Welcome to the Pawling High School Counseling Office
How to contact us...
Pamela Hildenbrand, Counselor Lisa Casale-Seaman, Counselor Deborah Gallagher, Guidance Aide
Class of 2018 K-Z Class of 2018 A-J
Class of 2019 M-Z Class of 2019 A-L
Class of 2020 I-Z Class of 2020 A-H
Class of 2021 N-Z Class of 2021 A-M
Attention Current 8th Graders!
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Seniors should be checking our scholarship bin in the School Counseling Office, though most scholarships now have applications online. The list of scholarship applications we receive is updated monthly and distributed in English class.
- FAFSA Worksheet 2017-18
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Federal Student Aid Resources
- Fastweb: Largest database of scholarships.
- Finaid! Search for scholarships that match your profile.
- Scholarship America
- Scholarship Experts
- Sallie Mae's Scholarship Search
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- NYS STEM Incentive Program
- Consumer Finance Protection Bureau on Paying for College (includes an award letter comparison tool!)
- NY's 529 College Savings Program
- Scholarships for Business Majors
- LendEDU Free text-in financial aid hotline.
- Guide and Video Course for Consolidating Federal Student Loans
- The Excelsior Scholarship
- Understanding FAFSA A How-To Guide
- NYS Higher Education Services Corporation
- CSS/ Financial Aid Profile (required by some colleges)
- Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley Scholarships
- Resources for Federal Student Aid in English and Spanish
Selection Criteria for NYSED Scholarships For Academic Excellence:
METHOD A: REGENTS TEST SCORES A high school, which, prior to its students’ senior year, has offered to all such students seeking Regents credit at the school either a Regents examination or a single approved alternative assessment (see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/), but not both, in each of the following subjects: comprehensive English, global studies, United States history/government, mathematics B, and in two or more of the following four sciences: earth science, living environment/biology, chemistry, and physics, shall select scholarship nominees on the basis of the following criteria: The high school shall select their winner(s) by computing a weighted 4 average of the scores on the Regents examinations and/or approved alternative assessments taken by its students prior to their senior year, in all of the following subjects: The weighing of the scores shall be: Comprehensive English: weight of three Algebra 2 & Trigonometry: weight of three Global Studies: weight of one U.S. History / Government: weight of one Science: weight of one for each course* For Science, at least two, but up to four courses may be included. Individual schools must decide, in the Science area, how many sciences to use in the calculation. They must use the same number of science courses for all students in the competition, though they do not need to use the same courses. If the approved alternative assessment is not scored on a one hundred point scale, the high school must convert the scores on the approved alternative assessment to a one hundred-point scale. If a student elected not to take the Regents examinations listed, or an approved alternative assessment, then that student cannot compete or be selected as a scholarship winner.
Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.
Parents: contact your child's School Counselor for an access code to create your own account.
- Naviance Pamphlet and Tutorial.pdf
- Logging in: https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=pawlinghs
College & Career Resources
- College application Process overview.pdf
- Teacher Recommendation Form
- campus visit permission form.pdf
- senior activity sheet.pdf
- questions to ask on a college visit.pdf
- The SAT
- The ACT
- Playing a Sport in College
- Naviance Family Connections Login Page
- The Common Application
- Common Application Essay Prompts for 2017-2018
- college app essay topics.pdf
- Armed Forces
- BOCES Career and Technical Institute
- Greystone Program: Marist College
- Working Information
- Working Papers
- Job Corps
- Occupational Outlook Handbook "...the Nation's premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade."
- CareerZone This is a career exploration and planning system developed by the New York State Department of Labor.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Explore career information
- STEM Jobs #dowhatyoulove
Diploma Requirements and Promotion Policy
AP Exam Registration Site Registration deadline is February 9th!
Please refer to our current curriculum guide for our Advanced Placement course offerings. These courses are college level with the potential to earn college credit upon the successful completion of coursework and AP exam results, and depending on the college's policy. Students must meet requirements in order to be eligible to take these courses which are detailed in our curriculum guide. ALL STUDENTS TAKING AN AP COURSE ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE AP EXAM, OTHERWISE THE WEIGHT AND AP DESIGNATION WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRANSCRIPT.
- AP Parent Sept 2017.pdf
- Fee Waiver Request Form 2017-2018.pdf
- Fee Waiver Request Form Spanish - 2017-2018.pdf
Students with Disabilities
Program adjustments for students with documented disabilities are not covered by FAPE at the post-secondary level of education. A student must actively seek out and advocate for their right to academic adjustments. Below are some links and documents to help. There are procedures for students with documented disabilities seeking program adjustments at the post-secondary level:
2. Student (not parent) will decide whether or not to disclose a disability to colleges.
3. Student (and parent if under 18) will sign a release (available to print from files below) allowing IEP/504/Declassified Document and Psychoeducational Report to be forwarded to the college office that provides adjustments.
4. When the student makes the final college choice, it is the student's responsibility to access services through the college's office that provides academic adjustments.
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
- Tips for Students with Disabilities to Increase College Success
- DCC Office of Accommodative Services
Dutchess County BOCES Career and Technical Institute