December 2022

High School Student Services

Important Dates to Remember

End of Q2 Progress Report: 12/16/22

January Regents Exams: 1/24/23 - 1/27/23

End of Q2: 1/27/23

End of Q3 Progress Reports: 3/10/23

End of Q3: 4/7/23

End of Q4 Progress Reports: 5/19/23

June Regents Exams: 6/1/23 (US History) & 6/14/23 - 6/16/23 & 6/20/22 - 6/22/23

End of Q4: 6/16/23

Class of 2023 Graduation: 6/22/23

A Day / B Day Rotation

Two-Hour Delay Schedule

With snowy weather upon us, please be aware of our two-hour delay schedule. Should we have a two-hour delay, we will not provide transport to AM BOCES; however, we will provide transportation to PM BOCES. Please see the two-hour delay schedule below:

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Information For All Students

Career Exploration

Looking to discover how your interests can relate to further education and potential career paths? Use Career Coach, a free service provided by SUNY Adirondack for our community. Within this platform, you have the opportunity to take a career assessment, learn about current job opportunities, and explore various educational opportunities that can lead to the career of your dreams! Please find more information in the flyer below.

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University of Rochester Pre-College Online Program

Courses are designed for high school students ages 13 and older who would like to explore various subject areas before college. These courses feature engaging videos by Rochester faculty and access to mentors. The program is available year-round and the online format allows for students to study anywhere, anytime, and at any pace. More information can be found here.

Carnegie Mellon University: Pre-College Programs

Carnegie Mellon offers students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through these programs, rising juniors and seniors are provided with the opportunity to experience a world-class education on a beautiful, vibrant college campus. The programs also prepare students for the upcoming college experience, help them narrow their career focus, and build critical knowledge and skills. Please find more information here.

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Summer programs in Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Barcelona, and New York are designed to provide students with the opportunity to challenge themselves intellectually while being immersed in new cultures. Programs are offered in various locations and interested students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships based on financial need and academic merit. Please find more information here.

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Young Women Making a Difference Award which honors young women between the ages of 14 and 18 for their volunteer activity. An online application can be found here. For more information about the organization, visit the website here. Application Deadline: December 15, 2022. See flyer below for additional information.

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Big Future Scholarships: beginning in December, 10th and 11th graders can now qualify for $500 and $40,000 scholarships from BigFuture®! The scholarships are open to all students, with no GPA, test score, essay, income, or citizenship requirements. Every month, the College Board will award $500 and $40,000 to students who take steps toward their career and the education they need to reach it. Please find more information here.

Senior Information

Financial Aid Tools

SUNY Smart Track - created by the SUNY system, this includes a collection of resources related to all things Financial Aid! From a net price calculator, to FAFSA codes, to understanding the various types of financial aid use Smart Track®!

TCT Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program
  1. Visit to download an application. The student will need to contact the credit union directly to obtain a credit union verification code to verify eligibility.
  2. Complete the application form and required essay and obtain the required transcripts, along with the signature of a parent or guardian.
  3. Upload and submit the completed application and supportive materials online no later than January 7, 2023.

Saratoga's Community Federal Credit Union: eligible applicants must be planning to enroll in a two or four-year accredited institution for the first time in the fall of 2023; scholarships awarded may range from $500 to $1,500. Application can be found here. Deadline: January 7, 2023

Equitable Excellence Scholarship: eligible applicants must work to make a positive impact in their school, community, or work activities. Application can be found here. Deadline: December 16, 2022 (see flyer below for more information).

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4s4life Scholarship: eligible applicants must be college-bound high-school seniors currently attending high school in a WSWHE BOCES district, and attending college for the first time in the fall of 2023. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in the mental health field - examples include but are not limited to psychology, sociology, social work, and counseling. Applicants will be judged based upon their academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities, and the quality of their written essay. Application can be found here. Deadline: March 15, 2023 (see flyer below for more information).

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The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship / Internship Program: this program will provide selected high school seniors with a $40,000 scholarship and a paid summer internship at Amazon following their freshman year of college, guaranteed. Students do not need to be computer science superstars to apply. Amazon is seeking a wide range of voices and students, and they're reserving spots specifically for Project STEM students. Learn more information here. Deadline: January 20, 2023
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over four years to supplement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars receive extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, and attend JRF’s annual four-day "Mentoring and Leadership Conference" in New York City and other regional events throughout the year. Please find more information here and on the flyer below. Deadline: January 11, 2023
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Attention Education Majors!!

Saint Rose will offer free on-campus housing to education majors for up to four years, beginning in the fall of 2023. Find more information here and in the flyer below.

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Junior Information

11th Grade Student & Parent Night

Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 6pm

14 Spring Street

Schuylerville, NY

Junior students and parents/guardians are invited to attend this informative evening program on January 4th! Mrs. Rust, Ms. Bean, and Mrs. O'Brien will be sharing information on graduation requirements, college/career planning, financial aid, and much more! This program will be held in the auditorium.

New Visions Programs

If you are interested in exploring a one year pre-college program in the field of Engineering or Health Careers Exploration, please see your counselor immediately!! The New Visions programs offer an academically rigorous program for the college bound senior. Representatives from each program will be visiting our school on Tuesday, January 24th at 1:00 p.m. to share more information about these programs and help answer any questions interested students may have.

SAT/ACT Testing Information:

The SAT and the ACT will be offered on the following (Saturday) national testing dates. The cost of the SAT is $55. The ACT has a basic fee of $63.00, with an optional writing test (cost with writing is $88.00). If the cost of these tests presents a hardship, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with Mrs. Rust, Mrs. O'Brien or Ms. Bean.

SAT Testing Information:

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

March 11th (February 10th)

May 6th (April 7th)

June 3rd (May 4th)

ACT Testing Information:

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

February 11th (January 6th)

April 15th (March 10th)

June 10th (May 5th)

July 15th (June 16th)*

*No test center in New York

PSAT Information --- Reminder

If you took the PSAT/NMSQT in October, your scores should be released on December 5th and 6th. If you don't already have a College Board account, please create a College Board account so you may see your score reports online and unlock personalized resources to prepare for the SAT and explore colleges and careers!

High School Virtual Summer Research Program

School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is offering a paid virtual summer research program for high school students. In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as management, leadership or finance. The final assignment will include a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings. The program will run from July 1, 2023, through August 12, 2023, and students will receive a $500 stipend after completing the program.

Eligibility: Applicants must currently be in their junior year of high school (no exceptions).

Deadline: Applications are due by March 1, 2023.

Notification: Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2023.

The application packet can be found here. See the flyer below for more information!

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Horatio Alger Scholarship: this scholarship program rewards students who posses the character to succeed in life and believe in the American Dream. Eligible applicants must: be enrolled as a junior in high school, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete and bachelor's degree, demonstrate financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community services activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be a United States citizen. Find more information here. Deadline: March 15, 2023

Sophomore Information

10th Grade Student & Parent Night

Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 6pm

14 Spring Street

Schuylerville, NY

Please join Mrs. O'Brien, Ms. Bean, and Mrs. Rust as we start to navigate through the college search and application process. Topics of conversation will include graduation requirements, diploma options, scheduling timeline, future elective options as well as what colleges look for in a potential applicant. We will also complete a mock College Search through the use of College Board's Big Future. We have a lot of information to share, so please mark this date on your calendar! This program will be held in the auditorium.

Early College Career Academy at SUNY Adirondack

BOCES continues to partner with SUNY Adirondack to offer two-year early college programs to our students, starting in the junior year. Each program combines academics with exposure to the industry and cutting edge technologies. Depending on the program, students are eligible to earn up to 32 college credits prior to graduating from high school. The four programs offered through the ECCA are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology / Computer Networking
  • New Media
On November 22nd, 10th grade students were able to learn about these programs when representatives from SUNY Adirondack spent the day in Schuylerville. If you are interested in learning more about these program offerings, please be sure to see your counselor by December 22nd! ECCA will be hosting informational sessions on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, January 4th - virtual night session from 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Wednesday January 11th - virtual night session from 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 18th - in-person sessions at each campus from 6-8 pm

As the virtual events get closer, please reach out to your student's school counselor for the link to join. Additional information about the ECCA program can be found here.

REMINDER --- Registration is now open for the 2023 HOBY State Leadership Seminar!

This multi-day program is proven to provide students with an experience that cultivates personal growth and leadership development while building new connections and friendships throughout the state. Students return from HOBY with a deeper sense of self-awareness, elevated confidence, and the inspiration and tools to give back to their communities through leadership and service.

What is HOBY?

HOBY’s (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service learning and motivation building experiences.

Who is this for?

High School sophomores from across the country.

When and where is the leadership program?

SUNY Albany

June 2nd - June 4th

Why attend?

HOBY allows students to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Students attend seminars and participate in hands on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to make a positive impact in their community.

How do I apply for consideration?

  • Students must submit a typed, 200-300 word essay on the following topic:
Please describe both the most rewarding and the most challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and/or community.
  • Students interested in applying also need to submit a typed resume highlighting their involvement in community service.
  • Once these items have been received by your school counselor, an interview may take place as the final component of the application process.
  • More information about HOBY can be found here.

Freshman Information

With the start of the second quarter well underway, we will soon begin planning your individual parent/guardian conferences. During these conferences we will review your progress in 9th grade, select your 10th grade courses, and discuss your plans for after high school. We welcome parents/guardians to attend these conferences! Please be sure to take a look at our Course Description Guide to learn about all the scheduling opportunities you have! Look for more information coming your way after the December break about these conferences.

Community Information

Schuylerville Dollars for Scholars® is a nonprofit foundation supporting academic success in the Schuylerville Central School District. This organization aims to help students achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process, and distributing scholarships each year. Be on the lookout for various fundraising events coming up and be sure to follow the Dollars for Scholars Facebook page for important updates / information. For those interested in volunteering with the Dollars for Scholars organization, please reach out to the President, Emma Foster, for additional information!


Mrs. Tracy Lyon, Secretary

(518) 695-2256. ext 2239

School Counselor Contact Information

Mrs. O’Brien (A-G, Grade 9 - 11; A-L, Grade 12)

Ms. Bean (H-M, Grade 9 &10 ; H-L, Grade 11; Career Education & AP Coordinator)

Mrs. Rust (N-Z, Grade 9 & 10; M-Z, Grades 11 & 12)