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
Shannon Britten
Junior High Guidance Counselor

Camilla Colangelo
Guidance Secretary

518-882-1033 ext. 3810

Fax: 518-734-0346



Important Information  

Click here to view the scholarships found in the
"Guidance Office Scholarship Folder"


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 2022 competition, the selection criteria must be published and made available to students on or before September 30, 2021.

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.

Do you have students interested in attending a service academy? Please share this information session for those interested in the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies. The admissions process and academic requirements are unique for service academies and this session is open to all high school students and college counselors.


Date: Sept. 28, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students and school counselors

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.


To register for the session, please use the following link:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, & Yale 
Information Sessions

Prospective Student Information Sessions

Sunday, September 19, 2021
7pm EDT/6pm CDT/5pm MDT/4pm PDT
Event Registration

Monday, September 20, 2021
7pm EDT/6pm CDT/5pm MDT/4pm PDT
Event Registration

Sunday, September 26, 2021
7pm EDT/6pm CDT/5pm MDT/4pm PDT
Event Registration

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
7pm EDT/6pm CDT/5pm MDT/4pm PDT
Event Registration

Sunday, October 3, 2021
7pm EDT/6pm CDT/5pm MDT/4pm PDT
Event Registration

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
7pm EDT/6pm CDT/5pm MDT/4pm PDT
Event Registration

Sunday, October 10, 2021
7pm EDT/6pm CDT/5pm MDT/4pm PDT
Event Registration

Advance registration is required.

Attending a session is a great way to learn more about these schools, but it won't affect a student's chances of admission.

For High School Seniors | October 5, 7, 17

Virtual SUNY College Fairs return in October! We are excited to meet your students online and to help them find their SUNY Match. Students can register now at:

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

The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is proud to continue its 27-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities.

Winners from every school and
scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000.

The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance are proud to reward male and female community-minded scholar-athletes at the state and national level.

  • School Winners from every school.
  • 88 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship.
  • 10 National Finalists receive a $2,000 scholarship.
  • 2 National Winners receive a $10,000 scholarship.

They’ve done the hard work.
Now, they just need to apply.

Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade. Now, help them get the recognition they deserve:

Job Opportunities


Invisible Fence Technician Laborer
Looking for a fit person to start out as a Laborer and become our go to person in March of next year. Job pays $1000-$1500 per week w/ tips. Located in Galway. Click on link above for full job description. Contact James Burton, 518 225-2840.

Walmart Careers.pdf
Walmart DC 6096 in Johnstown is hiring. Starting pay $21.75 - $27.75. Click on flier for details.

Trustco Bank Career Opportunities
Click on link for details.

New BOCES programs offered:

Early College Career Academy > Business and Entrepreneurship


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