North Syracuse Central School District
5355 West Taft Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Counseling Services

Beginning with 7th grade, students are assigned a school counselor. School counselors are available to help students in many areas, including: course selection and scheduling, study skills, classroom concerns, long term educational or vocational planning, college application processes and personal adjustment. Students are encouraged to make appointments to see their counselors.

The counselor is also available to assist parents in determining the level of achievement that should be expected from his/her child and to address the needs of students who have academic problems. The counselor will conduct an annual meeting, at which time the student’s courses will be selected for the next school year and academic progress will be reviewed.

Student Assistance Counseling: The Student Assistance Counseling program is a counseling service designed to help troubled adolescents, grades 8-12, through early intervention. This service is a partnership with Onondaga County Department of Mental Health and the school district. Student assistance counselors work with students, staff and families to provide support, assessment, referral, information and student counseling.

Social Workers: The primary aim of the school social worker is to provide support, intervention and counseling to students and their families in grades K-12 with regard to any situation that is adversely affecting the student’s ability to function and benefit from his/her educational program.

Students and families may be referred by the school social worker to various community agencies for more comprehensive and/or intensive services.