Ardsley High School Counseling
Welcome to the Ardsley High School Counseling website. We are sincerely invested in helping all students reach their academic, social and emotional potential. The mission of the School Counseling Department is to play an integral role in supporting the individual care and development of each student. The two primary services of the Guidance Department are academic and personal counseling. Our approach is multifaceted and supports the academic, social and emotional development of each student.
We strive to assist students in making decisions that affect their education and we create opportunities that will enable them to reach their full potential. Counselors offer academic counseling that deals with the practical needs of the student: study skills, student/teacher relationships, course selection, peer relationships, career information, testing, and college selection. We provide personal counseling to enhance a student’s knowledge and acceptance of self. Critical to our mission is the collaboration among all counselors, school psychologists, social workers, teachers, administrators, students, parents/guardians, youth officers, and community resources. Ultimately, we help students successfully navigate the high school years and graduate with a plan that will guide them to the next phase.
*IMPORTANT CHANGES TO AP EXAM ORDERING EFFECTIVE 2019-20******This year for the first time, College Board is requiring all students taking an AP exam to pay for their May exams by November. Because AHS requires all students enrolled in AP courses to take the associated AP exam, this applies to ALL AP students. We will be accepting payment for the exams online at http://aptsusa.com/ardsley.The fee for each AP exam taken at AHS is $96. A $40 deposit will be due by October 15th. Students who drop courses prior to November 15th, will be entitled to a refund of this fee. However, should a student drop after November 15th, there will be no refund. Students who are considering taking an exam only will also have to pay the deposit fee by October 15th and must notify Guidance of their intention to sit for the exam ONLY as soon as possible.The remaining $56 for each AP exam will be due January 17, 2020. Students enrolled in AP courses will receive access codes to register with College Board in late September by their AP teachers. Students will not be able to pay for exams until they have registered officially for AP courses with College Board.