School Counseling Office Staff
Ms. Jenna Boisclair, Guidance Secretary/ District Registrar Pre-K - 12
Ms. Andrea Maynard, School Counselor Grades 9-12
Mr. Christopher Montville, School Counselor Grades 6-8
Mrs. Rose Olson, School Psychologist Grades 6-12
Mrs. Mary Douglas, School Social Worker K-12
***NEW! Check out the Monthly Counseling Newsletter, located under the Counseling Newsletter Tab***
** Need a Transcript? Please fill out the Transcript Request form, located under the Transcript Request tab**
School Counselors can help students with problems that are related to academics, career exploration or personal and social issues. Sometimes we refer students to see our school psychologist or other counselors that come into our school. We can also make referrals for parents to bring their children to outside counselors for issues like anxiety, depression, eating disorders or other personal issues.
New and returning students will need to fill out a registration packet (School Registration Forms). Please complete this packet and have all required documentation prior to scheduling an appointment with the district registrar. Registration for all children entering the Whitehall Central School District are by appointment only at the Whitehall Jr. Sr. High School Guidance Office. Please call (518) 499-0480 to schedule an appointment.
Senior Year Information:
The Financial Aid application is now open. Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information and to apply.
Excelsior Scholarship Application will be opening SOON. Please check out www.hesc.ny.gov for more information.
Junior Year Information:
Course Selection. During February of your Junior Year, you will meet with your counselor to select classes for Senior Year. Below are some unique opportunities that are available during your Senior Year:
1. New Visions Programs (1-year program)
· Health Explorations
2. Early College Academy Classes
· English 101 & 102
· Spanish 201 & 202
· For more information, please visit www.sunyacc.edu/earlycollegecareeracademy
3. Distance Learning Classes
· Broadway Performances
· Sports & Society
Preparing for Life After High School. During the second half of February you will meet with your counselor to discuss your plans for life after high school. Some students may be looking into college, other may want to enter into the work force. These meetings are a great time for you to create an action plan so that you can achieve your goals after high school. Parents & Guardians are highly encouraged to attend these meetings.
Sophomore Year Information:
Course Selection. During February of your Sophomore Year, you will meet with your counselor to select classes for Junior Year. Several of these programs last 2 years, so the courses will span throughout your Junior and Senior Years. Below are some unique opportunities that are available during your Junior (& Senior) Year:
1. CTE Programs at BOCES (2-year Programs)- For more information about CTE BOCES please visit www.wswheboces.org
2. Early College & Career Academy (ECCA) at SUNY ADK (2-Year Program)
· A Field Trip for all student’s interested in the ECCA Program will be on Friday, February 1st.
· ECCA Programs offered:
o Advanced Manufacturing
o New Media
o Information Technology
3. I.B. (International Baccalaureate) Program @ Queensbury High School (2-Year Program)
· There will be a meeting for all students interest in the IB program on February 13th at 6:30 at Queensbury High School.
· For more information please visit: www.queensburyschool.org/domain/69
4. Distance Learning Classes
· Broadway Performances
· Sports & Society
Preparing for Junior and Senior Year. Creating a plan for Junior and Senior year is a great way to help boost your success during high school. There are a lot of programs that become available during your last two years at Whitehall, and many of them take planning to get in to. During the month of March students will meet with their counselor to create a plan for Junior and Senior Year. Parents & Guardians are highly encouraged to attend these meetings.
Freshman Year Information:
Course Selection. During February of your Freshman Year, you will meet with your counselor to select classes for Sophomore Year. It is important to think about your long-term goals, because how you do during your Freshman and Sophomore Years has an impact on what programs you can enter during your last two years of High School. During these course selection meetings, we will be picking classes that will help you fulfill graduation requirements and will allow you to achieve your long-term goals.
Attention Student Athletes
Student athletes that plan to play sports in college need to be aware of specific rules about college athletics.
Please find them summarized in the handbook below and ask Ms. Maynard or Mr. Redmond if you have any questions. NCAA HANDBOOK
Angelica Kelly was selected to represent Whitehall at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference in June. Jordan Gould will also be attending and representing Whitehall, and Mya Touchette was selected as alternate. Congratulations to all three!
To learn more about HOBY please visit www.hoby.org
Considering entering the military? Do you want to take a career exploration test that will help you plan for the future? The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is offered every year at our school to students in grades 10-12 at no cost.
This year's ASVAB administration will be January 25th. Visit www.asvabprogram.com for more information.
Boys State & Girls State
The American Legion sends representatives to the annual Boys State conference each summer. Qualified candidates are be eleventh grade boys who are interested in and passionate about our country and our government. Please visit https://www.legion.org/boysnation/stateabout for details.
This year we will also be seeking one girl to represent Whitehall at American Legion Girls State. Olivia Ruby and Makayla Gosselin were selected to attend this year. Hannah Schmeelke was selected as alternate. Congratulations to all three! Please visit https://www.alaforveterans.org/ALA-Girls-State/ for more information.
Whitehall students who meet the criteria have the opportunity to apply to one of two Upward Bound programs. One program is being run through SUNY Adirondack and one program is being run through Castleton State College. Upward Bound is a program that offers extra support to help college bound students overcome barriers to success so that they can successfully complete a four year college degree. See your school counselor for more details.
For more information please visit http://sunyacc.edu/upward-bound for SUNY Adirondack's program
or http://www.castleton.edu/directory/offices-services-directory/upward-bound/ for Castleton's program.
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