School Counselor News

School Counselor News

 

NAVIANCE – CAREER AND COLLEGE PLANNING

Grade 10 is an important year for discovering potential careers and making future educational plans.  KHS uses Naviance to help our students with this process.  All students have an account that they can access easily from their KHS account.  When they sign in to their KHS account, they simply click on the Naviance icon.  We have assigned a couple of tasks for our students to complete as they begin the career exploration process.  If you have any questions, just reach out to us (teams or email is the best!).

 

COLLEGE BOARD/BIG FUTURE

Although the landscape of college entrance exam testing is changing, the SAT is still used at some colleges for admissions and scholarship opportunities.  Students typically take the SAT in the Spring of their junior year and again in the Fall of their senior year.  Next year, our students will have the opportunity to take the PSAT in the fall of their junior year as a practice for the SAT in the spring.  We encourage our students to set up an account with the College Board (the company that operates the SAT) which allows them access to excellent college planning tools and scholarship opportunities.  Also, starting in the Spring of 2024, the SAT will be administered electronically.

 

BOCES (Career Tech)

Students in 10th grade will have the opportunity to attend a field trip to the Career Tech Center in Port Ewen to visit two programs in the spring.  There will also be an information session in the auditorium for all students (during the winter) so they can hear about the programs offered.  It is extremely important for our students to pass all of their classes so they have room in their schedule during junior year if they wish to attend BOCES.

 

WORKING PAPERS

Many 10th grade students will be looking for part time work this year.  Working papers are required and are available through the medical office.  They are also on the main page of the KHS website.  Our office keeps paper copies available as well.