Counseling

High School years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Our Counseling Team has an impact on these years by implementing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program which aligns with the American School Counselor Association Learning Standards: "Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success". Our program includes the following:

  • Direct Student Services to all students in large and small groups 
  • Individual Planning to develop education, career and personal goals
  • Responsive Services to address the immediate concerns of all students
  • Indirect Student Services which include referrals and consultation with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe and respectful learning environment. 
  • Advocating for School Programming to support academic, career and social/emotional development. 

Our work supports students in their quest to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals and realize their full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the global community.

PSAT Information
Attention all Juniors, the PSAT will be offered on Saturday, October 16th from 7:30am - 12noon at VHS. This test helps prepare students for the SAT, and connects them with scholarship opportunities as well as college and career search resources. Contact the counseling office with any questions. Please complete the registration form by October 1st.

2021 PSAT Registration Form 

GEMINI Registration Information

What is Gemini?
SUNY/FLCC Gemini courses are called “Concurrent Enrollment” courses. Students earn both high school and college credit simultaneously during the school day without ever leaving our high school. To enroll in Gemini classes, you must be a junior or senior in high school, although some sophomores may be eligible to enroll in certain courses.  Check with your counselor if you have any questions.

Gemini teachers at Victor High School were approved by SUNY/FLCC to deliver certain college courses at VCS. These courses match the curriculum taught in that same course at SUNY/FLCC. Through a special agreement between SUNY/FLCC and local high schools, students enrolled in these courses pay a fee of only $5 per credit hour = $15 for each 3-credit class or $20 for the 4 credit AP Bio class. Please Note: This fee is waived completely for students who are eligible for free and reduced meals.

Here is the link: FLCC Gemini Registration Site

  • When students register, their confirmation email will include a link to the Payment Form, which is also on the FLCC website. 
  • All students are required to submit the payment form to FLCC because it confirms their intent to register and includes a Social Security Number. 
  • The Social Security Number is required for their FLCC student account. 
  • Students who reside in Ontario County, do not need to complete a Certificate of Residency Form
  • Only students who reside in another county (Monroe or Wayne) will need to complete a Certificate of Residency Form which Joan Randall or I can notarize if needed.

Please note the following important dates:

      • 10/8/21 Fall Registration Deadline 
      • 10/29/21 Drop Deadline (Fee is refunded. Nothing appears on transcript) 
      • 12/01/21 Last day to withdraw (No refund. “W” Grade on Transcript)

*Note: Any student who registers but later drops the class will need to see their Counselor for an "FLCC Drop/Withdraw Form." If this form is not completed and submitted to FLCC, a failing grade will appear on the student's FLCC transcript.

Check it out!
Check out the VCS Virtual Calming Room to help alleviate some of the extraordinary stress students and families are experiencing. 

Check out the College and Career Center page and Virtual College/Financial Aid Night! Important information pertaining to College and Career planning will be updated weekly, including job opportunities, scholarships, summer programs, college announcements and information, and career spotlights. This page is for ALL students, so all grade levels should take advantage of it! Questions? Contact your CCC – contact info is on the page. 

District Phone Number: 585-924-3252
Counseling Fax: 585-742-7043

Senior High School Counseling Team

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Mary Banaszak

Mary Banaszak

Titles: Coordinator of Counseling K-12 and School Counselor (A-CL)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6418
Leah Daniels-Farren

Leah Daniels-Farren

Titles: School Psychologist (P-Z)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6420
Travis Hooper

Travis Hooper

Titles: School Counselor (Co-F)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6415
Tara Hopson

Tara Hopson

Titles: School Psychologist (G-O)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6502
Erin Jacobs

Erin Jacobs

Titles: College Coordinator
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6423
Geoffrey Mandile

Geoffrey Mandile

Titles: School Counselor (Si-Z)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6416
Kathryn Mandile

Kathryn Mandile

Titles: School Psychologist (A-F)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6421
Kathleen Maurillo

Kathleen Maurillo

Titles: Counseling Office Secretary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6408
Cindy Mereness

Cindy Mereness

Titles: Career Planning and Internship Coordinator
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6424
Moira Platzer

Moira Platzer

Titles: School Counselor (P-Sh)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6422
Benjamin Raymo

Benjamin Raymo

Titles: School Counselor (G-La)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6103
John Ryan

John Ryan

Titles: School Social Worker
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6414