High School Counseling Office
CONTACT & STAFF
P: (607) 758-4118
F: (607) 758-4193
Shane Adams 9-12
Lauryn Abdo 9-12
Kindra Catalano 9-12
Patricia Votra, Student Information Specialist
The Counseling Office provides a variety of programs
and services to serve the students and families
of Cortland High School. Selected services include:
- Course selection and 4 year planning
- Conduct graduation audits
- Discuss diploma options
- Provide academic planning, and consultation
- Individual Counseling
- One-on-one academic planning meetings
- New student orientation with Link Crew Leaders
- Parent/Teacher/Counselor Conferences
- Classroom presentations
- Schedule changes
- Letters or recommendation and job references
- College Application Assistance
- Scholarship Assistance
- Meeting coordination for families
- Mediation for students and peers
- College and Career Planning
- Community resource referrals for students and families
TC3 SAT Prep Course
*Testing @ Ithaca HS
|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.
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
to learn more, and text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.
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)
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
EMPLOYMENT NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
WORKING PAPERS applications are available in the Senior High Guidance Office - Rm. 150 and in the Junior High Office - Rm. 177.
UPDATED WHEN INFORMATION ARRIVES
GUTHRIE CORTLAND MEDICAL CENTER - FOOD SERVICES
If you are looking for an opportunity to build skills, explore customer service, and begin building your resume,
consider a position at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in the Food Services department.
We are currently hiring for part time and per diem positions.
If interested visit https://www.guthrie.org/location/guthrie-cortland-medical-center,
enter the careers tab and search for Food Services to complete an application.
Hours: 3:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Assembling meal trays for patient and resident dining,
Serving meal trays to hospital patients and table side coffee meal service to nursing home residents,
Dish room activities, and shift clean-up
Requirements: At least 16 years of age
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OR ANYONE AGE 17 AND OLDER!!!
NOT GOING TO COLLEGE? UNEMPLOYED?
WANT TO START YOUR CAREER IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING?
GET PAID WHILE YOU TRAIN - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Start your career in Advanced Manufacturing by participating in the Accelerated Apprenticeship Program
Go to www.NYSApprenticeship.org/aap for details and to apply!!!
CORTLAND WORKS!!! SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM 2019
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.
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
VOLUNTEER WORK and INTERNSHIPS
GUTHRIE CORTLAND MEDICAL CENTER
TEENAGE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (14-18 years of age)
Passing all classes - Complete mandatory orientation - Minimum hours commitment - Possession of NY state working papers - Meet hospital clearance guidelines
Applications are now available in the guidance office - Room 150.
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).