CHS Counseling Philosophy

Counseling services at Carmel High School Counseling Department are designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of students at each grade level. This assures continuity of services and enables counselors to establish a personal relationship that best addresses the developmental needs of the students. All students are assigned a school counselor who will work with them on issues including personal and social growth, problem solving skills, crisis management, course selection, and post-secondary planning. Counselors respect the confidentiality of the relationship they form with students and their families. They seek to understand the expectations and concerns parents have and advise accordingly. School counselors work in conjunction with the professional learning community collaborating to assist students to make the high school experience a rich and rewarding one for each student.

Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Carmel High School Counseling Department is to support and enhance the academic, college and career, and social and emotional development of each student by working in concert with the greater school community inclusive of teachers, administrators, staff, and parents

Important Announcements

  • IONA University Instant Decision Day

    On Wednesday, November 15th, IONA University will be in the CHS Counseling office to hold an Instant Decision Day.  Any senior interested in applying to IONA University, please come see Mrs. Liso or your counselor for a free application fee waiver and to obtain more details on applying and signing up for a time slot to meet with the admissions representative to receive an instant decision.  

    Students who have already applied to IONA are also eligible to attend.



    CHS Counseling Department

    Beginning Monday, October 16th and ending Tuesday, 31st, students can apply to up to a CUNY College or Macaulay Honors College with no application fee! (No Code Required)


    Students can get details here:


    CHS Counseling Department
  • College Representative Visits

    For college admissions counselors to schedule a visit with student's at CHS, please check our availability on SCOIR

    If you have any questions or concerns please email

    We hope you can find a date & time that fits your busy schedule and look forward to meeting with you.  

    CHS Counseling Department
  • Every Child Succeeds Act

    To opt out of having your child's contact information given to Armed Forces, please complete the "Every Child Succeeds Act" form and return it to the Counseling Office.   The form can be found on our CHS Counseling, Carmel High School and CCSD web pages.

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Mr. Tom Feliciotto, School Counselor  -- 845-225-8441, ext. 416 or ext. 422 -

Ms. Heather Jaffe, Department Chairperson/School Counselor -- 845-225-8441, ext. 451 -

Mrs. Kristen Mancini, School Counselor  --  845-225-8441, ext. 442 -

Mr. Tim Mahon, School Counselor -- 845-225-8441, ext. 444 -

Ms. Juliette Powers, School Counselor -- 845-225-8441, ext. 443 -

Mr. Nicholas Ruotolo, School Counselor  --  845-225-8441, ext. 418 -

Mrs. Danielle Schulman, School Counselor --  845-225-8441, ext. 440 -

Ms. Amanda Magnotta, Student Assistance Counselor -- 845-225-8441, ext. 479 -

Ms. Hollie Holmes, Social Worker --  845-225-8441, ext. 446

Mrs. Julie Nacerino, Psychologist --  845-225-8441, ext. 445 -

Ms. Jessica Day, Psychologist -- 845-225-8441, ext.428 -

Counseling Office Support Staff

Mrs. Miriam Liso - 845-225-8441, ext. 448 -

Mrs. Liz Harrison - 845-225-8441, ext. 400 - 


BOCES Online Application


District ID#  Carmelapp  


Step 1 - Complete BOCES online application using the above link.    

 Step 2 - Complete the following medical questionnaire.  Only fill out the items highlighted in yellow.      

 BOCES App Medical Form.pdf 

Once you have completed the medical form, save on your computer and email it to