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

Eighth Graders Preparing for High School

  • Learn about the academic program requirements for SGHS next fall.
  • Click this link to view the information presented to families on January 5, at our Grade 8 Parent Night. 

Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center

Open House

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

  • Located: CTE Center 925B Watervliet-Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205
  • Date: March 9, 2023
  • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

College Visits and Planning for What’s Next After High School

2023 Capital District Counseling Association College Fair

180 + colleges/universities, financial institutions, and military branches

  • Located: SUNY HVCC — McDonough Sports Complex 
  • Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
  • Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • No S-G transportation provided

Click for a list of previous college visits this year

The SAT exam is offered at Scotia-Glenville on Saturday, May 6, 2023

Deadline to register is Friday, April 7

Scholarship Information

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 also posted in the Guidance Office, on the scholarship bulletin boards in the Media Center and in the Physical Education wing, and on the Naviance tab on the District website.

New March scholarship opportunities, click here. 

Click here to view other scholarships 

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.