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Student Services


New Resources for use during our school closure:

Local Scholarship Resources (for Seniors) [Updated w/ new scholarship(s) on 5/18/20]

College Search Resource (for Juniors)

Letter to the Class of 2021 regarding the college search process

Note: Remember that we are here to help... whether you need help with a scholarship application, college search, questions about classes, or you just need to talk.

Our temporary contact numbers are:


The Trumansburg Student Services Office is staffed by Counselors Barbara Swartwood, B.J. Nelson, & Meggan VanNess; Psychologist, Paul Pennock; and Student Services Associate, Deanna Crance. The Student Services Office provides support to the High School through:

  1. Referrals to outside services
  2. Academic Counseling
  3. Career Exploration Services
  4. Scheduling Services
  5. Short Term and Group Based Counseling

The Trumansburg Central School District is located ten miles North of the City of Ithaca, on Route 96. It includes the Village of Trumansburg and portions of the townships of Covert, Enfield, Hector and Ulysses, encompassing nearly 100 square miles. Charles O. Dickerson H.S. is home to approximately 445 students.

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Trumansburg is in close proximity to the major cities of Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton and Elmira. Colleges and Universities include Ithaca College, Cornell University and Tompkins-Cortland Community College. This all combines to make the community and the Trumansburg Central School District an excellent place for family living. 


Barbara Swartwood
School Counselor L-Z
P: 607-387-7551 ext. 3412
F: 607-387-2843

BJ Nelson
School Counselor A-K
P: 607-387-7551 ext. 3430
F: 607-387-2843

Meggan VanNess
College and Career Counselor
P: 607-387-7551 ext. 3302
F: 607-387-2843

Paul Pennock
School Psychologist
P: 607-387-7551 ext. 3411
F: 607-387-2843

Deanna Crance
Student Services Associate
P: 607-387-7551 ext. 3454
F: 607-387-2843


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