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Counseling Services


The Waterville CSD School Counseling and Guidance Department works to foster each student’s social, emotional, academic, and career development to maximize their educational potential.

Our MPS Counseling Department is staffed by Social Worker Becky Jones.

Our Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Department works to foster each student’s social, emotional, and academic development to maximize their educational potential.

Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance Plan

The Waterville CSD Comprehensive Guidance Plan is a framework for the development, implementation and evaluation of the guidance and counseling program. This document identifies strategies, activities, and procedures used to accomplish the goals of the comprehensive guidance program.

The district plan for K – 12 guidance program is on file in the District Office and is available for public review.

Graduation Requirements

The minimum graduation requirements as outlined by the New York State Board of Regents. Students must earn a minimum of 22 units of credit, including two credits in physical education, to receive either a Regents or an Advanced Regents Diploma.

Graduation requirements can be found on the New York State Department of Education and Diploma Requirements website.

1 unit of credit = 40 minutes of instruction for 180 days plus satisfactory completion of course requirements.

  • Required Units of Credit
    • 4 credits in English
    • 4 credits in social studies
    • 3 credits in science
    • 3 credits in math
    • ½ credit in health, 1 credit in the arts
    • 2 credits in physical education
    • 1 credit in a language other than English
    • 3.5 credits required in electives.
  • Required New York State Regents examinations
    • One Regents exam in science
    • One Regents exam in math
    • One Regents exam in social studies
    • One Regents exam in English Language Arts
    • One pathway assessment.
    • Additional Regents examinations are required for students receiving an Advanced Designation Regents diploma.

Extended Homework Absence Request

For long-term planned absences, please complete an Extended Homework Absence Request.

Download an Extended Homework Absence Request form.

If you cannot access the documents on this page, please call (518) 841-3900 or email Communications to obtain the document in an alternative format.

Counseling and Guidance Department

Becky Jones
MPS Social Worker
(315) 841-3700

Gina Rocci
School Counselor
Grades 7 – 9
(315) 841-3820

Christa Nigro
School Counselor
Grades 10 – 12
(315) 841-3819

Chelsey Fancett
Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Office Secretary
(315) 841-3823

Russell Franklin
Jr./Sr. High School Social Worker
(315) 841-3831

Andrew Rubino
School Psychologist

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