Welcome to the School Counseling Department

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The school counseling staff is here to address the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students. We welcome contact with parents. If you would like to make an appointment to see us, please contact Ms. Jo Costanzo, our administrative assistant, at X 2557.

SENIORS** The local scholarship book is ready. PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT DEADLINES
Access here: UPDATED BOOKLET: SCHOLARSHIPBOOK2017.doc update April 7 2017.pdf or pick up a hard copy in the counseling office. Scholarships with a * indicates that there is a special and specific application (pick this up in our office or download in Naviance).
Otherwise, all other scholarships use this standard application: Standard Scholarship application.pdf
Please see Ms. Costanzo in the counseling office with any questions. 

REGISTER HERE FOR A SPRING SAT PREP COURSE At VALLEY: **if more students do not sign up, this course will have to be canceled . CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ENROLLMENTT
Valley Regional SAT class 2017.docx

PARENTS OF JUNIORS: Information concerning the college process,timelines and standardized testing were presented in January to parents. 
Couldn't make the presentation? Here's the information: 2017 Post HS Planning Presentation_final.pdf


Please keep our office informed regarding acceptances, etc. This is imperative as we finish the semester, as we will send mid year reports to all schools who have not accepted you yet.

What to do if you get deferred during the early application process? Great article:

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: occurred in the Valley Auditorium, December 13th. Info presented can be found here: financial aid workshop presentation 2016.pdf


School Counselors are committed to the use of 21st Century Learning Expectations in their curriculum.  Through academic, personal/social, and career/post-secondary counseling, students will be exposed to the following competencies: 

  • Problem solve in academic and/or personal/social situations.
  • Learn effective communication methods in dealing with faculty, peers, family, etc.
  • Effectively access, evaluate and use information relating to their post-secondary plans.
  • Demonstrate personal and academic responsibility and accountability.
  • Act respectively and with integrity as members of the school and greater community.
  • Learn how to adapt to change and be flexible while managing goals and time.