School Counseling at LLCS

Welcome to the school counseling web page, where you will find information about activities, events, and notices important during your years at LLCS. As the school counselor, my goal it to assist all our students Pre-K to 12th in academic, personal/social, college/career growth through various means such as individual counseling, group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and through indirect student support. throughout the year. Students, families, & community members, feel free to contact me!

Long Lake CSD School Counselor Mrs. Elisha P.  Cohen or (518)624-2221 

Long Lake K- 12 Comprehensive School Counseling Plan 2019-2020.pdf

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
  • Pre-ACT: Pre American College Test. A practice test for the ACT, usually taken junior year in the fall. High scorers can qualify for scholarships. 
  • 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 2019-2020 Dates

 SAT/CEEB Code: 332920 

ACT Code: 337446

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

ACT Scores Available

July 13, 2019

June 14th

July 23rd

September 14, 2019

Aug. 16th

Sept. 24th

October 26, 2019

Sept. 20th

Nov. 5th

December 14, 2019

Nov. 8th

Dec. 23rd

February 8th, 2020

Jan. 10th

Feb. 18th

April 4th, 2020

Feb. 28th

Apr. 14th

June 13, 2020

May 8th

June 23rd

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

SAT Scores Available

August 24, 2019

July 26th

Sept. 6th

October 5, 2019

Sept. 6th

Oct. 18th

November 2, 2019

Oct. 3rd

Nov. 15th

December 7, 2019

Nov. 8th

Dec. 20th

March 14th, 2020

Feb. 14th

Mar. 27th

May 2nd, 2020

Apr. 3rd

May 15th

June 6, 2020

May 8th

July 15th

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

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.

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is  form completed yearly by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid, including the amount of scholarships, grants, loans, and out of pocket expenses needed to pay for college.