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Luke Rakoczy, Principal
2253 Story Ave., Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 370-1243 Fax: (518) 370-4610


Winter 2015   

High school Orientation Season Is Here!

Van Antwerp MS and NHS are working together to begin the process of orienting current 8th grade students to life at the high school. This includes helping students and families to plan their high school program. A 2015-16 Program of Studies is available here. Students and parents can use this link to begin their course selection planning. Additional key dates in the orientation process are listed below.

November/December 2015 - Students review the Program of Studies and have discussions with teachers, Mr. Treanor & directors about high school courses and options. Teachers make HS recommendations at this time.

January 5- February 6, 2015 - Students are scheduled to meet with their counselors to review their teachers' recommendations to help make course selections.

January 8, 2015 - Grade 8 Parent Night- NHS – 6:30 p.m. Program for 8th Grade Parent Night  | Principal's letter to parents

January 15, 2015 - Snow reschedule date for Grade 8 Parent Night (if needed)

January 27, 2015 - Grade 8 students visit the HS from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Principal's letter to parents about the Grade 8 visits [PDF]

Week of March 16, 2015 - Student course requests are made available for parental review, along with a list of closed and cancelled courses.

April 20-May 22, 2015 - Students will be informed of unfulfilled requests and meet with counselors to resolve those conflicts.

Week of May 27 - Course listing made available.

May 26-June 30 - Students may submit course change request with parental approval

June 30, 2015 - Last day to submit course change requests. Note: Change requests must be received in the Counseling Center by 2 p.m. In order to result in course changes.

August 8-August 15, 2015 - Parent portal available for viewing student schedules

First Day of School 2015 - Students receive a hard copy schedule in homeroom