Cohoes High School

Tiger Circle

Cohoes, NY 12047

(518) 237.9100


Joseph Rajczak



Bryan Wood




Counseling Department
(518) 237-1510

Click the link above for counseling office staff and e-mail addresses.


Click on the link above for current scholarship opportunities.


To view a letter sent home to senior families about Naviance, click here.




HVCC College in the High School Fall Online Courses

Cohoes High School students interested in taking online classes should visit the Counseling office to find more information and registration materials required to enroll. Students must complete the Student Record Information form and return to the Registrar's Office at HVCC. Students will also need a certificate of residence and follow the registration calendar set by HVCC.

Courses are taught entirely online.  Students must have access to a computer with an Internet connection that meets the minimum system and browser requirements.  Courses are managed in MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard and require a username and password. A username and password will be sent to new students at their mailing address after they have been scheduled for a course. 

Courses Available:

Financial Accounting

Personal Finance

Survey of Art History I

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences

Principles of Macroeconomics


Introduction to Entrepreneurship

 Latin Language and Culture I

Calculus II

Principles of Marketing

General Psychology

Russian Language and Culture I


Spanish Language and Culture I


Cohoes High School summer school program open to area students

June 3, 2014—CHS will be offering the following courses for students in need of: credits for a course failed during the school year; improving a course grade; repeating a course due to lost credit; and August Regents exam review.

Summer school schedule

Registration for the list of anticipated courses (below) is June 25-26 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon for Cohoes student ONLY. Cohoes high school students, and students from outside the district who would like to register for summer school, can do so on July 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. or July 3 from 8 – 11 a.m. All registration takes place in the career and counseling office at Cohoes High School, One Tiger Circle.

Anticipated course offerings:

• English 9, 10 and 11

• Earth Science

• Global Studies 9 and 10

• Living Environment

• U.S. History and Government 11

• Geometry

• Integrated Algebra

• Nova Net Courses (On-Line Credit Recovery)

• Various courses and electives as needed

Placement in summer school is determined by the grade in which a student is enrolled during the 2013-14 school year. Some courses have specific grade level requirements and/or other prerequisites which should be reviewed carefully prior to registration.


Important dates:

• June 25-26 - Registration for Cohoes students

• July 2-3 - Registration for Cohoes High School students and non-resident high school students

• July 7 – First day of classes

• July 25 – Midterm reports out

• August 12 – Last day of classes

• August 13-14 – Regents and RCT exams

• August 18 – Report cards mailed


Non District Registration

Students wishing to enroll in Cohoes Summer School must present the following at the time of registration:
    1. A registration form signed by their home school officials.
    2. A copy of up to date immunizations or letter signed by school official to verify compliance
    3. A copy of the student’s IEP is applicable
    4. A photo identification card in the form of a student id or NYS DMV id card (consult registrar for other acceptable forms of ID)

Tuition & Fees

All non-district residents will be charged a fee of $200.00 per course, $60 per review class, $25 per Regents exam for tuition plus a one-time $3 registration fee. All tuition must be paid at the time of registration. Acceptable payment includes: Cash. Money Order, or Bank Check made payable to “Cohoes City School District”. Personal checks will not be accepted. No tuition will be returned after the first day of classes.

Class Registration

Students may register for two subjects during the noted Summer School dates; students will be allowed to register for an additional Regents Review classes at the time of registration. Students may only register for a full credit course if they have already taken the course during the regular school year. Classes with an enrollment of fewer than 10 students may be cancelled.


*NEW* SEMI High-Tech U STEM summer camp

SEMI High-Tech U Campers take an action-packed, four-day journey exploring exciting, high-tech careers. They go boldly ahead while making new friends in totally fun, hands-on sessions taught by the region’s top high-tech professionals. They visit the Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering at U-Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and learn about the many educational opportunities available at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART center and Schenectady County Community College.

Campers don’t have to be “A” students to at tend SEMI High Tech U - they just need to be curious and open to the possibility of a career in high technology.

Transportation to each day’s exciting camp location is provided from the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School, which is located on Career Path in Colonie, off Watervliet-Shaker Road just east of New Karner Road.

SEMI High-Tech U
July 17, 18, 21, 22

For students entering grades 9-11 in fall 2014

Register online>>


*NEW* Tech Valley Summer Camp

Learn how a scientific career can be fun and rewarding! Spend a week at different Tech Valley businesses, engaged in fun and exciting, hands-on activities alongside professionals in nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials, aviation, alternative energy, information technology and multidisciplinary engineering.

SUNY East Campus, Rensselaer, and various Albany locations, for girls and boys entering grade 9. (Limit: 24 students) Please note: Tuition for the camp is covered by scholarships but space is limited. Meals and transportation are not provided.

Tech Valley Summer Camp

July 14 - 18

For students entering grade 9 in fall 2014

Register online>>


Summer Math Camp for students in grades 9, 10 and 11 at Siena College

Siena’s Math Camp will introduce students to advanced mathematical subjects through discovery methods and collaborative learning, with a goal toward improving problem solving skills, and instilling a passion for mathematics through puzzles and mathematically oriented games.

A typical day includes two lectures in topics such as Geometry, Combinatorics, and Number Theory, a problem-solving session, and a games-and-puzzles session.

August 4-8, 2014

9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Tuition is $300

Register online at

View brochure>>


New academic opportunity! Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

Lebanon Valley College

June 22-27 and July 6-11, 2014

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health. Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.

For more information, visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website or
contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at

View the flyer>>


The College of Saint Rose Summer Academy for Youth

Created for students entering grades 6-10, The College of Saint Rose Summer Academy provides unique and fun learning experiences that are flexible and convenient. Click the links below to learn more about the weekly offerings available. Registration opens in February.


What you may not know about financial aid and the FAFSA

Think applying for college financial aid is too time-consuming or that you won’t qualify for college aid? Student Financial Aid Awareness Month, recognized this January throughout New York State, aims to dispel the misconceptions about college financial aid and make it easier to apply. Learn more here>>


College bound? This brochure can help...Inset photo

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>>


2013-2014 Cohoes High School profile

The 2013 Cohoes High School profile that includes current enrollment figures and statistics related to the graduating class of 2013 can be found here>


Here's WHAT'S HAPPENING in the Cohoes Counseling Center

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.


JUNIORS have Naviance accounts

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.


Cohoes CEEB/High School Code 331-425

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 all students.

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.