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
Sophomore Information Night was held on June 8 at Smithtown High School
East. The program – Preparing for the Junior Year and Beyond – was
presented to 10th graders and their parents by school counselors Kelly
Brouthers and Amy Insana.
Laurie Wax, regional admissions counselor at University of Massachusetts
Lowell, spoke about transcripts and the importance of finding the right
fit. John MacPherson, regional liaison, College of New Jersey,
explored letters of recommendations and the importance of the college
entrance essay. Craig Broccoli, assistant director of undergraduate
admissions at Binghamton University, shared information on college
testing, scholarships and financial aid.
At the end of the program, Ingrid Hrvatin, administrator for guidance
and related student services, welcomed questions from the audience. The
program was well attended and the students and their parents received
valuable information about what college admissions officers are looking
for in future applications.
Ingrid Hrvatin, administrator for guidance and related student services,
hosted a roundtable discussion with directors of guidance and school
counselors on April 25. Randall Edouard, assistant provost and director
of admissions and Andrew Loso, admissions counselor at Binghamton
University, led the discussion with regard to the following topics:
On March 23, the district hosted its annual Evening College Fair, presented by Ingrid Hrvatin, administrator for guidance and related student services, and the high school counselors. The event was coordinated by counselors Kate Baker and Annemarie Freund. Students and parents were given the opportunity to meet with approximately 100 college representatives from various colleges as well as personnel from the military.
This program gives students and parents the opportunity to visit information booths regarding admission criteria, popular majors, finance, scholarships, social life, housing, athletics and more.
To recognize National School Counselor Week February 6-10, 2017, Ms. Mona Tobin, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil and Personnel Services, Ingrid Hrvatin, Administrator for Guidance and Student Related Services and the building principals took the opportunity to thank the school counselors for all the hard work they do every day to support the needs of students and parents in the Smithtown School District.
Accompsett Middle School
Great Hollow Middle School
Nesaquake Middle School
Smithtown High School East
Smithtown High School West
Michele Randall Jeanmarie Wilson
On Jan. 12, the district presented presented an evening student/parent
workshop to sophomores and juniors on interpreting the PSAT Score
Report. Administrator for Guidance and Related Student Services Ingrid
Hrvatin organized the evening with the assistance of school counselors
Diane Giannico, Michele Randall and Karen Schmalz. Keynote speaker Tom
Elhers, president of Method Test Prep, shared the key elements of the
PSAT score report. Students can activate the online tutorial by
accessing their Castle Learning account and clicking onto the SAT/ACT
tab. The end of the presentation was followed by a question and answer
session where parents asked pertinent questions related to college
testing exams and college admissions.
A student/parent workshop for sophomores and juniors on College
Admissions Testing was held on Sept. 29. Ingrid Hrvatin, administrator
for guidance and related student services, along with school counselors
Diane Giannico and Annemarie Freund, presented the program review on
PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT and Advanced Placement exams. Keynote
speaker Tom Elhers, president of Method Test Prep, shared the key
elements of his test prep resource. Students can activate the online
tutorial by accessing their Castle Learning account and clicking onto
the SAT/ACT tab.
An evening workshop for seniors and their parents was held on Sept. 8 in
the High School West auditorium. Ingrid Hrvatin, administrator for
guidance and related student services, along with high school counselors
Dorothy Caputo and Michele Randall presented on the topic of the
college application process.
The program outlined the college application procedures. Helpful hints
were shared with regard to applying to college and utilizing Naviance.
The High School West auditorium was filled to capacity as the audience
took copious notes and asked pertinent questions. In addition to this
evening guidance program, counselors visited all seniors in their
Administrator for Guidance and Related Student Services: