High School Student Services
March Calendar - Schuylerville
March Calendar - BOCES
April 1, 2021 - End of Q3
May 14, 2021 - End of Q4 Progress Reports
June 15, 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
Driving & Boating Safety Courses
SUNY Adirondack will be offering a 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course on various dates from March - August. Pre-registration is required. Please email the Continuing Education Office for more information. Also offered is an About Boating Safely (ABS) course on April 10th from 8:30 am - 5 pm via Zoom. Registration is required. More information can be found online.
Department of Environmental Conservation - Career Options
Interested in the Air Force?
Below is a listing of scholarship opportunities we have received since our last newsletter. Please remember, all scholarship opportunities can be found here on our district webpage.
Tri County School Food Service Directors Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a graduating senior who is continuing their education and pursuing a career in the field of food service/hospitality (ex: chef, cook-manager, restaurant, school, foodservice, or nutrition/dietetics). This scholarship may be applied toward any further education such as culinary school, college, or a certification program. Application is available here. Deadline: April 9, 2021
Jonathan Foster Memorial Theater Arts Award (Home Made Theater in Saratoga Springs): eligible applicants must be planning to pursue courses in the theater arts, either as a performer or on the technical level. Application information can be found here. Deadline: April 15, 2021
Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship (Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame): applicants must be from Saratoga County and demonstrate a record of academic excellence, exemplary service to the community, and a strong interest in pursuing future studies in history and/or the arts. Application is available here. Deadline: April 9, 2021
Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild Scholarship: applicants must be planning to enter a college curriculum in a healthcare field, have documented volunteer service, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Application is available here. Deadline: March 31, 2021
Tri-County Branch of the Women's National Farm & Garden Association: eligible applicants must be planning on majoring in agriculture, environmental, forestry, horticulture, oceanographic, or related field. Application is available here. Deadline: May 1, 2021
NYSUT Retiree Council 10 Scholarship: eligible applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of education at either a two-year transfer program or a four-year college. Application can be found here. Deadline: March 22, 2021
Women's Republican Club of Saratoga County: applicants must be a resident of Saratoga County graduating from high school in 2021. Application must include an essay (up to 400 words) describing applicant's community involvement, volunteer experience, and plans for community involvement in the future. Application is available here. Deadline: April 1, 2021
CSEA Local 864 Scholarship: applicants must be a child of an employee represented by the Local 864 and attend school represented by the Local 864. There are three awards available and one application, which can be found here, will cover all awards. Deadline: March 26, 2021
The Saratoga Snowmobile Association, Inc. (SSA) Scholarship: applicants must be planning to attend a trade, two-year or four-year school in the fall and must be a member of or have a parent/legal guardian be a member of the SSA. The application can be found here. Deadline: May 15, 2021
Upstate NY Hosta Society Scholarship: applicants must be planning to pursue a course of study in one of the following fields: Landscape Designer/Architect, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management, Landscape Maintenance, Gardener/Groundskeeper, Golf Course Maintenance, Turfgrass Arborist, Floral Design, Biology (concentration in Plant Science), Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science or some other type of Horticulture major. Application can be found here. Deadline: April 1, 2021
Alfred Kahler Scholarship (Baptist Health System, Inc.): applicants must be a graduating high school student who will use the scholarship to offset the cost of study as they pursue employment in a health-care related field. Application can be found here. Deadline: April 23, 2021
The Saratoga Builders Association Scholarship: eligible applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate current or past involvement in the construction field (including classes taken in high school), and be planning to pursue an education or career in the construction industry. Applications must include a high school or college transcript, or a list of construction classes taken, as well as a short essay on why they are interested in pursuing a career in the field. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, and only the first 25 completed applications will be accepted. For more information, contact Barry Potoker, the association's executive director, at 518-366-0946 or email@example.com. Application is available here.
Ben Stanley Memorial Art Scholarship: applicants must submit three pieces of work demonstrating diversity in each body of work, using three different mediums (different medium for each piece of work), and submit a 250 word essay detailing: the significance of their pieces, how the artist utilized each medium in their work(s), how the applicant hopes to use the scholarship funds. More information can be found here. Deadline: March 15, 2021
Bridging People & Places Scholarship in memory of Dave Vanderzee (founder of Willard Mountain Ski Area): applicant must have faced a serious illness or serious life crisis; must be enrolled in a certified technical, vocational training program, undergraduate, or graduate program for the semester following the application. Application is available here. Deadline: May 30, 2021
Saratoga County Farm Bureau: applicant must be pursuing post-secondary education for a career in agriculture or agribusiness; Farm Bureau membership is not required. Application can be found here. Deadline: April 1, 2021
2021 CAP COM Scholarship Program: Applications are being accepted through April 30th for the following Scholarships: Legacy Scholarship, Trade Scholarship, Technology Scholarship, Reinvestment into Learning Scholarship, and Making a Difference Awards for Students and Educators. More information can be found here.
FASNY Scholarship: applicants must be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member, plan to attend an accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning or an accredited technical post-secondary school, serve as a current Junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer department; a volunteer firefighter; or a volunteer with an EMS unit. Application can be found here. Deadline: March 15, 2021 (postmarked or electronically submitted)
Old Saratoga Historical Association $500 and $300 Scholarships: scholarships will be awarded to two Schuylerville High School seniors who will be attending a two or four year college this fall. Students must write a 600-word essay on "the role Philip Schuyler played in the development of Old Saratoga (Schuylerville) or how living in a historic village or area has influenced my life." Applicant must also write a short statement with name, address, career plans, and college they will be attending. More information is available below. Deadline: May 1, 2021.
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 $52. The ACT has a basic fee of $55.00, with an optional writing test (cost with writing is $70.00). 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.
May 8th (April 8th)
June 5th (May 6th)
April 17th (March 12th)
June 12th (May 7th)
July 17th (June 18th)*
*No test center in New York
2021-2022 Common App Essay Prompts
The Common App first-year essay prompts for the 2021-2022 college application season have been released. JUNIORS can get a jump start on their college essay by choosing an essay topic below:
- Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
- The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
- Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
- Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
- Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
- Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
- Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
SUNY Upstate Medical University
This spring, SUNY Upstate Medical University will be hosting Virtual Events for their Bachelor’s and Graduate programs. If you are considering a career in health care, please be sure to take a look at this information. To see a complete list of their events including dates, times and registration, please click here.
Undergraduate programs events:
Bachelor's in Nursing Information Session (for RN’s): March 1 at 4:00 pm, April 5 at 1:00 pm, April 20 at 4:00 pm, May 10 at 3:00 pm and May 18 at 4:00 pm
Radiation Therapy: March 4 and April 6 at 6:30 pm
Respiratory Therapy: March 25 and April 15 at 6:30 pm
CASDA's Spring Virtual College Fairs
CASDA (Capital Area School Development Association) will be hosting two virtual college fairs this spring - free for students and their families! StriveScan’s 6×6 Virtual College Fair™ format will consist of six colleges each presenting for six minutes. The sessions will last a total of 45 minutes. Students are encouraged to register here for multiple sessions! Once registered, students will receive an email with a link to join the session. Reminders will be sent one day and one hour before. Students may interact with reps from all six colleges throughout the 45-minute session by using the Q&A chat. Students may direct questions to a specific institution or ask general questions to the group. See flyer below for more information.
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Become eligible for scholarships for the work you're already doing to get ready for college! Click here for more information!
Summer Academy @ Boston University
Thinking about a career in communications or do you simply enjoy writing? Check out Boston University's Summer Journalism Academy.
Summer Programs @ U Penn
Penn Summer High School Programs offer credit and non-credit online courses and immersive study in disciplines across the sciences, arts, and humanities.
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Summer Academy @ Boston University
Summer Programs @ U Penn
Sophomore & Freshman Information
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)