Counseling Office

Welcome to the Cazenovia High School Counseling Office Home Page. The purpose of this site is to provide you with updated information pertaining to academic requirements, post-secondary planning, standardized testing information, important upcoming dates, informational links, and various other resources. We hope that you find this website helpful, and we would certainly appreciate any feedback!

31 Emory Avenue
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Phone: (315) 655-5301
Fax: (315) 655-1371
CEEB CODE: 331-280

Meet the Counseling Staff

  • 1Grades 8-11, A-K  / 12, A-G
    Mr. Oldfield joined the Cazenovia High School Counseling Department in 2005. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia, a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling from Alfred University.

  • 4Grades 8-11, L-Z  /  12, H-R
    Ms. Zumpano joined the Cazenovia High School Counseling Department in 2002. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts Management from Ithaca College. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University.

  • 3-1Grades 12, S-Z
    Mrs. Tresco joined the Cazenovia High School Counseling Department in 2000. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Niagara University, a Master’s Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling from Canisius College.  She also holds a School District Administrator Certificate from SUNY Oswego.

  • 7Registrar / Counseling Office Assistant
    Mrs. Forrett joined the Cazenovia High School Counseling Department in 2011.  She has a degree from SUNY Delhi.

The Role of the School Counselor

Every student at Cazenovia High School is assigned a school counselor based upon their grade level and last name.

Please note, as of June 2020, our counseling configuration has changed as follows:

Robert Oldfield:  Grades 8-11, A-K / Grade 12, A-G
Britt Zumpano:   Grades 8-11, L-Z / Grade 12, H-R
Susan Tresco: Grades 12, S-Z

The Counseling Department’s philosophy is one of collaboration to ease the transition from Middle School to High School, and counselor to counselor. We use a teamwork approach to ensure that every student’s needs are being met.

The role of a school counselor may differ from district to district. At Cazenovia High School, the school counselor works with students on…

  • Academic Support
  • Career Counseling
  • College Applications
  • College Search Process
  • Course Selection
  • Family Consultation
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Personal Issues
  • Resume Writing
  • Scheduling
  • Scholarships/Financial Aid
  • Special Programs

From time to time, there are situations that require more in-depth and frequent counseling. Students and families may be referred to an outside agency.

Counseling Office Hours

During the academic school year, the Counseling Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

*Please note that the counselors work ten days during the summer. Please call to make an appointment, or leave a message with Melissa Forrett, the Counseling Office assistant, as the counselors check in periodically to retrieve messages. E-mail is also a great way to communicate with your student’s counselor.

How do I see my counselor?

Counselors are available during regular school hours every day and at other times upon request. Please make an appointment in order to meet either before or after regular school hours. We can be reached at 655-5301.

Students can make appointments with their respective counselor through the Counseling Office assistant. The secretary will issue the student a pass for their scheduled time. Counselors often initiate an appointment with a student by sending a pass through homeroom. Please remember that you are expected to keep your appointment unless you notify us in advance.

In the event of an emergency in which the student needs to see a counselor immediately, please be sure to make this clear to the counseling secretary. If your counselor is not available, one of the other counselors will assist you.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

Communication between parents, teachers, and students is essential. We encourage parents to speak directly to a teacher(s) either on the phone or through e-mail before requesting a conference. However, if a conference with the student’s teacher(s) is deemed necessary by the counselor, the parent, or a teacher, a conference will be arranged. Meeting times are generally held before school (7:30 a.m.).

Parents wanting to meet individually with only one teacher may certainly do so without the counselor being present. These conferences can be arranged directly with the teacher.

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