Guidance at Lab
Guidance counselors seek to facilitate communication between teachers, grade teams, other pupil personnel team members, and families. The aim of this model is to provide a sense of continuity for students, parents, and staff. Also, we hope to provide more opportunities for proactive social/emotional work with students. Our Director of College Counseling will handle all aspects of the college application process.
The guidance department works to support students academically, socially and emotionally. We provide an outlet for all students. In order to develop and maintain well adjusted, successful students, we interact with students, families & colleagues in a multitude of ways. We provide:
- A safe space for students & staff
- Group counseling via advisory sessions
- Academic counseling/transcript review
- College counseling /advisement
- Communication with parents
- Referrals to outside agencies, supports for students & parents
- Crisis counseling
- Conflict mediation
- Reports of suspicion of child abuse
- Individual mandated counseling
Information shared by students with guidance counselors is confidential.
Office hours for extra academic support!
Find teachers’ schedules HERE.
Room 318 is a quiet space where students can do homework on Tuesdays through Fridays, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. A nice group of peer tutors will be available to lend a hand on most days.
Opportunities in New York City
SAPIS Counselor: Ms. Ramos at Ext. 1022
The Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Specialists (SAPIS) program provides a range of prevention and intervention services in grades K-12. The goals of the program are to:
- Reduce the prevalence of substance abuse among youth
- Delay the initiation of substance abuse behavior among youth
- Decrease the negative health, social, and educational consequences associated with substance abuse
- Prevent the escalation of substance abuse behaviors to levels requiring treatment
- classroom lessons (using evidence-based programs)
- individual and group counseling
- positive alternative activities
- crisis intervention
- conflict resolution
- assessments and referrals for mental health and substance abuse services
- school-wide prevention projects
Students who are at risk for alcohol and substance abuse, gang involvement, suspension from school, disruptive behaviors, and violations of the Discipline Code are referred to SAPIS for intervention services. SAPIS provide parent workshops that address alcohol and substance abuse issues as well as bullying and violence prevention. SAPIS provide crisis-response services to schools needing support during crisis incidents.