graders and Mr. McMillin works with 11th and 12th graders while Dr. Polderman concentrates on students who may need more support.  Mrs. Alflen is our Counseling Administrator and is a wonderful resource.

In line with the mission statement of the school, the Counseling Department seeks to prepare young men from diverse cultural and religious experiences for college and life. This is done in a variety of ways:

  • We furnish information on careers, colleges and entrance requirements.
  • We administer a testing program to help the student realistically assess his abilities and interests.
  • We help students make the most effective adjustment to school.
  • We make sure the students plan their courses so that they graduate in a timely fashion.
  • We see each student at least once each year on an individual basis and encourage them to make an appointment to see a counselor whenever they feel the need.
  • We offer information nights on college, financial aid planning, and other pertinent issues.
  • We provide information on summer school, make-up work, and tutoring.
  • We administer the Ohio Graduation Test and the new State Assessments.
  • We are a testing site for the ACT and SAT.
  • We provide students the opportunity to confidentially discuss personal questions with a counselor or psychologist.
  • We provide information about NCAA Participation for Student-Athletes.

The Counseling Department is fortunate to have Naviance — a web based program used for everything from registering for classes to applying to colleges.  It is a great resource for career and personality inventories.  Please make sure you have your username and logon info.  Parents and students each have their own account. If you need your information please email Mrs. Hopkins or Mr. McMillin.

Login to Naviance here

 Testing Schedule 2016-2017

PSAT –  October 19   All Sophomores and Juniors
OGTs – October 24-26 makeups

Terra Nova – November 15-17    Sophomores and Juniors

OGTs Makeups – March 13-15

Ohio State Test (additional for juniors) – January 10-12

Ohio State Tests

English 1     March 22
Algebra 1     April 4
Biology (Honors class)     April  11

English 2   March 22
Algebra 1   April 4
Geometry (Honors Class)     April 4
Biology     April 11
US Government     May 2

Geometry     April 4
US History     May 2
ACT     May 3


Some additional information:

We are excited to have all of the transcript requests online, but we will still need paper copies of transcript release forms on file before we can release any information to colleges.

As a reminder, there are scholarships available for every student, you just need to find them and apply for them. Please check the Naviance website for scholarship opportunity. We continually update them.

Resource websites for the OGT and End of Year Assessments:


NCAA Eligibility – all students and parents of athletes should view this video!


Melissa Cozzens-Hopkins
Director of School Counseling
216-421-2080 ext 333


Keith McMillin M.Ed
School Counselor
216-421-2080 ext 337


Dr. Ron Polderman
216-421-2080 ext 301


Mrs. Fran Alflen
Counseling Administrative Asst.
216-421-2080 ext 334