The school counseling program at Tech Valley High School is committed to supporting all students’ academic, personal/social and career development through a caring environment.
TVHS Course Catalog
See the course catalog for a listing and description of courses offered. Offerings vary based on student need and availability.
College Courses in the High School
While at TVHS, students have the opportunity to take courses for college credit. We partner with HVCC, SCCC, The College of St. Rose, Excelsior University, and UAlbany. Each year, we also offer students the opportunity for AP courses and AP self study.
Through a partnership with Excelsior University, students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree upon graduation from high school. Partial reimbursement is available for college courses in the high school through the Tech Valley High School Foundation.
College Search Process
Mrs. Lee guides students and families as they navigate the search process. See the links below for more resources about SAT/ACT testing, financial aid, and college visits.
Virtual College Events
Check out this document for a list of virtual college events
The SAT is an entrance exam used to make admissions decisions by most colleges and university. It is multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by The College Board. The test measures a high school student’s readiness for college and provides colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
The SAT is administered several times throughout the year. Register to take the SAT at The College Board
The ACT is an entrance exam used to make admissions decisions by most colleges and university. It is multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc. The test measures a high school student’s readiness for college and provides colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
The ACT is administered several times throughout the year. Register online at www.act.org
The Common Application
The Common Application is a not-for-profit, member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. This one application is accepted by more than 800 colleges. Visit The Common Application Website to learn more and to fill out the application.
All tests are administered at home district.
SAT: Fee $47.50 (with writing $64.50)
November 2 (register by 10/3)
December 7 (register by 11/8)
ACT: Fee $50.50 (with writing $67.00)
December 14 (register by 11/8)
Register online for both tests. You must upload a clear photo. Please follow the requirements for photo upload as it will print on the student’s ticket. Use school code 334-898. Fee waivers are available. Please see Mrs. Lee.
College Application Timeline
- Register to take the SAT /ACT in September
- Research colleges
- Look at topics for college essay in Common Application
- Sign up for college visits @ TVHS
- Add colleges to Naviance
- Create an account on the common app
- Attend Financial Aid Night at TVHS
- Start college essay
- Sign up to meet with Mrs. Lee
- Ask teachers for letters of recommendation in person and through Naviance
- FAFSA opens 10/1. Start filling this out.
- Retake SAT/ACT if needed