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WELCOME TO THE WHITE PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
 
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ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!!!
Don't forget your senior obligations!
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Please log into Naviance and:
 
1. Complete the 2014 Senior Survey (go to "About Me" and click on the link to the survey in the upper left-hand corner of the page)
 
2. Fill out the results of ALL of your college applications (go to "Colleges I'm Applying To" and put in results in by clicking on the pencil under the results column, and the - from the dropdown menu under your college list - select the school that you have chosen to attend.
 
Thanks very much!!!
 
 
 
 On Thursday, March 27th, the guidance department presented an evening program on standardized testing.  Among the handouts was a comprehensive Q and A document that contained a variety of live links.  Please click below to access this document.
 
Click to view the monthly Guidance Bulletin.  Please check back periodically for updates and information received after the Bulletin is published.
To see which which colleges are visiting the high school this month
 
Program planning for 2014-15 has begun!!
 
Counselors are visiting classrooms this week (February 24-28) and will be scheduling appointments with students throughout March to plan their academic programs for next year.  Please be sure to look over the course booklet and choose carefully!  Also, please fill out a worksheet and bring it to your program planning meeting so that you can make the most of this opportunity.

2014-15 WPHS Course Catalog 

Program Planning Worksheet

A course request sheet will be sent home with the student following his/her program planning meeting.  Please sign and return it as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your counselor!
 
 
 
 Naviance is available to all students and their families!
We don't want students and their families to wait until they are applying to college to log on.  There is so much for you to do and explore through Naviance.  Please take advantage of this wonderful resource!!  If you have questions, please call us.
 
 
For information about college scholarships and financial aid, please view the fastweb bulletins by clicking on that topic in the menu on the left.  You can also go directly to their website - which has useful links to FAFSA and other financial aid and scholarship pages and information specifically for parents as well as students - by clicking on this link: http://www.fastweb.com  Another new and very valuable resource is StartHereGetThere.org , which features FAFSA tutorials, calendars and other information on financial aid.
 
 
Guidance is a comprehensive and integral part of the student's educational process. It is designed to help students with their educational, vocational and social development.
 
The Guidance Department at White Plains High School provides guidance and counseling services to all students from the time that they enter the high school until graduation. Guidance is a service function, which includes a series of, planned and informal activities designed to assist students to understand themselves better, to cope with the normal problems associated with growing up, and to become contributing citizens. The goal of our program is to meet the individual needs of each student and to help achieve a successful high school experience.
 
Guidance and counseling is, however, is more than a program of activities. It is also a relationship that exists between a student and a guidance counselor, the one adult at school who will play a continued and key role during the duration of the student's high school life. From grades nine through twelve, the guidance counselor advises and counsels students about the selection of courses, relationships with teachers and other significant adults, relationships with peers, extra-curricular involvement, career and post-high school planning, coping with pressures, tensions and the day-to-day problems of growing up in a complex, multi-faceted society. 
 

The mission of the White Plains City School District is to educate and inspire all students, while nurturing their dreams, so they learn continually, think critically, pursue their aspirations and contribute to a diverse and dynamic world.