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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

Mrs. Lisa Carnicelli, Sr HS Counselor/College & Career Planning
carnicellilisa@southerncayuga.org
Mr. Nate VanHall, Jr HS Counselor & DASA Coordinator
vanhalln@southerncayuga.org
Ms. Molly Thurston-Chase, Guidance Office Secretary
thurston-chasem@southerncayuga.org
Ms. Jayda Calhoun, NYS LMHC
calhounj@southerncayuga.org

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SCCS Guidance Plan (Updated Aug 2020) 

Community Student Support Services

 

 

2023-24 Program of Studies


January 9, 2023

Dear Grade 8 - 11 Families,

Greetings and Happy New Year! As we start the New Year, it is time to begin the 2023-24 Sr HS student scheduling process for grades 8, 9, 10, and 11. During the next several months, the Jr/Sr High School counselors will meet with grade 8-11 students to explain their course options for the next school year. Students will use a course options form, specific to each grade level, to help guide you and your child to develop their schedule for the 2023-24 school year. Please see an example Sr HS yearly schedule on the reverse side of this letter. For a complete listing and explanation of courses available next year please visit the 2023-24 Program of Studies

To best assist students/families to make the proper course decisions, we will schedule a specific time for you and your child via in-person or Zoom meeting. A separate letter will be sent with your child’s meeting time -- we will begin meeting with Grade 11 students toward the middle of January. Students will meet with Mrs. Carnicelli, Sr HS Counselor, in the guidance office to review their course options. Please review the reverse side of this letter for our student scheduling timeline of events. We make every effort to keep the scheduling meeting to no more than 30 minutes.  If more time is needed, we can arrange a second time to meet.  Should you have any questions about the 2023-24 scheduling process, please contact Mrs. Carnicelli at 315-364-7111 x2114 or carnicellilisa@southerncayuga.org.

Outside of the required courses, students have elective options, especially in the Junior and Senior year. Elective classes have been developed to provide our students with as many opportunities as possible while maintaining New York State and Southern Cayuga credit requirements. Elective course option overviews can be found in the Program of Studies guide. Many college credit courses are available to our students, especially in grades 11 and 12. We strongly encourage students to consider enrollment in these classes. In addition, on January 23 we will hold Course Offerings Day in the gym. It is an opportunity for students to meet with Sr HS teachers in an open format to review available 2023-24 grade level courses.  

Prior to finalizing schedules before the start of next school year, Mrs. Carnicelli will review every student’s course requirements to ensure that all NYS high school diploma expectations are being fulfilled. 

Sincerely,    
Luke Carnicelli, Principal

2023-24 Student Scheduling Timeline

January 18-20:  Meet with students in grades 8-11 during advisory to review 2023-24 courses and Program of Studies guide booklet. 
January 18:       Scheduling/post-secondary planning begins with all 11th grade students & parents/guardians.
January 23:      Course Offering Day (Gym), 7:45-11:00am – Grades 8-11. 
February:          College Planning Information Night for 11th grade students/families in the Auditorium. Date TBA
February 13:     Scheduling meetings begin with all 10th grade students & parents/guardians.
March 13:         Scheduling meetings begin with all 9th grade students & parents/guardians.
March 30:         Sr HS scheduling information for 8th grade students during advisory – Course and graduation requirements.
March 31:         Sr HS course and graduation requirements video emailed to 8th grade families. 
April 10:            Scheduling meetings begin with all 8th grade students & parents/guardians.

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      
*STEM 8
Band and/or Chorus/SH  
Intro Spanish/PE                                            
Band and/or Chorus/PE                               
Studio Art
 
 
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Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026