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SC Jr/Sr HS -- Guidance Office
2384 Route 34B -- Aurora, NY 13026 
Phone: 315.364.7111 x2114 -- Fax: 315.364.8207

Welcome to the Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School Guidance Website

Ms. Lisa Carnicelli, Sr HS Counselor/College & Career Planning
Mr. Nate VanHall, Jr HS Counselor & DASA Coordinator
Ms. Kim Bergen, Guidance Office Secretary
Ms. Jayda Calhoun, NYS LMHC


SCCS Support Services Plan 

Community Student Support Services


2024-25 Grade 6-12 Program of Studies/Course Offerings Guide

2024-25 Sr HS Scheduling Guide Sheets

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12

March 18, 2024

Dear Students & Families,

Please see our remaining 2024-25 scheduling calendar below. At this time all grade 10 & 11 students have been tentatively scheduled for the 2024-25 school year.  

March 18 Scheduling begins with all 9th grade students
March 28 Jr/Sr HS Scheduling process letter mailed home to grades 7 and 8
March 31 Sr High School 8th grade parent presentation via email
April 15 Scheduling begins with grade 7 and 8 students
May 3 Jr HS Scheduling process letter mailed home to grade 6
May 6 Potential summer school letter sent home
May 6 Intro to Jr High School 7th Grade Parent presentation via email
May 7-10 Jr High Counselor goes to 6th grade classrooms for orientation powerpoint
May 13 Scheduling begins with 6th grade students


August 7, 2023

Dear Class of 2024 Students & Families,
We hope that everyone is doing well! As we come closer to the start of the new school year, there are a  few things we would like to remind Seniors about.  By this point, you should have a post secondary plan (college, trade school, military, workforce, apprenticeship etc...).  Mrs. Carnicelli spoke with Seniors about your plans and provided a framework for gathering information over the summer to prepare you for your Senior exit meetings in the Fall.  Here are some activities that may help you prepare to meet your post secondary goals:
Workforce and Apprenticeship
- Job Shadow
- Write a resume and cover letter (use Naviance to help with this)
- Interview someone in the field
- Use Naviance to search and explore different careers
College and Trade School
- Visit over the summer
- Participate in Open House Events
- Bring your transcript for review to ensure you have all the courses you need to apply
- Use Naviance to Super Match (discussed during class and individual meetings)
- Use Naviance to search careers and pathways
- Complete a resume
- Input honors/awards into Naviance to prepare for applications
- Decide if Early Decision and Early Action are of interest
- Sign up for SAT or ACT
- Meet with a recruiter to discuss details
- Prepare for the ASVAB
- Interview someone in the field
- Look into ROTC programs at colleges
Please use this link 
or visit the SCCS Guidance page on our website (under College/Career Info.) to complete your Senior Profile (due 9/8/2023).  This will help Mrs. Carnicelli during your interview and provide useful information as Mrs. Carnicelli will be writing evaluations/recommendations for all students.  You will also find other useful links.  If you are applying to college, please take some time to review the SCCS College Planning Guide and College App Timeline.  
Also, all students should have their Naviance login information.  If you forget it, please contact Ms. Bergen. 
Please use this link or visit the SCCS Guidance page on our website (under College/Career Info.) to complete the Senior Student Information Sheet (due 9/8/2023). The information you share about your child will be helpful when Mrs. Carnicelli is writing evaluations/recommendations.

Ms. Carnicelli, Sr HS Counselor
Ms. Bergen, Guidance Office Secretary 


Sample Schedule Sr HS (Grades 9-12)
Total Credits needed for graduation: 26
9thGrade                   10thGrade                            11thGrade                            12thGrade
English 9                   English 10                             English 11*                           English 12
Global Studies 9        Global Studies 10*                 US History & Gov’t*               Government
Algebra 1* or
Pre Algebra             
Algebra 1* or Geometry*         Algebra 2* or 3rd Math            Economics
Earth Science             Living Environment*              Chemistry* or 3rd Science                             Physics* or Elective
Spanish 2 or Elective               Health/SH                              Elective                                  Elective
Art/Music/Tech         Spanish 3 or Elective   Elective                                  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

* Indicates Regents exam that must be passed with a 65 or higher
* IEP students may receive a 55+ on Regents exams for a local diploma

Sample Schedule Jr HS (Grades 7 & 8)

7th Grade                                                 8th Grade                               
Advisory Advisory
*English 7                                                       *English 8       
*Social Studies 7                                     *Social Studies 8
*Math 7 or 7E                                                *Math 8 or *Math 8E
*Science 7                                                  *Science 8                 
Lunch                               Lunch                                                    
*Explorations 7
*Spanish 1      
Band and/or Chorus/SH  
Intro Spanish/PE                                            
Band and/or Chorus/PE                               
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Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026