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 enhance opportunities for personal, educational, and career development. Students are assigned a guidance counselor when they enter Grade 9. This guidance counselor will remain with the student throughout their high school career until graduation.
Students and parents will meet their guidance counselor at least once each term to assess 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. Parents are encouraged to participate 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) 297-6580 x 1380 to make an appointment.
The Guidance Department's mission is to provide services and support to students and their families in attaining the greatest level of academic, social, and emotional success.
It is very important for students to keep their own cumulative file of important educational documents, in a safe place at home. Such documents are:
- Report Cards
- Summer School, PM School, and Saturday School courses taken, as well as grades earned for these courses
- Diploma Worksheet
- Community Service Documentation
- Letters of Recommendation
STUDENTS must be very aware of their educational plan...they should be familiar with promotional and graduation requirements and be able to plan, along with their counselor, in formulating the path they will take in fulfilling graduation requirements.