The Niskayuna K-12 Counseling Department is committed to providing a caring and supportive program. We inspire our students to develop academically, socially, and emotionally to become strong and responsible citizens who are well prepared for a diverse and ever changing world.
The Counseling Department for the Niskayuna Central School
District advocates for each student through transitions. We
strive to provide continuity through academic, career, personal,
and social development.
School Counselors have a wealth of knowledge and experience which allows us to collaborate with families to holistically meet the needs of our school community in order to maximize student potential.
School Counselors have an appreciation for the dignity and worth of each person we encounter. We advocate a philosophy of acceptance and compassion for all by inspiring our school communities to create an environment of self- discovery.
For more information about the Counseling Center, please contact Principal John Rickert, 382-2511, Ext. 21701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each student at Niskayuna High School is assigned a counselor to help navigate the difficulties of high school and pave the way to graduation. Counseling assignments are based on grade and last name. Find your counselor here
Niskayuna High School Program of Studies for 2017-18 is now
available right here. This document includes course descriptions
and will guide planning in the months leading up to the 2017-18
The 2016-17 Program of Studies is available right here.
Naviance helps students and families connect what students do in the classroom to their life goals, including finding colleges and careers based on their personal skills and areas of interests. Naviance website
More and more colleges each year are accepting online
The Common Application
View a list of exam dates as well as tips and information from the College Board that will help you do your best on college admission exams (SAT, ACT, PSAT). Learn more
It's always a good idea to find out the skills that you have and the preferences that you have regarding potential career fields. In addition to the career section on your naviance page, these sites can help you navigate your way through the thousands of prospective career paths you may choose. Career Zone | MyFuture.Com
Upon review by the high school's Shared Decision Making
Committee, the following study skill sites are being made available
How-to-Study.com | Past Regents Exams | Regents Exam Prep Center
If you are interested in playing a sport at the college level, there are procedures that you need to follow in order to compete. Browse through the guidelines in the websites below to find the requirements you will need to compete at the college level. NCAA | NAIA | NJCAA
When considering college options, questions about financial aid are common. Matt Malatesta, Vice President for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment at Union College, breaks down how financial aid works and answers those frequently asked questions.