Counseling Center


College Info Night view presentation HERE 

Annual Reviews

During the months of February and March school counselors will be meeting with students for their Annual Review. We will be discussing academic progress and goals, career interests, plans for after high school, and selecting courses for next year! Students will receive an email with their appointment day and time and should review the 2024-2025 Curriculum Guide prior to meeting with their school counselor.

Grade 11 Handout
Grade 10 Handout
Grade 9 Handout

Spring Newsletter HERE

Calendar of Events

  • Fri, April 12 – Quarter 3 ends
  • Fri, April 19 – Quarter 3 report cards distributed
  • Sat May 4 – SAT Exam NOT at BHBL. Registration deadline is 4/19 register here
  • May 6-May 17 – Advanced Placement Exams  schedule
  • Thurs, May 16 – Registration deadline for June SAT register here
  • Sat, June 1 – SAT Exam at BHBL HS. Registration deadline is 5/16 register here
  • Wed, June 12 – Honors Night, HS Auditorium, 7:00pm
  • June 14-June 24 – NYS Regents Exams
  • Tues, June 25 – BHBL High School Graduation, SPAC, 12:00pm
  • Fri, June 28 – Final report cards mailed home
  • July 27-28 – High School Summer School Registration
  • Mon, July 8 – First day of summer school

About the High School Counseling Center

The BH-BL High School Counseling Center provides a comprehensive school counseling program and a holistic approach to working with high school students. As vital members of the educational team, school counselors help students in areas of academic achievement, career exploration and social emotional development. The counselors provide individual academic planning and goal setting; post secondary exploration including higher education, military or entrance to the workforce; and collaboration with families, teachers, administrators, and community members to promote student success.

Counselors are student advocates, resources of information, and a supportive presences in the school environment. The goal of the school counseling team is to contribute to the academic, social, and career development of students as they transition from teenagers to well-rounded, productive adults.
Read more about the role of the high school counselor.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Why SEL?

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the world’s leading organization promoting integrated colored graphic as a circleacademic, social and emotional learning for all children in schools, social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to 5 key areas:

  • Self Awareness: The ability to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values.
  • Self Management: The ability to manage one’s own emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and achieve personal and collective goals.
  • Social Awareness: The ability to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.
  • Relationship Skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Responsible Decision Making: The ability to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

Why is SEL so important?

SEL helps children by promoting their health and well-being and contributing to the prevention of violence, truancy, bullying, and drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, SEL is associated with significant gains on academic achievement tests as well as decreased anxiety and behavior problems. According to CASEL, SEL is most beneficial when it is integrated throughout the school culture and includes collaboration with families.