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Guidance Department

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January 24, 2023

Alumni Day at Huntington High School

Huntington High School’s Alumni Day drew 12 recent graduates to the School Heritage Museum, who shared their college experiences with current students.

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January 24, 2023

Sixth Grade Parents Attend Informational Night at Finley

J. Taylor Finley Middle School hosted parents of Woodhull Intermediate School and Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School sixth graders for an informational presentation about the programs and classes that await the group as seventh graders next fall.

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November 3, 2022

H-ton Athletes Can Use Core Course GPA Services for Free

As Huntington High School students prep for the start of the winter sports season, many are interested in exploring the possibility of playing on the college level. Each of them should take the time to visit CoreCourseGPA.com free of charge or speak with their guidance counselor about the service.


Guidance Department Important Information

About The Guidance Department

Commencement Ceremony

Personalized Educational Experience

The Guidance Department assists students and their parents in developing a personal educational plan and selecting the courses and programs they need to fulfill their graduation and college entrance requirements, enter the military or seek immediate full-time employment. 

Always Ready to Assist

A dedicated staff of professionals is available throughout the day to provide counsel and support, advocate on behalf of students and arrange for specialized assistance to deal with a variety of personal situations and circumstances.

Preparing and Planning for the Future

Counselors are trained to work with students in developing a plan to meet their individual goals. The department sponsors a number of programs, including college entrance test preparation courses, financial aid workshops, college fairs, college application essay seminars and related events. Information is also available regarding community internships, summer study opportunities, area employment openings and job training programs.

Accessible, Informative and Useful

The department’s College Counseling Center is stocked with college bulletins and course guides, scholarship information and applications, high speed computers and internet access, and a variety of career materials most students find useful. Guidance staff members are also available to alumni who require copies of their high school transcripts or other services related to their high school studies and attendance.

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Guidance Leadership

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Jeannette Alomia

Director of Guidance

Jeannette Alomia has been the district’s director of guidance and testing since October 2019. She has enjoyed a long career as a transition and school counselor and worked extensively with diverse student populations.

Ms. Alomia earned an undergraduate degree in criminal justice at Russell Sage College in Troy in 1995 and a master’s degree in counseling psychology at SUNY Albany in 1996. She obtained state administrative certification at Long Island University-CW Post in August 2018.

A longtime school counselor, Ms. Alomia worked at Roosevelt High School from September 2007 to June 2012 before moving to the Glen Cove City School District, where she counseled more than 250 students annually, including course selection, parent meetings, college applications, scholarship searches and mental health counseling. She helped coordinate college trips and fairs and parent nights.

Ms. Alomia worked as a transition counselor with the State Education Department’s Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities program from November 1999 to August 2007.

Elected the New York State School Counselors Association’s vice president for directors of counseling, Ms. Alomia also maintains professional affiliations with the New York State School Counselor Association, Western Suffolk Counselor’s Association, School Leadership 2.0 and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Diploma Requirements and FAQs

Huntington/ NYS

Graduation Requirements

Three Pathways to a Diploma at Huntington

Local Diploma

Pathway

  • English - 4 credits
  • Social Studies - 4 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Math - 3 credits
  • LOTE - 1 credit
  • Health - .5 credit
  • Art/Music - 1 credit
  • PE - 2 credits
  • Electives - 3.5 credits
Total Minimum Credits - 22
Regents /11th

Pathway

  • English - 4 credits
  • Social Studies - 4 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Math - 3 credits
  • LOTE - 1 credit
  • Health - .5 credit
  • Art/Music - 1 credit
  • PE - 2 credits
  • Electives - 3.5 credits
Total Minimum Credits - 22
Regents /w

Advanced Designation

  • English - 4 credits
  • Social Studies - 4 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Math - 3 credits
  • LOTE - 3* credits
  • Health - .5 credit
  • Art/Music - 1 credit
  • PE - 2 credits
  • Electives - 1.5 credits
Total Minimum Credits - 22
* 3 units of credit required in LOTE may also be met by completing 1 credit in LOTE and a 5 unit sequence in one of the following areas: Art, Music, or Business/Career and Technical Education.

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Guidance Department Presentations

Introduction to Methodize

Tutorial for SAT Prep course

Ninth Grade Parent Night Presentation

For Parents of Class of 2026 students

Financial Aid Night 

FAFSA Information for the 2023-24 Academic Year

Senior Parent Night Presentation

For Parents of Class of 2023 students

Finley Galleries and Slideshows

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Photo Gallery 1

September 2022

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September 2022

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September 2022

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September 2022

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College Counseling Center

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Finley Middle School Vitals

Contact Info


20 Greenlawn Road, Huntington, NY 11743

Additional Information


School Hours

8:05 AM - 2:55 PM

Established

1965

Grades

7-8

Mascot

Blue Devils

Attendance

1-631-673-2025

Attendance Voicemail

1-631-673-2025

Attendance Email

Nurse Hotline

1-631-673-2026

Nurse FAX

1-631-425-4746

200+

Challenging Academic Courses

14

Academic Departments

30+

Interscholastic Athletic Teams

90+

Colleges and Universities accepting 2020 HHS Graduates