WELCOME TO THE WHITE PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENTThe Guidance Department at White Plains High School provides guidance and counseling services to all students from the time that they enter the high school until graduation. Guidance is a service function, which includes a series of planned and informal activities designed to assist students to understand themselves better, to cope with the normal problems associated with growing up, and to become contributing citizens. The goal of our program to help achieve a successful high school experience.Guidance and counseling is, however, more than a program of activities. It is also a relationship that exists between a student and a guidance counselor. From grades nine through twelve, the guidance counselor advises and counsels students about the selection of courses, relationships with teachers and other significant adults, relationships with peers, extra-curricular involvement, career and post-high school planning, coping with pressures, tensions and the day-to-day problems of growing up in a complex, multi-faceted society.First and foremost:Naviance is available beginning in the 9th grade! We strongly encourage all students and their families to log on today!Don't wait until you are applying to college to log on. Please take advantage of this wonderful resource! Remember to update your email and contact information as needed so you can be notified of important updates that you do not want to miss. If you have questions, please call us.Here are WPHS Guidance Evening Presentations for 2017-2018:The following are links to last year's Evening Guidance Presentations and links to other useful resources:(in English) (en Español)(in English) (en Español)(in English) (en Español)(in English) (en Español)(in English) (en Español)(in English) (en Español)(in English) (en Español)For information about college scholarships and financial aid, please view the fastweb bulletins by clicking on that topic in the menu on the left. You can also go directly to their website - which has useful links to FAFSA and other financial aid and scholarship pages and information specifically for parents as well as students - by clicking on this link: http://www.fastweb.com Another new and very valuable resource is StartHereGetThere.org , which features FAFSA tutorials, calendars and other information on financial aid.
The mission of the White Plains City School District is to educate and inspire all students, while nurturing their dreams, so they learn continually, think critically, pursue their aspirations and contribute to a diverse and dynamic world.