Register for Spring 2019 Vocal and Instrumental Solo Festivals

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Students who sing or play a woodwind, brass, percussion, or string instrument will have an opportunity to perform in one of the upcoming NYSSMA solo festivals. The dates and locations are as follows:


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Box Tops for Education Due March 1st

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Please keep your Box Tops for Education coming! Thanks to you, we have earned over $320 from the Box Tops for Education program. AC can earn up to $20,000 each year and we are free to use the money for anything we need. To make it easier, you can print out the collection sheet here to collect your box tops. Each completed sheet is worth $5! You can also turn in loose box tops to the Welcome Desk. Contact AC parent Kristin Rorapaugh with any questions.

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Blood Drive with Red Cross March 1st

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Did you know that ONE blood donation has the power to save up to THREE lives? Join AC and the American Red Cross in the Alumni Gym for our annual blood drive on Friday, March 1st, from 12-5 p.m. in the Alumni Gym. You can even schedule a donation appointment ahead of time online.

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We Need YOU! March 1st Side-by-side Concert

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Dust off those instruments and join our Beginner Band for
AC’s first-ever 
Side-by-Side Concert!

Friday, March 1st
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Side-by-side concerts are opportunities for musicians of various ages and ability levels to get together and learn from each other, build strong connections through music, and celebrate learning and growth in a fun, low-stress environment. Parents, older siblings, grandparents, extended family and family friends are all invited. School faculty, staff, and administrators are also welcome to join in the fun.


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Yearbook Ads for Class of 2019 Due Feb. 15th

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Our school’s yearbook, Synergy, has space each year for personal messages and advertisements. Designing and placing an ad or message can be a great way to commemorate a graduation, congratulate a student or group of students, or honor a member of the AC community. The final ads are due to Jostens at by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15th.

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Coffee Klatch for Parents of Juniors

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Parents of 11th-grade students are invited to AC for an informal coffee klatch with College Advisor Kristin Cocquyt to answer questions and share in the excitement with fellow parents as you plan for your student’s college search and application process. In Mrs. Cocquyt’s experience, this is an especially timely opportunity for parents who are navigating the college search with a child for the first time.

The following Junior Parent Coffees will be offered for the Class of 2020:

  • Thursday, January 31st, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Founders’ Lounge

  • Thursday, February 7th, 9-10 a.m. in the Dining Commons

RSVP here:

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Upcoming SAT/ACT Prep Course

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

By Kristin Cocquyt

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Through AC’s partnership with Rochester-based tutoring company, Chariot Learning, AC students can enroll in the SAT/ACT Intensive Class held right here on campus. The winter SAT/ACT Intensive Class begins on Monday, February 4th, and AC students have priority registration through January 25th. After that date, the class opens enrollment to students from other school communities, too. The class is capped at 12 students, so don’t miss out! The winter 2019 course is geared towards all students in Grade 11 and students in Grade 10 who are currently enrolled in Algebra II and higher.

If you do not want to enroll in the SAT/ACT Intensive Class, you can still register to take the practice SAT and ACT tests for free. These are full-length, proctored practice tests here at AC.

  • Register for free practice SAT and ACT tests. Proctored and timed practice tests are integral to effective test preparation and also the best method for students to determine which test (ACT vs. SAT) they prefer to take officially.

Questions about the SAT/ACT Intensive class? Please email Mike Bergin, President of Chariot Learning.

Any other college advising related questions? Please email me directly.


Kristin Cocquyt

Kristin Cocquyt

Unlike most of our peer schools, we have a dedicated full-time college advisor. Kristin Cocquyt's primary focus is to support, guide, and advise AC students on their college search and application process. She has been in the field of education for 13 years and has visited over 160 colleges, giving her a solid basis for recommending colleges that are great matches for our students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Hamilton College and is a member of both the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
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Family Skiing at Hunt Hollow

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Join us for the Family Skiing Event at Hunt Hollow Ski Club next Friday when school is closed for students (faculty in-service day). Those who don’t ski can sit by the cozy fireplace in the lodge!

The cost of a ski pass is $25. Ski rentals are available for $15 and snowboard rentals are available for $20. Those interested in ski lessons would need to call the Snowsports School at Hunt Hollow for rates and availability at 585-374-5428, option 5, by January 18th.

Hunt Hollow offers a cafeteria-style restaurant or you can pack a picnic lunch and even use the available outdoor grills.

Please note that transportation and child supervision will not be provided by the school as this event is intended for families.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mrs. Lisa Campbell at by January 22nd.

  • WHEN: January 25th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Hunt Hollow Ski Club is located at 7532 County Rd 36, Naples, NY.
  • RSVP: Contact Lisa Campbell at by January 22nd to sign up for this event.
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