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Colonie Central High School Counseling Center

 

The Counseling Center assists about 2,000 students and parents each school year with course selection, career interest inventories, counseling center newsletters, computer-assisted career and college counseling, college admissions & post-high school planning, advisement, job search information, financial aid and scholarship information. Counseling Center services include the following: personal counseling for a wide range of issues facing teens, vocational counseling, group counseling, career counseling, college counseling, and academic counseling.

CCHS Juniors: Information on Scheduling Your Junior Conference

The high school counselors will be conducting conferences with juniors and their parents beginning January 17. Conferences typically last approximately 40 minutes and are scheduled during the school day. Please schedule your conference with your child’s counselor by calling Mrs. Behers at 459-1220 ext 1030, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. beginning December 12. more information (pdf)

Class of 2017 Senior Letter and Pre-College Information Calendar

Following is the Colonie Central High School Counseling Center's senior letter and pre-college information calendar for the Class of 2017. more information (pdf)

Student Government Scholarship Available for 2016-16 Seniors

A national scholarship opportunity is available for a 2016-2017 senior who holds an elected position in student government. Interested and qualified students should follow the QR code on the following flyer. For questions, please contact Mrs. Leva in the high school Counseling Center. flier (pdf)

Understanding 2015 PSAT/MNSQT Results

The following tutorial worksheet is designed to help Colonie Central High School parents understand results of the student PSAT/MNSQT results and how they relate to the SAT exam. tutorial (pdf)

Follow the CCHS Counseling Department on Twitter

You can follow the Colonie Central High School Counseling Department via its Twitter account @ColonieCC. The department will post reminders of important events and dates, as well as retweet posts/articles (college information, educational news, etc., from other educational sites that may be of interest to students and parents.

counseling center News

 

Counselors can be contacted by clicking on their names below to send an email or by calling the Counseling Center at 459-1220 and dialing the appropriate extension number.

 

Counselor Kimberly Leva:

Phone Ext. 1031

Grade 9: Student names A-B

Grade 10: Student last names A-Co

Grade 11: Student last names A-C

Grade 12: Student names A-C

Counselor Raymond Molloy:

Phone Ext. 1033

Grade 9: Student last names C-F

Grade 10: Student last names Cr-G

Grade 11: Student last names D-G

Grade 12: Student last names D-G

Counselor Kristin Mesick:

Phone Ext. 1034

Grade 9: Student last names G-Ka

Grade 10: Student last names H-Lo

Grade 10: Student last names H-Le

Grade 11: Student last names H-Lev

Counselor Kim Moutray:

Phone Ext. 1036

Grade 9: Student last names Ke-N

Grade 10: Student last names Lu-O

Grade 11: Student last names Li-N

Grade 12: Student last names Lew-Pal

Counselor Jill Durant:

Phone Ext. 1035

Grade 9: Students last names O-So

Grade 10: Student last names P-Sta

Grade 11: Student last names O-Sh

Grade 12: Student last names Par-Se

Counselor Jason Blind:

Phone Ext. 1032

Grade 9: Student last names Sp-Z

Grade 10: Student last names Ste-Z

Grade 11: Student last names Si-Z

Grade 12: Student last names Sh-Z

 

Helping Teens and Parents Plan a Student's Career

South Colonie provides this list of web sites and resources to help teens and parents plan a student's career. There are also library databases available online to research more information. For help with career planning, click here.

Your Senior Sources

Congratulations! Welcome to your senior year. You and your parents are likely to have many questions and concerns as you move towards completing your high school career. It is extremely important for seniors and parents to work with their counselor during this time of year. Please do not hesitate to call the Counseling Center to make an appointment if you have any questions or concerns.

IF IT'S JANUARY IT'S TIME TO START THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

Follow the timeline below to ensure your financial aid application goes smoothly:

JANUARY

  • To qualify for the most aid possible, submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as you can after January 1

FEBRUARY

  • If you completed and sent your FAFSA in on January 1 or shortly after, you should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) indicating your eligibility for aid and your family's expected contribution

  • Make any corrections to your SAR, including updates based on your family's federal 1040 tax forms

  • Sign, date, and return the SAR to the address designated

MARCH

  • Receive a corrected SAR if needed

  • Make sure a copy of the corrected SAR reaches the financial aid office at each college you're applying to