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Bur Oak Guidance

Welcome to the Bur Oak Secondary School Guidance Department!​

One of the goals of the B.O.S.S. Guidance Department is to prepare our students for life beyon​d high school. To accomplish this we provide a wide range of support, information, guidance, and referrals that are tailored and specific to each student and their academic year. For example, during the fall, much of the work we do with grade 12 students is focused on the preparation and completion of college and university applications; with grade 10 students we concentrate on informing them about career realities and pathway choices. 

We are available to support Bur Oak students with any academic, social, or emotional concerns they may have. The guidance office is open all day and is located beside the main office; students are welcome to come in at any time to make an appointment with a counselor. We are always happy to help - helping our students is our number one priority.

Grade 12s!

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The Guidance Team:



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Email and Extension

Laurel Dodham

Head of Department

Visa Students

Last names S - Z

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Ethan Milberg


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Last names M - Z

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Ruth MacSween

Continuing Education

Special Education

Last names I - L

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Gillian Andersen

Specialist High Skills Major

Dual Credit

Last names A - H

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Carolynn Mar

Administrative Assistant

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Stay Updated:

In addition to morning announcements and classroom visits, Guidance routinely posts information regarding upcoming deadlines/events, Bur Oak courses, postsecondary information, scholarship information, and relevant articles on Remind.

Subscribe to the Guidance Remind account to receive information via text message or email about upcoming events, scholarships, school happenings, and volunteer/job opportunities
Grade 12: Instructions for subscribing can be found here​.
Grade 11: Instructions for subscribing can be found here.
Grade 9 and 10: Instructions for subscribing can be f​ound here​.
Visa/Newcomers: Instructions for subscribing can be f​ound here​​.

How to Book an Appointment:

  • visit the Guidance Office before or after school, on a spare, or during lunch
  • book an appointment with your appropriate counselor in the appointment binder
  • if the appointment is during a class period, write the date and time on the orange appointment slip
  • show the slip to the teacher when leaving or returning to class​​​​​​​​​
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