John Jay High School Counseling Department
WCSD School Counseling Mission StatementThe WCSD School Counseling program supports students socially, emotionally, and academically to enhance school achievement, to ensure all students reach their full potential; become productive members of our community and are lifelong learners.In the Wappingers Central School District, the School Counseling Department works to ensure a safe learning environment that promotes tolerance and acceptance of all students. Counselors serve as a resource for students, parents, and teachers alike, helping to address some of the everyday challenges facing our students. Together, counselors work in collaboration with students and parents to ensure student success in the areas of academics, career planning, and personal goal setting.The goal of the JJHS School Counseling Department is to foster the personal, social, and academic growth of each of our students. While doing well academically is of the utmost importance, it is also important that our students grow to be responsible, caring and educated citizens of society. Each of the school counselors is committed to helping each student perform to the best of their academic ability and to encourage a positive school experience.Click above for our school demographics and statistics.Click above for the school counseling curriculum and expectations by grade.
AP Students- Read for important updates:
The AP Program is making some improvements to their program beginning this fall.
Students will be given directions to “join” a class by your teacher. This information will allow you to access a set of new resources designed to provide practice opportunities and will be used to prepare new personalized labels that you will use on AP Exams.
AP Students and Families:
It's time to submit your registration form and payment for AP exams given May 4 - May 15, 2020. The initial fee for each AP exam is $95. There is an additional $40 late fee for any exams ordered after November 15th and a $40 fee for any exams cancelled by February 28th, 2020. No refunds will be available after February 28th, 2020.
Check the AP exam schedule to find out when each of your AP exams are being given. Make sure there are no conflicts. If you have a testing conflict, see your school counselor.
Students with an IEP or 504 who would like to use their testing accommodations for an AP exam need to submit a request to College Board by January 17th, 2020. Testing accommodations must be preapproved by College Board's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Students who have already submitted a request for College Board testing accommodations, including for PSAT or SAT, do not need to apply again. See your school counselor if you need to apply or if you have any questions.
There is a partial fee reduction available to students who qualify. See your school counselor with questions regarding this.
ADDING, DROPPING, OR CHANGING A COURSE
In order to add or drop a course, we will need to have a signed form giving parental permission. Please keep in mind that some changes can impact more long term for reasons like NCAA Eligibility or requirements for specific colleges. The form can be downloaded and printed here: Course Add/Drop Agreement
SENIORS: COLLEGE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
YOU MUST TURN IN A COMPLETED SENIOR FACT SHEET AND TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM AT LEAST 2 WEEKS, PREFERABLY MORE, PRIOR TO YOUR EARLIEST DEADLINE, BUT THE SOONER, THE BETTER. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR PART OF THE APPLICATION (APPLICATION QUESTIONS, ESSAY, OFFICIAL ACT/SAT SCORE SUBMISSION AND ANY OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS) COMPLETED BY THEN, YOU SUMBIT YOUR PART AS SOON AS YOU ARE READY, BEFORE THE COLLEGE'S DEADLINE. REMEMBER: ALL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORMS AND SENIOR FACT SHEETS MUST BE TURNED IN TO YOUR COUNSELOR BY DECEMBER 1 FOR ALL REGULAR ADMISSIONS DEADLINES (FOR EXAMPLE, JAN 1ST, FEB 1ST, ETC...)