Guidance and Counseling

The purpose of the Guidance and Counseling program is to assist students as they identify and realize their personal goals. This is achieved through counseling, consultation, and coordination. 

Counseling is provided in individual, small, and large group settings. Topics include career/life planning, college advisement, decision making, social skills, development, transitional adjustments as students move from grade to grade, crisis intervention, peer relations, and academic planning. Each student completes an annual review that incorporates academic planning, course selection, and post high school plans. 

Consultation services include conferences with parents, teachers, school support services, and administrators. We encourage students to participate in the development of personal plans that will influence their future. 

Coordination activities include college/university/armed services visits, career speakers, national testing information, community services, job training coordinators, and referral services. 

We encourage students and parents to call on us with questions or concerns regarding academics, vocational, or personal goals. 

New York State Graduation Requirements

Provided by the New York State Department of Education for Regents and Advanced Regents diplomas for high school graduates.

College Planning

Wondering how to begin the college application process? There’s lots to think about … from finding the college that’s right for you to filling out applications and applying for financial aid. The Guidance and Counseling Department has collected useful resources for juniors and seniors and their parents.

Career Planning

Thinking about starting a career right out of high school? Learn about the career paths that may be right for you and how to land a good job. Find out about a career in the military.

College Testing


Learn where and when to look for and apply for college scholarships.

Help For Teens

The Schoharie Schools Guidance and Counseling Office offers these local resources for teens and families needing professional assistance with social and emotional issues, addictions, further career help, etc.

Dignity For All Students Act (DASA)

Comprehensive School Counseling Plan

Suicide Prevention