To view a letter sent home to senior families about Naviance, click here.
Hudson Valley Community College is once again offering a College in the High School summer program for eligible students. Courses are offered both online and at Troy High School. Learn more>>
April 10, 2013 - Capital Region BOCES Career & Tech program will host Aviation Program Visitation Day at the Schenectady County Airport, Richmor Aviation Flight Center for interested students who will be high school seniors in 2013-14. The event will take place on Thursday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the Open House, interested students will be able to:
Learn from flight instructors and program administrators about this exciting new class for seniors being offered in September 2013!
Fly with a Certified Flight Instructor! (weather permitting)
Take an Introduction to Flight lesson and a Flight Simulator lesson in the only Redbird FMX full-motion Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) in the region.
If you know a student who will be a senior next year and who is interested in learning more about this program, please have them contact the CHS Guidance Office.
The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) and the private colleges and universities in the Capital District area are presenting a free “Planning and Paying for College” workshop. The Sage Colleges Albany Campus, located at 140 New Scotland Avenue in Albany, will host the event on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 1 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. in the Kahl Campus Center.
The workshop will help students and their parents/guardians understand the financial aid process and programs. Attendees will participate in a brief overview presentation and be able to choose 2 concurrent sessions to learn more about admissions and financial aid. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the program during a “Meet and Greet” with Capital District area independent, not-for-profit college and university representatives.
Financial aid and admissions counselors from a number of Capital District private colleges and universities will be available to answer questions during and at the close of the presentation. Plus, The Sallie Mae Fund will award a $500 scholarship to one of the workshop attendees.
Free SAT Prep courses are available at UAlbany for high school juniors who are planning to take the college entrance exam in May. The three-hour courses take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning March 2. Students must pre-register. Learn more>>
Participants can learn about the College by
talking with admissions staff, and by reviewing degree programs and
schedules, and with a transcript, acceptance is possible if
qualified. Financial aid experts will also be available to counsel
students on financing options.
Bachelor’s Degree: RN Baccalaureate Completion Program
Associate Degrees: General Studies, Liberal Arts, Business Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paralegal
Professional Certificates: Bereavement Studies, Gerontology, Licensed Practical Nurse, Paralegal
Students may choose from day, evening, weekend and online classes, and enrollment for degree programs is offered on space-available basis.
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9am – 6pm
WHERE: Maria College, 700 New Scotland Avenue, Albany
For more information, contact Maria College at 438-3111 or log onto www.mariacollege.edu.
Siena College will offer summer courses to highly qualified and
motivated high school juniors and seniors
whose high school counselor or principal recommends them for college level study.
The program allows students to explore new subject areas and career opportunities and provides students with a college campus experience.
For qualified students, a three-credit course will cost $500. A normal Siena College three-credit hour course would cost $1,500. Download a brochure here>>
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>>
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 2012 Cohoes High School profile that includes current enrollment figures and statistics related to the graduating class of 2012 can be found here>
The Counseling Office is offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Juniors and sophomores should register in the Counseling Office. The cost of this test is $18 - cash only! Registration has been extended through Monday, October 15.
Admissions representatives from the following colleges will be at the Cohoes High School Counseling Center this fall:
10/3 – Clarkson – 11:15 a.m.
10/3 - SUNY Oswego – 1:30 p.m.
10/4 – LeMoyne College – 12 noon
10/9 – Mount Saint Mary – 9 a.m.
10 /9 - SUNY Brockport – 12:45 p.m.
10/10 – Cortland – 9:00
10/10 - Quinnipiac – 11:00
10/12 – SUNY Oneonta – 8:45
10/12 - Southern Vermont – 11:00
10/15 – Wells College – 9:00
10/19 – Cazenovia College 9:00
10/22 – Plattsburgh – 10:30
10/25 – SUNY Fredonia – 1:00
10/31 – University of New Haven – 9:00
11/7 – Manhattan College – 9:00
11/14 – Castleton State – 8:45
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.