A majority of Cohoes High School sophomores, juniors and seniors on Wednesday morning took critical college entrance exams while freshmen got to experience campus life firsthand.
For the second year in a row, the district partnered with College Board to offer the SAT and PSAT free of charge during regular school hours.
“This is all about removing barriers and expanding opportunities,” Principal Bryan Wood said. “Our sophomores and juniors can see where they’re at with the PSAT and our seniors take the SAT, a critical component of the college admissions process.”
About 60 seniors took the SAT while 130 sophomores and juniors sat for the PSAT.
While everyone else was test-taking, CHS freshmen toured the UAlbany campus. They visited lecture halls, classrooms, dorms and attended information sessions with current students.
“This provides students with an experience outside of the classroom in which they can ponder their own future and envision themselves in college or some other type of higher education,” Assistant Principal Laura Tarlo said. “It allows our freshman cohort a firsthand look at what a four-year university campus looks like and a chance to hear from students enrolled in various programs.”