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Welcome to the CNS Counseling and Guidance Services Webpage!!

 

CNS HIGH SCHOOL
6002 ROUTE 31
CICERO, NY 13039
PHONE: (315) 218-4100
FAX: (315) 218-4185 

 

 

CEEB CODE: 331-378




IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SAT/ACT TEST DATES:
Once the College Board (SAT) and the ACT companies have released the test dates for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, we will update the CNS SAT/ACT test calendar.

College/Trades Fair and Financial Aid Night-Thursday October 3, 2019 from 5:30-8:00 pm at CNS High School in the Auditorium and Large Gym

All parents and students are welcome to attend this exciting event! The Financial Aid Presentation will be held in the Auditorium from 5:30-7:00 pm. Our presenter is Mark Hill, Director of Financial Aid at SUNY ESF. He will provide an extensive overview of financial aid. The College/Trades Fair will be held in the Large Gym from 6:30-8:00. We will have over 90 colleges and universities attending. We will also have different trades represented for our students interested in pursuing a trade after high school. 



*ATTENTION JUNIORS: The PSAT will be held at CNS High School on Saturday,October 19, 2019 from 7:00 am until approximately noon. Registration can be completed online beginning on Monday, September 16th through Tuesday, October 15th. You must register online at www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/331378. In order to complete your registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed out the PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. The registration fee for the PSAT is $25.

*Peer Tutoring is available after school on Tuesdays in the Library from 2:10-3:00. We have several CNS students available to help with various subjects. If you are struggling with any of your classes, stop in to see if any of our peer tutors can help. No pass is required!


*Our SAT and ACT test dates for the 2019-2020 school year are posted on the left hand side under the SAT/ACT Test Dates link.


*If you would like to view the Power Point from our College Course Night Presentation from October 2, 2018, please go to the Current Information Link on the left. 

*AP Registration begins online for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, August 26, 2019 and will close on Friday, October 4, 2019. The cost per AP exam is $98. If you are taking an AP course you MUST take the exam-NO EXCEPTIONS!! Register online at www.totalregistration.net/AP/331378. Be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning the registration process. If you receive free or reduced lunch, the cost is $25 per exam. It is important to register for these exams AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!! They are required for ALL AP courses. If you register after October 4th, there will be a $25 late fee per exam added to the cost. After November 14th, the late fee will be $40 per exam. Please pay early to avoid extra costs. To view the letter that has been sent home regarding AP Registration, click on the Current Information Link on the left and scroll down to Downloads.

 

*Check out the How To Videos Link on the left to watch helpful videos about completing the college application process!! (COMING SOON)

 

*Go to the Financial Aid Resources Tab on the left and scroll down to related links to find information on the Excelsior Scholarship (free tuition for SUNY and CUNY colleges).

 


 

College Application Time begins in September. Here is the process that should be followed to ensure that colleges receive your application materials in a timely manner:

 

(1) meet with your school counselor to discuss your plans beyond high school

 

(2) go into Naviance and add colleges to your "Colleges I Am Applying To" List

 

(3) ask your teachers in person to write you letters of recommendation; THEN go into Naviance and request your letters of recommendation (you will need at least two and you MUST request them in Naviance)

 

(4) fill out your college applications by either using the Common Application, the SUNY Application, or the application directly on the college website; make sure you fully complete and submit your applications; pay attention to deadlines!

 

(5) update your resume in Naviance: teachers and counselors can use this information when writing your letters of recommendation

 

(6) send your SAT and/or ACT scores to your schools: YOU must send your scores; your school  counselor does NOT send them and they are NOT on your transcript

 

(7) complete the PINK sheet: go to your counselor's office and complete a PINK sheet letting your counselor know where you applied to college (we do NOT send out any transcripts or letters of recommendation until we get your PINK sheet!!)

 

(8) complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid); this can be completed as early as October 1st of your senior year; you want to complete this early-DO NOT WAIT-it can have an impact on how much financial aid you will receive

 

(9) wait to hear back from your colleges

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Counseling Office Secretaries

 

Bonnie Scott-House 1 Counseling Office       Phone #: (315) 218-4107 (Heffron, Mack, and Nappi)

 

Melissa Feidt-House 2 Counseling Office      Phone #: (315) 218-4207 (Breindel, Kwilos, and Scarcella)


Kathy Frey-House 3 Counseling Office      Phone #: (315) 218-4307 (Brogan, Kesselring, and Lawrence)

 

 

 

School Counselor List
 

COUNSELOR NAME &
CONTACT INFORMATION
ALPHA SPLIT

Sara Mack
Phone #: (315) 218-4126
Email: smack1@nscsd.org


BA Psychology (SUNY Geneseo)
MS Counselor Education (Syracuse University)


 

10th Grade
A-BR

11th Grade
A-CAL

12th Grade 
A- Da BROWN

 

Shannon Heffron
Phone #: (315) 218-4120
Email: sheffron@nscsd.org
*Department Chair


BA Psychology (SUNY Potsdam)
MS Counselor Education (Syracuse University)


 

10th Grade
BU-CHI

11th Grade
CAM-COO

12th Grade

Di BROWN-CLO
 

Christy Nappi
Phone #: (315) 218-4127
Email: cnappi@nscsd.org


BA Psychology (Saint Leo University)
MS Counselor Education (Syracuse University)
CAS Counselor Education (Syracuse University)

 

10th Grade
CHR-E

11th Grade
COP-E

12th Grade

CLU-FA
 

Courtney Kwilos
Phone #: (315) 218-4212
Email: ckwilos@nscsd.org


BS Psychology (SUNY Oswego)
MS School Counseling (Canisius College)



 

10th Grade
F-HOU

11th Grade
F-HE

12th Grade

FE-HOW
 

Eric Breindel
Phone #: (315) 218-4214
Email: ebreinde@nscsd.org


BA Psychology (SUNY Oswego)
MS Counseling (SUNY Oneonta)

 

10th Grade
HOV-MAC

11th Grade
HI-KR

12th Grade

HOY-LAS
 

Michelle Scarcella
Phone #: (315) 218-4211
Email: mscarcel@nscsd.org


BS Psychology (SUNY Brockport)
MS Counseling (Canisius College)

 

10th Grade
MAD-O

11th Grade
KU-MOP

12th Grade

LAT-MUP
 

Amanda Lawrence
Phone #: (315) 218-4203
Email: alawrence1@nscsd.org


BS Psychology (SUNY Brockport)
MS School Counseling (SUNY Oswego)
CAS School Counseling (SUNY Oswego) 

 

10th Grade
P-ROSS

11th Grade
MOQ-RAM

12th Grade

MUQ-ROS
 

Sean Kesselring
Phone #: (315) 218-4312
Email: skesselr@nscsd.org


BS Secondary Education (SUNY Oswego)
MS School Counseling (SUNY Oswego)

 

10th Grade
ROSSI-TE

11th Grade
RAN-STI

12th Grade
ROT-ST

 

Suzanne Brogan
Phone #: (315) 218-4311
Email: sbrogan@nscsd.org


BS Business Administration (College of St. Rose)
MS School Counseling (SUNY Oswego)
 

10th Grade
TH-Z

11th Grade
STO-Z

12th Grade
SU-Z

 



 

Social Worker: Lyra Couillard-Phone #: (315) 218-4125, email: lcouilla@nscsd.org

 

Student Assistance Counselor: Kristen Stanton-Phone #: (315) 218-4213, email: kstanton@nscsd.org