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College Prep


Beginning in 8th Grade, students in the 15-LOVE program are eligible to participate in the College Prep & Leadership Program. The group meets every Friday night and students also have one-on-one sessions to make sure they are on track to meet their goals. Students work through a five-year curriculum that ends with the college application, financial aid and decision process. Furthermore, 15-LOVE offers graduates the opportunity to apply for the Denise McCoy Scholarship, which offers them financial assistance for up to four years of higher education.


"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs." Zig Ziglar

Recent Alumni

Hasan Serville

 Hudson Valley Community College.

Hasan Serville graduated from Schenectady High School and the Smart Scholars Program at SCCC. He plans to attend HVCC Hudson Valley Community College to study Computer Science / Computer Information Systems. His future career goals are to do Website Design and Development for successful and impactful technology organizations.


EJ Cabahug

Siena College

EJ Cabahug attended Albany High School and has committed to Siena College to possibly study Business. He hopes to run a clothing business of his own or get into some sort of business.


Damien Ceniza

 Hudson Valley Community College

Damien Ceniza attended Albany High School and has plans to attend HVCC- Hudson Valley Community College to study Business/Computer Science to become videogame developer or an entrepreneur.

Rondacia McPherson

University of Pennsylvania

Rondacia McPherson attended Schenectady High School / SUNY Schenectady Early College High School. She was this year’s SHS Salutatorian. She plans to attend University of Pennsylvania and study Biochemistry with the hopes of becoming a surgeon.


Josiah Spivey

Hudson Valley Community College

Josiah Spivey attended Schenectady High School and will be attending Hudson Valley Community College in the fall to study Construction Technology-Building Construction with the hopes of becoming a Building Contractor.

Mohamed Shahabuddeen

Siena + RPI

Mohamed Shahabuddeen attended Schenectady High School/ SUNY Schenectady Early College High School. He will be attending Siena + Rensselaer (RPI) 3/2 Engineering Program. Siena participates with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), in a cooperative science engineering program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree. He hopes to obtain a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering.


Colleges & Universities Attended by Our Alumni