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:
Information For All Students
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.
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.
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
- Visit tctfcu.org to download an application. The student will need to contact the credit union directly to obtain a credit union verification code to verify eligibility.
- Complete the application form and required essay and obtain the required transcripts, along with the signature of a parent or guardian.
- 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).
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).
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.
11th Grade Student & Parent Night
Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 6pm
14 Spring Street
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.
Test Date (Registration Deadline)
March 11th (February 10th)
May 6th (April 7th)
June 3rd (May 4th)
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!
10th Grade Student & Parent Night
Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 6pm
14 Spring Street
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
- 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?
June 2nd - June 4th
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:
- 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.
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!
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES
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)