The Niskayuna K-12 Counseling Department is committed to providing a caring and supportive program. We inspire our students to develop academically, socially, and emotionally to become strong and responsible citizens who are well prepared for a diverse and ever changing world.

The Counseling Department for the Niskayuna Central School District advocates for each student through transitions. We strive to provide continuity through academic, career, personal, and social development.

School counselors have a wealth of knowledge and experience which allows us to collaborate with families to holistically meet the needs of our school community in order to maximize student potential.

School counselors have an appreciation for the dignity and worth of each person we encounter. We advocate a philosophy of acceptance and compassion for all by inspiring our school communities to create an environment of self- discovery.

Meet Your Counselors

Each student at Niskayuna High School is assigned a counselor to help navigate the difficulties of high school and pave the way to graduation. Counseling assignments are based on grade and last name. Find your counselor

Important Counseling Center Dates

Find out deadlines to drop classes, when marking periods and semesters end, when grades are available, etc. See important counseling center dates

Dates and Deadlines for Juniors

All important dates students in their junior year need to know including PSAT, SAT, ACT exam dates, college fairs, school events, etc. See junior dates and deadlines

Niskayuna High School Program of Studies for 2018-19

This document includes course descriptions and will guide planning in the months leading up to the 2018-19 school year. The Niskayuna High School Program of Studies for 2018-19 is available here. 

If you are unable to access the document above, please contact the Counseling Center at (518) 382-2511, ext. 21724 or e-mail the district Communications Office at to have a hard copy or electronic version provided to you.

Open Enrollment and Self Selection

Students who have not been recommended by the teacher or department for an Honors or AP course they wish to take may enroll in the course. Read more about open enrollment and self selection

What You Need to Know About Your Transcript

You will be asked to review your transcript during your junior year and again at the start of your senior year. This is to make sure nothing has been omitted (e.g. Regents Exam re-take score) and that any corrections have been updated (e.g. when a teacher changes a grade). If you need to submit corrections, please use the Transcript Information form in the Counseling Center. Read more about your transcript

Transcript Requests – Information for Alumni


Students can access information about all of the scholarship opportunities that are currently available at this time. Scholarships are categorized by the month in which the application deadline is due. View available scholarships