September 2018

Student Services Update

Welcome Back!

We hope you've all had a great first few days of school! Throughout the year, we will be sharing informational newsletters with you! Please make sure you read these newsletters so you're aware of what's happening in the world of Student Services! If you have any questions, stop by to see your counselor or give us a call!

If you are interested in making a change to your schedule, please see your counselor during a study hall or your lunch period. Also, all drop/adds must be made by October 3, 2018.

Below you will find information for students at each of the grade levels, 9-12. Keep scrolling until you find the information for your grade level!

Senior/Junior Information

College & Military Visitation Dates

Juniors and Seniors interested in meeting with any of the college/military representatives visiting our school this fall MUST sign up in advance with Mrs. Dooley in Student Services. Below, please find the visitation schedule (this schedule changes frequently, so please continue to pay attention to the morning announcements, as well as the list posted on the Student Services bulletin board).

Sacred Heart University - 9/13/18 @ 12:30pm

Kings College - 9/19/18 @ 11:30am

College Caravan - 9/20/18 @ 9:00am

Ithaca College - 9/21/18 @ 8:30am

University of Rhode Island - 9/24/18 @ 8:30am

Bentley University - 9/24/18 @ 11:00am

SUNY Geneseo - 9/26/18 @ 9:30am

Cazenovia College - 9/26/18 @ 12:00pm

Marist College - 9/27/18 @ 1:00pm

Clarkson University - 9/28/18 @ 8:30am

Emmanuel College - 9/28/18 @ 11:30am

Quinnipiac University - 10/1/18 @ 11:30am

Western Connecticut University - 10/4/18 @ 10:30am

University of Connecticut - 10/5/18 @ 1:00pm

Utica College - 10/11/18 @ 10:30am

Keuka College - 10/17/18 @ 11:15am

St. Rose College - 10/17/18 @ 12:45pm

SUNY Potsdam - 10/18/18 @ 11:30am

SUNY Oneonta - 10/22/18 @ 11:30am

University of New Haven - 10/24/18 @ 9:30am

Saint John Fisher College - 10/29/18 @ 9:00am

University of Tampa - 10/31/18 @ 8:30am

Merrimack College - 10/31/18 @ 9:30am

Washington College Maryland - 11/1/18 @ 11:30am

Western New England College - 11/5/18 @ 1:00pm

Mount Saint Mary College - 11/6/18 @ 1:00pm

College Fair Information

On Tuesday, September 20th from 8:45 am - 9:30 am, the Fall College Caravan will be at Schuylerville High School in the library! Juniors and Seniors interested in participating in this event should see Mrs. Dooley in Students Services for a pass! This is fabulous opportunity to meet with Admission Representatives from area colleges/universities! (See image below for attendees.)

On Thursday, October 4th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, there will be a Fall College Night hosted at SUNY Adirondack. This is a great opportunity for high school students to meet with representatives from both public and private, 2 and 4 year colleges/universities from all over the northeast. This program is open to all high school students and families. Plenty of parking is available! See your high school counselor for more information. (See image below for attendees.)

Clarkson University is Coming to YOU!

The admission counselors from Clarkson University will be conducting off-campus interviews in Clifton Park and Lake George in September and October. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered in a setting close to home! To register call (315) 268-6480 or register online.


Boston University Trustee Scholarship: eligible applicants rank at the top of their class and are strong leaders in both their school and their community. If interested in applying, students must submit their application for admission to Boston University, along with the two Trustee Scholarship essays, by December 1, 2018.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a US Citizen; however, they do not need to be related to a member of the Elks; applicants will be judged based on on leadership, financial need, and scholarship. Deadline: November 15, 2018

Elks Legacy Awards: eligible applicants must be a child or grandchild of a living Elk member in good standing; applicants must have taken the SAT or ACT by 12/21/18; more information can be found online. Deadline: February 1, 2019

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship: eligible applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be leaders within their school and community, be a positive role model, and participate in 1 of the 47 school sponsored recognized sports. Deadline: October 17, 2018

The Spirit of Prudential Community Award: this award program celebrates volunteerism! If you are in grades 5-12 and have participated in a volunteer activity in the last year, you are eligible to apply for this award. Students must complete and submit an online application to your counselor/principal by November 6th. Please see your counselor for more information!

Upcoming SAT & ACT Test Dates

The SAT and the ACT will be offered on the following dates. The cost of the SAT without the essay is $47.50; the cost of the SAT with the essay is $64.50. The ACT has a basic fee of $50.50 with an optional writing test (cost with writing is $67.00). If the cost of these tests presents a hardship, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with Mrs. Rust or Mrs. O'Brien.

SAT Testing Information:

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

November 3rd (October 5th)

December 1st (November 2nd)

March 9th (February 8th)

April 9th (School Day Testing; Registration Information to Follow)

May 4th (April 5th)

June 1st (May 3rd)

ACT Testing Information:

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

October 27th (September 28th)

December 8th (November 2nd)

February 9th (January 11th)*

April 13th (March 8th)

June 8th (May 3rd)

July 13th (June 14th)*

*No test center in New York

Junior Year Planning

With your Junior year underway, you are one step closer to graduation and that inevitable question ... "What will I do with my life?" The first thing to do is begin planning NOW! Your Junior year is the time to make plans and decisions regarding your future (if you haven't already started).

Where should you begin?

  • Research careers and/or colleges you are interested in and relate this information to your interests, academic aptitudes, school courses, grades, and any specific talents you may have.
  • Stop in and meet with college admissions and military representatives visiting Student Services (see the schedule of upcoming visit posted outside of Student Services).
  • Utilize the internet to access college admission and financial aid information.
  • Speak with Mrs. O'Brien and Mrs. Rust to become familiar with the various sources of career, military, and/or college information.
** Please keep in mind that colleges strongly consider your:

- Overall high school record and rigor of courses (strength of your schedule)

- GPA (grade point average)

- Class rank

- SAT/ACT scores

- Activities, athletics, clubs, and community services

PSAT Information for Juniors

One of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming SAT is by taking the PSAT (Preliminary SAT). The PSAT will be offered on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in the High School.

Please see Mrs. Dooley in Student Services by September 28th to register for the PSAT! The fee is $18 and checks may be made out to SCS.

Please remember that by taking the PSAT you can:

  • Prepare for the upcoming SAT.
  • Assess your reading, writing, language, and math skills.
  • Gain access to Khan Academy, which provides you with free and personalized practice for the SAT.
  • Receive specific suggestions on how to improve your academic skills.
  • Compete for scholarships (ie: National Merit Scholarship Corporation Competition).
  • Get started on the college search process.

Sophomore/Freshman Information

Get Involved!

Keep a look out for club meetings, athletic sign ups, extra curricular and community service opportunities on our daily announcements. When you get involved, please keep track of all of your activities as this documentation will be very useful when going through the college application process in a couple of years. Time goes fast so start planning now!

Find out about SCS on the APP!!

Schuylerville Central School District has an App to help parents, students and community members stay connected with its schools. The App is available free for download in the App Store for iPhone users and on Google Play for Android users by searching for “Schuylerville Central Schools.” The app gives immediate access to School District information and notifications on mobile phones and devices.