K-12 School Counseling
The mission of the Westbury Union Free School District K-12 School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school- counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/ social development of all students.
The K-12 School Counseling Department fully integrates its program with the district's mission and works with students, parents, teachers, and community members to ensure quality learning and lifelong success.
We work to give students the opportunities to acquire the educational and social competencies necessary for their growth toward becoming productive citizens and college and career ready.
REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT
Alumni must mail the following information:
- Name when attended High School
- Year graduated or left
- Date of Birth
- Telephone number
- Address to mail the transcript to
A payment of $3 ( Exact cash or money order) to guidance in order to obtain a copy of their transcript.
The Transcript will take 3 days to process.
REQUEST A DIPLOMA
Alumni must mail information to Guidance in order to obtain a new diploma:
Name when attended High School
Year graduated or left
Date of Birth
The Alumni must include the payment of $56, either exact cash or money order. Once we receive the payment for the Diploma, we will request the Diploma. The Diploma will take 6-8 weeks to arrive. Once the diploma arrives, we will call the Alumni to let them be aware the diploma is in the mail.
REQUEST A VERIFICATION LETTER
Alumni, Student, Parent or Legal Guardian must call guidance at 516.876.5054 to make a request to obtain a letter.
- Name of student
- Date of Birth
- Telephone number
The process will take 3 days. After the 3 days we will mail the letter to the address given.
Guidance Events at a Glance 2022-2023
SAT prep informational outreach
29 Culinary Orientation 10:00 am
29 PROSPER Orientation 10:00 am
19 PTSA Meeting 6:00 pm
20 College 101 6:30 pm
23 Nassau County Directors of Guidance Mini-Fair Consortium 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
30 Nassau County Directors of Guidance Mini-Fair Consortium 9:00 am - 10:30 am
PSAT 11 / SAT 12 School day
Grade 12 Common App and Naviance Matching
College Application Month
6 IAB Meeting 9:00am
6 Nassau Counselors’ Association College Expo Adelphi University 5:00pm - 8:00pm
7 Nassau County Directors of Guidance Mini-Fair Consortium 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
12 PSAT 11/ SAT 12 School day testing
14 Nassau County Directors of Guidance Mini-Fair Consortium 9:00 am - 10:30 am
17 Career Expo- Westbury Memorial Public Library 12 noon- 5pm
17-21 College Application week
18 PTSA Meeting 6:00 pm
19 Financial Aid presentation 6:30pm / Universidad 101 y ayuda financiera en español 6:30p ( Bilingual and general)
21 SUNY College Fair
22-28 HBCU College Tour
27 Guidance Advisory Meeting 9:00 am
28 National Hispanic College Fair - Molloy
5 SAT @ WHS
17 PTSA Meeting 6:00 pm
9th / 10th /11th Grade Push in - College & Career Surveys
Manhattanville College Visit
Farmingdale State College Visit
University of New Haven Visit
Moravian University Visit
Mercy College On-site
SUNY Albany On-site
Lincoln Technical Institute Visit
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (NY)
St. Joseph’s College Onsite
Electrical Training Center Visit
Stony Brook University EOP
3 SAT @ WHS
BOCES Taste of Tech
10 PTSA Meeting 6:00 pm
6-10 National School Counselor Week
16 PTSA Meeting 6:00 pm
11 SAT @ WHS
21 PTSA Meeting 6:00 pm
K-12 College & Career Day
1 College Decision Day
6 SAT @ WHS
10 PTSA Meeting 6:00 pm
1 AP U.S. Government and Politics (AM) / AP Chemistry (PM)
2 AP Environmental Science (AM)
3 AP English Literature & Composition (AM)
5 AP U.S. History (AM)
8 AP Calculus AB (AM) / AP Computer Science Principles (PM)
9 AP English Language & Composition (AM)
10 AP Spanish Language & Culture (AM) / AP Biology (PM)
11 AP Physics 1 (PM)
Senior Awards Ceremony
NAVIANCE is an online program that helps students:
- Research potential colleges
- Keep track to your Prospective College List (Colleges I’m Thinking About)
- Keep track of the application materials submitted to the colleges that you’ve applied to
- Enter your preferences to retrieve a list of colleges that match your criteria
- Get updates on what colleges will be visiting Westbury High School
- Compare your own academic statistics to the average statistics of your prospective colleges
- See the predicted outcome of your applications to a specific college
- Get information on individual colleges
- Search for scholarships
- Build your resume
- Explore different career facts (www.careerzone.ny.gov)
- Communicate with your School Counselor
STEPS FOR SETTING UP MY NAVIANCE/FAMILY CONNECTION:
Step 1: Select High School or Middle School
Step 2: Click on “I'm new and need to register”
Step 3: Enter registration code
Step 4: Create an account – Enter Email as username and a password that meets the requirements
Please complete the “INTEREST INVENTORY” – Go to “About me” , “My Assessments”, “Career interest profiler” Also add to your “COLLEGES I’M THINKING ABOUT” list (Which is on the homepage when you sign in).
Other Tools and Options:
Build your resume using the “RESUME” - Go to “About me” , “My Stuff”, “Resume”
Explore different career facts and options using “CAREERS”
Put yourself on a road to success by utilizing the “ MY PLANNER” organizer
What is Naviance Student?
BIG news. This Summer, Naviance Student replaced Family Connection…
The new Naviance Student portal is mobile-friendly, simple, and intuitive. The best part is– all the features you know and love from Family Connection?– yep, they’re still there. As an added bonus, we’ve even added a few enhanced features.
Check out what Naviance Student has to offer by using your device’s internet browser. [School Name’s] Naviance Student platform can be accessed using the following address:
Where’s all my stuff?
Complete this fun activity to find out what all of your favorite Naviance activities look like now!
1. What is your counselor’s name? What tab is that listed under?
2. Where can you begin to create a resume?
3. Which tab allows you to create a “To Do” list?
4. What section do you find out if you have a TASK assigned to you?
5. What TASK(S) do you have assigned to you currently?
6. Find the tab where you can create GOALS for yourself. Which tab is this located in?
Add a NEW Goal for yourself today. Select “Other Goals” from the drop down box and answer the following questions in your profile and below.
How you will reach it:
Click Add it to your Naviance profile.
7. Under which tab can you find information on Scholarships?
8. What is the next College Visit that is happening at your school?
9. Name 3 ways you can look up information on Colleges and where you would find that information?
Congratulations! You have completed the Naviance Student scavenger hunt!