Ardsley High School Counseling Department
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.
On December 9, 2021 at 7:00pm the AHS Guidance Counseling team hosted their College Planning Meeting for Junior Parents in-person. The presentation outlined the college counseling program at AHS and highlighted several important factors in the college admission process such as standardized testing, junior family conferences and how parents can help in the process. Students are encouraged to reach out to their assigned counselor to keep the college search process moving along.
To view the Junior College Planning Presentation click here
College Financial Aid Planning Session
The Guidance Department recently hosted a Financial Aid presentation which detailed the financial aid process and highlighted FAFSA completion steps.
This presentation was delivered by Jamie Coco-Simmons, the Manager of Systems and Data Operations in the Office of Student and Financial Services at Marist College.
Some of the topics covered during this evening presentation included what is the difference between financial aid and financial need, evaluating a school's cost of attendance, the FAFSA completion process, a discussion on the expected family contribution or EFC, sources of financial aid, and the CSS Profile and why it is important.
To view the presentation, click on this link.
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