Guidance Department

Department Mission Statement

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
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

 

News


College Admissions Testing

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 schools.


Evening Workshop

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.