Guidance Department

The Matignon High School Guidance Department works to achieve academic success and development for each student.  Students are assigned a counselor by alphabetical order and are followed by the same counselor for their tenure at Matignon High School.   The department consists of two full time counselors who are certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and hold Masters Degrees in the field of Guidance and Counseling.  In addition, the Guidance Department has contracted with local universities to provide a mentoring service with counseling interns.  These college senior guidance counselor interns get real work experience while also assisting our Guidance Office.

Matignon High School encourages parent involvement in student learning by providing two parent/teacher conference evenings, parent orientation night, quarterly interim reports electronically through Edline, curriculum night, quarterly grade reports electronically through Edline, and optional weekly progress reports.  Parents are also instructed to contact the Guidance Department and/or faculty at any time. 

Matignon High School is a site for the College Board Exams (SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests). These tests are administered at MHS in October, November, December, May, and June. The Matignon Test center administers both standard and non-standard administrations.

Parent Orientation Evening
Parents follow their child’s schedule of classes, meet each teacher and learn course expectations, requirements and grading procedures for the new school year

Transition Orientation Program
Freshmen will meet with guidance counselors, administrators, the school nurse, library media specialist, campus minister and athletic director for information sessions during the first semester. These sessions will assist students to transition into high school from middle school.

Two Mini College Fairs
The mini college fairs are offered at MHS during the Spring that involves approximately 75 – 100 colleges

Junior College Visits
The Guidance Department and Administration conduct college visits to Saint Anselm College and Providence College. Groups of junior students visit the college campuses and meet with college admissions personnel and tour the campus.

Junior Parent Seminar
The Guidance Department conducts a seminar for parents of juniors on the college search process as well as what colleges are looking for from high school seniors.

National College Fair
Guidance Department provides information for the fair held in Boston. Juniors have the opportunity to visit with representatives from colleges throughout the U.S.

Contact our Guidance Department: 
guidance@matignon.org

Joseph P. Carabello, Director of Guidance


617-876-1212 ext. 15
jcarabel@matignon.org

"Working with high school students for my entire career has been truly rewarding, but for the past 40 years being a part of the Matignon High School Community has been extremely special.  I have seen almost 5,000 graduates cross the auditorium stage to receive their diplomas.  These graduates have attended college and have become successful professionals.  It is always a pleasure to see my former students when they return and hear about their life after Matignon.  Whether a current student or a graduate, the Matignon Guidance Department will always assist them.  I am extremely proud of our students and what they have and will accomplish.  Matignon High School holds a special place in my heart because Matignon High School is a very special place."


Sandra Graves, Counselor


617-876-1212 ext. 20
sgraves@matignon.org

 

 

Christine Carabello, Guidance Administrative Assistant


617-876-1212 ext. 12
ccarabello@matignon.org

 

 

Jamie Lynn Allen, Guidance Counselor Intern

jallen@matignon.org