Information for Guidance Counselors

  • The District Portal - Coming Soon for the 2023-2024 school year

    You can access the district portal here: Regional Schools and Instructional Programs / Online application for CTE programs (

    Unfortunately, at this time we can only replace a user who has left. We cannot change the number of authorized users.   Please review the information that was sent out last year when we launched the application.   

    Access to the District Portal is limited to those staff members authorized to submit on behalf of their district. Districts must limit their access to a small number of individuals who are authorized to finalize an application.  If we receive an application from an authorized user, we will consider the application as approved by the district.   Due to the large number of Districts served, we need to limit the number of authorized users for the portal. 

    Thank you for your cooperation with Nassau BOCES.  If you have any other concerns or questions, please feel free to contact Susan Piarulli.  

    Course Catalog

    You can find the most up-to-date course catalog at: Https://


    Coming soon: Links to Updated forms


    Guidance Advisory

    Nassau BOCES' Regional Schools and Instructional Programs holds three Guidance Advisories a year to keep guidance departments informed of changes in policies and instructional programs. Specific Dates to follow:

      • October 2022
      • December 2022
      • May 2023

    Previous Guidance Advisory Agendas

    October 19, 2022

    • Link to Slide Deck
    • Link to Career Explorations Program Slide Deck
    • Link to handouts
    • Link to survey
      • GC Tech Tour
      • Breakfast and Welcome - Maddy Hackett, Principal
      • Introductions and Caseloads
      • Attendance Policies
      • Vaccination Mandate for Health Cluster
      • Opportunities to Visit our Schools
      • Application Updates
      • Technical Academics Updates
      • Career Explorations Program
      • Building Specific Updates



    December 15, 2022

      • 8:30 a.m. Welcome
      • 8:35 a.m. Common Application and Online Application Process- Dr. Theodorou
      • 9:00 a.m. BT Counselors Course Guide to Program Selection
      • 9:10 a.m. BT Updates: Police Science and Culinary Art Skills Program Presentations
      • 9:35 a.m. GC Tech Updates: Various
      • 9:50 a.m. LIHSA Updates: Multimedia Journalism Program and the Expressive Arts and Human Development Program

    Wednesday, October 20, 2022 

      • 8:30 a.m. Welcome
      • 8:35 a.m. Introductions & Counselor Caseloads
      • 8:45 a.m. Building Start/End Times
      • 8:50 a.m. Attendance Policies
      • 8:55 a.m. Vaccination Mandate for Health Cluster
      • 9:00 a.m. School Visits
      • 9:10 a.m. Application
      • 9: 15 a.m. Technical Academics Update
      • 9: 20 a.m. Building Specific Updates
      • 9:30 a.m. EMT Showcase

    Spring 2022

      • 8:30 a.m. Welcome
      • 8:35 a.m. Nassau BOCES Application Process (Barry Tech, GC Tech, LIHSA)
        • Demonstration of submitting student application into the District Portal
      • 9:00 a.m. Barry Tech Program Presentation
        • Power Sports and Engine Repair
        • Early Childhood Education
      • 9:30 a.m. Barry Tech, GC Tech, LIHSA student scheduling
        • Academic pull-outs and Embedded Academic Credits
      • 10:00 a.m. District Q&A

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