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 2017-2018 Dates

 SAT/CEEB Code: 332920 

ACT Code: 337446

SAT Test Dates  SAT Registration Deadline
October 7, 2017 September 8, 2017
 November 4, 2017 October 5, 2016
December 2, 2017 November 2, 2017
March 10, 2018 February 9, 2018
May 5, 2018 April 6, 2018
June 2, 2018  May 3, 2018
ACT Test Dates  ACT Registration Deadline
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017
December 9, 2017  November 3, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018


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.