• Home of the Mustangs

    "School counselors help students focus on academic, career, and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.”
    (American School Counselor Association)

    High School Counseling Office
    Office: (585) 335-4010
    Fax: (585) 335-4080
    282 Main Street, Dansville, NY 14437

    DCS students will exemplify the drive, capability and compassion
    to achieve their full potential while contributing to our evolving local and global communities.



  • School Counseling Department Mission Statement: The Dansville PK-12 School Counselors collaborate with educators, parents, and community members to support and encourage all students to exemplify the drive, capability and compassion to achieve their full academic, career, social and emotional potential. 

    Objectives of the High School Counseling Services 

    • To support student achievement 
    • To evaluate student progress and encourage each student to pursue appropriate programs commensurate with his/her abilities, aptitudes, interests, and future goals 
    • To meet annually with each student to develop a schedule of course work that supports progress toward NYS Diploma requirements and individual college and/or career goals 
    • To provide emotional support and/or referral for students in crisis or distress 
    • To act as a liaison between school, home and outside agencies 
    • To help students develop self-advocacy and decision-making skills 
    • To provide and/or assist with social-emotional programming for students 
    • To provide career guidance to students at each grade level so that they may attain the knowledge and skills necessary to secure employment and perform work in a satisfactory manner 
    • To inform students and parents of high school graduation requirements, post-secondary options and the college and career planning process 
    • To complete a Level One Transition Assessment or Career Portfolio review annually with each student 
    • To meet with each senior individually to review progress toward graduation requirements and post- secondary plans
    • To encourage and facilitate a school-home partnership to support student well-being and academic success