Mrs. Brandi Giddings, CHS Guidance Secretary - staff headshot photo (Pastor Photography)
Mrs. Brandi Giddings
CHS Guidance Secretary
Guidance Phone:  440.285.4060
Guidance Fax:  440.285.9419

CHS guidance counselors are assigned according to 
the last names of students in grade levels 8-12.
The following assignments are up-to-date 
for the 2021-22 school year:
staff photo of Mr. Timothy Hurlbut, CHS Guidance Counselor [photo credit:  Pastor Photography]
Student Last Name:  A-F     
Mr. Tim Hurlbut

staff photo of Mrs. Nicolle Hetrick, CHS Guidance Counselor [photo credit:  Pastor Photography]
Student Last Name:  G-L
Mrs. Nicolle Hetrick
Department Head

staff photo of Mrs. Dawn Tupaz, CHS Guidance Counselor [photo credit:  Pastor Photography]
Student Last Name:  M-R    
Mrs. Dawn Tupaz

staff photo of Mrs. Heather Biernacki, CHS Guidance Counselor [photo credit:  Pastor Photography]
Student Last Name:  S-Z
Mrs. Heather Biernacki
Our Guidance Counselors are here to help you with:
  • Scheduling Decisions
  • Career Exploration
  • College Planning
  • College Applications
  • Scholarships
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP Testing
  • Educational Options
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Personal Concerns
  • Family Concerns
  • Self-Esteem
  • Goal-Setting
  • Study Skills
  • Small Groups
Let us know how we can help you!

  • If you have questions about college applications and/or Naviance please stop in and ask.
  •  There are many deadlines approaching- the first of which is November 1st - this is the priority scholarship deadline for many schools including Ohio State. 
  • When working on application please pay attention to how the school wants to receive ACT/SAT scores.  There are several schools that require the score be sent directly from the testing company.
Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation
Delivering career and college access advisory programs that connect individuals to their best-fit careers. The CHS LEAF Advisor, Ms. Christine Jankowski, is available on Fridays. Please call the CHS guidance office at 440.285.4060 to set up an appointment. 
Deadlines vary by school.  
Please check the school website for individual deadlines.  
Chardon High School utilizes Naviance, a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Using the program will greatly enhance and improve efficiency with sending transcripts and recommendations, as well as searching for schools and careers.  Seniors have all been introduced to Naviance and counselors will be working with underclassmen as the year goes on. Please click the Naviance link (above) to access the site.
New Graduation Requirements 
New graduation requirements began with the class of 2018. 
Below is the PowerPoint presenation explaining the details
Attention seniors and parents:
Please make sure you're paying attention to application deadlines and giving us ample time to complete recommendations before the deadlines.

PSAT results will be in around the first week of December. We will notify students and parents and set up a meeting to explain the results.

ACT registration can be found at
and SAT registration at
SAT Prep
The following is an excellent link for free SAT prep. Users can easily create an account and work on simulated practice tests, vocabulary flash cards, read study guides, and view explanations of the various sections of the SAT. offers a helpful comparison of SAT and ACT Test Preparation Courses.

Guidance Resources

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Students can use this form beginning with their freshman year to record and keep track of activities. This will be helpful for all students when they are applying to colleges and for scholarships.

Guidance Links

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