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Welcome to the Guidance Office! 
Counselors:  Daniel Bobbett (ext. 801) and Kim Miller (ext. 805)
Guidance Office Secretary:  Mrs. Allison Adams
Phone:  315-265-2000 Ext. 803 CEEB/ACT Code:  334610

College Athletics:  Visit this page for links to NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. If you think that you may be playing a Div I or II sport in college you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse.Register on-line at https://www.eligibilitycenter.org.


Regents Prep Link for Review



Seniors can start the scholarship application process now.  The window opened in June this year.  They should visit http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html soon to apply online.  Once they complete the application they will be told to provide transcripts, SAT/ACT test grades, a presidential fitness test, and interview with an Army ROTC battalion.  The deadline to apply is 10 January, but the deadline to have a file complete and get looked at for the first round of offers is 3 October.  You can find the entire list of deadline dates here http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/board-dates-2014-2015-scholarship-boards/.  The boards will meet in October, January, and March this year.  If you have questions about the process you can contact Scott Toth,Enrollment Officer, Clarkson University Army ROTC, stoth@clarkson.edu at any time via email. 

Attention Grades 10-12

Higher Education Night at SLU. 
 September 30th at the Augsbury Field House (old field house). 
The college fair will run from 6:30-8:30 (over a hundred colleges in attendance) 
The Selective College Admission Panel from 5:45-6:15.  This will include representatives from Hamilton, Skidmore and University of Buffalo.

Seniors will have an opportunity to go to OFA (Dome) during the day with their guidance counselors on the 30th. They need to sign up in guidance for the trip.

St. Lawrence University Scholars Enrichment Program 2014

The St. Lawrence University Scholars Enrichment Program (SLUSEP), will provide an enrichment opportunity for area high school sophomores and juniors.  The program will provide students access to non-credit bearing courses in subjects that fall outside the traditional high school curriculum.
Astrobiology:  A Hands-On Approach to Life in the Universe
~ Course A  ~
NASA’s Astrobiology Program addresses three fundamental questions: How does life begin and evolve? Is there life beyond Earth and, if so, how can we detect it? What is the future of life on Earth and in the universe? Astrobiology scientists
approach these questions from many different fields, including biology, planetary science, geology, chemistry and physics.  Each week we will engage in a different activity which will help us understand what life needs to survive and what the limits are to life on Earth. We will also look at the data from planetary science to determine whether there habitable environments in our Solar System as well as explore how scientists detect habitable planets beyond our Solar System.
International Relations and Zombies
~ Course B ~
The zombie threat is - and should be - taken seriously. If a zombie apocalypse erupts how will different countries react?  Will zombies be considered terrorists or an endemic? Who should respond? The US? An international task force? Al Qaeda? From a public-policy perspective, zombies surely merit greater interest. Students taking this course should acquire a familiarity with the prevailing theories explaining the functioning of the global system and its actors. The main objective of this course however, is to prepare students to critically address global crises such as an impending zombie attack.
Cultures of China through Fiction and Film
~ Course C ~
This course is designed to introduce the history and culture of China from its earliest beginnings to late 19th Century, covering Chinese institutions, philosophical trends, religions, literature, arts, and special topics such as family and women, love and friendship, dream and soul, among others. A variety of materials will be used, including Confucian and Taoist classics, Buddhist scriptures, literary and artistic works, fiction and films, as well as modern scholarly publications. All readings are in English.
Scholar’s Quest: 
Puzzles, Conundrums, and Challenges
~ Course D ~
Each engaging activity of the quest is designed to challenge participants and their teammates to work collaboratively to overcome adversity.

Teams must rely on communication, collaboration and creativity if they hope to successfully complete each trial along the way to victory.

Part luck, part skill, the Scholar’s Quest will put everyone¹s leadership skills to the test.

2014 SLUSEP Program Schedule

Classes will be held from 9:00AM to 11:30AM.  Please note that there are no classes on October 18th, due to PSAT examinations.

September               20th, 27th

                                   October                   4th, 11th, 18th (no classes), 25th

November               1st, 8th, 15th

To register, stop in your high school guidance office. No later then September 15, 2014

PSAT Prep Course offered at Clarkson University

A four-week PSAT
 Prep Course will be offered at Clarkson University beginning September 20, 2014.  The registration deadline is Monday, September 15th.

 Prep Course consists of four sessions that focus on critical reading, math and writing skills.  The course is designed to give students a thorough review of concepts tested on the PSAT
September 20 - October 11, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Clarkson University, BH Snell 169
$129 (includes book and materials)

For more information, you may contact Kim Jukic in Test Preparation at Clarkson University at 268-3998 or e-mail testprep@clarkson.eduYou may also visit us at www.clarkson.edu/depts/testprep.

SAT Prep Course offered at Clarkson University

The SAT Prep Course consists of six sessions that focus on critical reading, math and writing skills.  The course is designed to give students a thorough review of concepts tested on the SAT
September 27 - October 25, Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Practice SAT- Nov. 1, 2014
:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Clarkson University, BH Snell #175
$139 (includes book and materials)

College Visits
All Grade Levels:

The following college will be in the Guidance Conference Room, you must get a pre-sign pass from guidance  to come down.
Clarkson University - Thursday, September 25th at 8:15
Johnson State College - Friday, September 19th at 9:00
Lemoyne College - Tuesday, September 23rd at 1:00
University of Maine at Farmington - Tuesday, September 30th at 10:00
University of New England- Tuesday, September 30th at 1:00
Albany College of Pharmacy - Tuesday, September 30th at 2:00
Elmira College - Wednesday, October 1st at 8:45
Alfred University - Wednesday, October 1st at 9:00
SUNY Plattsburgh - Monday, October 6th at 9:30
SUNY Canton - Wednesday, October 8th at 12:30
SUNY Potsdam - Tuesday, October 14th at 8:30
SUNY Geneseo - Friday, October 17th at 8:30
St. Lawrence University - Wednesday, October 22nd at 8:30
Keuka College - Tuesday, November 4th 10:00


Keep checking Scholarship website it changes weekly or daily.

Parents you will need to go on line to get your FAFSA PIN Registration Number, without this PIN you cannot do your financial aid statement.http://www.pin.ed.gov

Guidance Links:
Potsdam High School Course Catalog
Guidance Direct - see Guidance Office for ID and password information. Click on "Student Login" to begin.
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