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 Dates from the HS Guidance Department: 2018-19

  • Thursday, Sept. 20 – Financial Aid meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 27 – Meet the Teacher Night, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1 – Advanced Placement (AP) exam fee due
  • Monday, Nov. 5 – Undergraduate Awards ceremony, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 16 – Report Cards published
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 8-9 – Class of 2019: order caps and gowns during lunch periods
  • Thursday, Jan. 17 – Grade 8 Parent Night, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 22-25 – NYS Regents exams administered, CLASSES IN SESSION
  • Monday, Jan. 28 – Second semester begins
  • Friday, Feb. 1 – Report Cards publishes
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 – College Planning Night, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 16 – National Honor Society rehearsal, 2:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17 – National Honor Society induction, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 18 – Report Cards published
  • Saturday, May 4 – SAT administered
  • Monday, June 3 – NYS Regents exam – Global History and Geography II, grade 10
  • Thursday, June 6 – Senior Banquet, 6-9 p.m., River Stone Manor
  • Friday, June 7 – Senior Awards Assembly, 8 a.m. followed by senior picnic
  • Thursday-Monday, June 13, 14 and 17 – Double periods, school exams administered
  • Tuesday-Tuesday, June 18-25 – NYS Regents exams administered – students attend only if taking a Regents exam
  • Friday, June 28 – Mandatory Class of 2019 graduation rehearsal, 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 29 – Class of 2019 commencement, 9:30 a.m., Proctor’s Theater, Schenectady
  • Monday, July 1 – Report Cards published

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.