During each stage of high school, the counseling center offers a variety of programs, evening events and field trips to enhance students’ knowledge and provide information on careers and colleges. Events include but are not limited to: Junior HS Transition Night, Course Selection Night, Career & Technical Field Trips, Sophomore Information Day, Job Shadowing, Study Circles, SUNY Cobleskill College Fair, College Night for Juniors, College Night for Seniors, Instant College Admit Days, College Caravan, and Financial Aid Night.
With the guidance counselors, students research careers, learn how to prepare for jobs and create a resume. On Naviance, students fill out the Career Cluster Finder to help assess possible career interests.
Students have the option of taking the PSAT in October. In addition, sophomores work on updating their resumes, as well as completing the Career Interest Profiler on Naviance. Sophomores also have the option of visiting CTE sites for possible hands-on career options for junior and senior year and have the option to attend SUNY Cobleskill’s college fair.
It is recommended for students t take the PSAT, the practice test for the SAT and possibly qualify for the National Merit Scholarship. The test is comprised of Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. In the spring of students’ junior year, it is recommended they take the SAT, which is offered at DCS, or the ACT, in preparation for admission process to college. Students interested in taking any of these exams should contact the Counseling Center for the registration information. Juniors will attend the college caravan in the spring.
Seniors meet with their school counselor in the beginning of the year for their senior meeting, and then throughout the year on an as needed basis, to help complete college, job or military application processes. It is sometimes recommended that students applying to college take the SAT or ACT for a second time. Seniors can attend SUNY Cobleskill’s college fair held each year in October.