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.


HESC Virtual Events for Your Students and Families in January/February

  • Exploring Job Training and Other Pathways after High School
    Date: Thursday, Jan. 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

After high school, a traditional four-year college isn't right for everyone, and that's ok! Join HESC for a discussion to learn about the many different options after high school that lead to great careers including the skill trades, apprenticeships, training programs, and more! No preregistration required.

Join this event here.

  • What Juniors Need to Know about Preparing for College and Applying for Financial Aid
    Dates: Throughout February and March

Preparing for college and applying for financial aid can be overwhelming, but getting a jump start on your planning activities during your 11th grade year can help you stay on track for college. Join HESC financial aid experts who will help you get ready to apply to college and help you learn how to get help paying for it. We'll also share information on important deadlines and what you should be checking off your list during your junior year of high school. No preregistration required.

Check here for dates and links.

  • How to Create Your Smart College Application List
    Date: Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Deciding which colleges to apply to can be confusing. Join HESC and college admissions officers to learn tips on how to evaluate admission requirements and affordability, and consider your individual preferences and goals, to create your smart college list. No preregistration required.

College Application Month Report

  • If your school participated in College Application Month, be sure you're counted! If you haven't already, complete this brief report as soon as possible.
  • Your input will ensure New York's reporting accuracy when sharing the successes of our campaign with our national partners and help us make improvements for 2022.
  • Thanks for your assistance!

Your Students Who Need Help Completing the FAFSA and TAP Applications Can Drop into HESC's Virtual Lounge!

  • Beginning February 2, HESC representatives will be available every Wednesday, 3:00-6:00 pm, at our virtual drop-in lounge to answer questions about the FAFSA and TAP applications.
  • Students and parents must create their own FSA IDs and each student and one parent need FSA IDs to electronically sign and submit the FAFSA.
  • Links to each Wednesday's Drop-in Lounge are found at
  • If your students have started the FAFSA and stopped because they were confused about a question, or if they are just having trouble getting started, urge them to log in!

STEM Incentive Program

  • STEM applications are available now through August 15 each year.
  • The STEM Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York residents attending a public or private degree-granting college or university located in New York State. Recipients must be in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, pursue an approved, two or four-year STEM degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.
  • For students attending private college, the maximum award for the 2021-2022 academic year is equal to the SUNY tuition rate which is $7,070 per year.
  • Students can complete and submit the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application.

The BOCES/CTE Open House for the Myers Center will  be a fully virtual event.  It will be on January 20th.  Session times are 6:00-6:30, 6:30-7:00, and 7:00- 7:30 which will allow students/parents to see three programs.  Registration is necessary, please click on the link below:

Open House Registration

The Air Force ROTC have an upcoming Shadow Day program on Monday 21 February 2022. Click on the link below for more information.


Virtual Shadow Day Flyer 2022.pdf 


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


Job Opportunities


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


Certificate of Residency Form

Kaplan Test Prep 

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