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Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School 
Guidance Office

2384 Route 34B -- Aurora, NY 13026 
Phone: 315.364.7111 x2114 -- Fax: 315.364.8207

TBA, 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. 

College Prep Information: 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 FlyerFamily 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                               

Advisement                                                                 Advisement
*English 7                                                                   *English 8       
*Social Studies 7                                                         *Social Studies

*Math 7                                                                       *Math 8 or *Math 8E
*Science 7                                                                   *Science 8                 
Lunch                                                                          Lunch

*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.

2018-19 SAT/ACT Testing Information




College Admissions Advice
College Rep Visits
SCCS Alumni Merit Page


Class of 2018 Newsletter
June 2018 Regents
SC Finals 2018
SCCS Calendar 2018-19
CAC 3-22-18
SCCS Chrome Handbook DRAFT
2018-19 Program of Studies
2018 Mid-Term Schedule
2018-19 Scheduling Calendar
CAC Meeting 10-26-17
Family Schooltool Reference Guide
2017-18 SCCS Full Calendar
HS Transcript Credit Calculator
Jr Year College Planning Information
Jr/Sr HS Assessment Results 2015-16
ACE Program Information
ACE Program Application
College Adm Process
2017-18 Course Offerings
2017-18 Student Handbook
2017-18 District Calendar
2017-18 Jr/Sr HS Student Supplies
2017-18 SAT & ACT Dates
Class of 2017 Newsletter
Naviance College Process
College Fair Questions
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Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: 315.364.7211
Fax: 315.364.7863