Guidance Department

Programs

 

Grade 12: College Application Process
Date: 9/20/2018
Grade: 12
Location: HSW
Time: 7pm

The program outlined the college application procedures. Helpful hints were shared along with do’s and do nots with regard to applying to college and utilizing Naviance. In addition to this evening guidance program, counselors visited all seniors in their Social Studies classes. The excitement of senior year is welcomed by students as they prepare for their next educational endeavor.
Presentation

Grade 10 & 11: College Testing
Date: 9/27/2018
Grade: 9
Location: HSW
Time: 7pm

This Student/parent workshop for sophomores and juniors on College Admissions Testing reviews the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT and Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Mr. Oliver Luisi, Method Test Prep, will discuss the different types of college testing assessments & provide some helpful testing strategies. Ms. Kristen Capezza, from Adelphi University will address: How does college testing impact college admissions. The end of the presentation is followed by a question and answer session where parents are given the opportunity to ask questions related to college testing exams and college admissions.
Smithtown Presentation
Method Test Prep Presentation
Adelphi Univ Presentation

High School Financial Aid Night
Date: 11/1/2018
Grade: 11&12
Location: HSW
Time: 7pm

Ms. Amy Thompson, Vice President for Community Relations at St. Joseph’s College, will present on the financial aid process. In detail, she reviews the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, CSS Profile, important due dates, explains State Aid and specifies what loans parents may wish to pursue. At the end of the presentation, she addresses parents’ specific financial concerns.
Financial Aid Presentation

 

Grade 9: Welcome Freshman/Transition to HS
Date: 11/29/2018
Grade: 9
Location: HSE Time: 7pm
High school counselors explain the importance of developing a four-year plan that embraces self-exploration, challenging courses, extra-curricular activities, and academic success. 

Transition to High School Presentation

 

Grade 10 &11: Evening College Fair
Date: 3/21/2019
Grade: 11
Location: HSW
Time: 7pm

Kevin Colon, Administrator for Guidance and Related Student Services, and the high school counselors, host Smithtown Central School District’s Annual Evening College Fair on March 21, 2019. Students and parents are given the opportunity to meet with over 95 college representatives from a variety of colleges.

This program gives students and parents the opportunity to visit information booths regarding admission criteria, popular majors, finance, scholarships, social life, housing, athletics and much more.
Evening College Fair

Grade 12: Senior Scholarship Night
Date: 6/6/2019
Grade: 12
Location: HSW
Time: 6:30pm

The Senior Scholarship Night recognizes seniors for their talents and special accomplishments.