Guidance Office


Welcome to the Galway Jr/Sr High School Guidance Office

Welcome to the Galway Junior/Senior High School Guidance Office. We would like to thank you for visiting our webpage. We hope you find it a helpful resource.

Our Guidance Counselors are available to assist every student with career planning, college placement, educational planning, testing, social, and academic needs. Students may stop by the guidance office(s) before school, between classes, during non instructional time, or after school to see their counselor. If a counselor is unavailable, students can sign-up to have a counselor contact them.

We believe that learning is easier, more effective and less stressful when there is an environment that emphasizes: feeling safe, caring, respect, fairness, empathy and integrity. It is our goal that every student feels good about coming to school every day.

If you have any questions for the guidance office, please contact the Guidance Secretary, Camilla Colangelo at 518-882-1033, extension 3810.


Kathy Morck
High School Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Shannon Britten
Junior High Guidance Counselor
[email protected]

Camilla Colangelo
Guidance Secretary
[email protected]

518-882-1033 ext. 3810

Fax: 518-734-0346



Important Information  

here to view the scholarships found in the

"Guidance Office Scholarship Folder"

NursesMC has some exciting news to share with you! Our registration is now open for our 2 summer camps happening during the week of July 29th-August 2nd in Albany and Schenectady.

These FREE, innovative summer camps offer fun, hands-on, healthcare learning.

  • Learn to count a pulse and perform CPR!
  • Visit a simulation lab and interact with full-size patient manikins.
  • Take field trips to St. Peter’s and Ellis Hospitals.
  • Meet nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  • Plus free meals, free scrubs, and free transportation

Only 30 spots available at each location!

Sign up today here:

 Capital Region Summer Camp (1).pdf

It's Happening!! Nursing at Bryant & Stratton College!!

Information Sessions.pdf

FMCC will be hosting a free summer career exploration program.  Click on the link below for more information.

Career Exploration Week.pdf

We are pleased to announce that our 2024 MASH Camp applications are now available!

The Hudson Mohawk AHEC MASH Camp program provides a unique opportunity for students entering 9th- 12th grades to engage with many different providers in the healthcare workforce through interactive presentations. This program helps youth understand the extensive variety of careers available to them in the healthcare industry.

We have four 1-day programs running this year and wanted to invite students to apply. Below is the information on each camp (date and location).


Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 from 8:00am - 3:30pm

Address 106 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208

Glens Falls Hospital

Date: Friday, July 19, 2024 from 8:00am - 3:30pm

Address 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801

Fulton Montgomery Community College:

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 from 8:00am - 3:30pm

Address: 2805 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095

North Country Community College:

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024 from 8:00am - 3:30pm

Address: 11 Hawkeye Trail, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

 Students will be responsible for their transportation to and from the Camp.

 You will see attached to this email the application and informational flyer to use for general distribution. Applications are due no later than July 5, 2024, which includes a completed Application, signed Student Consent, signed Code of Conduct, signed Parental & Media Consent Form and the Medical Information Form. These must be completed in their entirety to be considered for the program. Please note- this is a competitive process - late applications will not be accepted. Once the screening process has been completed students will be notified via e-mail advising them of which camp location they were accepted into.

The forms mentioned above can also be found on our website at:

We are excited to share that HVCC’s Summer 2024 College in the High School registration will open this coming Monday, April 29th @ 9 a.m.! As we approach this opening of registration, we would like to share key information to assist your students in beginning the enrollment process:


Summer CIHS Course Offerings

Ahead of Monday’s registration opening, your students may view the courses that will be offered for Summer 2024 College in the High School students by visiting our Summer CIHS Courses Page. Here, they will be able to preview course offerings, review class descriptions, and note modalities for the courses offered.


The summer courses page also includes important resource information such as our Registration Calendar denoting key dates for summer courses, directions on how to register, and more.


Voyager Registration System

Beginning this summer term, students will complete registration via our new online registration system, Voyager*. Voyager will be the one-stop hub for all parts of the registration process including: registration requests, Certificate of Residence submission, obtaining HVCC credentials, and more. From there, you as the school guidance contacts will be able to review and approve the course requests.


While your students are able to access the link to Voyager right now, the ability to submit an application for summer classes will not go live until Monday, April 29th @ 9 a.m. At that point, they will be able to review specific course sections, modalities of said courses, request enrollment. Should you or your students have any questions about registering via Voyager, you can visit our Voyager Information Center for step-by-step guides on key steps in the enrollment process, along with answers to many Frequently Asked Questions.


*Note: the following special programs will not be using the Voyager system, but will continue to register using SRI forms:

  • Albany Smart Scholars
  • Ballston Spa PTECH
  • Cohoes Future Ready Pathways
  • STEM High School
  • Troy Smart Scholars

Scholarship for all CIHS Students

Once again this year, the college is awarding full-tuition scholarships for up to eight credits to all students in our College in the High School sections for Summer 2024. This means that all students will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of tuition (up to eight credits), plus free textbooks.

Finally, later this afternoon I will forward the message that has been sent to students who requested to join our mailing list. It is very similar in format to this, but catered to their specific needs. Please feel free to share that email with parents and students within your district to spread the word.


We hope you have a nice weekend, and look forward to serving you and your students when registration opens on Monday, April 29th! If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].


-HVCC High School Programs


New York State Higher Education Services


2024-25 TAP Application Corrections Students who need to make corrections or updates to their TAP application can do so once their FAFSA application has been processed. Students can then visit their HESC Account to make any required TAP corrections or updates.

The 2024-25 FAFSA is Now Accepting Corrections/Changes

  • If you have a student who made a mistake in the information they reported on their FAFSA application, they can now make the corrections by visiting Federal Student Aid.
  • For the latest FAFSA information and updates, be sure to visit the Federal Student Aid YouTube channel.
  • Federal Student Aid announced a major update for applicants without a social security number.
  • Be sure to check the updated list of known FAFSA Issues. This is a great resource for finding issues and possible solutions.

NYS College Application Month (CAM)
October might seem like it's far away, but it's never too early to help your students prepare for college.

  • Early registration for your school to participate is now open.
  • Schools that register early have the chance to receive NYS CAM Promotional items.

The 2024-25 NYS STEM Application is Now Open!
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a public degree-granting college or university located in New York State. To apply, students must:

  • Be ranked in the top 10 percent of his/her high school graduating class at a NYS high school.
  • Be a high school senior/recent high school graduate who will be enrolled full time at a public college located in NYS, beginning in the fall term following his or her high school graduation.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program leading to a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a public college located in NYS.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

Upcoming Financial Aid Presentations and Workshops
Navigating the financial aid process can be challenging. HESC offers a variety of events to help counselors, students, and parents navigate those challenges and successfully apply for financial aid.

What Juniors Need to Know about Financial Aid
This presentation will help high school juniors and their parents learn how to navigate the financial aid process, the different financial aid programs available, and how to apply for the different programs.

Tuesday, May 7 @ 6pm
Tuesday, May 14 @ 6pm
Tuesday, May 21 @ 6pm
Tuesday, May 28 @ 6pm

Common FAFSA & TAP Errors
Are you having trouble completing your FAFSA/TAP applications? We know that this year’s form has a lot of changes to it. We’d love to help you through the process to ensure you successfully complete all the sections and submit it correctly. Join us as our experts give you step-by-step instructions on how to fix some of the common errors that students and families are making when filing out their application.

Monday, May 6 @ 4pm
Friday, May 10 @ 4pm
Monday, May 13 @ 4pm
Friday, May 17 @ 4pm
Monday, May 20 @ 4pm

HESC Virtual Drop-in
Encourage your students to drop in and connect with HESC experts to get answers to all their financial aid questions during one of HESC's virtual drop-ins.

Wednesday, May 1 @ 2-5pm
Wednesday, May 8 @ 2-5pm
Wednesday, May 15 @ 2-5pm
Wednesday, May 22 @ 2-5pm

FAFSA/TAP Completion Events
Need help making changes or completing your FAFSA and TAP application, but have questions or are unsure where to start? Join HESC and our academic partners, SUNY & CUNY for our virtual completion event to help you wherever you are in your FAFSA/TAP application.

Thursday, May 9 @ 4-6pm
Thursday, May 23 @ 4-6pm

Managing Student Loan Repayment for Graduates
Are you a graduate who needs to start making payments on your student loans? Navigate the student loan repayment process with confidence: make payments, change repayment plans, explore options, and get help.

Thursday, May 16 @ 6pm

College Financial Aid for Veterans and their Dependents
Discover the educational benefits available to families who have served our country and how they can help pave the way toward their college dreams. During this session, participants will receive vital information about the various educational benefits accessible to Veterans, their spouses, and dependents.

Wednesday, May 22 @ 6pm

Funding Your Future: Excelsior and Enhanced Tuition Breakdown
The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. Join us to learn how the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Award programs can support your goals towards higher education and navigate the eligibility requirements effectively.

Thursday, May 30 @ 6pm

Have questions? We’re here to help!
If you have questions regarding the TAP/FAFSA or about any upcoming event, please contact [email protected].         

Get Connected to the Resources Students Need
HESC Text can send students and parents text messages with vital information on financial aid, crucial deadlines, and valuable resources to help put them on the right path toward their college careers. Sign-up is quick and easy at


NYS Senate Paid Summer Internship Program

The New York State Senate is excited to announce the 2024 paid summer internship opportunity for high school students, ages 16 and up, throughout the Capital Region in our Production Services department.


Production Services is a state-of-the-art facility that internally produces all print material for the 63 elected members of the New York State Senate. 


The internship program will last six weeks, scheduled to begin on July 8, 2024, and end on August 16, 2024. Students will work Monday-Friday for twenty hours per week, with four of those hours invested in professional development activities.


Enclosed for your review and reference is an informational brochure, accompanied by the application due by May 15, 2024. Please feel free to share this exciting prospect with your students. We would be happy to table the information during a career day or do a presentation for a class.


Should you have any questions, or would like us to visit, please contact me at 518-455-2757. You may also contact the New York State Senate Office of Student Programs at 518-455-2611 or via email at [email protected] for general program information.

View course details in our Summer Enrichment catalog, and register today with the online form here. Questions? Contact SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education at [email protected] or 518-743-2238.

July 8 to 25 | Monday through Thursday
  • American Sign Language (ASL) for Beginners
  • Exploring Robotics & Drones
  • Creative Possibilities with Posca Paint Markers
  • 3D/Wearable Art
  • Reiki & Meditation: The Art of Self-Healing
  • The Wonderful World of Science
  • Let’s Go to Mars
  • Forensics
  • Pokémon Battle Arena
July 12 to Aug. 2 | Fridays
  • Culinary Arts Baking Camp
July 8 to 25 | Monday through Thursday
  • Color Concepts
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Reiki & Meditation: The Art of Self-Healing
  • Exploring Robotics & Drones
  • Portraiture
  • Forensics
  • 3D/Wearable Art
  • Introduction to “Dungeons & Dragons”
  • Radio-Controlled (RC) Racing Cars
July 12 to Aug. 2 | Fridays
  • Culinary Arts Baking Camp
SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education
Phone: 518-743-2238 | Email: [email protected]
SUNY Schenectady School of Music is proud to be hosting 3 summer institutes this year!


SSOAR Program

~Students Sharing Opportunities and Responsibilities~
Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Services Department

Started nearly twenty years ago, SSOAR is a unique summer youth program offered at Saratoga Hospital. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors, SSOAR provides the opportunity for students to achieve community service hours while volunteering in a healthcare setting. Annual announcement and application instructions are on the Saratoga Hospital website, published in area newspapers, and emailed to surrounding high schools in early February. Interested students of at least 16 years of age may submit completed applications and will be contacted by email to set up an interview. Following a successful interview, potential SSOAR participants will complete a health assessment and attend a mandatory SSOAR Orientation held end of June. The Orientation includes the teaching of proper wheelchair usage, a Hospital tour, and an overview of Hospital policies and procedures. Students will receive their SSOAR assignments along with service guidelines, supervisor contact, badge, and vest. Students will serve at least 48 hours, generally volunteering 2 four hour shifts for six weeks. SSOAR concludes at the end of August with evaluation forms sent to those who finish the program. Upon receipt of evaluation, student and their guidance counselor receive a Letter of Commendation. This letter verifies total hours, area served, and cites specific accomplishments. SSOAR students may stay on to become regular volunteers or, if rising juniors, may be interested in serving the next summer. This program has proven to be valuable for area students, the Hospital, patients and staff, and for our greater Saratoga community.

SSOAR Application 2024.pdf


The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application will open on November 1, 2023, for the 2024-25 academic year. Students do not need to wait for the FAFSA release in December to apply for TAP.

Students who will be attending college in the Fall of 2024 can jumpstart the NYS financial aid process by visiting for more information or on November 1 to complete the application.

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Excelsior Scholarship application is now available!!


SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE The selection criteria for nominees for the Scholarships for Academic Excellence must be published and made available to students by the high school at the beginning of each school year. For the 2024 competition, the selection criteria must be published and made available to students on or before September 30, 2023.

Galway High School will be using Method B as the selection criteria for the SAE Award

Method B: Rank in class for high schools that can determine class rank because of their grading system, class rank of students at the end of their junior year. In the case of a tie, the high school may determine rank order by lottery among individuals having the same class rank.


New Site for Students interested in the Trades

The new site is launching now for high school students interested in attending a Trade/Vocational School. The site is backed by College Fairs Online who have been connecting students to colleges for over 10 years. The new site is just starting out and adding new trade schools every day. There is also a $1000 scholarship opportunity at for high school seniors. 

To have students check out the site and/or apply for the scholarship drawing please feel free to place a link to on your High School's website, the Counselors page, AVID page, College resources page or any other page you feel necessary. Please feel free to also include the link in emails that go out to students regarding preparing for college. You can also share the site on social media using the links below. Remember the site will be adding more and more trade schools every month. 

For High School Juniors | Introduction to SUNY 

Introduce your juniors to SUNY with this video. Students can learn more about SUNY by exploring the resources on

 Click here for FASFA Webinars and other upcoming Events

For High School Seniors | More Resources 

Students can learn more about SUNY by attending a virtual Information Session, by exploring the tools on Which SUNY, and by requesting a SUNY Viewbook

Please click on the link below for more information regarding a Driver's Education Course offered at F. Donald Myers Center, 15 Henning Road, Saratoga Springs, NY

Driver Ed Flyer-5-8-24.pdf

Job Opportunities

I have the following opportunities for new graduates looking for outside work:

Solar Landscaper (Seasonal)- $30.00/hour

This is primarily weed whacking responsibilities.  I can share more with those interested.  Mowing, landscaping, or related experience required. Must be 18 or over and have reliable transportation.

Solar Apprentice (Full-time)- Entry into a certified NYS Apprenticeship program. Details available on our website and I’ll share additional.  $24.00-$26.00/hour to start PLUS $26.00+ prevailing wage fringe.  This is an incredible career opportunity for those that like physical, outdoor work.

Interested students may apply online or reach out to me by email (resumes preferred but not required).

CNC Machinist Apprentice

Job description:

Meridian Manufacturing Inc is looking for a candidate that is interested in becoming a CNC Machinist.  On the job training provided. Monday-Friday Day shift position. Great Benefits. Locally owned company with owner involvement daily. Mazak experience is a plus but will train the right candidate. 

Responsibilities: Operate machine tools, Lathes, milling machines, grinders. Reads blueprints or job orders to obtain product specifications and tooling instructions. Positions and secures work pieces to holding devices, machine tables, chucks, centers or fixtures using clamps and wrenches. Applies knowledge of machining methods. Uses measuring instruments, sets specified feeds, speeds and depth of cut in accordance with product specifications. Consults management to analyze product information. Designs fixtures, tooling and experimental parts to meet special needs. Communicates effectively and participates as a team player. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Contact: [email protected]

Town of Halfmoon Camp Counselors
New employee application.pdf

Camp Wilton 3 position Flyer.pdf

YMCA Camp Toga

Global Foundries Apprenticeship-Flyer-Malta.pdf


Certificate of Residency Form

Capital District Consulting

SAT Prep Classes

Galway flyer 2023 September.pdf

Kaplan Test Prep 

For students wanting to explore test prep over the summer, Kaplan is offering FREE PSAT, SAT and ACT PRACTICE TESTS and WORKSHOPS. 

Tutor Place

SAT and ACT Practice Tests.

Offering FREE online practice tests. Test your knowledge, check your real time score and find your strenghts and weaknesses right away.

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