Department Configuration

                                                                                                             HOME ACCESS      

If you are having problems accessing Home Access, please email Kathleen Maier at

                                                                              NEW PROCEDURES FOR SCHEDULING CHANGES

As a counseling department, our top priority is to schedule every student for their core academic program.  In some instances, an elective course may have been dropped due to a scheduling conflict with a core course.  For the 2020-2021 school year, schedule changes will only be considered and accommodated based on social distancing guidelines. No Teacher changes are allowed. To request a schedule change, a parent must email the counselor directly.  Since social distancing guidelines limits classroom capacity, we may not be able to honor all changes.  Please understand.


To Our Students and Families At Nanuet Senior High School,

Schools closures haven’t stopped guidance counselors at Nanuet High School from reaching their students. Making phone calls, joining Zoom meetings, and sending emails have taken the place of one-on-one interactions. Your counselors at Nanuet High School want to remind all students that you are not alone during this time of social distancing.

We are happy to return to school, the same people who have supported you throughout the school year are still here for you.  We are checking in on our students to make sure we are not only meeting your needs academically but also socially and emotionally.

As the days go by, we hope that you are all getting more and more comfortable with the new approach to counseling and support. We have worked to build very strong relationships with students prior to recent events, and those foundations have in part allowed for a smoother transition and ongoing practices.

We will continue to monitor and adapt to this evolving situation and keep everyone updated. The safety and well-being of our students and families are of the utmost importance to us. We will all get through this together.


Jackie Laurenzano     Donna Hirsch     Jill Merkert     Maria Miele

                                         GRADE 9

                        A - F              DONNA HIRSCH

                        G - Ma          JILL MERKERT

                        Mc - Mi        JACKIE LAURENZANO

                        Mo - Z          MARIA MIELE


                                        GRADE 10

                        A – G             DONNA HIRSCH

                        H – O            JILL MERKERT

                        P - T              JACKIE LAURENZANO

                        U – Z             MARIA MIELE


                                        GRADE 11

                        A – E                DONNA HIRSCH

                        F – L                JILL MERKERT

                       M – Z               MARIA MIELE 


                                          GRADE 12

                        A –E               DONNA HIRSCH

                        F – L              JILL MERKERT

                        M – O           JACKIE LAURENZANO

                        P – Z             MARIA MIELE




Guidance Schoology Courses

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Welcome Message

Welcome to the Guidance and Counseling Department! 
The mission of the Nanuet School Counseling Program is to provide programs and services that assist students to grow academically, personally, socially, and vocationally. We also provide comprehensive and developmental approaches to give all our students assistance and support so they may reach their individual goals
and potential.
Guidance services in Nanuet Senior High School are the resources provided to facilitate academic success, to help students better understand personal strengths, limitations, and interests, and to assist in planning for and attaining realistic goals.
School counselors help students assume responsibility for making plans and decisions; they interpret information for both students and their parents to help them deal with needs and problems that may arise. Counselors also show how interests, aptitudes, and abilities work together. They provide information and guidance about careers and opportunities for post-high school education--colleges, technical schools, work and apprentice programs, as well as financial aid information. Your counselor's major task is to see that you graduate after having experienced a rich and rewarding high school career.
The school counselors will meet with every student at various times during high school. These meetings include scheduling discussions, college planning, test results, grades, personal matters, or any other issues that may arise during the student’s four years at Nanuet Senior High School. In addition to counselor-scheduled appointments, students are encouraged to stop in the guidance office at any time. Students’ concerns will be addressed as soon as possible, depending upon the availability of the counselors at that time.

HS Guidance e-Newsletter

 HS Guidance - January 2021.pdf   The Nanuet Senior High School Guidance E-News presents information for students and parents/guardians on pertinent guidance and counseling topics. Monthly e-news will supply details about school and community informational programs, post-secondary academic and career opportunities, financial aid, scholarships, standardized testing and community resources.

HS GUIDANCE December 2020.pdf

HS GUIDANCE November 2020.pdf  


HS GUIDANCE September 2020.pdf  

 HS Guidance Dec 2019.pdf 

 HS GUIDANCE Jan 2020.pdf 

 HS Guidance Feb 2020.pdf 

 HS Guidance March 2020.pdf

Program of Studies

The New York State Education Department has provided the attached document to provide information on the graduation pathways. 


Junior Parent Night PDF presentation.pdf  Attached is the Junior Parent Night Presentation --  Parents please review the process of applying to college
Attached is the presentation  done by Stacy Salinas Director of Financial Aid at Dominican College
CTEC presentation
Attached is the presentation utilized in advising course selection for students. This interactive presentation was presented in all classes and students utilized laptops to navigate through the “Program of Studies” and related links. 
Attached is the presentation utilized in advising course selection for students. This interactive presentation was presented in all classes and students utilized laptops to navigate through the Program of Studies and related links. 
Attached is the presentation utilized in advising course selection for students. This interactive presentation was presented in all classes and students utilized laptops to navigate through the “Program of Studies” and related links. 
 This is a copy of the presentation provided to our 11th grade parents .


Adult Career and Continuing Education Services- Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) services are for individuals with disabilities that interfere with getting or keeping a job or who have difficulty advancing at their job. VR services may only be provided if your goal is employment.
Students should utilize this link to register for the ACT.
Career Zone is an innovative online career exploration and planning system designed especially for today's high-tech youth in New York State.
Here is a list of the acceptance for the class of 2020 
Congratulations Class of 2020! 
Students should utilize this link to register for the SAT and/or SAT Subject Tests.
This is the process to request transcripts for students enrolled in college courses affiliated with Dominican College. 


Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA can be completed on or after October 1 of your senior year.  We encourage all students to complete the application as it is often the primary tool for the financial aid process at the college/university or other post-secondary institution.  

If you are having trouble accessing HOME ACCESS, please email Kathleen Maier at
Attached please find ACT, PSAT and SAT test dates for the academic year.
Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service, nonprofit organization providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.
2020-21 Nanuet Senior High School Profile
This site will provide access to the login screen for Naviance.
This site was updated November 1, 2016.  It is for student-athletes wishing to compete in Division 1 or Division 2 NCAA sports programs. 
This form is for students wishing to take a course they were not recommended for by their current teacher or requisite.
ROCKLAND COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU 2019 TEEN WORKS APPLICATION.pdf  This program is to provide eligible youth with meaningful workforce training.
ROCKLAND COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU 2019 TEEN WORKS GRADUATE APPLICATION.pdf   This program is to provide employment for eligible youth who GRADUATED FROM TEEN WORK
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - JANUARY 2021.pdf    A list of available scholarships posted by our Guidance Office.
The process for applying to the ACT for students with accommodations changed as of FALL 2016.  
This form should be utilized by graduates and former students to request transcripts. Please complete and email/mail/fax this form to: NANUET SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Office of School Records, 103 Church Street, Nanuet, NY, 10954
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