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LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR SENIORS:  Applications for the 2019 scholarships awarded at graduation are now available. Any senior looking for scholarship opportunities should come to the Counseling Center during a free period to see what’s available.  Applications are due back to the Counseling Center on or before May 10th.


SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT:  Application due to Counselor by noon on Friday, April 12!
Cayuga Counselors Association Scholarship for students planning to major in one of the following areas:  counseling/psychology, education, health occupations, or social services.  

·         Students planning on studying full time at an accredited post-secondary school during the academic year.

·         Students who have provided service to others.  

·         Open to High school seniors in the Cayuga/Onondaga BOCES.

Stop in the Counseling Center for information about applying.

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT:  Seniors! Deadline April 20, 2019:

Announcing two (2) scholarships of $2,000 each open to all graduating seniors in Onondaga County planning a teaching career – being offered by the Onondaga County Retired Teachers’ Association.  Check the Scholarship tab in Naviance or stop in to the Counseling Center for more information.

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT:   The first Presbyterian Church in Auburn, NY is now accepting applications for The Cora King Scholarship.  The scholarship will be granted to graduates who are applying to or enrolled in a 4 year bachelor's program.  Preference will be given to applicants pursuing teaching, education or a professional career. Information and applications are available in the Counseling Center.  Applications must be received by Friday, May 3rd, 2019.



WIN $500 FOR YOUR SENIOR BALL!  VOTE FOR SKANEATELES! Hot 107.9 iHeartRADIO is running a contest to award $500 to 30 local high schools for their safe after prom program.  Skaneateles High School has been nominated and students, parents and staff can vote online every day until April 21st. Search: Hot 107.9 Syracuse and click on “contests” or CLICK ON THIS LINK: SAFE PROM CONTEST


New!! 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.  


Summer Programs:  The Counseling Center has received information from several schools and organizations offering summer programs for enrichment, pre-college, and camps. Alfred University, Cazenovia College, Cornell University, Miami University, NYU, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Syracuse University are some of the schools providing summer programs in the arts, business, science, nursing, criminal investigations, fashion and more.

Any student interested in attending a summer program should stop in the Counseling Center for more information. Deadlines to register vary from mid-April through mid-May.



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.



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 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


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.





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