FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE
SUMMER AND FALL SAT & ACT Prep classes at Skaneateles High School: Get an early start on the first tests of the 2019-2020 school year. Each 26 hour course 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. Cost of this class is $500—but Skaneateles High Students receive a special rate of $450. See the flyer below for more information!
Summer Driver Ed: Students should check in the Counseling Center to see if they made the list! BOCES will be contacting students soon!
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 at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
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.
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.
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.