Academic Counseling

School Counseling Department

All students are assigned to a school counselor upon entering Vernon Hills High School. School Counselors assist students with the following:

  • Successfully navigating the high school process while helping to prepare them for post-secondary options
  • Acting as liaison to all academic departments, school services, and the community
  • Academic advising, career and post-secondary guidance and personal/social support

The School Counseling Department works collaboratively to provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program for all students. To make an appointment to see a counselor, students can go to the LST and sign their name in an open slot during their study hall period, lunch period, before or after school. Students are also welcome to email their counselors to make an appointment.


LST Blue LST White LST Silver Role
Ms. Hall Mr. Cortez Mr. Bellecomo Team Director
Ms. Garcia Mr. Avila Mr. Downey Counselor
Mr. Pien Ms. Heinlein Ms. Rosenak Counselor
Ms. DiMarco Ms. DiMarco/Mr. Dusthimer Mr. Dusthimer Social Worker
Counselor Phone Number Email Book an Appointment

Mr. Avila

847-932-2265 Click Here
Ms. Bellito (CRC) 847-932-2166 Click Here
Mr. Downey 847-932-2264 Click Here
Ms. Garcia 847-932-2031 Click Here
Ms. Heinlein 847-932-2293 Click Here
Mr. Pien 847-932-2266 Click Here
Ms. Rosenak 847-932-2032 Click Here