Phone: (518) 629-3302
Fax: (518) 629-3330
David Olszewski, Director
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The Watervliet High School CEEB Code is 335830
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The guidance department is here to assist students and their families by providing consultation, and academic, career, and personal counseling. We encourage strong communication with parents and the greater Watervliet community. Please follow the links listed for more information on our academic programs and planning for life after WJSHS!
A college caravan (also known as a "mini-college fair") will make a stop at Watervliet High School this Friday, September 23 from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Twenty-five college representatives will be set up in the cafeteria to share admissions and other information about their schools with students for a half-hour before packing up and heading off to another area high school. View a list of schools participating in the college caravan, here.
The following is a list of colleges that will be visiting Watervliet High School to meet with seniors this fall. All college visits are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the school's main lobby.
Seniors: If you have not already signed up for the SAT and/or ACT in the Fall, sign up at www.collegeboard.org and/or www.actstudent.org. Please visit the websites so that you are aware of test dates and deadlines! A reminder that on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. counselors will be hosting Senior Night in conjunction with WHS Meet the Teacher Night. Parents and seniors are invited to discuss the college application process and any questions will be answered. We hope you are starting to think about college! By the time you have your senior meeting with your guidance counselor in September, we would like you to have narrowed your search down to approximately 5-7 colleges.
Juniors: On Wednesday, October 19, we will be administering the PSAT (practice test for the SAT). Please visit www.collegeboard.org to begin prepping for the PSAT as well as becoming familiar with the different types of questions.
Sophomores: Throughout the year, we will be focusing more closely on college/career readiness.
Freshman: Welcome to the high school! Please visit familiarize yourself with graduation requirements and the course description guide posted here on our web page. Feel free to stop in to the guidance office and introduce yourself to us at any time! We look forward to working with you.
This report that aired on WNYT–NewsChannel 13 explains the difference between the two most prevalent college admissions tests.
The high school counselors introduced 9th graders to Naviance (view parent letter for more information on Naviance). Ninth-grade students met in the media center to take a career interest profiler to determine which careers match their interests. The high school counselors asked the students to continue researching those careers to plan for their sophomore year of high school. Each year, the counselors work with students to narrow down their search and continue to assist in developing and updating individual career plans.