Transitions: Senior Transition Planning Events  


Ms.Greenwood works with all seniors throughout the year both individuallyand in classroom programs. The primary focus is on completing remainingdiploma requirements and completing actions required for specifictransition plans, whether the next step is college, military, employmentor a gap year experience. Use the table below to view the schedule ofplanned activities. Events and activities with important deadlines are indicted in RED.

TRANSITIONSCourse Syllabus


TheTransitions course is an integrated curriculum delivered to allstudents periodically through English 12 and Economics/Government 12classes and large group workshops. The focus is on helping seniorsbegin and complete the necessary transition activities including aresumé, college applications, military and employment contacts.






PIG/PA/ECO class

Transition Action Plan

Register by deadlines to test or re-test ACT or SAT, if needed 

The Common Application:

Read Wings.

Complete Transition Action Plan

Update Activity Sheet.

Schedule Graduation Review

Review college application requirements


HCS foyer

RAC College Fair

Talk with College Reps.

Pick up college information


Room 1016: Period 5

College Essay Writing Seminar

Participate in writing seminar conducted by Hobart & William Smith Colleges' admission counselor


English 12 class

Resume Writing Seminar

Read Wings

View Powerpoint.



Prepare Activity Sheet and information to begin Resume


Room 1016
7:10 PM
College Applications Workshop Attend workshop with parent to understand paper and online application processing


English 12 class Resume Writing Seminar

Resume Information
Use Template on HCS website (or another) to develop Resume.

Resume Template

Submit Resume to Credentials File by November 1.

DEC Room 1016
7:10 PM
Financial Aid Workshop

Attend workshop with parent to understand the college financial aid process and how to apply for financial aid.


English 12 class



Exit Actions

Use mobile laptops to register PIN at FAFSA website and complete other exit actions

Get Your PIN Here 

Complete the FAFSA before March 1

File at:

  Apply for TAP

See note below for "Apply For   TAP Here" in Related Links

Apply for TAP through FAFSA or at:

APR English 12 class Scholarship Essays Review and develop essays required for scholarship applications


English 12 class

Status Check: Eligibility for   Graduation & Awards

Graduation Information

Assess academic progress in diploma-required courses.

Complete Graduate Introduction information.

Complete HCS Graduation Awards application.


  • Get Your PIN Here
    This Web site is your source of information for the Federal Student Aid PIN. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.

  • File Your FAFSA Here
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. You use the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid, such as grants, loans and work-study. In addition, most states and colleges use information from the FAFSA to award nonfederal aid.

  • Apply for TAP here
    New York State (NYS) Residents attending NYS schools will have the option to link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. If you exited the FAFSA before selecting this option, you can complete the application after HESC receives your FAFSA data (three days). HESC will send you an email or postcard notifying you to complete the TAP application online if you did not select the FAFSA link to TAP on the Web.

  • Common Application
    The Common Application allows students to apply to over 500 private and public colleges through a single application system.