The Oneida Counseling Department has created a dedicated COVID-19 support site that can be used for parents, student and staff.  Please see below link.
OHS Counseling COVID-19
OHS Counselors Google Classroom

Counselors will be posting important information here.  Contact can be made with counselors via email or through the classroom.


Freshman Code: 6ew343w
Sophomore Code: zvdx45b

Junior Code: ojcptzo 
Senior Code:  vw3mojx


 Madison County services available
Please follow the below links to find local services available to all Madison County residents

Madison County Webpage

Madison County Service Directory
Important Dates

Financial Aid Info Night.............. TBD
Financial Aid Assistance Night........ October 7th, 2021 6-7:30pm
College Fair.…………………October 14th, 2021

AP Exams…………………… May 2022

SAT Date (for OHS).………...October 2, 2021
May 7, 2022

ACT Date (for OHS)………...October 23, 2021
June 11, 2022

Welcome to the OHS Counseling & Guidance Homepage  
Contact Information: P: (315) 363-6901 x3  F: (315) 366-0619
Throughout your four years in High School, you will be presented with many exciting opportunities as well as possible challenges.  The counselors are available to support you and share valuable information to ensure a positive and successful academic career. Be sure to check back often as we continually update our site! 


    Mrs. Erika Haggerty, Director A-F
    Ms. Alexis Scampone, Counselor G-M
    Mr. Nicolas Grossmann, Counselor N-Z 
    Mrs. Stephanie Anderson, Social Worker
    Mrs. Patricia Vaccaro, Counseling Secretary PVaccaro@oneidacsd.or

    Meet the OHS Counseling Team!


    From Left to right: Patty Vaccaro, Nicolas Grossmann, Erika Haggerty, Stephanie Anderson, Alexis Scampone


    Scheduling Info: Student should be reviewing the below course description books, counselors will begin meeting with students to make plans for next year.  Please email your students counselor with any questions. 

2021-2022 Course Description Booklet


Attn: all students needing working papers, we are sure many of you will be looking for working papers over the next few weeks.  Please see below instructions to obtain working papers while we are closed.  

Download the application below

Parents need to fill out Part I and Part II of the form. 

 Student's physical needs to updated within the past year.  Will be verified by the school nurse.  

Completed application should be emailed to or dropped off in the counseling office.  After verification, Mrs. Vaccaro will provide the documents.

Working Papers Application
STEM College Conversation
STEM Colleges as they provide updates about college admissions, programs, and their innovative curriculum that will prepare your students for their future careers.
1/20 11am
Register Here

Air Force ROTC Remote Shadow Day

Please see below attachment for information
Virtual Shadow Day Flyer 2022.pdf


5 hr
Register Here

Register Here





SUNY Oswego is offering Free Application Weeks! Students can apply for free using the Common App — but they have to act now. Here’s what you need to know...

Apply for Free: We will waive application fees between November 8 - 21 for students who...

  • Apply to SUNY Oswego via the Common App.
  • Check “yes” to this question: “Would you like to use an application fee waiver?”
  • Complete and submit their app by November 21, 2021 (BTW, we are Test Optional)


Q Center
BOCES 2021 Virtual Open House October 25-29.  See link below
Virtual Open House


Info for incoming seniors as you start you college search:

UAlbany’s Competitive Award opportunities for first-time freshmen.

These renewable $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients based on supplemental application materials and interviews. Interested students must apply to UAlbany through the Early Action option (November 15 deadline) and submit award application materials through their UAlbany application portal by December 1.

College of Arts and Sciences Competitive Awards
For students interested in one of the following majors:
  • Art; Art History; Music; Theatre (The Arts) 
  • Atmospheric Science; Environmental Science (Earth Sciences) 
  • Africana Studies; Chinese Studies; East Asian Studies; Globalization Studies; Japanese Studies; Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies (Global Studies)
  • Communication; English; Journalism; Linguistics; Spanish (Languages and Literatures)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Physics (Physical Sciences) 
  • Anthropology; Economics; Geography; History; Sociology (Social Sciences)      
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Competitive Awards
For students interested in one of the following majors:
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
Great Dane Teacher Program Competitive Awards
For students interested in the Great Dane Teacher Program for one of the following majors:
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Mathematics
University in the High School Competitive Awards
For students currently enrolled in UAlbany’s University in the High School Program

Please use the links above to explore our Competitive Awards and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with your students this fall!


Class of 2021…..Are you attending a SUNY or CUNY school this fall?  If so, you may be eligible for the NYS Excelsior Scholarship.  

To apply, students must meet eligibility requirements, including:

  • Be residents of New York State
  • Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two or four-year college
  • Complete 30 credits per year towards their program of study
  • Graduate with an Associate's Degree in two years or a Bachelor's Degree in four years

Family income requirements: This program is open to students whose annual household federal adjusted gross income is $125,000 or less.

To complete the application, you will need: 2019  IT-201 NYS Income Tax Return(s) for you and your parent(s), as applicable.

The Excelsior Scholarship Application is available here.    Students eligible to apply through the NYS DREAM Act can apply at


More information can be found at the Excelsior Scholarship.


As the pandemic continues to deepen inequities in our country, college enrollments are trending downward among first-time, first-generation college students from low-income households and underrepresented backgrounds. While families across the state struggle with the challenges brought about by COVID-19, the State University of New York (SUNY) is offering extra support to students to submit their college applications this year.


SUNY recently launched the 'Big Dreams, Small Step' campaign to provide assistance to high school students who are at risk of being left behind this year — and who stand to benefit the most from a college degree. This new campaign builds on the 'SUNY For All' initiative, which aims to broaden access to the country's largest system of public higher education for learners at every stage of life.

We know that a college degree has the ability to change the trajectory of one's life and improve career success. However, even before the pandemic, students from low-income households or those from underrepresented groups had just a 10-25 percent chance of earning a degree. The 'Big Dreams, Small Step' initiative will provide additional support, resources, and guidance to help students navigate the admissions process this year.

Support options include:

Designated Application Weeks featuring individual appointments and personal support on the SUNY application (including assistance on how to apply to SUNY's Educational Opportunity Program). The first of these is next week, March 15-19.

  • Application fee waivers for eligible students, potentially adding up to $350 in savings when applying to multiple schools
  • SUNY's 'personalized support service' expansion to help applicants complete an application fee waiver and secure the endorsement of their high school counselor remotely
  • Enhanced 'College Advisor of the Day' programming, where high school students can book a focused, one-on-one conversation about SUNY's offerings and the application process
  • Immediate, easy-to-follow guidance on applying to SUNY and where to get help

Utica College Raise Me Scholarships:

We are excited to let you know that Utica College has partnered with RaiseMe! As you may already know, RaiseMe is an online platform for 9th-11th grade students to earn money for college. As the college search season is well underway, we wanted to encourage you to share this news with your students.

Through RaiseMe, your students can earn “micro-scholarships” (performance-based scholarships) from Utica College and nearly 300 other colleges for their high school achievements, beginning in 9th grade. Students can earn for A’s, community service, extra-curricular activities, and everything in between. Specifically, students can earn the following through Utica College’s micro-scholarship program with RaiseMe:
●    $80 for each A in a Core course
●    $40 for each extracurricular activity per school year
●    $4 for every hour of community service
●    $500 for a campus visit to Utica College
●    Up to $40 for each Honors, Advanced, College Level, Pre-AP or Pre-IB course
Thousands of counselors are using this free program to motivate students early, improve outcomes, and reinforce the guidance they’re already giving. RaiseMe can help your students get a head start on their college search, and develop into stronger applicants. Help your students get started at





The Director of Selective Service would like to remind all men they need to register with the Selective Service.

To help register you will need to go to  You can pre register at 17 years and 3 months of age until you reach 18 years of age.  (Selective Service Registration )