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6/1/2020 Announcement:  BOCES will not be offering Driver Education classes this summer.

Now open:  Applications for the Victory Sports Medicine Student Athlete of the Year Scholarship are now being accepted.  Click here for a copy of the application. Victory Sports Medicine will select one male and one female student athlete for the scholarship Athlete of the Year applications must be returned to Ms. Sears in the athletic office ( by Friday, May 29, 2020


Seniors!  Please complete the Plans After Graduation form, which was emailed home via School News Notifier.  A link to the form is included HERE for your convenience.  Please reply by Friday, May 15th.  Only one response per student is needed.

New Scholarship for Vocational Students!  The American Legion John Manilla Memorial Vocational Scholarship

A lifelong resident of Skaneateles, John H. Manilla graduated from Skaneateles Central High School and attended Arnold College. In 1942, John left college to enlist in the 8th Army Air Force and was stationed outside of London, England. He served his nation proudly as a waist gunner on a B-17, flying 33 combat missions over enemy territory. After the war, he graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi. Upon graduation, he started the John H. Manilla Construction Company which he owned and ran for 50 years. The Scholarship was established to encourage graduating High School students to enter a vocational trade career and the recipient will be chosen by the Skaneateles American Legion.

No application but a student must submit a personal essay outlining their achievement and their plans for the future.  For more information log into Naviance and search scholarships.



NEW! CLICK HERE for a link to RESOURCES for parents and students!

We are here for you!  CLICK HERE to easily reach out to your counselor or our school psychologist




CollegeBoard recently announced the cancellation of June SAT and SAT Subject Test dates.
Please refer to for more information and additional test dates they are adding for the fall.


A Note from the Counselors:

Dear Junior Students,

We would like to share some information we have received and continue to receive from colleges with respect to their response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We hope this alleviates some of the concerns you have regarding the college admissions process. Additionally, we would encourage you to seek out information directly from any college website as they continue to update as the situation unfolds. We know that these are unprecedented times, which can be quite unsettling, but we also want you to know that the colleges are certainly understanding of the circumstances.

CLICK HERE for college responses


Where to get NEWS about SAT and ACT Testing:

Any student who is registered for any SAT or ACT test in the near future,
please refer to the testing websites for information pertaining to cancellations, rescheduling, or refunds.
Skaneateles High School is not a national test center and therefore, we do not get updates regarding any changes.




NEW!  Apply for scholarships with Scholar Snapp!
Common App has made it easy for applicants to access scholarship opportunities directly through the admissions application.  Scholar Snapp is a free service that any student applying to college can use. See the download below for more information!

College Financial Aid Night was held on Monday, September 16th in the HS Auditorium. Please see the links below for the PowerPoint from the presentation and helpful information sheets which were distributed that evening!

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.
The Everson Museum of Art is now offering a new series of Teen Art Classes!  All classes are held in the new Danial Family Education Center. This is the perfect opportunity for students to build their portfolios and explore new mediums.  Examples of classes are: Summer Pre-college Academy, Fashion Design for Teens, Introduction to Screen Printing and more!  See link below for a flyer with additional infomation and a registration link.  
Attention students interested in becoming officers in the military by going through ROTC:  Through the Simultaneous Membership Program, students will participate in both National Guard training, and their college's ROTC program at the same time.  While they attend college, they will have their tuition paid 100%, as well as receiving their GI bill, and GI bill kicker (totaling around $800 per month they are enrolled in college).  See your Counselor if you are interested in learning more about this program.
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.
 **See the link below for Study Tips and Test Taking Strategies - great ideas for all students!**

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

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 periodically to the site.



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Interim Superintendent:
Jeffery Bryant
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152