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9-12 Counselors

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Jr High Guidance

CEEB Code
331-525

STAFF


Academic Counselors
Shane Adams  9-12
Lauryn Abdo 9-12
Kindra Catalano   9-12
Imani Purvis 7-8
Penny Pomeroy   7-8

Support Staff
Tracy Perry,   7-8
Paulette Young, 7-12
 

WELCOME

In addition to working with students in one-to-one and group settings, our guidance counselors educate students making them aware of post-secondary school opportunities.
 

New York's Promise to Students: Ever Upward
The Excelsior Scholarship, Making College Possible
Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature recently enacted the Excelsior Scholarship program, which is administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation. Below is information provided by the Governor's office about the program:
 
This year, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the nation's first tuition-free degree program, the Excelsior Scholarship.The Scholarship is making college possible for hundreds of thousands of students across the state and helping to alleviate the crushing burden of student debt. A college education is increasingly necessary to secure the jobs of tomorrow, and the Excelsior Scholarship ensures New York's students have access to a quality education and the skills they need to succeed. The Scholarship is available to students enrolled at SUNY or CUNY school for the fall of 2017.
 
Here you can find information about the Scholarship and share with your colleagues, friend and family to raise awareness about the program. More than 940,000 middle-class families across New York State will be eligible for the Scholarship, and the requirements are simple.
 
In order to apply, students must:
  • Be residents of New York State
  • Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program
  • Take 30 credits per year and make progress towards graduation
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Be on track to graduate on time with an Associate's Degree in two years or a Bachelor's Degree in four years
The program goes into effect immediately, and is available for students whose families earn up to $100,000 annually beginning in the fall 2017. It will extend to families making up to $125,000 annually by 2019. Find more information in this fact sheet.
 
The application will be available June 7. Please help spread the word, and visitwww.hesc.ny.gov or www.ny.gov to learn more, and text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.


 
 
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WHAT HAPPENS IF OCM BOCES CLOSES DUE TO WEATHER?
If Cortland and Homer districts are closed, OCM BOCES facilities located in Cortland County will be closed.  If only one of the aforementioned districts is closed, and the Career and Technical Education program enrollment by all districts totals one-half or more, OCM facitilites located in Cortland County will remain open.  Under certain extenuating circumstances a decision to remain open may be made.  Under all circumstances, the safety or our staff and students will be considered.

The OCM BOCES facilities located in Cortland County include:
Cortlandville (McEvoy) Campus
Cortland Alternative School
New Vision Program Sites
Seven Valleys New Tech Academy
The following radio stations and television channels to announce the closing of OCM facilities located in Cortland County.  They are as follows:
Radio:  AM680, AM870, AM1290, AM1430, AM1470, FM92.5, FM97.3, FM98.1, FM99.1, FM101.5, FM103.3, FM103.7, FM104.1, FM105.7, FM107.5
TV:  Channels 3,5,9, and 12
Questions?  Call Colleen Viggiano at (315)433-2604 (please do not call CHS)

SAT EXAM REPORTING PROCEDURES HAVE CHANGED!!
The guidance office no longer receives copies of students' individual SAT score reports from College Board.
To ensure that your SAT scores are placed on your transcript please bring a copy of your score report to Mrs. Young in Guidance.


 

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SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM

ATTENTION ANY MALE STUDENTS ABOUT TO TURN 18!

Hey guys, if you're already thinking about how to celebrate your 18th birthday - here's one suggestion:  Register for the Selective Service System.  No, it's not the draft, but yes, it is the right thing to do - for your country - for yourself.
Without it you can't get a driver's license in most states.  Or civil service jobs.  Or federal job training.  Or college loans & grants.  Selective Service is required for ALL males living in the United States.  
Check out the posters around the building, or see Mrs. Young, our Selective Service Registrar, for information on how to register.  It's easy and will only take two minutes out of your busy life. 

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YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM/STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Available to students in Grades 11 and 12

Students who are 15-19 years old and who are leaders in their school and community have the opportunity to learn a new language, discover another culture and become global citizens.  Long-term exchanges last a full academic year (August through June).
COSTS:  All programs do vary but students and families are typically responsible for round trip airfare, travel insurance, travel documents (passports/visas), spending money and any addtional travel or tours.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Begins in late August/eary September each year.  Coursework in advanced level foreign language is strongly recommended.        See your high school counselor in 10th grade to begin discussing the opportunity!
A few popular programs are listed below:

http://www.rotary-youth-exchange.com/index.php
https://www.iseusa.org 
http://usa.international-experience.net 


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The Academic Learning Center (across from the cafeteria) will be available to our students as a resource to enhance their educational experience as well as research, understand and plan for their futures. The center contains resource materials offering information on exam prep, colleges, financial aid, careers and part-time employment. 

Military service information is also available in the Academic Center.  Representatives from the different branches often set up in the Academic Center corridor to meet with interested students.

College and University representatives visit, primarily in the fall, to speak with interested students. 
Announcements of these visits are made in advance for students to secure a pass from Mrs. Young in the High School Guidance Office, Rm 150. 
Students are welcome to secure a pass ahead of time.  
College Representatives can now go to www.RepVisits.com to schedule an appointment with our high school.


SCHEDULED COLLEGE REP & MILITARY VISITS

University of Rochester:  Sept 10 @ 10:00 a.m.
US Army National Guard:  Sept 10 during lunch periods
University at Buffalo:  Sept 10 @ 1:45 p.m.
Pittsburgh-Bradford (PA):  Sept 12 @ 10:00 a.m.
LaFayette College:  Sept 13 @ 12:15 p.m.
Elmira College:  Sept 17 @ 1:45 p.m.
King's College:  Sept 18 @ 1:00 p.m.
Wells College:  Sept 19 @ 11:00 a.m.
US Army:  Sept 19 during lunch periods
Alfred University:  Sept 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
SUNY Delhi:  Sept 20 @ 10:45 a.m.
Broome Community College (SUNY Broome):  Sept 21 @ 9:00 a.m.
Johnson & Wales:  Sept 21 @ 11:30 a.m.
SUNY ESF:  Sept 24 @ 9:15 a.m.

SUNY Oneonta:  Oct 1 @ 10:00 a.m.
US Army National Guard:  Oct 1 during lunch periods
Keuka College:  Oct 2 @ 8:30 a.m.
Canisius College:  Oct 2 @ 1:00 p.m.
Alleghany College:  Oct 3 @ 9:00 a.m.
US Army:  Oct 3 during lunch periods
Clarkson University:  Oct @ 11:00 a.m.
Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Services:  Oct 3 @ 12:15 p.m.
SUNY Potsdam:  Oct 4 @ 10:00 a.m.
Marywood University:  Oct 4 @ 11:30 a.m.
SUNY Geneseo:  Oct 9 @ 9:15 a.m.   
SUNY Canton:  Oct 10 @ 12:30 p.m. moved to Oct 30
Syracuse University:  Oct 12 @ 9:15 a.m.
LeMoyne College:  Oct 12 @ 12:30 p.m.
Hobart & William Smith College:  Oct 15 @ 10:45 a.m.
Utica College:  Oct 16 @ 8:30 a.m.
Onondaga Community College:  Oct 16 @ 12:15 p.m.
US Army:  Oct 17 during lunch periods
Hartwick College:  Oct 17 @ 11:30 a.m.
SUNY Morrisville:  Oct 18 @ 10:00 a.m.
US Marines:  Oct 18 during lunch periods
Cazenovia College:  Oct 18 @ 10:45 a.m.
SUNY New Paltz:  Oct 22 @ 9:15 a.m.
Rochester Institute of Technology:  Oct 22 @ 1:00 p.m.
University of Scranton:  Oct 22 @ 1:45 p.m.
SUNY Brockport:  Oct 23 @ 10:00 a.m.
St. John Fisher College:  Oct 25 @ 9:15 a.m.
Corning Community College:  Oct 25@ 11:45 a.m.
Ithaca College:  Oct 29 @ 10:00 a.m.
Binghamton University:  Oct 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
SUNY Plattsburgh:  Oct 30 @ 9:15 a.m.
SUNY Polytechnic:  Oct 30 @ 11:30 a.m.
SUNY Canton:  Octo 30 @ 12:00 p.m.
Nazareth College:  Oct 31 @ 10:00 a.m.

Southeastern University:  Nov 1 @ 11:30 a.m.
Alfred State:  Nov 2 @ 10:45 a.m.
US Army National Guard: Nov 5 during lunch periods
US Army:  Nov 7 during lunch periods
University of Tampa:  Nov 14 @ 8:30 a.m.
SUNY Fredonia:  Nov 19 @ 10:45 a.m.
Cayuga Community College:  Nov 20 @ 1:00 p.m.

US Army National Guard:  Dec 3 during lunch periods
US Army:  Dec 5 during lunch periods
US Army:  Dec 19 during lunch periods

 
 


 


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ACTs and SATs are administered at Cortland High School.  On the day of the examination, students should arrive by 7:45 a.m. and bring their ticket of admission, required photo identification, two #2 pencils and calculator.  Click the ACT or SAT link to see more information.

SUNY College Fairs:  Each reception and program is designed for high school juniors to explore all that SUNY has to offer including academic and student life programs, honors programs, opportunities for research, independent study, merit scholarships and financial assistance.  Click on the SUNY College Fairs link at the right for more information.

Christian College Fairs:  Free Admission - Attending a Christian University & College Fair can be the first step for many students when searching for the right college or university.  For complete information go to www.ChristianCollegeFairs.com .

AIR FORCE ROTC Detachment 520:  Students attending Cornell University, Cayuga CC, Broome CC, Binghamton University, SUNY Cortland, Elmira College, Ithaca College, Wells College or TC3 are eligible for this program.  Advantages?  Leadership training, scholarships, post-grad job and more.  Click on the Air Force ROTC  link for more information.

$$$$Wondering how you'll pay for college?  Sally Roy is a researcher for a site that provides college planning resources to students.  Aware of the burden of rising tuition she's put together a comprehensive Student Financial Aid Guide explaining various financing options available to students and adults!  Check out this very informative website at: http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/.  


Need a comprehensive guide to 4-year and 2-year colleges, Nursing Schools & Military Programs in the United States?  Go to www.schoolguides.com or pick up a copy in the Guidance Office or Academic Center.


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 COLLEGE OPEN HOUSES & INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS
Every attempt will be made to keep this section up-to-date
 
TO BE UPDATED WHEN INFORMATION ARRIVES



ALFRED STATE - Open House
Oct 20, Nov 4, Apr 7
Register at www.alfredstate.edu 

ALFRED UNIVERSITY - Open House
Oct 20, Nov 10
9:30am - 2:00pm
To register visit www.go.alfred.edu/visit or call 800-541-9229

ARCADIA UNIVERSITY - Open House
Oct 21
Register at www.arcadia.edu/fallopenhouse 

BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY - Student Visit Opportunities
Access Diversity Day - Oct 31
Experience BW Day - Nov 10
Register for these events or schedule a personal visit at www.bw.edu/events or email admission@bw.edu

BECKER COLLEGE - Open House
Worcester & Leicester Campuses

Oct 20
9am - 12:30pm
Go the campus that houses your academic major of interest.
(See the online registration form to determine which campus is right for you)
Register now!  www.becker.edu/openhouse 
For more information call 508-373-9400

CANISIUS COLLEGE - Open House
Oct 28
Visit www.canisius.edu/visit or admissions@canisius.edu or call 716-888-2200 for more information

SUNY CANTON - Open House
Oct 20, Nov 10, Apr 27

CASTLETON - Open House
Nov 12
For more information visit www.castleton.edu/visit 

CAYUGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Open House & Financial Aid Day
Auburn Campus - Nov 10, 9am til noon
Fulton Campus - Nov 17, 9am til noon
RSVP today!
www.cayuga-cc.edu/openhouse 
866-598-8883

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR
October 30
6:30 - 8:30pm
Faith Heritage School, 3740 Midland Avenue, Syracuse, NY 
Financial Aid Workshop
All attendees receive THEGuide (250+ page college search resource

CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Open House
Oct 27
9am - Noon (Check-in begins at 8:30am)
Call 607-962-9151 or register online at www.corning-cc.edu/openhouse 

SUNY DELHI - Open House
, Nov 10, Mar 30
Register Online:  www.delhi.edu/openhouse

HAMILTON COLLEGE - Hamilton Saturdays
Oct 20, 27; Nov 3, 10
Please visit hamilton.edu/saturdays to review the schedule, secure your spot & register for an interview

HARTWICK COLLEGE 
Open House: Nov 3, Apr 27
Discovery Days:  Nov 12, Jan 21, Feb 18

HERKIMER COLLEGE - Open House 
Oct 27
10am - 12pm
RSVP online at www.herkimer.edu/openhouse or 315-574-4028

KING'S COLLEGE - Open House
Oct 21 and Nov 11
For more information please visit www.kings.edu

LEMOYNE COLLEGE - Open House
Oct 21, Nov 4
For more information please visit www.lemoyne.edu/openhouse 

MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Open House 
Nov 16
10 am - 1 pm
UTICA CAMPUS
Registration and Information:  www.mvcc.edu/openhouse or 315-792-5354

SUNY MORRISVILLE - Open House
Nov 10
Register online at www.morrisville.edu/openhouse or call 315-684-6046

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY - Open House
Nov 17
9 am - 1pm and 12 - 4pm
Register online at www.niagara.edu/openhouse or call 800-462-2111

ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Open House
Oct 20
9am - 1pm
RSVP at www.sunyocc.edu 

SUNY PLATTSBURGH
Open House

Oct 20, Nov 17

Info Sessions
Oct 27, Nov 6, Nov 10, Nov 12
Learn more and register online at www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/visit 


UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON - Open House
Oct 21 and Nov 4
Register online at www.scranton.edu/openhouse

SKIDMORE COLLEGE - Open Houses
General - Nov 12
Science/Math - Oct 28
Theater - Dec 1
Register online at www.skidmo.re/openhouse 

ST. JOHN FISHER - Open House 
Nov 10, Jan 26
for more information visit www.sjfc.edu

SUNY POLY - Open Houses
Utica Campus - Oct 27
Register at sunypoly/openhouse 

TOMPKINS CORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Open House
Nov 2, Apr 5
Visit www.tompkinscortland.edu for more information
INSTANT ADMIT DAYS AT Cortland High School
Oct 25 & 26

UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY - Health Careers Open House
Undergraduate Programs

Nov 3 and Mar 23
Register online at www.upstate.edu/students - Look under Admissions Events

UTICA COLLEGE - Open House
"Never Stand Still"
Nov 12
Visit  www.utica.edu/openhouse for more information

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS - Open House/Portfolio Reviews
Oct 27
Visit www.arts.vcu.edu/visit 

WELLS COLLEGE - Open House
Oct 20, Nov 12, Nov 17
Reserve your spot at www.wells.edu/open-house

SUNY COLLEGE FAIRS
Be a part of Something Bigger!
For dates and registration go to www.suny.edu/studentevents 



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DID YOU KNOW?????
While planning for college financing, students & parents may have come acress the terms "subsidized" student loan and "unsubsidized" student loan.  Since the difference between the two does affect when the loan interest wil have to be repaid, it is important to know the difference.  A subsidized loan is given based on financial need.  You are not charged any interest before the repayment period begins or during other times of deferment; the federal government "subsidizes" the interest during these times.  An unsubsidized loan is not need-based.  Therefore, interest is charged from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid.  If you don't pay the interest in a timely fashion, it will be capitalized, which means that it will be added to the principal amount and the interest will be based on the higher amount.  If you get an unsubsidized loan, repaying your interest as it accumulates is the way to go. (Article cited from School Guide's College Confrence Manual, March 2, 2016)




FREE INTERNET SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES
www.college-scholarships.com
www.petersons.com 
www.fastaid.com 
www.scholarships.com 
www.scholarship-page.com 
www.collegeboard.com 
www.studentawards.com 
www.fastweb.com
www.finaid.org 
www.nysaves.org
  



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EMPLOYMENT NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

UPDATED WHEN INFORMATION ARRIVES

COMFORT INN AND QUALITY INN - CORTLAND
Interstate 81 Exit 11
There are openings in the Housekeeping Department for Student workers
* You will be cleaning hotel guest rooms and public areas such as the lobby, breakfast room and pool
*No experience required - they will train

*Great job for a high school student to work on Saturday and/or Sunday
*Pay - Minimum Wage $10.40/hr until December 31, then $11.10

Apply in Person at COMFORT INN - 2 1/2 Locust Ave., Cortland 
Or
email a letter of interest with phone number to jobsatinntelhospitality@yahoo.com


CORTLAND WORKS!!!
SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM 2017
Application Packets for income-eligible youth, ages 14 thru 20,
interested in participating in the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP)
are now available in the guidance office - Room 150 or click on the link at the right ....



SHIPWRECK GOLF AMUSEMENT CENTER IS HIRING...
Seniors planning to attend TC3 or Cortland State in the fall
Work experience a plus, but not required
Must have the ability to talk to strangers, make conversation and SMILE
Must be able to work weekends to start (graduation, prom, senior trip accomodated)

Apply by coming to Shipwreck dressed nicely & clean
Talk clearly, loudly and with enthusiasm for getting the job
Bring a resume and/or references with phone numbers
Read the application and completely fill it out
Do not call about the job.  




CORTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 
TEENAGE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (14-18 years of age)

Requirements:  Passing all classes - Complete mandatory orientation - Minimum commitment of 1 (one) Saturday per month (3 hour shifts) -
Possession of NY state working papers - Meet hospital clearance guidelines

Application Packets are now available in the guidance office - Room 150.

 
 

 
WENDY'S
Looking for a few smiling faces to join our team today!!
Our hours are flexible to your schedule!
2 easy ways to apply...
Online at www.wbwrestaurants.wendystoday.com
or
Appy in Person
at Wendy's
157 Clinton Ave., Cortland
Questions?  Call   607-753-6401, ext. 4632








 
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WORKING PAPERS applications are available in the Senior High Guidance Office - Rm. 150 and from Mrs. Perry in the Junior High Office - Rm. 177. 

YOUTH INTERNSHIP AT THE YOUTH CENTER - The Youth Center offers a paid internship program to students 14 and older.  The position involves field-trip planning, fundraising, in-house programming, event coordiantion, clerical tasks, and general assistance with daily operational chores.  Everyone who applies will be interviewed.  Applicants 17 and under must have working papers.  Applications are available at the Center.  Talk to a Youth Center staff person for more information (607 753-3021).
 
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SUMMER PROGRAMS
This section contains information about Academic Summer Programs offered by various institutes of higher learning.

 


 


 
Upcoming Events

Oct 25 - TC3 Instant Admit



Oct 27 - ACTs



Nov 3 - SATs (I & II)



Nov 16 - 10wk Report Cards



Dec 1 - SAT ! & !!



Dec 8 - ACT



Dec 20 - 15wk Progress Reports

Career Center/Guidance Links

National College Fairs
ACT
FAFSA
NYS HESC
SAT
College Now
The College Board
SUNY College Fairs
SUNY Information
The Common Application
NextStepU
Air Force ROTC
NCAA Clearinghouse

Forms & Helpful Information

REGENTS SCHEDULE 2018
CORTLAND WORKS SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
JR HIGH Curriculum Guide 2018-19
SR HIGH Curriculum Guide 2018-19
PROFILE 2018-19
ACT and SAT SCHEDULE 2018-19
MARKING PERIOD DATES 2018-19
Transcript Release Form - Current Students
Transcript Request Form

QUICK LINKS

OUR SCHOOLS






Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045
607-758-4100

www.cortlandschools.org


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