PSAT

Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking the PSAT need to register in the Guidance Office. The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 10, 7:40 am, at Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School. The cost to take the exam is $16.00. Students should bring a check to the Guidance Office payable to “Schodack Central Schools” by Friday, September 21, 2018. The College Board makes fee waivers available to schools for students in eleventh grade from low-income families who can’t afford the test fee. See your counselor for more information about fee waivers.

College Information

College Representatives Visiting Maple Hill 2018-2019

How do you know a college is right for you? The first step is to ask plenty of questions. The answers will tell you if the college you are looking into meets your needs. High school seniors and juniors should take advantage of the college reps visiting Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School in the fall. Some things you may inquire about are their academics, student life, financial aid, admissions procedures and sports. The schedule of visits can be found on the Guidance Office web page. As dates approach, they will be on the Daily Announcements.

CDCA College Caravan – September 13, 2018 10:30-11:00 Maple Hill

The CDCA College Caravan is a mix of two and four year, public and private schools’ college representatives that will be traveling throughout the area schools. Representatives from 25 schools will be visiting Maple Hill on Thursday, September 13, 10:30-11:00. All students and parents are invited to
attend.

Ichabod Crane College Fair – October 16, 2018

Ichabod Crane High School will be hosting a college fair during the school day on October 16, 2018. High School seniors are encouraged to attend. Transportation will be provided by SCSD.

College Financial Aid Information Night – October 23, 2018 6:30 PM Maple Hill

With the high price tag of college, understanding and applying for financial aid is an essential piece of the college decision process. Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School will host a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. A financial aid expert will be presenting on the financial aid process in general and will also provide information about the changing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Seniors can start submitting the FAFSA October 1 using previous year tax return information so this timely presentation will provide guidance for the process. There will be time at the end for questions and answers. All are welcome to this event and junior and senior students and their parents are especially encouraged to attend.

Junior Students & Parents College Information Night – February 6, 2019 6:30 PM Maple Hill

We invite all junior students along with parents and guardians to a College Information Night at Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This informational session will focus on navigating the college process and the steps juniors need to take this year and early next year in order to successfully complete this process.

Topics of discussion will include: preparing and registering for the SATs and ACTs, researching colleges, the college visit, college applications, factors in admission decisions, college athletics and the NCAA, scholarships and financial aid and important dates and deadlines. Mark your calendar!

Scholarships

A complete listing of scholarships announced throughout the school year is posted on the MHHS Guidance Office web page. As scholarships become available, they will be emailed to the students and added to the Daily Announcements, which can be accessed through the Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School web page. Information and/or applications for announced scholarships will be available in the Guidance Office.

Testing Information

To register for the SAT’s students may apply online at www.collegeboard.com or pick up a registration packet in the Guidance Office. Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School’s CEEB Code # is 331255.

SAT DateSAT Subject Tests AvailableRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes
August 25, 2018See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateJuly 27, 2018August 15, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)August 15, 2018
October 6, 2018See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateSeptember 7, 2018September 26, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)September 26, 2018
November 3, 2018See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateOctober 5, 2018October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateNovember 2, 2018November 20, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019SAT Subject Tests not offered on this dateFebruary 8, 2019February 27, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateApril 5, 2019April 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateMay 3, 2019May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)May 22, 2019

To register for the ACT’s visit the ACT website at www.actstudent.org or pick up a registration packet in the Guidance Office. Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School’s CEEB # is 331255.

Registration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
August 10, 2018August 11-26, 2018
September 28, 2018September 29-October 14, 2018
November 2, 2018November 3-19, 2018
January 11, 2019January 12-18, 2019
March 8, 2019March 9-25, 2019
May 3, 2019May 4-20, 2019
June 14, 2019June 15-24, 2019

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date. **See non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.

Useful Online Services

Applying for Working Papers

When are working papers required?

Minors under 18, including high school graduates, must obtain working papers before they may begin work. The law makes exceptions for golf and bridge caddies and baby sitters, for minors doing casual household chores, and for minors older than 16 engaged in farm work. It also exempts college students 16 years of age or over who are employed by a nonprofit college or university or fraternity, sorority, student association, or faculty.

Who issues working papers?

Applications for working papers are available in the Guidance Office. The Application For Employment Certificate must be signed by a parent or guardian. The Physical Fitness Certification must be signed by the family physician or the school nurse if the student has a physical on file. The physical must have been done within a year of applying for working papers. For additional information on the employment of minors, please visit www.labor.state.ny.us or call 1-800-HIRE-992.