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Guidance Services

The Guidance Department seeks to give all students the full and continuing opportunity to reach their potential. The optimal development of each student is the primary and central goal of the department. In working toward this goal, the department offers a wide range of services including academic, career, college and personal counseling. All guidance programs are based on the values of self-understanding, self-acceptance, informed decision-making and responsible, productive behavior.

Guidance Department: Staff

The following is a list of the members of the Guidance Department, accompanied by their areas of responsibility, assigned cors, and telephone extension:


Mrs. Robyn Armon: Director of Guidance

Counselors

Ms. Adriana Simone

Mrs. Becky Barell

Mr. Peter Bosco

Mrs. Danielle Forte

Mrs. Laura Hassett

  • Cors  101, 118, 201, 218,  301, 318, 401, 418
  • Extension 238
  • Rm W115B
  • Email Mrs. Hassett

Mr. Michael Hernadez

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo

Mrs. Josephine Morrone

Mrs. Nancy Williams

Staff

Patricia Stevens

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 244

Brandon Magenheim

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 367

Patricia Fagan

  • Guidance Office
  • W-101
  • ext. 212
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

The goal of educational counseling is to give each student every opportunity to succeed academically. Students may initiate these sessions, they may be initiated by the student’s counselor, or they may be referred by a teacher, parents, or other school personnel. Educational counseling may focus on the student’s performance in school, as well as advisement in the course selection process. Students who have multiple academic failures are seen by the counselor in an effort to improve the student’s academic performance.

TUTORING

If you are interested in volunteering as a peer tutor – Please pick up an application form in W-101. If you were a tutor last year, you do not need to get teacher recommendations again. But, if you are a new member, please ask just one teacher from each subject area (you select to tutor) to sign the application, which will indicate that they recommend you to be a tutor.

If you are a student in need of a tutor – Please go to W-101 and see Mrs. Logan or Mrs. Williams. Within a few days, you will be contacted and introduced to a tutor after cor. At that point, a scheduled time and location will be established. Each level has designated “sign” books to keep track of the meetings.

It’s a program that works well when both parties are committed to the scheduled appointment times to meet and use this time efficiently.

Personal Counseling

The Guidance Department offers personal counseling in order to help students with self-understanding, self-acceptance and personal adjustment.School is one important part of a student's life, but cannot be separated from the student's personal life, and there are many occasions when it is important to speak with a counselor about personal concerns.Students may see their assigned level counselor.

Appointment sheets are available in the Guidance Office: W-101.

The Guidance Department conducts various small groups. These groups usually meet during the school day – some meeting for a pre-defined number of sessions, some running indefinitely. A student’s membership in a group is voluntary and confidential. While all of these groups are offered each year, only those with a sufficient enrollment will run. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, or need additional information, make an appointment in W-101 or see your counselor.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

For those who are upset after the death of a loved one and are ready to share their feelings with others.

LIVING WITH AN ALCOHOLIC AND/OR ADDICT

For those who are upset about the drug and/or alcohol use of a loved one with whom they are living.

SEXUAL IDENTITY GROUP

For gay and lesbian students and those who think they may be, to explore issues of concern such as health, discrimination, family, etc.

DIVORCE AND SEPARATION GROUP

For those students who wish to discuss the particular pressures and problems resulting from divorce or separation and/or the challenges of step-family life.

ILLNESS AT HOME GROUP

For those who are living with someone at home who is seriously ill.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP

For those students who are away from their native country.

Guidance Bulletin Board


Welcome to the SFP Guidance Bulletin Board

Below are some important things to know.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact your child's guidance counselor.
Counselors names, assignments, and contact numbers can be found at the guidance staff link on this web site.

We look forward to working together in the best interest of your children, and our students.

 


 


NOVEMBER 2 - CUNY APPLICATION RECOMMENDED DEADLINE




 COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT FOR JUNIORS


Below are some of the highlights regarding COLLEGE DECISION MAKING:

* Make a list of the colleges in which you are interested.

* Log onto these college websites to gather some important information: majors offered, programs available, location, cost, a general profile of GPA and SAT scores of admitted students, application deadlines, if SAT II tests are required, etc.

* Most college applications require an essay. Check websites to see if topics are given. If not, a personal statement is accepted by many schools. This can include a personal experience that has been an influence in your life. The summer is a perfect time to begin to write rough drafts so that you have a head start on the process. Seniors: When you return to school in September, you can ask an English teacher to review the essay, or visit the writing center for help(appointments available through the English Department). Do this early, as they will get many requests, and you need to be respectful of their time.

* Visit Colleges. Fall and Spring are good times to attend "open house" at colleges. Most colleges will give tours during the summer, and even speak with students and parents. It will give you some idea of the campus and facilities, traveling time, surrounding environment, etc.

* SAT: JUNIOR STUDENTS TAKE the SAT in the spring. Once you receive those scores we suggest spending time over the summer preparing for the fall SAT. Focus on the area(s) where your performance was weak. SENIOR STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE SAT (again) IN THE FALL.

*SENIORS: It is very strongly suggested that you register on-line for the October or November SAT exam during the summer approaching senior year.

College Office Bulletin Board


7 PM IN FINANCIAL AID NIGHT 

FOR SENIORS AND JUNIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

IN THE AUDITORIUM




IMPORTANT DATES:  




DECEMBER 15TH -- LAST DAY ACCEPTING COLLEGE APPLICATIONS UNTIL JANUARY 3, 2018

JANUARY 30TH -- JUNIOR PARENT NIGHT


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Attention: Seniors


Stony Brook University (SUNY) has invited St. Francis Prep seniors to make a special visit to the Stony Brook campus. There will be a bus traveling from Prep to Stony Brook on Wednesday, November 15th.

Any students with a strong interest in attending Stony Brook are encouraged to come to the College Office to sign up.

Due to the limited bus capacity Stony Brook has requested that students who come with us have at least a 90 GPA and a 1250 SAT score.

There are 50 seats on the bus: first come, first serve!










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SETON HALL

With alumni like Bob Ley, Dick Vitale and Bill Rafferty calling national games and working for the likes of ESPN, great minds from Seton Hall are already well represented in the world of sports journalism. But that presence is about to get even bigger.Seton Hall is launching a new Sports Media program to be led by veteran journalist B.J. Schecter, former executive editor of Sports Illustrated and SI.com. The interdisciplinary program will be part of the College of Communications and the Arts, and will incorporate the expertise and resources of several University programs, including the Center for Sport Management and the Seton Hall Sports Poll.

LEARN MORE
Schecter, a member of Seton Hall's Professionals-in-Residence Program, has more than 25 years of experience in sports media, and is currently the editorial director for Baseball America. He will not only design and lead the new program, but help organize symposia, conferences and roundtable discussions related to sports.Like our other academic programs, hands-on learning will be key component of Sports Media. Aspiring journalists will hone their reporting skills at The Setonian, our award-winning student newspaper, and produce shows and announce on air for WSOU, our #1-ranked college radio station in the country. Students also have access to more than 17,000 internship opportunities at employers like ABC, NBC, SportsNet New York and The New York Times.With opportunities like this, there's no limit to what great minds can do in the world of sports. Encourage your students to apply to Seton Hall today!

Sincerely,Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Seton Hall University
P.S. Your students can come experience Seton Hall in person. They can sign up for an Open House on Sunday, October 15 or Sunday, November 19 and speak with faculty, current students and admission officials. Register today!

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NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling)  invites you to attend the STEM College and Career College Fair in your area.  STEM College and Career Fairs are an excellent opportunity for students already interested in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as those whose interest may be spared by the interactions and information at these events. October 15th 1 pm - 4 pm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Register free at WWW.NACACFAIRS.ORG/STEM.


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COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES--

 MAY NOW SCHEDULE CAFETERIA VISITS THROUGH NAVIANCE (OR EMAIL pstevens@sfponline.org)

SENIORS 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

JUNIORS 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM




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FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAVAL ACADEMY

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON USNA FALL FORUMS




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Exciting news for your rising senior girls! They may now apply for a travel grant to attend Discover Wellesley Weekend on Sunday, October 15, and Monday, October 16.
 
Who is it for?
Wellesley encourages applicants from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latina American, Native American; first-generation students; and/or students from other underrepresented communities. The travel grant selection committee will also prioritize inviting students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background. The above-mentioned are priorities, but are not meant to imply any exclusivity regarding the program or the selection process
What’s free?
Transportation, meals, and housing. Family members are welcome to attend Discover Wellesley Weekend, but the grant only covers travel for the student
How do students apply?
The priority application deadline is June 30; the final deadline is August 15.
1. For details on how to apply: www.wellesley.edu/admission/falltravelgrant.
2. Students are encouraged to report SAT or ACT test scores and must submit a copy of their unofficial transcript (grades 9-11) and a statement of purpose along with their application.
As a counselor, what can you do?
Please pass this information to any rising senior you think is a good fit for Wellesley and may need financial assistance to attend Discover Wellesley Weekend. We are looking for engaging, bright, and academically driven women who are interested in discovering Wellesley’s diverse and inclusive community. We give preference to students who have not yet visited. Last year, we received nearly 600 applications for a total of 100 available grants, and we hope to offer as many grants this fall. We try to distribute the funds to get a diverse geographic mix of students.

You are welcome to email me with the names of your students who will be applying for the travel grant, so I can keep an eye out for their applications.
A second chance
Due to limited funding, we may not be able to award grants to all qualified students. If they aren’t awarded a grant at this time, we hope you will still encourage them to apply. Our application is free when submitted through the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or the QuestBridge National Match Application, so they have nothing to lose! We offer additional travel grants for our Spring Open Campus program for admitted students in April.


For more information and frequently asked questions, please review our travel grant webpage.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at 
travelgrant@wellesley.edu. Thanks for spreading the word!





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AffordableColleges.com, recently compiled a list of scholarships for African Americans and other minority groups.

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THE COLLEGE OFFICE HOURS ARE 7:30 AM TO 3:00 PM.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE DURING CLASS TIME.  THANK YOU.

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COLLEGE BOARD www.collegeboard.org

ACT www.actstudent.org












This message board contains a variety of important information and announcements FOR BOTH SENIORS AND JUNIORS:

 





RE:  SCHOLARSHIPS -- PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PROPER PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IS TO SUBMIT YOUR PAPERWORK TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE DUE DATE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  IT IS SCHOOL POLICY NOT TO GIVE TRANSCRIPTS TO STUDENTS.  PLEASE COMPLY WITH THESE PROCEDURES.  YOU MUST SPEAK WITH MS. ARMON IF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES OCCUR.  THANK YOU.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS  




STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BRING IN APPLICATIONS DURING CLASS TIME.  YOU ARE TO BRING THEM DURING YOUR FREE TIME OR LUNCH.  WE ARE HERE AT 7:30 TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS AND AFTER DISMISSAL.  THERE IS NO REASON TO MISS CLASS.


School Information:  6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows NY  11365

CEEB Code:  330835

Class of 2018 Data:   Graduates

Class of 2018 entered high school 09/

Graduation Date: 

Ranking:  None

Grading:  100 Scale

COUNSELOR INFORMATION

TITLE:  Guidance Counselor

Guidance Office:  718-423-8810 x212

College Office: 718-423-8810 x244

EMAILS

Ms. Robyn Armon:  rarmon@sfponline.org

Ms. Becky Barell:  bbarell@sfponline.org

Mrs. Danielle Forte:  dforte@sfponline.org

Mrs. Laura Hassett:  lhassett@sfponline.org

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo:  nlombardo@sfponline.org

Mrs. Josephine Morrone:  jmorrone@sfponline.org

Mrs. Nancy Williams:  nwilliams@sfponline.org

Administrative Assistants

Ms. Patricia Fagan: pfagan@sfponline.org

Mr. Brandon Maggenheim:  bmaggenheim@sfponline.org

Ms. Patricia Lennon-Stevens:  pstevens@sfponline.org




 

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online link is:  www.fafsa.gov

 


 

PROCESSING FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT COLLEGE FORMS LINK

 

 

ADVANTAGE TESTING INFORMATION AND PRINCETON REVIEW INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE UNDER SAT/ACT LINK

 OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:




TIME 2000:  A MATH TEACHING PROGRAM AT QUEENS COLLEGE -- THIS IS A FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BECOME SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS.  TIME 2000 WILL ADMIT UP TO 30 MEMBERS OF THE FRESHMAN CLASS.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  DR. ALICE ARTZT 718-997-5377 -- EMAIL ALICE.ARTZT@QC.CUNY.EDU (ALSO FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.qc.cuny.edu/time2000.)

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SENIORS:  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CUNY APPLICATIONS OR CUNY DECISIONS YOU CAN CALL THEM AT 212-997-2869 or email:  aonline@mail.cuny.edu


UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY 

WEST POINT

OUTSTANDING JUNIORS MAY START THEIR APPLICATIONS NOW BY VISITING  www.apply.usma.edu

FRESHMAN AND SOPHMORES MAY REQUEST THE E-BROCHURE "YOUR GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ADMISSIONS" AND VISIT www.discover.usma.edu/guide


Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online link is:   www.fafsa.gov

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SENIORS:  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CUNY APPLICATIONS OR CUNY DECISIONS YOU CAN CALL THEM AT 212-997-2869 or email:  aonline@mail.cuny.edu


ATTENTION SENIORS - SEE SFP COLLEGE HANDBOOK TO LEARN ABOUT PROCESS FOR APPLYING TO COLLEGE-CLICK ON LINK BELOW:

SFP College Handbook

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online link is :  www.fafsa.gov  

     
                 

   

 

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