November 2022

High School Student Services

Important Dates to Remember

End of Q1: 11/11/22

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 - 6/22/23

End of Q4: 6/16/23

Class of 2023 Graduation: 6/22/23

A Day / B Day Rotation

Information for All Students

Volunteer at The Way!

Raise money for your class by volunteering at The Way (a gently used clothing store located at 17 Ferry St. in Schuylerville). More information can be found below:

  • Students may work Fri 3-5, Sat 9-11, or Sat 11-1
  • Two to four students at a time can sign up for a 2-hr shift using Signup Genius
  • Volunteer hours will be tracked at the store
  • For every student who works 2 hours, The Way will donate $5 to the class they are representing
  • The Way will tally up the amount, and donate the money to the school once per quarter

Senior Information

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Happening now, through Sunday, November 6th, students may apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle you use. Find out more information and get details here.


Reminder --- 2023-2024 FAFSA and NYS Application for TAP Now Open

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be found here.
  • At the end of the FASFA, students who are NYS residents and indicated at least one NYS college on their FAFSA can access the NYS TAP application and complete both applications in one session.
  • Helpful FAFSA features include the Internal Revenue Services Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) that enables students and their parents to electronically transfer their 2021 tax return information when completing the FAFSA.
  • You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to meet college deadlines and maximize financial aid opportunities. Many colleges use FAFSA information to calculate amounts and types of aid students may qualify for, and each college has its own schedule for awarding financial aid.

Get Your FSA ID Before Completing the FAFSA

  • FSA IDs are created here.
  • Each student and one parent need FSA IDs to electronically sign and submit the FAFSA. Students taking federal student loans will also need their FSA ID to sign for any federal student loans they decide to take.
  • Students and parents must create their own FSA IDs with their own personal information. Each FSA ID is for the exclusive use of that individual and cannot be shared.
  • An FSA ID cannot be created by any individual on behalf of someone else, including a family member.
  • The student and parent's information at the Social Security Administration (SSA) must be correct or corrected before getting an FSA ID. Visit SSA to learn how to correct any errors.

Does your college also require the CSS PROFILE for financial aid?

Click here for a link to participating schools. If you have a college(s) listed on the Participating Institutions and Programs page, please review your school's financial aid page or contact the school directly to make sure you know the deadline of when the PROFILE needs to be received.

SUNY Financial Aid Day

HVCC will be hosting a Financial Aid Day where they will assist students and families with they FAFSA and NYS Aid Applications.

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 9am-12pm

Where: HVCC



Please remember to check out our SCHOLARSHIPS page throughout the school year. New scholarships are continually being added. If you are applying to any two and/or four year SUNY or CUNY schools, please sign up for alerts and information for New York State's Excelsior Scholarship Program. This is a wonderful opportunity to potentially have tuition covered while attending a SUNY or CUNY school.

Dollars for Scholars

It is never too early to start your Dollars for Scholars online application! Our local chapter gives out thousands of dollars in scholarships at our graduation ceremony for eligible students. The Schuylerville online application can be found here.

  • Once you are on the home page, click on the 'Students and Parents' tab at the top of the page.
  • On this next page, under Student and Parent Login, click on the red Login. 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 in Schuylerville Junior-Senior High School, under 'High School Name,' click on the blue link that reads 'Choose this school.'
  • You will then be directed to several pages of info that students need to fill in...only those with asterisks are required.

For questions about the Dollars for Scholars Program, please contact Lisa Schwartz or follow up with your counselor.

Boston University - Trustee & Presidential Scholarship

Students with outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills can apply to Boston University and be considered for one of the merit-based scholarships below.

  • Trustee Scholarship: Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit one additional essay with their application for admission.
  • Presidential Scholarship: This four-year, $25,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required—all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline.

The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2022.

To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit their website.

Saratoga Credit Union College Scholarship Program

College bound high school seniors may apply to three different scholarships with one application; eligible applicants must attend either a two or four-year accredited institution for the first time in the fall of 2023. Applications can be found here (and a paper copy can be found in Student Services). More information can be found on the flyer below. Deadline: January 7, 2023

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Explore a career at AIM Services by attending their Job Fair on Thursday, November 17th from 10 am - 4 pm. See the flyer below for more information and a QR code to scan for a full list of openings!

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Senior/Junior Information

College & Military Information Sessions

Fall visits from college / military representatives are coming to an end, but there are still a few more this month! Please review the schedule below. If interested, please stop by Student Services for a pass.

Air National Guard - 11/1/22 @ 11:30 AM

SUNY Oneonta - 10/3/22 @ 1:00 PM

United States Navy - 11/7/22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HVCC Instant Admission - 11/8/22 @ 10:00 AM

Western New England University - 11/10/22 @ 1:00 PM

United States Army - 11/15/22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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)

December 3rd (November 3rd)

March 11th (February 10th)

May 6th (April 7th)

June 3rd (May 4th)

ACT Testing Information:

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

December 10th (November 4th)

February 11th (January 6th)

April 15th (March 10th)

June 10th (May 5th)

July 15th (June 16th)*

*No test center in New York

Interested in a career in Cosmetology, Makeup, or Barbering?

Attend the Open House at Paul Mitchell the school Schenectady. See the flyer below for more information and the QR code to register.

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Junior / Sophomore information

Juniors and sophomores attending schools in New York State may qualify for a $10,000 scholarship by taking a career quiz by November 30, 2022. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will give you a list of 30 possible careers based on your interests. That's right ... complete the quiz and earn a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for a two- or four-year college! It's that easy! Start the quiz here.

PSAT Information

If you took the PSAT/NMSQT in October, your scores should be released in December. 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!

Sophomore Information

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?

Location is To Be Determined

May/June 2023 (Specific dates to be determined)

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

The end of the 1st Quarter is almost here!

It's hard to believe that the first 10 weeks of your high school career are almost behind you! We want you to continue keeping track of your grades and classes while being mindful of classroom learning expectations. Remember, the first year of high school sets the foundation for your permanent transcript.

You may also have some questions now that you have been in the high school for a couple of months. Please reach out to your counselor so we can answer any questions you may have! Have a great second quarter!

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)