Guidance

The North Collins Jr. Sr. High School Guidance Department offers two compassionate counselors who are ready to help your children with their educational, emotional, and personal needs on the pathway to success in school and beyond:

Mr. Robert English (Grades 10-12)  ext. 1311
Mrs. Amy Ward (Grades 7-9) ext. 1314

(NOTE: If you would like to speak with the Elementary School Counselor, please contact Mr. Scott Gill at 716 337-0166, ext. 2105.)

Additionally, this page offers a wealth of information for high school, vocational, and college-bound students to explore. Please click one of the links below for more information: 

North Collins Jr.-Sr. High Guidance Handbook

New Student Registration

Scholarships

Elective and College Credit Classes

SAT Registration & Test Dates

College Visits

Financial Aid

State Assessment Information

Vocational Education

Graduation Requirements

Notice

Rachel's Challenge




NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

If you are a parent/guardian wishing to enroll your student at North Collins Jr.-Sr. High School, please visit New Student Registration to locate the forms necessary to register your student. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Rinaldi in the Guidance Office at 337-0101, ext. 1310.

NOTE: To register your Elementary-level child, please refer to the Elementary New Student Registration page. 

 


SAT Registration and Test Dates

* Check test centers on SAT website for the dates listed, as they may change. There several test centers available close to North Collins.

2022-23 SAT Exams

Test Center Location Codes:

East Aurora High School - 33362

Eden High School – 33376

Fredonia High School - 33422

Frontier High School – 33470

Gowanda High School - 33453

Hamburg High School – 33472

Orchard Park High School - 33738

Silver Creek High School - 33862

Springville Griffith High School – 33882

St. Francis High School - 33130

West Seneca East High School - 33166

North Collins High School Code – 334195


Register online at sat.org/register

** An SAT exam will be given at North Collins Jr-Sr High School in the Spring 2023. Contact Mr. English for more information. Check test centers on the SAT website for dates listed as they may change. There are other test centers available as well; listed are only those closest to North Collins.

 


College Visits

We encourage students to consider visiting with recruiters from the colleges below to determine their specific program offerings, tuition and other costs, and other information. Please check back often as more college visits are announced!

 COLLEGE  DATE LOCATION
Hilbert College        
Monday, October 17, 12 noon        
 Cafeteria
SUNY Geneseo
Tuesday, October 4, 12 noon
 Cafeteria





Student Aid Online

In-depth information on federal student aid programs, applying for financial aid, and repaying student loans can be found at www.studentaid.ed.gov.

FAFSA

You may apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning October 1 at www.fafsa.ed.gov   The FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. Use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study. Please contact Mr. English at 337-0101, ext. 1311 with any questions.

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ or get the paper FAFSA from the Guidance Office.  When you submit an electronic FAFSA, you will also be able to complete HESC's TAP application online. The link to the online TAP application is on the FAFSA Submission Confirmation page.

Gather these materials:

  •   W-2 statements, if estimating
  •   Your parents income tax forms (if completed)
  •   Bank account balances and other asset values

File your application on time!  Apply as soon after January 1 as possible.  Check with your college about financial aid application deadlines.

Get the facts About Financial Aid

New York State's College Financial Aid Awareness Network Provides Financial Aid Information

Information available:

  • Federal and NYS financial aid programs
  • Career Planning
  • Paying for College
  • How to Apply
  • Ask the Expert - Online Q&As
  • Tips on how to prepare for college
  • Plan for your higher education

You and your parents should get a PIN from the U.S. Department of Education at www.pin.ed.gov if you plan to apply online. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have gathered several links that will be helpful as you help your son/daughter tackle the financial aid process. We hope you find these links helpful, and remember, additional assistance is always available by contacting the Guidance Office at 337-0101, ext. 1311 or by email.


Financial Aid Toolkit

SUNY Fredonia Financial Aid Presentation

SUNY Smart Track

Great Advice for Parents



State Assessment Information

Information for parents on State assessments and Regents examinations is available in the Resources for Parents section of the SED website and will provide answers to common questions parents have about the state assessments, Regents examinations, and the standards. It will also feature a series of fact sheets in web and printer-friendly format. These will be available to help school administrators, teachers, and other education leaders address the concerns parents have about testing and their students.


Vocational Training

The Ormsby and Carrier Vocational Centers will be present in the high school in the coming school year to speak with all sophomores who are interested in attending vocational during their Junior year. Learn about courses in such career-driven fields as culinary arts, criminal justice, cosmetology, diesel mechanics, auto body repair, sports conditioning and many more. Please contact the Guidance Office at 337-0101, ext. 1310 with any questions you have or to discuss your options.




Rachel's Challenge

Inspired by the life of the late Rachel Scott, the first victim at Columbine, Rachel’s Challenge is a school-wide program that focuses on teaching students how to treat others with kindness and compassion. The program is based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. North Collins Jr-Sr High School students participate in Rachel's Challenge events, kindness projects and awareness activities that promote respect, tolerance and compassion throughout the school year.

For more information on this program, please visit the Rachel's Challenge website.

 



Notice

North Collins Central School offers career and technical education opportunities without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, disability or use of a service animal.  

Scott Taylor - Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator
North Collins Central School
2045 School Street
North Collins, NY 14111
(716) 337-0101, ext. 1300



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