Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking the PSAT need to register in the Guidance Office. The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School. The cost to take the exam is $17.00. Students should bring a check to the Guidance Office payable to “Schodack Central Schools” by Monday, Sept. 16 in order to guarantee a test is ordered for them. 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.
Advanced Placement Course Exams
AP Exams will take place May 4-May 15. Students taking an AP course should submit their contract and payment for each AP Exam no later than Friday, Oct. 4. The cost per exam is $85 and checks should be made payable to Schodack Central Schools. A late fee of $40 will be incurred by the College Board for any late payments (after the final deadline of Nov. 15).
College Representatives Visiting Maple Hill 2019-2020
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 from 9:30-10:00 Maple Hill
The CDCA College Caravan is a mix of two and four year, public and private schools’ college representatives that will be traveling to area schools. Representatives from 20 schools will be visiting Maple Hill on Friday, Sept. 13 from 9:30-10:00 a.m. All students are invited to attend.
Ichabod Crane College Fair – Oct. 15
Ichabod Crane High School will be hosting a college fair during the school day on Oct. 15 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.. High School seniors are encouraged to attend. Transportation will be provided by SCSD.
College Financial Aid Information Night – Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. 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, Oct. 2 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 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 – Feb. 5 at 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, Feb. 5 from 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!
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 Date||SAT Subject Tests Available||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|Aug. 24, 2019||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||July 26, 2019||Aug. 6, 2019 (for mailed registrations)
Aug. 13, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)
|Oct. 5, 2019||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Sept. 6, 2019||Sept. 17, 2019 (for mailed registrations)
Sept. 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)
|Nov. 2, 2019||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Oct. 3, 2019||Oct. 15, 2019 (for mailed registrations)
Oct. 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)
|Dec. 7, 2019||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Nov. 8, 2019||Nov. 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)
Nov. 26, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)
|Mar. 14, 2020||SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date||Feb. 14, 2019||Feb. 25, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
Mar. 3, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
|May 2, 2020||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Apr. 3, 2020||Apr. 14, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
Apr. 21, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
|June 6, 2020||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||May 8, 2020||May 19, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
May 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
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.
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||(Late Fee Required)|
|Sept. 14, 2019||Aug. 16, 2019||Aug. 17-30, 2019|
|Oct. 26, 2019||Sept. 20, 2019||Sept. 21 - Oct. 4, 2019|
|Dec. 14, 2019||Nov. 8, 2019||Nov. 9-22, 2019|
|Feb. 8, 2020||Jan. 10, 2020||Jan. 11-17, 2020|
|Apr. 4, 2020||Feb. 28, 2020||Feb. 29-Mar. 13, 2020|
|June 13, 2020||May 8, 2020||May 9-22, 2020|
|July 18, 2020*||June 19, 2020||June 20-26, 2020|
*No test centers are scheduled in California or New York for the July test date.
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.
Useful Online Services
- www.careercruising.com – starting freshman year all students are set up with an account. Great tool to keep track of activities/volunteer work, explore careers, research colleges.
- www.commonapp.org – over 300 colleges accept the Common Application
- www.fafsa.ed.gov – complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- www.sss.gov – register online for Selective Service if you are a male age 17 or 18
- www.fastweb.com – scholarships, internships, colleges and more
- www.HESC.org – financial aid information: applications, deadlines, grants, scholarships, loans
- weeklyscholarshipalert.com – free list of scholarship resources for college bound students & their parents
- www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college – online college resource for financial aid
- www.campustours.com – online source for virtual college tours
- www.mycollegeguide.org – information on the college admissions process, college information, and financial information.
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 or on the Guidance Office Schodack web page. 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.