Phone: 518-355-6110 ext. 3047
Meet Your Counselors
Each student at Schalmont High School is assigned a counselor to help them navigate challenges and pave the way to graduation. Find your counselor.
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In Person College Representative Visits
Mental Health Resources
School Counselors have put together this webpage with information about mental health resources for our families. If you ever have an immediate question or concern, please make sure to reach out to your child’s school counselor.
- Volunteer Hours Log – Use this form to log your volunteer hours
- Boys and Girls Club of Rotterdam
- Things of My Very Own
- Ways to Help Animal Shelters
- Khan Academy – Offers free SAT practice and resources for high school academics
- ACT Preparation and Practice
- Past NYS Regents Exams
- Sylvan Learning Center – National tutoring support
- Capital Region Tutors – Local tutoring center
- Capital District Consulting – Local tutoring, SAT and ACT prep courses
College Search Information
Private College/University Resources
- Common App – Application for most private colleges and universities
- College Board Search Engine
- Princeton Review
- Niche College Search Engine
- College Atlas Search Engine
- College Stats Search Engine
- NYS Private College Map
- SUNY APP – Apply to all SUNY colleges through this portal
- SUNY For All
- SUNY Website – Search engine for all New York State Universities and Colleges
- Interactive SUNY Map
- SUNY Events – Virtual tours, instant admission days, and financial aid information
- College Total – Majors – Exploring different college majors
- What Can I Do With This Major? – Exploring career options with college majors
- CUNY Search Engine – All New York City Colleges
Helpful College Forms
Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
These links to resources are provided to help families through the process of figuring out how to pay for college. In many situations, this requires a combination of financial aid and scholarships.
Student Loan Calculator
The New York Times has created a student loan calculator to offer a guide to the borrowing picture at various institutions — and what it takes after graduation to repay the loans. Use the calculator here.
- Department of Education Student Guide for Financial Aid
- FAFSA on the Web – FAFSA forms to download and complete online
- Funding Your Education
- New York State Attorney General’s Office – Loan Information
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
- Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
- Sallie Mae
- College Insight
- Absolutely Scholarships
- College Board – Database of scholarship sources, profile registration and application, calculators, worksheets, etc.
- FinAid – Information on scholarships, financial aid, calculators, loan calculators, etc.
- Going Merry Scholarship Search Site
- Raise Me
NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence Selection Criteria
Students are chosen based on a weighting system of six Regents Exam scores: English Language Arts (weight of three), Algebra II (weight of three), Global Studies & Geography (weight of one), United States History & Government (weight of one), and two Sciences (weight of one each).
New York State Excelsior Scholarship
The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. For the 2021-22 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2019 are eligible to apply. For more information on requirements, click here.
New York State Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program
New York State has launched a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program, which will encourage the best and brightest high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers and build their future in New York. The program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10% of students in every New York high school if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation. Read more about this program.
Elks National Foundation
The Elks National Foundation offers a Most Valuable Student Contest that awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership and financial need. More information on their website. The deadline is November 15, 2021.
The Elks National Foundation also offers Legacy Awards, providing $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. More information on their website. The deadline is February 7, 2022.
Heisman High School Scholarship
The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. More information on their website. The deadline is October 19, 2021.
Schenectady Masonic Lodge #1174
The Schenectady Masonic Lodge #1174 offers the James H. Fitzmaurice Education Scholarship to high school seniors in good standing and plan to attend college. One winner from each of their local schools will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Submit an essay of 200 to 500 words in Word or Google Docs on “What are the key elements of a community and what responsibilities of its members are essential to its success?” to email@example.com. The deadline is March 11, 2022.
Career Exploration Links and Resources
- Exploring Occupations
- Hudson Valley Community College Center for Careers and Employment
- New York Mentor
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Career Zone
- Career Key
- My Majors
Students ages 14 to 17 can obtain working papers in the Counseling, College and Career Center. A parent-completed application is required and students must have a valid physical dated within one year of the application. This must be completed before the end of the school year. An Application for Employment Certificate is available here (you only need to fill out Part I) or please see Ms. McKeon.
Career and Technical School Information
ACE Mentor Program
The ACE (Architecture, Construction & Engineering) Mentor Program is open to any high school students interested in learning about a career in design and construction. More information on their website.
- Student Opt-Out Form for Release of Information to Military and Colleges
- Parent Opt-Out Form for Release of Information to Military and Colleges
- Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Information
- Selective Service Information
- Air Force/Air Force ROTC
- Army/Army ROTC
- Coast Guard
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Information