DPHS Guidance & Counseling Center



The mission of the Deer Park School District is to provide each and every student exemplary programs of study within a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. It is our vision that our students will achieve academic excellence, mastering those concepts, skills, and processes that will enable them to become thoughtful, productive citizens in our society. Our students will be career/college ready.


As an extension of this mission, the School Counseling Department is committed to the social, personal, and academic development of the students of Deer Park.  This includes their nurturing as future citizens in society and members of the work force.  Towards this end, the department works closely with all students to assist them in developing good decision making and leadership skills and in providing them with the necessary information to make good choices about their post high school options.  The department works closely with parents to keep open, clear, and consistent channels of communication; advising them on the progress of their children and to provide them with information to assist in their involvement in the development of their children.  Finally, the department works closely with staff to develop effective strategies to meet the educational and various needs of the students of Deer Park.


Webinar - The Inside Scoop on Financial Aid and Scholarships

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, at 8 pm EST

Workshops in Spanish

Requisitos de Graduacion del Estado de Nueva York 

*This session is presented entirely in Spanish

Fecha: 25 de enero

a: 6-7:00 pm en Zoom

Registrarse: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtfuyurjMoG9HNYYZVMfPAogUKd6rdqyJm

Durante este taller virtual, discutiremos:

• Requisitos de graduación del Estado de Nueva York

• Proceso de apelación para estudiantes que aprenden inglés (ELL)

• Sello de Biliteracidad

*Para familias y estudiantes de secundaria.

Graduation Requirements for ELLs in Spanish

Date: 1/25/24

Time: 6-7pm via ZOom


During this online workshop, we will discuss:

-NYS Graduation Requirements

-Appeals Process for English Language Learners

-Seal of Biliteracy

*This session can be shared with families and high school students.

Senior Scholarship Opportunities

Black College Expo

New York

2023 Black College Expo Field Trip

The Deer Park High School College and Career Center is organizing a field trip to the National College Resources Foundation New York Black College Expo at CUNY Medgar Evers College located in Brooklyn, NYC.

All interested students will be provided transportation to and from DPHS on the morning of the Expo. During the expo, students will have an opportunity to meet with over 50 colleges including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, participate in on-site admissions, apply and receive scholarships, be eligible for application fee waivers, participate in seminars, meet surprise celebrity guests, and more!

Trip Details

Date: Saturday, September 23rd 2023

Meeting place: Deer Park High School

Departure from school: 8:00 AM

Return to DPHS: 3:00 PM

Transportation: Buses will be provided by DPHS

Entrance fee: Free Admission

Lunch fee:  Bring money to purchase lunch on campus

Please complete the Google Form, download the Permission Slip, and return to Guidance signed NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

Black College Expo Permission Slip.pdf

DPHS Kickline Auditions

8th Grade Elective Presentation

Resume Writing Workshop

Resume Building.pdf

Come join us for a Resume Building Workshop THIS THURSDAY, February 9, 2023 during Periods 4, 5, 6, & 7! 

This workshop is a great way to learn how to create an effective resume or to improve upon the one that you already have. Prepare yourself for college applications or for the job you want! 

Long Island College Fair

Scholarship Buzz 2023

Scholarship Newsletter_ Feb 2022.pdf (3).pdf

Winter 2023 SAT Class @ North Babylon High School

Helpful Yearbook QR Codes

Yearbook links (2).pdf

"You Matter" Shirts & Wristbands


FAFSA Workshop Flyer.pdf

Senior Portraits

 (Choose your pose)

Now is the time to finalize your yearbook pictures for your upcoming graduating class. The deadline to select poses online is Jan 31st, 2023.

Only 71 students have selected a student pose. Please go to Prestigeportraits.com and see the HELP tab for Yearbook Poses-Prestige and to any order, or concerns moving forward.

Senior Portraits (last call)

Picture Info at Studio.pdf

Scholarship Buzz!

Scholarship Newsletter_ December 2022.pdf

Senior Chat 

College Application Day!

College Application Day.pdf

Cap & Gown Orders!

Senior Cap Gown Letter.pdf

Order your 2022-2023 Yearbook Today!

Copy and paste the link below for more information and to order your yearbook!


Student Writing Competitions!

Student Writing Competitions, Publications, and Forums - Sheet1.pdf

Student Programs for Young Writers!

Student Writing Programs - Sheet1.pdf

SAT Power Classes!

Perfect for any students taking the SAT this coming Saturday or any time this year. Four nights of live instruction and the classes are recorded so students can watch on-demand at any point in the future.

SAT Power Classes this week Monday through Thursday evenings 

Discount code: 100off to save $100 off of the All-Access pass. 

The College Admisions Process Podcast

Alphabetical List with links - The College Admissions Process Podcast

Financial Aid For Undocumented Students

Underclassmen Yearbook Pictures 10/26 & 10/27 during gym classes

Free webinar on SAT/ACT Best Practices and Test Optional on Tuesday, Nov. 1st:

SUNY Free Application Night

SUNY Free Application Weeks! Oct 24th - Nov 6th

SUNY has just announced Free Applications Weeks! Seniors can submit applications to any 5 SUNY Colleges or Universities for FREE during this 2-week period: October 24th - November 6th! 

Students can apply using either the SUNY Application (www.suny.edu) or the Common Application (www.commonapp.org).

The SUNY application fee is $50 per college or university, so this can save you up to $250!

Please click below for more information:


College & Career Fair

AP Informational Meeting

Parent/Guardian Meeting

Career Day Presentations

9th Grade Career Day: Naviance & Methodize
Career Day - Business Workshop Slideshow

Virtual Financial Aid

Virtual Financial Aid Sessions (1).pdf

AP Exam Informational Meeting

AP Parent Meeting 2022 Updated.pdf

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

is pleased to announce its annual

International High School Essay Contest

As a mandated element of the Annual International Achievement Week Observance

Four College Scholarship Awards:

1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000

Contest Closes: October 21, 2022

2022-2023 International High School Essay Contest Final.pdf

October 2022 SAT Power Class All Access Pass

Save more with an All-access pass to all four SAT classes. Get the most comprehensive, efficient review during the week leading up to the exam.

Our SAT Power Classes give students of all stripes the strategies and techniques they need to be successful on the SAT. Whether your student is taking his or her first or final SAT, or anything in between, Power Class sessions provide excellent review and practice in key content areas whose mastery can help lead to score increases.


discount code: 100off 

Scholarship Guidance


SAT Advantage Classes

Use coupon code 100off to save $100 on any courses 

Summer SAT Class

Our SAT/ACT partner Method Learning is running a Summer SAT Class right down the road at North Babylon High School that Deer Park students are welcome to attend. The class is a great value: 20 hours of live instruction for just $350. Students who attend these classes increase their SAT score an average of 150 points. Scoring higher on the SAT means a greater chance of getting accepted to more schools and a greater chance of being offered a more generous financial package from those colleges. Every year, many students save themselves and their families thousands of dollars just by scoring higher on the SAT or ACT. 

Here is the link with all of the information about the class including dates and times and a place to register.

 Congratulations to all 2022 Seniors!

Check out the National Honor Society Senior Wisdom from Wise video below

 Summer School 2022 Information

Summer School Flyer 2022.pdf

 College & Career Week

College and Career Week Poster.pdf

 Virtual Transition Night

Eastern Western Flyer_2022.pdf
Eastern Western Flyer_Spanish_2022.pdf

 Union Trade Fair 2022

 February Scholarship Buzz

Scholarship Newsletter_ Feb 2022.pdf

 2022-2023 Course Catalog

COURSE CATALOG 2022-23.pdf

 Adult Education Classes

Adult Ed Classes.pdf

 2022-2023 Electives

2022-2023 Elective Assembly (Website).pdf

Wilson Tech

 Any 10th Grade student interested in attending Wilson Tech next year MUST meet with their Guidance Counselor ASAP! Please see the Brochure and Orientation Video, and schedule a guidance appointment for next week!

 Method Learning SAT & ACT Prep Classes

Click the Image Below to access the Upcoming Classes

 HBCU Summit Series

 Financial Aid Night

 2021-2022 AP Exam Informational Meeting

AP Students- please remember that AP Exams will begin Monday, May 11th. You will receive you AP exam ticket in your AP Classroom account as well as via the email provided to the college board.

 Junior Year Information

Junior Announcement.pdf