FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE
Seniors: If you need a mid-year transcript sent to colleges, please come to the Counseling Center and fill out a green sheet.
For graduating seniors who wish to major in Computer Science, Computer or Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Architecture: The CNY STEM Hub and partners have announced the 2019 CNY STEM Scholars Program, now offering 5 scholarships worth $72,000. This scholarship program, now in its 7th year, is open to graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in select STEM fields, starting Fall 2019. There is no financial eligibility requirement. Students attending a college or university in New York State majoring in the select STEM areas will be given preference during the selection process. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
The online application and additional information can be found on the CNY STEM Hub website at
New! SCHOLARSHIP INFO: The deadline for applications is March 4, 2019.
The Syracuse Chapter of the CPCU Society is accepting applications for scholarships of $1,000 each.
- 2019 High School Senior Scholarship – open to all senior high school students planning to attend college in the fall of 2019 as a full-time student.
- 2019 SUNY Oswego Scholarship – open to all students who are enrolled as a full-time student for the fall of 2019 term in the Risk Management and Insurance Program at SUNY Oswego.
For more information, click on:
Juniors and Seniors: Interested in a career working with children in healthcare? Consider joining the Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital for their Child Life 101 Workshop! The workshop will be held on March 22, and registration can be completed online at Golisano's web site.
The half day workshop includes information on the requirements to become a Certified Child Life Specialist as well as: Communication and Language, Working with Children with Special Needs, Administration and Event Planning, and other related topics. Stop by the Counseling Center for more information.
Attention Sophomore and Junior Parents:
PSAT scores are now available online. Students can log on to their College Board accounts to access their scores.
Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience.
NEW! SAT/ACT Prep Classes at Skaneateles High School! Classes begin February 7th.
Juniors: Attend a complete and comprehensive SAT/ACT review class here at Skaneateles High School. This 26-hour course, developed by Chariot Learning in Rochester, not only covers powerful content and strategies for every test section, but also includes one full-length proctored practice SAT and ACT, with a full group review session for each. Skaneateles students will receive a special rate and should call 585-466-4022, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register ASAP. Click on the Chariot Learning link at the bottom of the page for more information.
OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help students step forward boldly as a leader. Their mission is to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serve people and the environment. Their community—staff, students, trustees, and alumni—shares a commitment to wilderness, education, leadership, safety, community, and excellence.
A Skaneateles resident who is a local ambassador for this program will be happy to meet with interested students. If you are interested in a semester in the outdoors, stop by the Counseling Center for more information.
Attention Freshmen and Freshmen Parents:
Freshman Information Night was held on Monday, January 14th. See the link at the bottom of this page for the information that was shared.
**See the link below for Study Tips and Test Taking Strategies - great ideas for all students!**
Skaneateles School District is proud to offer the New York State Seal of Biliteracy for our junior and senior level students. The Seal of Biliteracy is a formal recognition of a student’s high level of proficiency (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in English and in a second language. Juniors and Seniors, see your English or World Language teacher if you are interested in learning more about earning a Seal of Biliteracy.
SCHOLARSHIP INFO: BigSun Scholarship
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this $500 award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. The deadline to apply is June 19, 2019
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Please visit the BigSun website
to learn how to apply.
Free ACT test preparation is now available online! Activities include educational games, skills tests, full length practice tests, personalized study plans and diagnostics based on PreACT or official ACT Results. The free preparation, entitled ACT® AcademyTM is now open at act.org/academy.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student's counselor.
Please take a look at the Parents' Corner on our counseling page! Many articles of interest are added weekly to the site.