Guidance at LLCS

Welcome to the Guidance Office's webpage, where you will find information about activities, events and notices important during your years at LLCS.

Long Lake School Counselor Ms. Elisha Pylman

Feel free to contact me: or (518)624-2221 x316  



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About Post-Secondary Tests

Bothered by pesky acronyms and other abbreviations?  Here are brief explanations regarding these tests:

  • SAT:  Scholastic Assessment Test.  A test that assesses a student's verbal, mathematical and writing skills for college
  • PSAT: Pre-Scholastic Assessment Test.  A practice test for the SAT, usually taken by juniors in the fall.  High scorers can qualify for scholarships.
  • ACT:  American College Test.  An assessment test that covers English, Math, Reading and Science
  • ASVAB:  Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.  That assessment is administered by the U.S. Military.  It includes 8 individual tests covering verbal and math skills, science, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, and electronics, auto/shop and mechanical familiarity.  It is designed to help students learn more about potentially satisfying occupations and predict future academic and occupational success in the military.  All sophomores are welcome to explore their aptitude for various skills to help assist in career exploration.

SAT & ACT 2018-2019 Dates

 SAT/CEEB Code: 332920 

ACT Code: 337446

SAT Test Dates  SAT Registration Deadline
October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018
November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018
December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018
March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019
May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019
June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019
ACT Test Dates  ACT Registration Deadline
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018
December 8, 2018  November 2, 2018
February 9, 2019 January 11, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019


Guide to Educational Acronyms and Abbreviations

The world of education, like many other broad areas, includes numerous acronyms and abbreviations that are often not very well defined or explained.  It can be very frustrating to be confronted with these things when you have little familiarity with them.

Education-related abbreviations and acronyms can be especially annoying; there are many of them, and they are often thrown around as if everybody understands their meaning.

BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services):  These boards provide shared educational programs and services with and for school districts.  There are many of them around New York State. Long Lake Central School is part of the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES.

ELA (English & Language Arts):  Refers to reading, literature, writing, speaking and listening in the world of English coursework.

IEP (Individualized Education Plan):  A written statement (for a student with a disability) developed by a team of knowledgeable professionals with input from parents.  The IEP describes student strengths as well as how the student will be served and what goals she/he should be meeting.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics):  A STEM curriculum attempts to integrate these four subjects by cultivating creativity and developing skills that drive innovation

STEAM: add Art to the above-noted STEM, with a similar purpose.