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Welcome to the CNS Counseling Department Webpage!!

 

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

 

 

CEEB CODE: 331-378



*The 2021-2022 Program of Studies is now available. Click on Program of Studies in the left hand column and then click on the link at the bottom.


*Look in the left hand column under AP Information for the AP Exam schedule. Exams are coming up!!


*To view our Virtual Financial Aid Presentation by Mark Hill from SUNY ESF, go to Current Information in the left hand column.



*Important Note Regarding College Credits Taken in High School: When taking college courses in high school (this includes AP, SUPA, RIT, and SUNY credits) there is NO guarantee that those credits will transfer to your chosen college or university. Any SUNY credits are 100% accepted at any SUNY school. However- AP, SUPA, RIT, and SUNY credits are NOT always accepted at private colleges and universities. If you are applying to a private college or university, check with them to see if they will accept your AP, SUPA, RIT, and SUNY credits. Even if the credits will not be accepted by the college/university of your choice, there are many benefits to taking college courses in high school:
1) the rigor in your schedule will help you during the college admissions process
2) the level of challenging work and the work ethic you develop will help prepare you for knowing what to expect when you get to college
3) you are able to challenge yourself and take courses in your interest area by taking these college courses



*Need your working papers? Click on the Important Forms link on the left to find the application. Return your application to your counseling office secretary when complete. You will also need to have proof of a physical within the last 12 months. The student must be present when picking up the working papers. When you need full time working papers, both the student AND the parent must be present.




*ATTENTION JUNIORS: The PSAT will be held at CNS High School on Saturday,October 17, 2020 from 7:00 am until approximately noon. Registration can be completed online beginning on Monday, September 14th through Tuesday, October 13th. 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.



*Our SAT and ACT test dates for the 2020-2021 school year are posted on the left hand side under the SAT/ACT Test Dates link. Please note that dates are subject to change or be cancelled due to COVID 19.



*For information about College Fairs and College Visits, please see the Career Center webpage. Please note most will be virtual this year due to COVID.



*AP Registration is now available online for the 2020-2021 school year. Please click on the AP Information Link on the left for important information and the link to register for your AP exams. You MUST take the exam if you are taking an AP course.
 


*Check out the How To Videos Link on the left to watch helpful videos about completing the college application process!! NOW AVAILABLE!!

 

*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)

 

*To join your school counselor's Remind, text the appropriate code, listed below, for your counselor and grade level to 81010.

 

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
Remind Code: @8ek922f

11th Grade
A-CAL
Remind Code: @8h9ge2

12th Grade 
A- Da BROWN
Remind Code: @44d46bc

 

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
Remind Code: @sheffr

11th Grade
CAM-COO
Remind Code: @sheffro

12th Grade

Di BROWN-CLO
Remind Code: @sheffron

 

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
Remind Code: @msnappig

11th Grade
COP-E
Remind Code: @3g2d833

12th Grade

CLU-FA
Remind Code: @ca8dgc

 

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


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



*Hope Bednarski will be filling in for Mrs. Kwilos.
Her email address is hbednarski@nscsd.org

She can be reached at the same phone number.

10th Grade
F-HOU
Remind Code: @ba2beh

11th Grade
F-HE
Remind Code: @684e4d

12th Grade

FE-HOW
Remind Code: @kge3bf

 

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


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

 

10th Grade
HOV-MAC
Remind Code: @mrbreindel

11th Grade
HI-KR
Remind Code: @ebreinde

12th Grade

HOY-LAS
Remind Code: @ebreind

 

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


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

 

10th Grade
MAD-O
Remind Code: @4acbk4

11th Grade
KU-MOP
Remind Code: @gafk432

12th Grade

LAT-MUP
Remind Code: @eg3e3c
 

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
Remind Code: @dgd6be

11th Grade
MOQ-RAM
Remind Code: @ceg46h4

12th Grade

MUQ-ROS
Remind Code: @d6efg4

 

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


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

 

10th Grade
ROSSI-TE
Remind Code: @mrk10g

11th Grade
RAN-STI
Remind Code: @mrk11t

12th Grade
ROT-ST
Remind Code: @mrk12t

 

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


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


*Danielle Murphy will be filling in for Mrs. Brogan.
Her email address is dmurphy@nscsd.org.
She can be reached at the same phone number.

 

10th Grade
TH-Z
Remind Code: @2769ke3

11th Grade
STO-Z
Remind Code: @gab244

12th Grade
SU-Z
Remind Code: @aeebc4

 



 

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