Counseling

 

Decorative photo of the front door of the Counseling Office

 COUNSELING OFFICE:
P:(914) 238 7201 (#3 for Counseling)
F: (914) 238-6652

Department Chairperson: Rebecca Mullen
ReMullen@ccsd.ws
(914) 238 7201 (#3 for Counseling)

 

Comprehensive K-12 Counseling Plan

2020 School Profile

Seniors

2019 College Application Submission Process

Senior Questionnaire Update Form

COLLEGE APPLICATION CLINIC

The Counselors will be running a drop-in College Application Clinic in the Counseling Office every Day 6 at 7:45am. All seniors are welcome to stop by and bring their college application related questions to work on with counselors. Below is the schedule for these meetings:

Wednesday, 9/11
Thursday, 9/19
Friday, 9/27
Thursday, 10/10
Tuesday, 10/22
Wednesday, 10/30
 
 

SENIOR FRIDAYS

In addition to the College Application Clinic, every Friday during the first quarter is dedicated to the support of seniors and the college application process. Seniors are able to drop in or schedule a meeting with their counselors at that time.

OUTSIDE RECOMMENDERS

Students should request their teacher recommendations through Naviance. All other non-teacher recommendations for Common Application colleges can be requested via the Common Application under “MY COLLEGES,” then “RECOMENDERS AND FERPA” and finally “INVITE RECOMENDERS.” Non-Common App schools may have their own system for sending teacher recommendations listed on their websites.

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR COMPLETING THE COMMON APP

EDUCATION
Date of Entry: September, 2016
Counselor's Job Title: School Counselor
Counselor's Phone: 914-238-7201, x3
Counselor’s Fax #: 914-238-6652
CEEB Code: 331315

 

GRADES
Class Rank Reporting: None
Graduating Class Size: 345
GPA Scale: 4

GPA Weighting: If you have taken an AP course at Greeley your GPA is weighted. If you have not taken an AP course at Greeley or are taking one for the first time as a senior, your GPA is unweighted. 

CURRENT COURSES
SUPA courses should be labeled as DUAL ENROLLMENT on the drop down menu
 
Chemistry A should be labeled as ACCELERATED on the drop down menu
 
Enriched math courses should be labeled ENRICHED courses on the drop down menu
 
Math 9 and Math 10 should be labeled as HONORS courses on the drop down menu
 
Advanced Topics in College Mathematics should be labeled as HONORS on the drop down menu
 
Accelerated Spanish and Accelerated French should be labeled as ACCELERATED courses on the drop down menu
 
AP courses should be labeled as ADVANCED PLACEMENT on the drop down menu
 
Other courses can be listed as REGULAR/STANDARD on the drop down menu
 

A NOTE FOR MS. BUCHMAN'S SENIORS:

As previously shared, Ms. Susan Buchman will be writing your Letter of Description. We are asking, however, that you indicate Ms. Sara Lewis as your permanent counselor on the Common Application (Sara Lewis, salewis@ccsd.ws) as she will be your counselor for the remainder of the year.

 

Common Application Registration and Naviance Student Account Matching

 

Course Selection 2019-2020

SCHEDULING TIMELINE 2019-2020
(Additional information can be found in January Guide Lines)

Jan. 23rd & 31st:          9/10 Groups meet (Students should see Guide Lines for their date, time and room locations).

Feb. 8th-15th:             Counselors will be available all day in the Counseling Conference Room and College and Career Center to help all students enter their course requests into the Portal.

Feb. 15th:                       The last day that students can enter courses requests into Infinite Campus. Students will be locked out of the portal after this date.

 

2019-2020 Decisions Book

Guide Lines

Naviance Student

NCAA Eligibiliy

Student Forms

Students: Please find these forms in Canvas in the Student Life course

 

FAQs

Below please find a list of commonly asked questions and their answers:

Who should I contact if my son or daughter needs a copy of their transcript sent to a college or summer program?
If you would like to have your transcript sent to any colleges, please follow the directions for requesting your transcript under "Naviance Student." If you would like your transcript sent to any other program/schools please contact Mrs. McMahon, the registrar, at either Mamcmahon@ccsd.ws or 238-7201 x3.

If I have a question about my child’s attendance who should I call?
Ms. LoBreglio works in the attendance office and her phone number is 238-7201 x2131. Also, your child’s Assistant Principal is in charge of overseeing their attendance.

My child will not be in school today because they are sick. How will they get their homework assignments and find out what they missed in class?
If your son or daughter is out sick and misses a day or two of school, please have them check the Canvas to update them on what was missed in class. They can also call a classmate or e-mail the teacher directly. Students that will miss more than three days of school in a row should contact their counselor to make alternative arrangements.

My son or daughter wants to attend a college visit. Is this an excused absence?
College visits for juniors and seniors are excused absences as long as the number of visits does not exceed four days in a school year. If you do have one planned, you must call the attendance office to let them know that your son or daughter will not be in school that day. The student is responsible for making up all missed work.

I understand counselors meet with each student and their family. When do these meetings take place?
Counselors meet with their students and their parents/guardians once a year at the following times:

  • Freshmen: October & November
  • Sophomores: May & June
  • Juniors: February – April
  • Seniors: September & October


How do students meet with their counselors?
We encourage students to see their counselors throughout the school year. Students can schedule appointments during their free periods with the counseling department secretaries. Counselors monitor student progress and will also reach out to students at various times throughout the year.

I have questions about my son or daughter's most recent grade in a given class. Who should I call?
Encouraging your son or daughter to speak directly with their teacher about any questions or concerns they have is a great first step. By doing this, you are supporting your son or daughter's move toward self-advocacy.  If after they speak to the teacher you still have questions or concerns, please e-mail or call the teacher directly to speak with them. If you are concerned about issues in several different classes please call your son or daughter's counselor to share your concerns.

How are grades calculated?
Please click here for the Greeley grading system

When is my child’s GPA recalculated?
Grade point averages are recalculated once courses are completed at the end of the first semester and again when courses are completed in June.

What are the other supports at Greeley?
In addition to the 8 school counselors, the counseling department also includes 3 psychologists, a social worker and a student assistance counselor.

Links

Junior Night Meeting Presentation

On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, the Counseling Department hosted a Night Meeting for all Junior parents to discuss the college admissions process.  Ms. Erica Padilla, Associate Director of Admission at University of Rochester, was our keynote speaker. Click here for a link to her ketnote address.

Contact Us

Horace Greeley High School
Counseling Department Contact Information

70 Roaring Brook Rd.
Chappaqua, NY 10514
914-238-7201 (then press 3)
Fax # 914-238-6652

Counselors / Support Staff / Clinicians / Nurses




Christina Ahern

Nurse

John Alkalay

Psychologist

Kathy Brehm

Nurse

John Brennan

Counselor

Rita Campana

Support Staff (Buchman), Senior Office Assistant, Automated Systems

Ann Marie Castro

Support Staff (Brennan, Carnevali, Colpa, Kenny, Landor, Mullen)

Tinuke Colpa

Counselor, Department Co-Chairperson

Annalise Curtin

Counselor

Carolyn D'Agostino

Student Assistance Coordinator

John Dunphy

Counselor

Matthew Friedler

Student Life Coordinator

Bernadette Kenny

Counselor

Conor Lander

Counselor

Sara Lewis

Counselor

Stephanie Lia

Psychologist

Patrick McAuliffe

Psychologist

Marcie McMahon

Support Staff - Registrar

Rebecca Mullen

Counselor, Department Chairperson

Linda Ryan Dehejia

Social Worker

Marianne Salustri

Support Staff (Alkalay, Dunphy, Lia, McAuliffe, Ryan), College/Career Center, Senior Office Assistant, Automated Systems