February 2021

Student Services Update

February Calendar - Schuylerville

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February Calendar - BOCES

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Important Dates

February 26, 2021 - End of Q3 Progress Reports

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

Senior Information

  • Julia O. Wells Memorial Education Foundation Inc. Scholarship: offers a scholarship to a student who plans to pursue his/her education at a two or four year accredited registered professional nursing program. If you plan to pursue this path, please see Mrs. Rust or Mrs. O'Brien before March 15, 2021!
  • Price Chopper & Market 32 Supermarkets 2021 Corporate Scholarship Program: various scholarships offered to graduating high school seniors; applications are available online. Deadline: February 28, 2021
  • NYSUT Retiree Council 10 Scholarship: eligible applicants must be pursuing a degree in education at either a two or four-year college; applications are available here. Deadline: March 22, 2021
  • Adirondack Paralegal Association Scholarship: eligible applicants must be pursuing a college degree, but does not have to be pursuing a legal degree. Deadline: March 31, 2021 (completed applications may be mailed to the address on the application or emailed to: vla@bpsrlaw.com)
  • The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) Scholarship: eligible applicants must be high school seniors interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree in an environmental major; applications are available online. Deadline February 26, 2021 by 5 pm

  • Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship: eligible applicants must be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member and 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. Applications are available online. Deadline: March 15, 2021

  • 2021 Multimedia Contest: eligible applicants must be a high school student in the Capital Region, submit an essay on the topic provided, and complete other portions of the application. Deadline: March 1, 2021

  • Youth2Youth Helping Youth Community Service Incentive Award: applicants must submit an application, along with an essay on how community service has played a role in your life and how your volunteer actions have shaped your life. The essay should also include a "community service memory" that was significant and why. Additional application requirements can be found on the application online. Deadline: April 1, 2021 by 5 pm

  • Hudson Mohawk AHEC Health Career Scholarship: eligible applicants must be entering an approved healthcare related certificate or degree program. Deadline: March 19, 2021 (by 12:00 pm noon)

  • Bill Shrader Sr. Memorial Scholarship (Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club): eligible applicants must have participated in track or cross-country at a Section II high school and plan to attend a two or four-year college full-time while continuing to participate in track or cross-country. More information, as well as the application, can be found online. Deadline: April 1, 2021

Junior Information

School Day SAT Will Be Held March 24th!

On Wednesday, March 24th, interested 11th grade students will be able to take the SAT in the High School starting at 8:00 am. The cost of the exam is $52.00 and the cost for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch is $20.00. Due to the recent changes implemented by the College Board, we will only be offering the SAT Reasoning test without the essay. Please be sure to sign up in Student Services by February 12th. Checks may be made payable to Schuylerville Central School.

Additional SAT/ACT Testing Information

The SAT and the ACT will also 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.

SAT Test Date (Registration Deadline)

March 13th (February 12th)

May 8th (April 8th)

June 5th (May 6th)

ACT Test Date (Registration Deadline)

April 17th (March 12th)

June 12th (May 7th)

July 17th (June 18th)*

*No test center in New York

College Visits

This spring/summer is a great time to continue to research and/or visit colleges. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are looking at and (hopefully) visiting college campuses (source Cappex):

  • Will you be satisfied academically? A school should challenge you academically and offer degree programs that interest you.
  • Will you be fulfilled personally? Be sure there are activities and events you can participate in outside of the classroom.
  • Will you be happy socially? Think about how you're going to make friends ... will you be surrounded by people with similar backgrounds to yours, or will you meet students from different parts of the world?
  • Will you be at ease on the campus? It is important to look at the size and location of the campus. Make sure you feel comfortable with all aspects of campus life!

SUNY Information - Which SUNY Are You?

The State University of New York will be holding virtual information sessions where students and families will be able to explore the campuses, academic programs, application and admissions process, financial assistance, the Excelsior Scholarship and more! During a session, there will also be an opportunity to send in questions via live chat. Dates/times are below and you may register here:

  • Wednesday, February 10, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 17, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 14, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday May 12, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday June 9 , 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday June 16, 5:30 pm

2021 Empire Girls State

Empire Girls State is a hands-on week-long educational workshop, focusing on Americanism and the political process, sponsored by the New York State American Legion Auxiliary. The goal of the program is to help students better understand democratic ideals and the part we, as individuals, play in carrying out these ideals. This virtual program will run June 27, 2021 to July 3rd, 2021. Please see your counselor by February 12th if you are interested in learning more!

Looking for some college search and planning tips?

Check out this resource below provided by Nazareth College:

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Sophomore Information

As we begin meeting with you to schedule your courses for next year, please take a look at our course offerings on the District Website. We have a variety of wonderful courses and opportunities for you to consider! If you are interested in applying for one of the Early College Career Academy programs or a Career & Technical Education program at BOCES, please be sure you let your school counselor know this during your scheduling meeting!

Freshman Information

In March, we will begin our parent/counselor/student scheduling meetings. During this meeting, we will review your progress in 9th grade, discuss graduation requirements, and select courses for your 10th grade year! Meetings will take place virtually using Google Meet and will run about 30 minutes. We tried to schedule these with the least interruption to the student's day (ie: during a study hall, lunch, etc). If the selected meeting time does not work for your parent/guardian, please have them contact Student Services to reschedule for a more convenient time. We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Information for all students

BigFuture Days College Fair

College Board is hosting their first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. Sophomores and juniors can sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. You'll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that's not overwhelming, ask questions about topics you want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps.

Upcoming dates (dependent on college location):

  • February 6th
  • February 23rd
  • March 7th
  • March 11th

Please register here.

Summer Pre-College Programs

  • Stevens Institute of Technology: Registration for the Virtual Summer Pre-College Program is now open! As a student in a pre-college program you can expect to: conduct research, attend profession workshops, strengthen your college application, explore potential majors, and meet new friends. Pre-College offerings can be found here. Interested? Complete your application here.
  • 2021 Summer Pre-College Programs Fairs: Includes a series of virtual events that provide students and families with an opportunity to learn about academic summer programs at top US colleges and universities; attendees may visit virtual booths where you can ask questions via text or live video with summer program representatives, and webinars on how to choose a summer program while making the most out of a summer experience. Registration is FREE. Find more information here.
  • Summer Study in the USA: Looking for a summer program? Search participating programs by student grade level, financial aid, or academic interest.

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)