Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute

Thank you for your interest in the Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute (ASSCSI). We are excited to present ASSCSI 2019 in conjunction with this year’s Annual Meeting and Conference.

The 2019 Institute theme will be “Overcoming Obstacles”. Counselors are constantly being challenged to do more with less time, to navigate a college process that is increasingly starting earlier and earlier, all the while supporting the emotional well-being of adolescent students. ASSCSI 2019 will provide interactive and engaging conversations, and a platform to share best practices among colleagues to combat these obstacles. 

ASSCSI 2019 will run as a two-day event: May 29th-May 30th , 2019. Registration coming soon!


Here's a look at what to expect:

Day 1: Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

  • 8:00am check in at Roger Williams University for a traditional ASSCSI experience.
  • Hear from a keynote speaker.
  • Engage in interactive and engaging dialogue during mini sessions hosted by ASSCSI faculty.
  • Learn firsthand from current students about the RWU student experience and tour campus.
  • Enjoy an evening to socialize and collaborate during a reception at the Sailing Center hosted by Roger Williams.  
  • Housing provided by RWU.

Day 2: University of Rhode Island, South Kingston, RI

  • Travel independently to University of Rhode Island and check in for a full day at the Annual Meeting & Conference.
  • Select from conference sessions geared for school counselors.
  • Learn firsthand from current students about the URI student experience and tour campus.
  • Participants will depart for home from URI.


A few logistics to bear in mind:

Check-in for ASSCSI will take place at RWU and will include your housing at RWU Wednesday evening. Programming begins early on Wednesday morning. If you’d like to travel down to Bristol, RI early, optional housing will be offered Tuesday evening. Participants will provide their own transportation to RWU and to URI (Thursday morning) to allow for an easy departure home.

If you would like to spend Thursday evening and into Friday at URI for continued AMC programming, you may add on to your ASSCSI registration.


If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Miele, ASSCSI Chair, at [email protected]



2016 ASSCSI Participants (At Simmons University)

Front Row: L-R: Dan Monahan (Cheshire Academy, Grace Cheng (Wellesley College), Marina Offner (Brandeis University), Bredna Poznanski (Bishop Guertin HS), Andrea D'Entremont (Sharon HS) Back Row: L-R: Moira McKinnon (Berwick Academy), Donna Lyons (Longmeadow HS), Sam Prouty (Middlebury College)