Current Announcements

  • DW Counselor Support During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Click here to view West's Counseling Department's support resource that you will find useful during the mandatory stay-at-home order. We are working as a team to build grade level specific pages and will post those in Schoology on each grade’s page for students to access. 

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  • The links below are to the workshops presented at the "College & Beyond--Is Your Vision 20/20?" event on Monday, January 27, 2020. By clicking on these links you will be leaving the DASD website.

    DCC Financial Aid Workshop

    Career Planning--Be a Visionary Workshop

    2-Year vs. 4-Year Degrees Workshop


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  • College Admission Representatives:

    Please note that we are now using Rep Visits, an outside source, for scheduling visits to our campus. You may schedule a visit at We look forward to your visit this fall!

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Counseling Department...

  •   DHS West Counseling Department
    610-269-4400 (phone)   610-514-0279 (fax)
    CEEB Code: 391-033
    The mission of the Downingtown Area School District school Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.  In partnership with the school community, counselors provide opportunity to develop a foundation that allows students to identify and explore individual abilities and interests.  School counselors facilitate a support system that promotes academic and personal achievement and fosters the skills necessary for students to grow and contribute as productive members of a global society.
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Support Staff

Name Title Hours Extension Email Address
Nancy Hanft Secretary 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. x7536
Diana Ryan Registrar/Secretary 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. x7505
Christine Wick College & Career Center Advisor Monday & Wednesday: 7:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Friday: 7:15-10:30 a.m. x5519