The Guidance Department supports the mission of Norman Thomas High School by providing opportunities for students, parents and staff. Counseling services and guidance programs are developmental, preventative and remedial in nature.
The Guidance Department:
>> Creates a welcoming environment for people of all cultures, background and abilities.
>> Facilitates academic, emotional, social and career growth in each student.
>> Challenges students to use their individual talents, interests and skills to better serve society.
>> Recognizes the need for ongoing evaluation of its program in order to improve services to students, parents, staff and community.
>> Informs students and parents of pertinent information pertaining to success and the realization of a Regents Diploma.
>> Recognizes the need to foster the desire for lifelong learning and to support the development of the skills necessary to succeed in a global society.
The name of each student's counselor is printed on the student's schedule.
Counselors use appointment slips to schedule students. Appointment slips are placed in the period two attendance folder and distributed by period two teachers. Students must show this appointment slip to the teacher whose class they will be missing before they go to the counselor.
Information about college applications and financial aid can be found on the College Office page of this website.