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Penn High School’s staff of 10 professional school counselors is committed to assisting students and their parents with emotional, academic and post-secondary issues.


Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you:

 Q: My friend or student is feeling suicidal.  What should I do?!

 A: Please call 911 immediately or take the student to the emergency room. Memorial Epworth is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (574) 647-8400


Q: The grade listed on HAC is incorrect, or my teacher made a mistake in calculating my grade. How is this addressed?

A: Counselors cannot change or round grades.  We ask that you contact the teacher directly by using the PHM voicemail directory at 574-259-7961.  You may also contact the main office to speak with the Principal.


 Q: I need my final transcript sent to my college/university.  How does this happen?

A: Seniors were given instructions to submit a transcript request to Sean Penney by sending the request through .  If you are trying to make the request through and are experiencing an issue, contact Parchment at 888-662-0874 or Mr. Penney at 258-9582 for more help.


Q: When will my grades be finalized?  I would like a copy of my transcript.

A: The deadline for teacher grades is Friday June 8th.  Please contact the registrar beginning June 18th at 258-9502.


Q: I never received my online summer school information.  Who can I contact about this?

A: Contact Information:

Teacher-Taught Summer School: PE, Health, Kick Start, EC Courses, SAE 

Brenda Chaffee- Phone: 574-258-9524

Online Summer School: Mon-Fri (8:00 AM-3:30 PM)

All Email Communication:

Phone: 574-968-9626


Q: My schedule is incorrect or I would like to change a class for 2018-2019 school year.  How do I do that?

A: Please call beginning August 1st to schedule an appointment with a counselor on staff at 258-9502.


Counselors will not be available to meet with students or parents on Monday, August 20th or Tuesday, August 21st due to staff meetings and school preparations.  Students who need to meet with a counselor  to make a schedule change will need to come down during the period in question during the first 2 days of school.  Elective changes will not be made until after August 28th.

The Counseling Center will have new hours starting on August 22nd.  We will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Monday – Friday.