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The CHS Counseling Center is making available a
very useful brochure for college-bound high school students designed
to help students and families make important education decisions.
The brochure is a product of Naviance, the web based software
program that helps CHS students make career and college plans.
The easy-to-read brochure includes a timeline for college-bound students; important reminders about financial aid and the college application process; and guidance in making important decisions like pursuing a bachelor's degree vs. an associate's degree or choosing an in-state school over an out-of-state school.
A copy can be viewed or downloaded here>>
The 2015 Cohoes High School profile that includes current enrollment figures and statistics related to the graduating class of 2015 can be found here>
Admissions representatives from state, regional and national colleges visit the Cohoes High School Counseling Center each fall.
Please note: for all college visits – Students must receive a pre-signed pass from the Counseling Office prior to the visit. College visit information will be updated regularly.
Naviance is an online web-based program for college research, applications, and family connection that includes career research as well. It is required for each student intending to apply to college. If you have any questions please contact the high school counseling office at 237-1510.
The focus of the Cohoes City School District's
Counseling Department is to provide a Developmental School
Counseling Program consisting of a comprehensive plan of academic,
career, and personal development. The program is an essential part
of the total school program and supports the goals established for
Through a series of sequential and developmental activities, the counselor ensures that he/she is meaningfully involved with each student during each year of the secondary school experience. In this way the student is in the best position to learn, plan, and make positive decisions with the ongoing support and assistance of a school counselor.
A team approach is necessary for the overall success of a comprehensive, developmental program that requires the involvement of parents, staff members, and community organizations.