High School Counseling

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.

Fall 2020 – Important Resources

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

Niskayuna High School Program of Studies

This document includes course descriptions and guides student course planning for each year.

If you are unable to access the documents above, please contact the district Communications Office at communications@niskyschools.org or (518) 377-4666, ext. 50707 to have a hard copy or electronic version provided to you.

Pathways to the Future

Niskayuna students have access to a variety of career and technical (CTE) training and experiential learning programs through Capital Region BOCES.

Students can take courses at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen, participate in New Visions programs at work-based sites in the region, pursue programs at the BOCES CTE campuses, or attend the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) programs and Tech Valley High School. Learn more about the different pathways

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

Working Papers

Students may obtain their 14-15 year old or 16-17 year old working papers in the Nurse’s Office. A parent completed application is required and students must have a valid physical dated within one year of the application. This must be done before the end of the school year. Please see your school nurse to get an Application for Employment Certificate or you can access the state’s Application for Employment Certificate here. Working papers may be obtained in the main office during July and August.