Senior High School Guidance and Counseling Center

Students preparing for graduation ceremonyThe purpose of this site is to provide you with updated information pertaining to academic requirements, post-secondary planning, standardized testing information, important upcoming dates, information links, and various other resources.

It is important for you to give some thought to your direction and individual goals.  What you want to achieve in the future will, in most cases, determine the courses and activities you choose while in high school.  The selection of courses should be carefully thought out from year to year, giving consideration to your interests, abilities, and future plans.  Your counselor is one person who can help you sort out all possibilities and aid you in making both education and career decisions.  There is extensive information in the guidance office and online to aid you in your decision-making process.

Important Information from the HS Guidance Department

Table of Contents:
Capital Region BOCES Programs
College Visits
Grief Support
PSAT Registration and test date
SAT Exam Registration


College Financial Aid: How to Get Your Fair Share

The objective of this event is to disseminate information to parents that will enable them to make the financial aid process as cost effective as possible.

For: Junior and Senior Parents
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Scotia-Glenville High School – Library Media Center
Cost: There is NO fee for this seminar

Topics of discussion include:

  • A conceptual understanding of the financial aid process – facts versus myths
  • The financial aid application process
  • Current and upcoming changes to federal financial aid
  • The impact of parental and student assets
  • How income affects aid eligibility
  • Single/divorced/remarried parents
  • Dependent versus independent
  • The Excelsior Scholarship
  • Education tax credits/deductions
  • Shopping financial aid packages

Presented by College Aid Planning Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in college financial aid planning for over 35 years.

About the Presenter: Jason Laurenzo, Vice-President of Northeast Wealth Management and College Aid Planning Associates. Earned his BA from The College of Saint Rose, Certificate in Investment Strategies from Columbia Business School, and Certificate in Global Business from Harvard Business School. He is a graduate of the College of Financial Planning where he received both his Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor™ and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor™ designations. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and National Association of Tax Professionals. Jason has been instructing and presenting financial aid seminars nationally since 2002.

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Parent Night for rising 8th graders

Preparing for the next step

Principal Bednarek and Assistant Principal Cerrone led an informational session for parents of current 8th graders regarding the HS programs for the 2023-24 school year. Click here to view the slides from the presentation.

2023 PSAT Registration

  • Dates: Wednesday, September 20 through Friday, September 29, 2023
  • Time: 7:15-7:35 a.m. (before homeroom)
  • Where: HS Main Lobby
  • Cost: $28.00 cash or check (paid at time of registration)
  • Checks should be made payable to S-G HS

2023 PSAT Exam Date

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: S-G High School – Enter Auditorium Lobby
  • Testing will be in large old gym

The SAT exam is offered at Scotia-Glenville on Saturday, May 4, 2024

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2023-24 College Visits

All visits are in S-G Guidance Office unless noted.

  • Obtain a pass from Guidance prior to the college visit.
  • Instant Admit Days require an appointment time at least 2 days prior to the visit. See your Guidance Counselor.

Monday, September 18, 2023 – 6:00-8:00 PM – CASDA Fall Regional College Fair

  • 100+ College and University Representatives
  • Public and Private
  • Four- and Two-Year
  • Large and Small
  • Liberal Arts and Vocational Colleges
  • Military Representatives
    • S-G transportation is NOT provided

    Monday, September 18, 2023 – Period 1 – St. Lawrence University

    Tuesday, September 19, 2023 – Period 8 – Marist College

    Tuesday, September 19, 2023 – Period 9 – St. Bonaventure University

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Period 1 – SUNY Potsdam

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Period 3 – SUNY Oneonta

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Period 4 – Endicott College

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Period 7 – SUNY Oswego

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Period 9 – University of Vermont

    Thursday, September 21, 2024 – Period 2 – Wells College

    Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Period 3 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Period 6 – University of Connecticut

    Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Period 8 – SUNY Geneseo

    Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Period 9 – Elmira College

    Monday, September 25, 2023 – Period 2 – SUNY Brockport

    Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – Period 2 – College Caravan in Library Media Center

      • 20+ representatives – please be prompt – time is limited

    Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – Period 5 – Hartwick College

    Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – Period 6 – University of Rhode Island

    Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – Period 8 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – Period 6 – University of Maine

    Thursday, September 28, 2023 – Period 1 – Emmanuel College

    Thursday, September 28, 2023 – Period 3 – Merrimack College

    Monday, October 2, 2023 – Period 6 – Utica University

    Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – Period 6 – Union College

    Thursday, October 12, 2023 – Period 2 – SUNY New Paltz

    Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – Period 6 – SUNY Herkimer County Community College

    Friday, October 20, 2023 – Period 2 – Iona University

    Thursday, October 26, 2023 – Period 7 – Vassar College

    Wednesday, November 1, 2023  – Periods 2 through 6 – SUNY SCCC Instant Admit

    • Held at the S-G High School Guidance office
    • See your Guidance Counselor for an application and appointment time

    Thursday, November 9, 2023 – Period 8 – SUNY Binghamton

    Wednesday, November 15, 2023 – Periods 3 through 9 – SUNY HVCC Instant Admit

    • Held at the S-G High School Guidance office
    • See your Guidance Counselor for an application and appointment time

    Monday, November 20, 2023 – Period 4 – Keuka College

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    Good news…there is money out there for college expenses. The following scholarships are available at this time. For additional information or assistance with an application, please come to the guidance office at least one week before the posted application date.

    Updates are posted in the Guidance Office, on the scholarship bulletin boards outside the LMC, and this webpage. You will also receive monthly scholarship announcements via your school email.

    The Coca Cola Scholarship- 150 Scholarships worth $20,000 each

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

    Apply online at:
    Deadline to apply is October 10, 2023.

    Elks National Foundation- MVS Scholarship-500

    Four-Year Scholarships available ranging from $1,000-$12,500 per year- Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. You must be a current high school senior and a citizen of the United States. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

    Apply online at:
    Deadline to apply is November 13, 2023.

    Elks National Foundation- Legacy Awards

    Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2021, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2021. The Elk must be a paid-up member through March 31, 2024. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. The applicant must be a high school senior. If you are selected as a 2024 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform three instances of service with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship.

    Apply online at:
    Deadline to apply is February 5, 2024.


    This scholarship helps to support the growth and development of future funeral directors. They annually award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students. This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a mortuary science program during the next school year, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study. Awards are for undergraduate study only and all institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

    Apply online at:
    Deadline to apply is October 16, 2023.

    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship-$2,000

    Write a short essay (250 words or less) on the following topic-“Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.”

    Apply online at:
    Deadline to apply is October 31, 2023.

    Regeneron Science Talent Search

    Regeneron STS seeks future leaders in STEM among each year’s graduating class – and give back to help them get there. To be eligible, you must have completed individual, independent science, engineering or math research at any time in your life (team research is not eligible). You must be attending school in the US. They have no GPA cut-offs and are test-optional, and their holistic review process cares about the whole student, not just the research or academics.

    Apply online at:
    Deadline to apply is November 8, 2023.

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    Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center

    More than 30 programs for students of all abilitiesincluding courses for honor students and college-credit bearing courses

    Help when you need it the most

    Guidance also extends its services to provide supportive counseling during stressful and/or challenging times. Grief Support for Teens and Their Families.  We hope that the information and links will be of help to you and your child.  Please feel welcome to seek us out should you have additional questions or concerns – 518-347-3600 ext. 63100.

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