The mission of the School Counseling Program of the Buffalo Public Schools is for Certified School Counselors to provide high quality, individual and group counseling, coordination and consultation of educational services to all students. They will work collaboratively with parents, faculty, community, business and industry to enable every student, regardless of individual differences, to acquire the self-knowledge educational, occupational and career development competencies necessary to be prepared to succeed and meet the challenges of an ever changing society.
Our office can be reached by phone during regular school hours at (716) 816-4243.
Kareema Morris – School Counseling Center Secretary Alexis Williams – 5-9 Students with last names A-G, 10-12 Students with last names A-F Christie Allman – 5-9 Students with last names H-O, 10-12 Students with last names G-M Cheryl DiMare – 5-9 Students with last names P-Z, 10-12 Students with last names N-Z
The alphabetical blocks below provide a directory of important topics for families related to the work of the CHS School Counseling Office.
View a typical course progression for City Honors students as well as magnet school graduation requirements. This quick guide for CHS parents and students explains the types of Advanced Regents Diplomas and requirements. Any questions, parents should consult with their child's school counselor.
Advanced Regents with Honors – average of 90 on 8 regents exams taken.*
Advanced Regents Diploma – passing 8 regents, exams with at least of 65.*
Regents Diploma with Honors – average of 90 on five regents exams taken
Regents Diploma – at least 65 on ELA, Global, US History, 1 Math, 1 Science
*Note: City Honors graduation requirements build in the expectation that all magnet students will arrive at an Advanced Regents Diploma or greater. Students must carry full course schedules to graduation.
Grade 10 students decide on one of two tracks when registering for Grade 11 classes. Juniors and Seniors at City Honors are either IB Diploma Program Candidates or IB Diploma Program Course Candidates.
More information on these choices and the application process can be found on our IB DP page.
If you graduated or attended City Honors prior to 2012, please call Buffalo City Hall at (716)816-3593 or click here.
If you graduated in 2013 or later, follow these steps:
Send via the US mail, fax (716)888-7146, or come in person to the School Counseling and Guidance office with a signed written request with your name and the complete address of where the transcript needs to be sent. Provide a current copy of picture identification (i.e.: driver's license).
*Please note that no email requests will be processed.
Allow 10 business days from the time the request is received for it to be processed. Advanced Placement Transcript
AP transcripts can only be requested through the College Board. To request that your score reports be sent to colleges, call (888)308-0013 (toll free in the United States and Canada) or (609)771-7366.
International Baccalaureate Transcripts are automatically sent out in early to mid-July to the college a student indicated on the senior exit survey filled out by the student in May. If you are transferring to another school and need a copy of your IB transcript, you must contact IB directly. Information on how to request an IB transcript, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about IB transcripts, can be found here.
Have your doctor's office complete this certificate of physical fitness form or have a copy of your last physical. The physical must have been completed within a year of the application date.
If you are doing virtual learning, email both the application AND copy of the physical/fitness form to your school counselor. If you are doing in person learning, bring the application and physical to Ms. Morris or your school counselor.
When finished, the working paper card will be mailed to the primary address listed in Infinite Campus. Please make sure the address is correct!
Students interested in working in the Pelion Garden for the Mayor Summer Youth Program should see their School Counselor no later than March 15.