HS East Counseling Center - (631) 382-2750
HS West Counseling Center - (631) 382-3020
Accompsett MS Counseling Center - (631) 382-2311
Great Hollow MS Counseling Center - (631) 382-2811
Nesaquake MS Counseling Center - (631) 382-5131
Guidance is an essential aspect of the educational experience for all children. It is through the guidance program and counseling relationship that students are helped to interpret and integrate the world in which they live. The guidance program functions as a liaison capacity between administrators, teachers, parents, students and the community. The program goals are:
o To increase communication with parents
o To promote a clearer understanding of school environment
o To promote understanding of educational requirements
o To promote school success skills
o To provide career/education awareness and planning
o To promote social/personal development
o To increase community involvement
o To provide counseling services
Ingrid Hrvatin, administrator for guidance and related student services,
hosted a roundtable discussion with directors of cuidance and school
counselors of neighboring districts on April 17. Jenae Norris, senior
associate director of undergraduate admissions and Marlo Cohen,
admissions counselor, at Binghamton University led the discussion.
Participating districts included Brentwood, Harborfields, Roosevelt,
Northport-East Northport, Southampton, Copiague, Oyster Bay-East
Norwich, Shoreham-Wading River, South Huntington and Kings Park.
Participating in these types of discussions will ultimately provide our
districts with the latest updates on Binghamton admission criteria.
The district hosted its annual evening college fair on March 15 in the
HSE gymnasium. The event was coordinated by counselor Kate Baker.
Students and parents were given the opportunity to meet with
approximately 110 college representatives from various colleges as well
as personnel from the military. They received information regarding
admission criteria, popular majors, finance, scholarships, social life,
housing, athletics and more.
The guidance department conducted parent workshops to assist parents
from the Accompsett, Great Hollow and Nesaquake middle school
communities in planning their child’s high school program for the
2018-2019 school year. The information presented included an overview of
graduation requirements, the scheduling process and timeline, as well
as course offerings from various departments.
The guidance department and counseling staff hosted fall mini-college
days at HSW and HSW on Oct. 24. More than 50 colleges were in
attendance and representatives met with hundreds of juniors and seniors.
The spring mini-college day will be held on March 13.
HSE guidance counselors Karen Schmalz and Diane Giannico and HSW guidance counselors Michele Randall and Dorothy Caputo hosted an On-Site College Admissions Day on Oct. 18 and 19. Admissions officers from Hofstra University, SUNY Farmingdale, Suffolk County Community College, St. Joseph’s College and LIU Post interviewed seniors, reviewed applications and provided the majority of students with acceptances. Application fees were waived in most cases. Additionally, some of the students received merit-based scholarships.
Administrator for Guidance and Related Student Services Ingrid Hrvatin
with the assistance of school counselors Michele Randall and Annemarie
Freund presented an evening student/parent workshop to sophomores and
juniors on College Admissions Testing on Sept. 28. The program reviewed
in detail the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT and Advanced Placement
(AP) exams. Oliver Liusi of Method Test Prep, shared the key elements of
the test prep resource. Students can activate the online tutorial by
accessing their Castle Learning account and clicking onto the SAT/ACT
tab. Stephanie Espina of Adelphi University discussed how college
testing is used for college admissions and scholarships. She also
reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of applying to test optional
On Sept. 18, Administrator for Guidance and Related Student Services
Ingrid Hrvatin, along with high school counselors Dorothy Caputo and
Kate Baker, presented an evening workshop to seniors and their parents
on the College Application Process. Additionally, Deborah Coppola and
Laura Bremen shared scholarship information.
The program outlined the college application procedures. Helpful hints
were shared with regard to applying to college, utilizing Naviance and
scholarship information. In addition to this evening guidance program,
counselors visited all seniors in their social studies classes.
Administrator for Guidance and Related Student Services: