Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School
2384 Route 34B -- Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315.364.7111 x2114 -- Fax: 315.364.8207
Ms. Allyson Winston, Sr HS Counselor/College Planning
Ms. Tanya Thompson, Jr HS Counselor/DASA Coordinator
Ms. Paula Schmitt, Guidance/Attendance Secretary
Mission Statement: The Mission of Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School is to create an environment that is conducive to personal and academic excellence. This will be accomplished by creating a school community that embodies the principles of being: Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Kind.
2018-19 Student Scheduling Calendar (click here)
College Prep Information: 2017-18 ACT/SAT Dates, College Fair Questionnaire,
Senior Admissions Process, PSAT Prep (via College Board), ACT vs. SAT,
Jr Year College Planning Information 2017-18 (New)
Parents /Guardians & Students, complete the forms below to help your teachers write a college letter of recommendation.
College Recommendation Help Forms: Parents/Guardians, Students
Naviance Documents: Information Flyer, Family Connection Access, The College Process
Access to College Education (ACE): Program Overview, Program Application
Welcome to Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School Guidance Website.
Below is a sample schedule for our students in Jr & Sr HS.
Sr HS (Grades 9-12)
Regents Diploma: Total Credits needed for graduation: 26
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
English 9 English 10 English 11* English 12
Global Studies 9 Global Studies 10* US History & Gov’t* Government
Int. Algebra* Geometry Alg2/Trig or 3rd Math Economics
Earth Science Living Environment* 3rd Science Elective
Language 2 Health/CAY 101 Elective Elective
Art/Music/Tech Language 3 Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective
PE 9/Lab PE 10/Lab PE 11 PE 12
Total Credits: 7.5 Total Credits: 7.5 Total Credits: 7.5 Total Credits: 6.5
Note: * Indicates Regents exam that must be passed with a 65 or higher
* IEP students may receive a 45, 55 or 65 or higher on select Regents exams
For Foreign Language: Students who wish to substitute a 5-unit sequence in CTE, Music or Art in place of the 3 years of Language must check with their counselor to make sure the graduation requirements will be met.
Jr HS (Grades 7 & 8)
7th Grade 8th Grade
*English 7 *English 8
*Social Studies 7 *Social Studies
*Math 7 *Math 8 or *Math 8E
*Science 7 *Science 8
*AgriMath (project based) *Spanish 1
Band and/or Chorus/SH Studio Art/Art8/PE
Health/PE Music/Band and/or Chorus/SH
*ELArt (project based) *Tech 8/STEM (project based)
*Blocked Course (82 minutes every other day)
Our 7th and 8th Grade Schedule
Jr high school students will follow a modified block schedule. Each day, students will begin with an advisement period from 7:40-8:00am. Our block schedule will contain many courses held for 82 minute periods. The blocked courses in the schedule are denoted with an asterisk. As an example within the schedule, students will have 2 core courses (ELA & Social Studies) on A/C days and the other 2 core courses (Math & Science) on B/D days. Also, included in the schedule are project based courses that are blocked every other day and are team taught with 2 teachers. Courses such as Health, Art, PE, Band, Chorus, and Music are single periods (41 minute periods) taught every other day.
2017-18 SAT/ACT Testing Information