Counseling, College, & Career Center
of Pawling High School
|Pamela Hildenbrand||Lisa Casale-Seaman||Sue Morgan|
|NYS Certified School Counselor||NYS Certified School Counselor||Senior Typist|
|Appointment Request||Appointment Request|
|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|
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
30th Freshman Orientation: CANCELLED
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
22nd - 25th Regents Exams
8th Last day for schedule changes/ course drops for the year
13th Field Trip to DC BOCES CTI for 10th grade
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
2nd Senior Scholarship Assembly 1:00PM
25th Senior Scholarship & Awards Night
Scholarships and Financial Aid
When you type scholarships into Google, there are about 158,000,000 results. Trying to find help for paying for college is overwhelming. The point of scholarships and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is to get money for college; you should never have to pay to apply or file with the exception of the CSS Profile which some schools require as part of the college application process. The following are resources you may find helpful. For a full list of scholarships available to PHS students, log in to your Naviance.
- FAFSA 18-19 Worksheet
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Federal Student Aid Resources in English and Spanish
- NY's 529 College Savings Program
- Understanding FAFSA A How-To Guide
- NYS Higher Education Services Corporation
- CSS/ Financial Aid Profile (required by some colleges)
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. This is where all of our grade level resources for students can be found.
Parents: contact your child's School Counselor for an access code to create your own account.
- Logging in: https://student.naviance.com/pawlinghs
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. Cost for each AP exam is $99. A fee waiver form for students who are on free was sent home and is also available to print below.
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 8th!
Seal of Biliteracy
The Pawling Central School District recognizes the importance of bilingualism in this technological
and global era. Research has shown that bilingualism leads to many cognitive benefits. Scientists
refer to these benefits as the bilingual advantage. The ability to speak, understand and write in
more than one language offers a student many advantages including academic, social, and
Pawling High School is proud to participate in the New York State Seal of Biliteracy program.
Students who can demonstrate language mastery in both English and any other language may
apply to the Seal of Literacy program in their senior year. Participation in this program is voluntary
and no fees other than exam fees will be charged to the student.
The Seal of Biliteracy program is overseen by the Seal of Biliteracy Committee (SBC). The
Committee developed this handbook to provide students and their families with all pertinent
information about the Seal of Biliteracy program, including graduation criteria and the program
application. It is strongly suggested that any student interested in the Seal of Biliteracy program
speak with a School Counselor no later than the junior year. All applications must be submitted
through the Pawling High School Counseling Office.
Pawling High School Profile 2018-19
Students with Disabilities
Applying for SAT and ACT Testing Accommodations
Applying for Services in 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)
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