April 2021

High School Student Services

April Calendar - Schuylerville

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April Calendar - BOCES

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Important Dates

April 1, 2021 - End of Q3

May 14, 2021 - End of Q4 Progress Reports

June 17, 2021 - June 24, 2021 - Regents Exams

June 18, 2021 - End of Q4

June 25, 2021 - Class of 2021 Graduation at 6:30 pm in the Black Horse Stadium

Information for all students

Course Selections

Students have met with their counselor to decide on courses for the 2021-2022 school year. A listing of these courses will be sent home with Third Quarter report cards. If you have any questions about these requests or would like to make any changes, please complete and return the change request form that you will receive with report cards to Student Services.

Distance Learning Classes

Some new and exciting Distance Learning courses have recently been added to the schedule for next year. Please see your counselor if you are interested in adding any of the following courses to your schedule for the 2021 - 20201 school year!

  • AP/SUPA Psychology (through Syracuse University)
  • Astronomy
  • Business Communications (option of college credit through FMCC - BUS 137)
  • Career & Financial Management (Semester 1)
  • Criminology (option of college credit through SUNY ADK - SOC 201)
  • Developmental Psychology (option of college credit through SUNY ADK )
  • Elementary Italian I & II (option of college credit through FMCC - ITA 101 & ITA 102)
  • Forensic Science
  • General Psychology (option of college credit through SUNY ADK)
  • History of Sport
  • Meteorology
  • Modern Cosmology
  • Principles of Business (option of college credit through FMCC - BUS 101)
  • Principles of Sociology (option of college credit through SUNY ADK - SOC 101)
  • Sports Marketing (Semester 2)
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Vet Science

Schedules for the 2021- 2022 School Year

We anticipate schedules for the 2021-2022 school year will be mailed out in mid July. Once you receive your schedule, please let your counselor know as soon as possible about any changes you would like to make.

The Saratoga County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP 2001) is a grant funded summer job program for disadvantaged Saratoga County youth (14 - 20 years old) and is income based. The purpose of the program is to provide youth with summer work experience and training to help them develop the skills they need to succeed in the workforce. If you are interested in this opportunity, please find an application here. Priority deadline: April 23, 2021.

The Schools Out Program is Looking for Employees!

If you are interested in working with elementary school students after school, please consider applying for a position in the Schools Out Program. Ideal candidates are:

- 16 years or older (not negotiable)

- Juniors or Sophomores

- Have the ability to work at least 2 afternoons per week

Hours are 3-5:30 and the pay is $12.50/hour.

Application is available here and can be emailed directly to Mr. Palermo. Incomplete applications will not be considered!

Summer 2021 Pre-College Programs at Stevens College

Are you a rising junior or senior in high school and interested in enrolling in pre-college programs for the summer of 2021 at Stevens College? During this all VIRTUAL summer program, Stevens College will be offering eleven different courses from engineering, to gaming and coding to pre-med. Please find more information here.

2021 PREFACE Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PREFACE is a summer program for talented students (entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall) who have been historically under-represented in science, engineering, and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place virtually Monday through Friday from June 28 to July 16, 2021.
Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application. Deadline: April 16, 2021

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park's 2021 Earth Day Essay Contest

The theme for this year's essay contest is: Restore Our Earth. Students are encouraged to write creatively on ways they will be proactive this year to the climate crisis and restore the damage that humans have created. Please see the Flyer below for more information:

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Senior Information

  • As acceptance letters continue to trickle in, remember ...

    "You can find happiness and success — not to mention brilliance and inspiration and lifelong friendships and mind-blowing authors and really good art and really bad coffee — on thousands of college campuses. The key ingredient is you. What you bring. Who you are when you get there. Who you are when you leave. You matter most in this equation."

    (Source: Heidi Stevens; Chicago Tribune)

    Senior College/Military Spirit Day

    Show Schuylerville High School where you will be heading in the fall by wearing apparel that represents your college, university, or branch of the military on April 29th & April 30th! If you are planning on attending a four-year college in the fall, please make sure you make your deposit by this date! Also, be sure to tell your school counselor of your plans for next year!

  • Scholarships
  • Dollars for Scholars is a beneficial scholarship program for you to participate in this school year. Schuylerville has a local chapter of Dollars for Scholars and encourages students to apply for a variety of scholarships through this program. The due date for your application is May 15th. Instructions on how to set up your online account and apply are below.

    • Visit the Dollars for Scholars webpage here.

    • Once on the homepage, click on the “Students and Parents” tab at the top (right) of the page.

    • Then select “Click to Login” towards the bottom of the page; this will open the Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars Student Center; you should see “Don’t have an account yet? Create one here.”

    • After clicking on that link, type in Schuylerville Junior-Senior High School, under “High School Name” and click “Choose This School.”

    • You will then see several pages of information to complete (only those with asterisks are required).

    For questions about the Dollars for Scholars Program, please contact Lisa Schwartz by email or by calling 695-3255, ext. 1352.

  • The Adirondack School Counselor Association provides a $1500 scholarship to a senior planning to attend a 4-year college or university. Eligibility requirements include: Student plans to study human services, sociology, psychology or a related “helping” field and student has a demonstrated record of serving others in a humanitarian way. Application can be found here. Deadline: April 30, 2021

  • The Capital District Counseling Association Scholarship: eligible applicants must be planning to enroll at a Capital Region undergraduate institution. Application can be found here. Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • Richard Eglin Memorial Scholarship: eligible applicants must be seniors who have signed paperwork for the United States Armed Forces, Reserves or R.O.T.C program. Application can be found here. Deadline: May 28, 2021

  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York Scholarship: offering three college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll at at post high school institution of higher learning. Application, as well as a list of required application materials, can be found here. Deadline: April 19, 2021

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Trustco Bank is looking for 2021 Graduates for some of their open positions! Please see the flyers below for more information:
  • Junior Information

    SUNY College Fairs!
    This is a unique opportunity to explore all of the opportunities at The State University of New York: challenging academics; innovative research; global study; and financial support. The fair will include representatives from nearly every SUNY campus. During the fair students will be able to communicate with campus representatives using text and video chat. Please register here to attend. Dates of the virtual fairs are listed below:

    Thursday, April 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Saturday, April 24, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday, May 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The College Board Opportunity Scholarship

    The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program offers a variety of scholarship opportunities simply by taking steps in the college planning process.

    1. Students who save six colleges to their list on BigFuture™ earn an entry for a $500 scholarship drawing. This scholarship step is open through June 2021.
    2. Practice for the SAT and earn an entry for a $500 scholarship drawing by simply practicing for the SAT when they complete a Diagnostic Quiz or Mini Timed Section on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. This step is open through October 2021.

    Enjoy your spring break!

    High School Student Services

    Mrs. Tracy Lyon, Secretary

    (518) 695-3255. ext 2239

    School Counselor Contact Information

    Mrs. O’Brien (Grade 9, A-G; Grades 10-12, A-L)

    Ms. Bean (Grade 9, H-L; Career Education; AP Coordinator)

    Mrs. Rust (Grades 9-12, M-Z)