The Guidance Department’s mission is to provide services and support to students and their families for the greatest level of academic, social and emotional success.
The Guidance Department is located in Room 140. The Guidance Department also known as Pupil Personnel Services offers a comprehensive support program to assist the student in all aspects of student life and to enhance opportunities for personal, educational and career development. Students are assigned a guidance counselor when they enter in grade 9. This guidance counselor will remain with the student throughout their high school career until graduation. Students will meet with their guidance counselor at least once each term with the purpose of assessing their academic progress to date and plan for the progression of courses for the following terms. Counselors are also available to meet with students if an individual problem or concern arises. Students should make an appointment to see their counselor if the need arises. Parents are also encouraged to take an active part in their child’s academic career and are welcome to meet with the counselors to discuss their child’s progress. Parents are asked to call:
(718) 776-4728 x 1380 to make an appointment.
Guidance Counseling provides students with assistance to successfully earn a diploma and make plans after graduating. Your counselor’s name appears on your program card and report card. During the first few weeks of the term, your counselor will meet with you to discuss any concerns you may have about beginning in a new school. Counselors work individually with students, in small groups, in class group guidance sessions, and occasionally, in entire grade meetings. Your counselor is available to assist you with:
academic and vocational course selection
personal and family issues
substance abuse issues
personal growth and development
referrals to a variety of outside agencies for more in-depth counseling and/or academic assistance.