Glen Cove High School
The Glen Cove High School Guidance and Counseling Department is dedicated to meeting the needs of individual student. The activities of the Guidance Department are designed to help students develop and acquire the skills, abilities, knowledge and attitudes necessary to plan for their future. Through individual and group conferences, counselors assist students to select the best possible school program and monitor their academic progress. In addition, the counseling staff works with individual students and parents to resolve school related or personal difficulties in an atmosphere of support and confidentiality. Referrals are made to appropriate community resources when it is necessary.
Students are informed about scholarship opportunities, field trips, speakers, and special programs through flyers, Guidance Newsletters, P.A. announcements, and group presentations in classes. The school calendar provides an overall view of scheduled Guidance Events throughout the year.
Each student and their parent or guardian will be invited to an individual Guidance Review meeting once during each school year. At that time, academic progress, activity involvement, and future plans will be discussed. However, parents and students are always encouraged to meet with the Guidance Counselors whenever they would like to have a private discussion, or would like to schedule a conference with the student's teachers. Although Guidance Counselors have an open door policy, we prefer that students schedule appointments so that an appropriate amount of time can be set aside for student and/or parent meetings.
Ms. Diane Johnson
Third Annual College Fair
Glen Cove students had an opportunity to learn about their future educational prospects when the guidance department held its third annual College Fair in the high school gymnasium on April 15.
The event, which was attended by representative from more than 90 colleges and the Armed Forces, included two workshops: Financial Aid 101: Understanding the Financial Aid Process, presented by Vincent Tunstall, manager of new student enrollment at LIU Post, and Transitioning to College for Students with Disabilities, presented by Alyssa Provenzano, assistant director of disability services at New York Institute of Technology.
According to Interim Guidance Chairperson Diane Johnson, the fair provides district students with valuable information.
“It’s important for our youngsters to see the many opportunities available to them when they leave Glen Cove,” Johnson said. “There are also many careers that are constantly changing, and the people here can answer questions about careers that maybe didn’t exist five years ago.”