Counselor's Corner

LIHSA offers a comprehensive array of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) including guidance, counseling and career development. PPS functions as an extension of the home school guidance and counseling department.  
Guidance Counselor: Melissa Stencel.
Phone: 516-622-5672 

 Guidance Services Provide:

  • Review of NYS Graduation requirements with all students.
  • Meeting with home school districts’ school counselors regarding
  • LIHSA students.
  • Conducting 10th, 11th, and 12th grade conferences to ensure students
  • are on target with graduation goals and requirements.
  • Regular individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Ongoing guidance of students toward meeting career goals.
  • Liaison between LIHSA and the College Board (AP Coordinator).
  • Communicating with districts regarding the LIHSA application process,
  • audition procedures and answering scheduling questions.

College Application At LIHSA, students:

  • Are prepared for college.
  • Receive one-on-one assistance going through the college and financial aid application process. 
  • Are matched with the best performing and fine arts colleges. 
  • Meet individually to go over resumes and essays. 
  • Prepare for their college audition. 

college fair

College Information Night 

The College Information Night is an event held annually to assist students and their families in the college application process. Families receive a comprehensive presentation outlining all the necessary steps in applying for college, learn about financial aid, and have their questions answered about the audition procedures.