School Counseling Office Staff
Mrs. Karen Beck - Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Marilyn Ellis - Secretary

School Counselors can help students with problems that are related to academics, career exploration or personal and social issues. Sometimes we refer students to see our school psychologist or other counselors that come into our school. We can also make referrals for parents to bring their children to outside counselors for issues like anxiety, depression, eating disorders or other personal issues.

New and returning students will need to fill out enrollment forms. Please call the guidance office to schedule an appointment to meet with your student's counselor. The enrollment forms can be printed using the link found below and can be filled out ahead of time. Please bring proof of address, birth certificate and relevant custody paperwork if appropriate.

  • New York is now home to the Nation's first accessible college program - The Excelsior Scholarship.

    Under this grounding breaking initiative, the Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student-financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free.

    Recipients of the Excelsior Scholarship may receive up to $5,500 or actual tuition, whichever is less. The maximum Excelsior Scholarship will be reduced by the amount of certain other student financial aid awards which an applicant has or will receive for the academic year including a New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) award and/or federal Pell grant.

    A recipient of an Excelsior Scholarship is eligible to receive award payments for not more than two years of full-time undergraduate study in a program leading to an associate’s degree or four years of full-time undergraduate study, or five years if the program of study normally requires five years in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree.

    You must live in New York State for the length of time you received the award. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the conversion of your award to a no-interest loan.

    The link to apply for this scholarship is attached.

    Please let me know if you have any questions. This scholarship came out so quickly that I may not have all the answers, but I will try to help you get the answers. You may also contact the financial aid office of the college you will be attending in the fall. Please note, this scholarship does not apply to private schools.

    Karen Beck
    School Counselor
    Argyle Central School
    Posted Jun 7, 2017, 9:58 AM by Matthew Miner
  • Financial Aid Days
    SUNY is offering a Financial Aid Days to assist students and their families in applying for financial aid and completing the FAFSA. This year, the date is Saturday  November 18th .
    These workshops are offered free of charge and are available at 41 locations throughout New York State to any student needing assistance with applying for financial aid.  Students and families are encouraged to register online at or by calling the SUNY Recruitment Response Center at 1.800.342.3811.
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:19 AM by Marilyn Ellis
  • Hudson Valley Community College Instant Admissions
    Seniors interested in applying to Hudson Valley Community College may attend the instant admissions event on Monday, October 16th. Please sign up in the guidance office to receive an application and appointment time. Application fee will be waived and students will be notified of acceptance on the spot. HVCC_student_application.pdf
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:20 AM by Marilyn Ellis
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