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.
Registration and payment for the AP exam is due this fall. 2020 AP Exam fee remains $95 per exam. Fees will now be collected during a fall registration period, October 21, 2019 – November 8, 2019.
An important change by College Board to note, additional fees apply to any exams ordered after the November 15 deadline and any exams that are canceled by February 28, 2020.
- Additional fee for exams ordered between November 16 and February 28 $40 per exam
- Fee for exams canceled by February 28 $40 per exam
($55 of the $95 fee would be returned to you) No refunds will be available as of March 2, 2020.
Registration forms and information will be given in your AP class and will also be available on the school website.
Upcoming College Fairs
Poughkeepsie Galleria: 10/1 at 4pmDutchess Community College: 10/15 at 6-8pmDanbury Mall: 10/21 at 5-8pm
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
1. Save the date for the fall SUNY College Fair in your area:
- Long Island, Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, September 8
- Long Island, Nassau Community College, September 9
- Buffalo, University at Buffalo, September 15
- Rochester, Monroe Community College, September 16
- Syracuse, Onondaga Community College, September 17
- New York City, Javits Center, October 10
2. August 15 is the Excelsior Scholarship application deadline for students attending SUNY in the fall.
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...)