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BCHS Counseling Center

Counseling Center News

New Student Tour & Orientation, Wednesday, Sept. 4

The New Student Tour & Orientation is for high school students who are new to the district. The Grade 9 New Student Tour will begin at 11:15 a.m. and will continue with Freshman Orientation at 12 noon. Students in grades 10-12 who are new to the district are invited to tour the building at 12 noon on Sept. 4. The first day of school is Thursday, September 5.


    Visit Naviance to view the Counseling Center newsletters and other important documents (in the document library folder.)

    Counseling Center Presentations:

    None at this time.

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    College Admission Representative Appointments:

    If you are a college admission representative and you’d like to set up an appointment with our high school, please use Counselor Community to schedule an appointment.

    Visit and use your account to get on our calendar.
    Important: When filling out “Client Name” please add your College/University name in the “First Name” field, followed by your first name. Thank you!

    Fall 2019 Driver Education –
    Pre-Register September 3-10

    Pre-registration for Fall 2019 Driver Education will take place Tuesday, September 3 through Tuesday, September 10 in the Athletic Office.

    • Registration will take place Thursday, September 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the BCHS Cafeteria (All pre-registered students must attend).
    • Classes are scheduled to begin Monday, September 16, 2019 through Friday, January 24, 2020.

    Click here for the Fall 2019 Driver Education information [PDF].

    Please note: if you are unable to access the PDF, contact the BCHS Counseling Center at 518-439-4921, ext. 22950.

    Scholarships and Financial Aid Information

    These links to resources are provided to help families through the process of figuring out how to pay for college. In many situations, this requires a combination of financial aid and scholarships.

    Student Loan Calculator: The New York Times has created a student loan calculator to offer a guide to the borrowing picture at various institutions — and what it takes after graduation to repay the loans. Use the calculator.

    Financial Aid

    Scholarship Websites

    New York State Excelsior Scholarship

    New York’s tuition-free degree program makes college possible for hundreds of thousands of students across the state by helping to alleviate the crushing burden of student debt. The program begins immediately for students whose families make less than $100,000 annually in 2017. The proposed scholarship will extend to those families making $110,000 in 2018 and $125,000 annually by 2019. Applications for the scholarship for 2017  is open until Friday, July 21. For more information on requirements click here.

    New York State Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program:

    New York State has launched a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program, which will encourage the best and brightest high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers and build their future in New York. The program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10% of students in every New York high school if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation. Read more about this program.

    Career Exploration Links and Resources

    The following links to resources for career exploration will take you away from the BCHS Counseling Center site.

    Military Information