Counseling Department

Counselors’ Roles

School counselors work with students and their families within the Indian Trail High School & Academy learning community. Students are assigned a counselor in 9th grade and maintain that counselor through their high school career. School counselors assist students with academics, personal and social issues, and college and/or career readiness.

Academic Support

School counselors guide students as they strive to attain a high school diploma and create post-high school goals.  Counselors assist with yearly course registration to ensure students are focused on graduation and college or career readiness. Throughout the school year, counselors monitor students’ academic progress and offer assistance if needed.

Personal and Social Issues

School counselors support the emotional needs of students as they navigate through their high school experiences.  This includes information on topics like bully prevention, suicide prevention, decision making, and conflict resolution. School counselors are available throughout the school day.

College and Career Readiness

School counselors support students as they transition to life after high school. Through “Career Cruising”, 10th grade students begin to focus on post-high school options, examining their own strengths and interests. School counselors assist 11th and 12th grade students with the college and career pathways, financial aid, scholarships, and letters of recommendation.


Art Preuss

A - CL

Sonya Sutton


Joel Sinden

SL - Z


Upcoming Events

  • College High School Visits
    Indian Trail is fortunate to have several college and university representatives visit our school each year. Attending a college presentation is an excellent way to not only get to know the college or university but it is also a great time for you to decide if that institution is a “good fit” for you. For this reason, students planning to attend a college presentation should prepare for the meeting by doing research on the college before the presentation and bringing a couple of thoughtful questions to the presentation.

    9/6 University of Notre Dame (10:30-11:30)
    9/8 Marian University (11:15-12:15)
    9/12 University of Wisconsin-Madison (9:00-10:00)
    9/12 St. Louis University (1:00-2:00)
    9/13 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (12:00-1:00)
    9/15 Marquette University (9:30-10:30)
    9/15 Northwestern University (11:00-12:00)
    9/19 Upper Iowa University (11:00-1:00)
    9/20 Cardinal Stritch (11:30-12:30)
    9/22 Iowa State (8:30-9:30)
    9/22 Carthage College (1:00-2:00)
    9/26 Purdue University (11:00-12:00)
    9/27 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (1:00-2:00)
    9/28 Concordia University (11:30-12:30)
    9/30 Loyola University-Chicago (12:30-1:30)
    10/3 Clemson University (12:00-1:00)
    10/4 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1:00-2:00)
    10/5 University of Wisconsin-Stout (11:00-12:00)
    10/6 Carroll University (11:00-12:00)
    10/10 Brown University (9:30-10:30)
    10/11 Yale University (Google Hangout)
    10/11 Alverno College (8:30-9:30)
    10/12 Indiana University (11:00-12:00)
    10/12 University of Wisconsin-Platteville (12:00-1:00)
    10/13 University of Wisconsin-Parkside (9:40-10:30)
    10/13 St. Norbert College (11:00-12:00)
    10/17 University of Alabama (11:00-12:00)
    10/17 The University of Chicago (1:00-2:00)
    10/18 MIAD (11:00-12:00)
    10/19 Ripon College (10:30-11:30)
    10/20 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (9:30-10:30)
    10/21 Cardinal Stritch (11:30-12:30)
    10/24 Lawrence University (11:30-12:30)
    10/25 Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) (11:30-12:30)
    10/26 Mount Mary College (10:30-11:30)
    10/26 Trinity Christian College (11:00-11:45)
    10/27 Robert Morris University (12:30-1:30)
    11/3 Western Michigan University (1:30-2:30)
    11/3 Ball State University
    11/8 Columbia College, MO (11:00-1:00pm)
    11/10 Illinois Wesleyan College (9:30-10:30)
    11/10 Columbia College Chicago (11:00-12:00)
    11/10 Colorado State University (1:00-2:00)

    1/24/17 Beloit College (9:45am)
    3/16/17 The Ohio State University (9:45am)
    Gateway (Every Wednesday)

    If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Sutton in room 1402.