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753-4458 x2507


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    & Enrichment
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  • Financial
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  • Career
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  • Counseling

Counselors:

Joel Beecroft - jbeecroft@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us
Becky Kellerhouse - rkellerhouse@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

Guidance Secretary: Jill Anderson janderson@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

Transcripts - email Jill Anderson (janderson@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us) to request a transcript. Please include your name (and name while attending if different), year of graduation, address and phone number. To contact the guidance office call 753-4458 x2507

Working Papers - Click here for forms and directions regarding working papers

New Students - Registration Information

MedQuest 2017 - https://goo.gl/forms/sZlbEKR7SZ6tylYE2

Hudson Valley Community College Distance Learning ITV Courses

  • If a student is interested in signing up for a Hudson Valley course they can do so by meeting with their guidance counselor.
  • Hudson Valley requires students to be either a Junior or a Senior in high school to enroll in a Distance Learning class.
  • Students will be given registration materials that need to be filled out and returned to guidance.
  • Included in the registration packet is a registration calendar. This calendar will tell the student and parent when materials need to be submitted and when payment is due. If registration is late Hudson Valley will not issue a bill and it then becomes the student/parent responsibility to contact Hudson Valley and find out how much they owe and when it needs to be submitted.
  • Classes for the fall semester begin Monday, August 29th. Students will need to arrange their own transportation for the days of class leading up to school.
  • Hudson Valley still expects student attendance even when the host school is not open. In most instances Hoosic Valley will be open for students to attend their Distance Learning class however students will be responsible for their own transportation. In the event that Hoosic Valley is closed and unable to host the class student are responsible for attending the class on the Hudson Valley campus.
  • Books are provided by Hoosic Valley and must be returned at the end of the semester.

The Course Schedule is as follows:

Fall

  • General Psychology:  8:00-8:50
  • Sociology:  12:00-12:50

Spring

  • Developmental Psychology: 8:00-8:50
  • Social Problems: 12:00-12:50

Any further questions can be directed to the High School Guidance Department.

 

2016 - 17 Program Planning Guide - (course descriptions & general course info)

Accelerated & Enrichment Opportunities in the Jr. Sr. High School

Accelerated Clases:

  • Algebra CC 8
  • Earth Science 8
  • Math 7/8
  • Science 7/8

AP Classes:

  • English11
  • English 12

Honors Classes:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • English 9 & 10
  • Global 9 & 10
  • Government

College in the High School: (additional fees apply to earn college credit)

  • Calc I & II - HVCC
  • CADD - HVCC
  • College Learning Strategies - S.U.P.A
  • Economic Ideas and Issues (Macroeconomics) - S.U.P.A.
  • Forensic Science - S.U.P.A.
  • French IV & V - HVCC
  • General Biology I and II- S.U.P.A
  • Personal Computer Applications - HVCC
  • Pre-Calc - HVCC
  • Science Research - U. Albany
  • Spanish IV & V - HVCC
  • US History - S.U.P.A.

College Classes through HVCC ITV: (additional fees apply to earn college credit)

  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Problems

 

HOOSIC VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL, SCHAGHTICOKE, NY 12154
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A REGENTS DIPLOMA: Total Credits 22

Click here for additional information from the New York State Education general education & diploma requirements.

 

HOOSIC VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL POLICY - 4741

CLASS RANKING

The Hoosic Valley Central School District Board of Education authorizes the final class rank to be developed using the ranking averages of all graduating students who have completed at least four consecutive high school semesters as district students.  Ranking averages are computed by using final averages for all completed courses.  The final class rank includes all classes taken in high school up to and including mid-year averages of a student’s senior year. 

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Rank in class shall be the sole criterion for determining the valedictorian and salutatorian.  Determination of these honors will be calculated after the first semester of the graduation year.

In order to be considered for these honors, a student at the time of the selection must have completed at least four consecutive high school semesters (grades 9-12) as a district student.

If a student has not completed at least four consecutive high school semesters as a district student when class rankings are calculated, his or her grade point average will be computed for transcript purposes, but he or she will not be ranked.

 

Weighted Class Rank

All Advanced Placement (AP) courses will be weighted by a multiplier of 1.2 and their credit value when calculating class rank.  All college courses will be weighted by a multiplier of 1.2 and their credit value when calculating class rank.

All other courses will be weighted by a multiplier of their credit value when calculating class rank.

Only a student’s class rank is weighted and his or her grade point average is not impacted by this policy.

This policy shall take effect September 1, 2011 beginning with the incoming 9th grade class of 2015.

Adoption date: July 11, 2011
Amended:  October 5, 2015

 

 

 

 

Choosing a college

Naviance is a web based tool offering our students three key functions:

  • Interest Surveys - a series of tools designed to help students identify their strengths and talents. Students can use the results to set goals and align coursework to ensure they are prepared for any direction they choose.
  • College and Career Research - using the information from the interest surveys, students are able to search on a wide of variety of options helping them select the best fit for their unique interest and talents.
  • College Application Processing - students will have the opportunity to apply to colleges online. Our guidance office has access to a series of tools that enable them to monitor student applications and ensure that all the necessary paperwork is completed an updated in a timely manner.  

Click here for info on using Naviance to apply for colleges

Senior Brag Sheet -  This “Brag” sheet is designed to aid students when requesting letters of recommendation. They should complete this form and give to teachers they have requested a recommendation from. The questions are all optional, but the more material given to the recommender, the better your letter will introduce you as a unique individual.

The Common Application - CommonApp.org - Apply to 277 unique schools with a single application.  CommonApp.org has created an application form that is accepted by nearly 300 colleges.  Don't waste time filling out countless different application forms when all you need is the Common Application.

Collegeboard.org - The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.  The College Board website provides information on college searches, financial aid, testing, applications and other important information students and parents need to know.

 

 

Naviance is a web based tool that helps our students prepare for college. Navaiance includes scholarship information that our students should be checking frequently for updates. If students are having trouble access Naviance they should stop by the High School Guidance Office.

Fafsa.ed.gov - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. File your FAFSA online.

Apply for your PIN - U.S. Department of Education PIN. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your U.S. Department of Education records online.

Tapweb.org- Apply online for NYS Tuition Assistance Program, (TAP).

Fastweb.com - The most complete sources of local, national, and college-specific scholarships.  Search and compare detailed college profiles including personally  tailored scholarship matches.

Federal Student Aid
- Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America's postsecondary education community.

Educaid.com
- Understanding College Financial Aid.  Five steps to financial aid.

SAT & ACT Review

The 2017 May SAT exams will be given at Hoosic Valley. Important details related to the SAT exam:

Find out more about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests - The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. Click here for free practice tools.

Testprepreview.com - TestPrepReview.com is a free service of a nonprofit group of educators.  This website was created to provide free practice test questions for students in a variety of career situations.  The site contains a modular approach to learning the content on these exams.  We include the information that will help you get maximum value from your testing experience.

Regents Preparation

Regentsprep.org - Browse review materials for all regents subjects.

Castle Learning - Click here for directions on using Castle Learning for regents prep.

AP Exams

Learn more about AP Exams and look up your scores, https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

Naviance is a web based tool offering our students three key functions:

  • Interest Surveys - a series of tools designed to help students identify their strengths and talents. Students can use the results to set goals and align coursework to ensure they are prepared for any direction they choose.
  • College and Career Research - using the information from the interest surveys, students are able to search on a wide of variety of options helping them select the best fit for their unique interest and talents.
  • College Application Processing - students will have the opportunity to apply to colleges online. Our guidance office has access to a series of tools that enable them to monitor student applications and ensure that all the necessary paperwork is completed an updated in a timely manner.

Students can use Naviance to help identify careers they may be interested in pursuing

National Job Postings

Monster.com - Search hundreds of thousands of jobs, build and post your resume and access thousands of pages of career info and advice

CareerBuilder.com - CareerBuilder.com is the fastest-growing recruitment and career-advancement source for employers, recruiters and job seekers

 

Local Job Postings

CapitalAreaHelpWanted.com - Hundreds of local jobs, organized by category.

TimesUnion.com - The Times Union's JobsTU allows you to browse local jobs as well as information about local career fairs and company profiles.

Hoosic Valley 7-12 School Psychologist - Joann Kehn, jkehn@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

Wave Riders - The award winning Community Hospice Wave Riders Program helps children who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Teaches children how to “ride the waves of grief” and work towards healing and growth.

SAMSHA.GOV - Behavioral health is essential to Health.  Prevention Works – People Recover – Treatment is Effective

Other Local Agencies