Contact Information
Mr. Christopher Ruffini, Assistant Principal

Phone Number:  (516) 364-5686
Fax Number:  (516) 364-8018
High School Code:  335-443
Guidance Department Staff

Guidance Counselors

Rosenberg (Fisher)
Guidance Secretaries
Bonnie Honya
Terry Jauregui
Catherine Maher
Theresa Mullane

Maureen Beatty (516) 364-5693

Guidance Resource Center
Joan Lifson (516) 364-5694

The Developmental School Counseling Program of Syosset secondary schools is a comprehensive plan of academic, career, and personal development. It is an integral part of the total school program and supports the goals established for all students. The Syosset School Counseling Program emphasizes the relationship between student and counselor. It is the key to a successful program. Through a series of sequential and developmental activities, the counselor ensures that he/she is meaningfully involved with each student during each year of the secondary school experience. In this way the student is in the best position to learn, plan, and make positive decisions with the ongoing support and assistance of a counselor that knows him/her well.
Guidance Services For Students
Grade 9
  • Small Group Student Orientation to Guidance Services
  • Evening Parent Orientation Workshop
  • Programming for Grade 10 - classroom introduction and individual student course selection meeting
  • Guidance newsletter mailed home bimonthly
  • Introduction to the Naviance program and the “Do What You Are” Personality Profile Assessment

Grade 10
  • Career Decision Making Program - small group career exploration activity through Naviance
  • Naviance Family Connection Search for Career Information - small group with individual follow-up
  • Programming for Grade 11 - classroom introduction and individual student course selection meeting
  • Guidance newsletter mailed home bimonthly
  • Grade 10 Parent Workshop for parents and students

Grade 11
  • College Testing Information - classroom orientation to content of and registration for PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams
  • Evening College Testing Workshop Night for parents
  • Naviance and Internet College Research Opportunities - individual meetings with unlimited follow-up
  • Evening College Planning Workshop for parents and students
  • Programming for Grade 12 - classroom introduction and individual student course selection meeting
  • College Night for parents and students
  • Individual Parent/Student Conferences in Spring - exploration of post-secondary opportunities
  • Guidance newsletter mailed home bimonthly
  • Interview Skills Workshop for students

Grade 12
  • Senior Meetings to Review College Application Process - small group overview
  • SAT/ACT Registration
  • Evening College Application Workshop for parents
  • College Essay Workshop for students
  • Grade Point Average Distribution
  • Senior Bulletin Publication of scholarship, financial aid, college, military, and employment information mailed home monthly
  • Financial Aid Night for parents
  • College Admissions Representative Visits
  • Senior Day - college transitioning program
  • Naviance/eDOCS
  • Interview Skills Workshop for students

Services Across All Grade Levels
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Special Education Guidance and Counseling
  • Enrichment Program Information
  • Employment Opportunities - part-time work
  • Academic Advisement
  • Drug and Alcohol Education
  • Peer Mediation
  • Honor Society Tutoring
  • Scholarship Information
  • Vocational Opportunities
  • Career Exploration
  • Internships
  • Evening Counseling Appointments
  • Parent Education Workshops
  • Psychological/Social Work Liaison and Referral Services
  • Study Skills Workshop
  • College Internet Access
  • Guidance Resource Center
  • Divorce Group
  • Womens Group
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid on the Web (
  • Stress Management Group
  • Student/Athlete Workshop
  • Bereavement Group
  • Interview Skills Workshop
Evening Guidance Programs
Event Date (Time) Location
College Application Workshop 9/13/16 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
Financial Aid Night 9/22/16 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
College Testing Workshop 9/28/16 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
Grade 9 Parent Workshop 10/6/16 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
Parent Awareness Workshop 10/27/16 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
Incoming Grade 9 Parent/Student Orientation 1/19/17 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
College Planning Workshop 2/1/17 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
Grade 10 Parent Workshop 2/16/17 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
College Night 4/27/17 (7 p.m.) Auditorium
Created By: Zachary Senzer (2013); Modified by Tyler Port (2013)