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Welcome to the Guidance Department

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School Counseling During Hybrid Instruction

WNY Maritime Charter School is dedicated to creating a learning environment that is accessible to all students for both distance and on-site learning. The Guidance Department will provide consistent contact with parents and students to make sure needs are met. The counselors will keep communication lines open, provide counseling services remotely and in-person to help support students through social emotional development. We will provide crisis intervention if it is needed per individual needs/cases. Counselors will communicate with special education teachers, general education teachers and administration on a regular basis and intervene when necessary to provide student support. It is our mission to provide direct and indirect student services through distance learning and in person. Students can request a virtual or in person meeting with any counselor by completing a google form that can be found on Guidance’s web page. They will also be reminded to check the Guidance web page for new information and updates regarding academics, community resources, and all other pertinent information for their cohort or the particular crisis.

 
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WELCOME TO GUIDANCE!

 

 

We have 3 school counselors and one youth counselor available to assist students and parents. Our counselors are trained and experienced in helping students work through personal, social/emotional and academic problems and in guiding educational and vocational planning. You may enlist the aid of the counselors to identify interests, aptitudes, and career goals and to clarify diploma requirements. If personal problems are interfering with success in school, don’t hesitate to talk with the counselors.

 

Meet Our Counselors

Frank Veneziano (High School)
Director of the Counseling Department
School Counselor
Phone: (716) 842 - 6289 x 3309
 
Colleen Collins (Middle School)
School Counselor
Phone: (716) 898-2130 x 3480
 
Jennifer Martin (High School)
School Counselor
Phone: (716) 842 - 6289 x 3315
 
Florence Dollard (High School)
School Youth Counselor
Phone:  (716) 842-6289 x 3306 

 

 ROLE OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS

EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
* Graduation Requirements/ Tracking
* Annual Review
* Curriculum Choices
 
COUNSELING
* Crisis
* Educational & Vocational
* Personal/Social/Emotional Counseling
* Conflict Mediation
* Short Term Support
 
COLLEGE/MILITARY PLANNING
* College Selection
* College Applications
* Financial Aid Program
* Scholarship Information
* Military Liaison  
 
CAREER/JOB PLANNING
* Job Application Process
* Working Papers
* ASVAB/ Career Interest Inventories
* Vocational Field trips
 
TESTING
* PSAT (Preliminary Aptitude Test)
* SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
* ACT (American College Test)
* ASVAB/ Career Interest Inventories
 
As school counselors, we use a multidisciplinary approach, consulting with:
* Teachers
* Parents
* Administrators
* Physicians
* Community Agencies
* Social Workers
* Psychologists
* Clergy
* Mental Health Professionals
 
Counselors take an active role in positive communications with parents, students, and the community through various letters, phone calls, e-mails, brochures, parent nights, and student programs.
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