Student Support Services

No great artist does it alone. Our Student Support Services ensure you have the structure and stability to thrive as a student, artist, and well-rounded individual. 

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Supporting Your Future

Academic and College Counseling (ACC)

Balancing intensive arts training with robust academics can be challenging. We'll assist you with academic scheduling and preparation, as well as navigating the college selection and application process. Together, we'll discuss your general education and preparedness, artistic goals and aspirations, and help you to choose your path and plan for next steps. 

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Support for 9th and 10th Grade Students

Our 9th/10th-Grade Team, led by the Dean of Student Life, is a select group of faculty, administrators, advisors, and school counselors who dedicate themselves to addressing the specific needs of our youngest students.

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Supporting Your Studies

Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE)

This is the home of our student academic support services, offering programs to address different needs of our diverse student body, including:

  • Assisted Study: Homework and study help 
  • Tutoring Services: Individual support customized to each student

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Bonisteel Library

Bonisteel Library is home to two libraries, each with an evolving collection geared towards our young artists. The Seabury Academic Library maintains over 28,000 unique titles, while the Fennell Music Library preserves more than 100,000 items. The Bonisteel facility offers dozens of research computers, individual study rooms, and listening centers.

In addition to helping you find the materials you need, our librarians can help you navigate research guides, databases, emerging technologies, and more. Bonisteel also offers A/V equipment for use and printing, copying, scanning, laminating, and binding services.

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Student Facility Request

Interlochen allows students to request certain facilities and venues for practice, rehearsal, or group project needs to improve arts and academic outcomes. Use our Student Facility Form to submit your request. 

Student Facility Form

Supporting Your Wellbeing

Health Services

We are open sixteen hours per day for treatment of illness and injuries, and 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for urgent matters. We also provide a variety of services like scheduling off-site appointments, referrals, medication, medical equipment, and a medical whirlpool.

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School Counseling & Mental Health

School counselors advocate for your mental wellbeing and can help you navigate some of the emotional complexities you may face in your daily life. You can access psychological and mental health support through on-campus professionals. Access to longer term therapy support is available our the telecounseling partnership with HelloHero or through one the local Traverse City area therapists we partner with. For students in immediate crisis, 24/7 support is available through our partnership with Ulliance by calling 800-448-8326.

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All students are assigned to an advisory led by a faculty or staff advisor who serves as a mentor and provides a weekly gathering to share and reflect through individual, small group, and community-wide experiences. This relationship gives you the time and space to receive guidance and support, without pressure. 

Meet Kaleigh James!

Kaleigh is an Academic and College Counselor at Interlochen who arrived here in the summer of 2012. She has held positions in various departments across campus, including Education, Admission, and Visual Arts where she taught classes in Art History. In her current role as an Academic and College Counselor, she enjoys working closely with students and families serving as an arts educator and administrator.

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