Professional Counseling Team: American School Counselor Association (ASCA) members

Mission Statement

The mission of the East Chicago Central High School Counseling program, in partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and community stakeholders is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that addresses the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students and ensures that they are self-directed, life-long learners who are college, career, and military ready.

Vision Statement 

The vision of the East Chicago Central High School comprehensive school counseling program is to facilitate equal access to a comprehensive school counseling program for all students, and that this program serves as an integral piece of the overall educational experience.  The CHS school counseling program will also promote collaboration between school counselors, educators, parents, and other community stakeholders to ensure that the needs and goals of every student are addressed so that each student can complete high school, and become college, career, and military ready.

School Counseling Faculty

Comer, Ashley

Students Last Names: A through Gl (Grades 10-12)

219-391-4000 Ext. 74028


Dempsey, Shannon 

 All 9th-grade students 

219-391-4000 Ext. 74025 


Withrow, Courtney

Students Last Names: Gm-through O (Grades 10-12)

219-391-4000 Ext. 73066


Nieves, Eloisa

Students Last Names: P through Z (Grades 10-12)

219-391-4000 Ext. 74025





Responsive Services

To work with students — both individually and in small groups — in response to a variety of academic, emotional and personal/social needs, thus providing opportunities for students to develop coping skills and compensatory strategies.

Individual Planning

  • To meet with students on an individual basis to create and monitor a four year academic plan for high school
  • To meet with students individually to explore post-secondary options focusing on college/career readiness
  • To meet with students individually focusing on personal and social/emotional needs

ACT Test Dates


2021-22 Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

National test dates are for the United States, United States territories, and Puerto Rico. If you have missed the late registration deadline for a test date, you may be able to request standby testing.

All requests for accommodations and English Learner supports, including appeals, must be submitted by the late registration deadline through the Test Accessibility and Accommodations (TAA) system. Accommodations and English learner supports are not available for standby testing.

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release
December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021 December 21, 2021-February 4, 2022
February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022 February 25-April 7, 2022
April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022 April 12-June 23, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022 June 21-August 5, 2022
July 16, 2022* June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022 July 26-September 9, 2022

SAT Test Dates

2021-22 SAT Dates

Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. ET, U.S. To see international SAT test dates, visit International Registration. To see dates when you can take the SAT on a school day, visit Taking the SAT in School.

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
December 4, 2021

November 4, 2021 November 23, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone) November 23, 2021
March 12, 2022

February 11, 2022 March 1, 2022 (for registrations made online or by phone) March 1, 2022
May 7, 2022

April 8, 2022 April 26, 2022 (for registrations made online or by phone) April 26, 2022
June 4, 2022

May 5, 2022 May 25, 2022 (for registrations made online or by phone) May 25, 2022

Counseling Curriculum

To meet with students and parents in small and large groups on a variety of topics, including:

  • Academic and Career  Planning
  • Career and Technical Exploration
  • College Application Process
  • Diploma Types
  • FAFSA:  Financial Aid
  • Graduation Pathways
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Scholarships
  • Trades