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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.

NYS Excelsior Scholarship Information/Application

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. The application is now available. more information

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-Con

Grade 10: Student last names A-B, Sc

Grade 11: Student last names A-Co, Sc-Ser

Grade 12: Student names A-C

Counselor Raymond Molloy:

Phone Ext. 1033

Grade 9: Student last names Coo-Fo

Grade 10: Student last names C-F, Se-Sh

Grade 11: Student last names Cr-G, Sey-Sh

Grade 12: Student last names D-G

Counselor Kristin Mesick:

Phone Ext. 1034

Grade 9: Student last names Fr-K

Grade 10: Student last names G-Ka, Si

Grade 11: Student last names H-Lo, Si-Sm

Grade 12: Student last names H-Le

Counselor Kim Moutray:

Phone Ext. 1037

Grade 9: Student last names L-Pa

Grade 10: Student last names Ke-Pan

Grade 11: Student last names Lu-O, Pa

Grade 12: Student last names Li-N

Counselor Jill Durant:

Phone Ext. 1035

Grade 9: Students last names Pe-Se

Grade 10: Student last names Par-Sa

Grade 11: Student last names P-Sa

Grade 12: Student last names O-Sh

Counselor Jason Blind:

Phone Ext. 1032

Grade 9: Student last names Sef-Z

Grade 10: Student last names Sm-Z

Grade 11: Student last names So-Z

Grade 12: Student last names Si-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