Welcome to the Cazenovia High School Counseling Office Home Page. The purpose of this site is to provide you with updated information pertaining to academic requirements, post-secondary planning, standardized testing information, important upcoming dates, informational links, and various other resources. We hope that you find this website helpful, and we appreciate any feedback!
31 Emory Avenue
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Phone: (315) 655-5301
Fax: (315) 655-1371
CEEB CODE: 331-280
THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR
Every student at Cazenovia High School is assigned a school counselor based upon their grade level and last name.
Please note, our counseling configuration has changed as follows:
Ms. Bobbey McCarthy: Grades 7-9, A-Z / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Robert Oldfield: Grades 10-12, A-K / email@example.com
Ms. Britt Zumpano: Grades 10-12, L-Z / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Melissa Forrett: Registrar, Counseling Assistant / email@example.com
The Counseling Department’s philosophy is one of collaboration to ease the transition from Middle School to High School and counselor to counselor. We use a teamwork approach to ensure that every student’s needs are being met.
The role of a school counselor may differ from district to district. At Cazenovia High School, the school counselor works with students on:
- Academic Support
- Career Counseling
- College Applications
- College Search Process
- Course Selection
- Family Consultation
- Graduation Requirements
- Personal Issues
- Resume Writing
- Special Programs
From time to time, there are situations that require more in-depth and frequent counseling. Students and families may be referred to an outside agency.
COUNSELING OFFICE HOURS
During the academic school year, the Counseling Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
*Please note that the counselors work ten days during the summer. Please call to make an appointment, or leave a message with Melissa Forrett, the Counseling Office assistant, as the counselors check in periodically to retrieve messages. E-mail is also a great way to communicate with your student’s counselor.
HOW DO I SEE MY COUNSELOR?
Counselors are available during regular school hours every day and at other times upon request. We can be reached at 315-655-5301.
Students can make appointments with their respective counselor through Mrs. Forrett, who will issue the student a pass for their scheduled time (during study halls or lunch periods, whenever possible, to avoid missing core classes). Counselors often initiate an appointment with a student by sending a pass through homeroom.
In the event of an emergency in which the student needs to see a counselor immediately, please be sure to make this clear to Mrs. Forrett. If your counselor is not available, one of the other counselors will assist you.
Communication between parents, teachers, and students is essential. We parents to speak directly to a teacher(s) either on the phone or through e-mail before requesting a conference. However, if a conference with the student’s teacher(s) is deemed necessary by the counselor, the parent, or a teacher, a conference will be arranged. Meeting times are generally held before school (7:30 a.m.). Parents interested in meeting individually with only one teacher are encouraged to contact that teacher directly.
Transcript Request Form (Click Here)
REQUESTS FOR TRANSCRIPTS
If you would like an official transcript sent to a college/university, please complete the attached form and send it directly to the Counseling Office or e-mail it to Melissa Forrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that transcript requests are generally processed within 1-2 business days and can take 7 days to arrive at their requested destination, so please plan accordingly.