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Guidance & Counseling

Patricia Walter, Guidance Counselor Grades 7-12:
Kathleen Laffoon, Guidance Counselor Grades UPK-6:
Kristy Forkey, Secretary:


 Scheduling for 2018-19
Scheduling for the 2018-19 school year will begin in February.  

Here is a list of college/career related activities to help you discover ideas for your future!  
Established by the NY Department of Labor this website offers a career interest inventory, career task search, and other links to help you research different careers.     
Prepare for the PSAT and SAT, conduct scholarship and college searches.  
A college search engine helps you to learn about different college majors and the colleges or technical schools which offer them.  
One of many scholarship search engines. 
When researching scholarships always remember scholarships are meant to be free. Never pay toward finding out or applying for a scholarship.
Ask someone about their profession. What is their job title? What specific duties do they have? Do they like what they do? If it sounds interesting ask if you could visit for a day.   
Volunteer-provide a service to others, many scholarships require some volunteering, this always looks great on a resume and you could get a terrific college reference out of the experience.  
Visit Cortland Career Works on Main Street in Cortland. They help teens and adults find employment.


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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636