College & Career Advising
Pulaski Academy and Central School has established a program of college and career advising which provides opportunities for students to experience college and career pathways throughout high school and prepare for their future.
Program offerings include a rigorous program of high school study which includes ten AP courses and over forty college credits through concurrent enrollment classes, as well as several CiTi BOCES programs in career and technical education.
The PACS counseling team works to help students prepare goal-based plans for post high school. The preparation begins in 9th grade when students work with the College Board Program to create a portfolio that is reviewed annually and maintained throughout high school. The counseling team meets 1-on-1 with each student to review and update this plan. In addition to monitoring academic programs to support students in earning high school credits, required New York State sequences and fulfilling NYS Regents and Pathway Assessments, our school counselors build into the programming the following opportunities to aid students in the development of their post high school plans:
- college visits during the sophomore, junior and senior year
- college fairs
- meetings with college admissions personnel
- College Board Program Review
- visits from military recruiters
- 1-on-1 support in completing college applications
- Freshman Year Orientation Night
- Sophomore Seminar Parent Night
- CITI Orientation
- Junior College Information Night
- Junior and Senior Financial Aid Night
The District is conducting a review of our college and career advising program during the 2020-21 school year. A special emphasis is being placed on reviewing career planning and alumni outreach.
Please contact our High School Guidance Office with questions and for support.