Paducah Tilghman Guidance Office
, Assistant Principal, 270-444-5650 ext. 2302 e-mail
, Administrative Assistant, 270-444-5650 ext. 2307 e-mail
, Counselor, 270-444-5650 ext. 2303 e-mail
, College/Scholarships Counselor, 270-444-5650 ext 2307 e-mail
, Career Planner, 270-444-5650 ext. 2323 e-mail
, Registrar, 270-444-5650 ext. 2305 e-mail
Fax number: 270-444-5687
1. We believe and practice the idea that students should find the college that “fits” them best and will give them the best experience and the best chance to be successful in college. Though we do send plenty of students every year to selective universities across the country, there is no pressure to produce an impressive list of colleges simply for its own sake. We are free to counsel students about the choice that best fits their needs and those of their families.
2. We have a student-driven process where students lead their own college searches with parents and counselors in a supporting role. It is an extension of school culture and intentional effort on our part to require students to take the lead in this process. We structure our program this way both because it is most likely to lead to the best possible outcome, and also because there are so many valuable lessons- --writing a formal email, talking to another adult on the phone, etc---students can learn through the process, if parents and counselors let them.
3. Our college guidance program is personalized and reliant on individual counseling to provide the right kind and amount of guidance for each student. We have a well-designed college guidance curriculum, but we don’t over-program students so we are available to accommodate their individual needs and timelines.
4. Our college guidance program serves a wide range of aspirations and wide range of financial needs. Every year we help students be admitted to the most selective colleges in the country and universities all across the country. We have the experience and knowledge to help with the most daunting or the most obscure searches. At the same time, we serve well the many families that want their students to be admitted to local and regional public universities with great academic preparation and as much financial aid as possible.