Counseling, College, & Career Center
of Pawling High School
Schedules will be available for viewing on the portal beginning Monday, August 19, 2018. If you would like to try to make a schedule change, please email your counselor. If you want to change a course, complete and return a Course Change form signed by a parent. For major scheduling issues, appointment times are available during the week of August 27th to meet with your counselor. The last day for schedule changes for the first quarter will be September 14th.
Freshmen orientation will be from 9:30-10:30 AM on August 30, 2018. Freshmen will get the chance to walk through their schedules and try out their lockers while completing a scavenger hunt through the building.
How to contact us:
Pamela Hildenbrand Lisa Casale-Seaman Debbie Gallagher
NYS Certified School Counselor NYS Certified School Counselor Guidance Aide
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
Class of 2022 L-Z Class of 2022 A-K
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial Aid Night at PHS: September 20, 2018 at 6:00pm
- FAFSA Worksheet 2017-18
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Excelsior Scholarship Application
- 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.
College & Career Resources
- Class of 2019 1.pdf
- 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
- Find Your Niche
- 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
9th Grade Resources
10th Grade Resources
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.
Students who need to access scores and/or send scores to colleges: LOG ON to apscores.org
AP Exam Registration Site Registration deadline is February 9th!
Students with Disabilities
Applying for SAT and ACT Testing Accommodations
Applying to College
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.
- Dutchess Community College Self-Assessment Survey.pdf
- IEP-504-Declass Doc Release Form.pdf
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
- Tips for Students with Disabilities to Increase College Success
Applying for Services After High School
Diploma Requirements and Promotion Policy
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
30th Freshman Orientation
5th School Opens
14th Last day for Schedule Changes for quarter 1
20th Financial Aid Night with Marist at 6:00PM
Open House 7:00PM
28th Senior Parents Counselors’ Workshop: application process at 8:30AM in PHS Library
1st FAFSA is available
Transcript requests due to counselor for October 15th college app. deadlines
10th PSAT/NMSQT (11th grade)
11th PreACT (10th grade)
12th PSAT 8/9
15th Transcript requests due to counselor for November 1st college app. deadlines
30th Transcript requests due to counselor for November 15th college app. deadlines
13th Transcript requests due to counselors for December 1st deadlines
21st - 23rd Thanksgiving Break
30th Parent/Teacher Conferences: Stop in to the Counseling Center for Coffee and Conversation!
1st Transcript requests due for all college application deadlines Jan 1 and beyond
24th Winter Recess begins
3rd Alumni Panel (11th grade)
8th Alumni Panel Snowdate
TBD CTI Field Trip (10th grade)
22nd - 25th Regents Exams
20th - 28th High School Course Selections
20th Incoming 9th Grade Information Extravaganza
21st Incoming 9th Grade Information Extravaganza Snowdate
5th Counselors’ Workshop for Junior Parents 6:30PM
18th CTI Application Deadline
30th 14th Annual Eastern Dutchess College Fair
1st PNW BOCES College Fair (juniors)
2nd Senior Scholarship Assembly
25th Senior Scholarship & Awards Night