Summer Hours for Nyack Schools Administration Building are Monday - Thursday from 8:00am - 4:00pm.
The District Administration Offices will be closed each Friday from July 6th through August 24th.
Have a safe and happy summer!
8:30 - Algebra 1, English Language Arts, Physical Setting Chemistry
12:30 - Global History, Algebra 2
8:30 - US History& Gov, Physical Setting /Earth Science
12:30 - Geometry, Living Environment
University of New Haven Visit
Rochester Institute of Technology
Please see attached BOCES Brochure with information about Local Summer School
Please see letter regarding registering for Summer school and Transportaion
Introducing the Nyack Young Writers Scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by an alumnus of Nyack High School and will be judged solely on a short story or collection of poetry. First place award is $3,500 and second place award is $1,000. We are announcing this now so that interested students would have the summer to work on their submission. See attached flyer and information sheet.
The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation has just announced that the Excelsior Scholarship application will be available on 3/26/18 and will close on July 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Eligibility Requirements be NYS resident, attend a SUNY or CUNY college or university in pursuit of a two-year or four year degree, have a family federal adjusted gross income of $110,000 or less, and be on track to graduate on time with an Associate's Degree in two consecutive years or a Bachelor's Degree in four consecutive years. For more information to to: hesc.ny.gov/excelsior
See the attached Excelsior Scholarship information and link to the Excelsior Scholarship application.
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.
An applicant must:
· be a NYS resident and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the fall college term;
· be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
· be a high school senior/recent high school graduate who will be enrolled full time at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and the statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University, beginning in the fall term following his or her high school graduation;
· be ranked in the top 10 percent of his/her high school graduating class at a NYS high school;
· be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program leading to a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a SUNY or CUNY college;
· earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher each term after the first semester;
· execute a Service Contract agreeing to reside and work in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics in NYS for five years. View the terms and conditions of the service contract.
Students matriculated in these programs of study may be eligible for a STEM Incentive Program award. The program of study must result in an approved occupation.
Parents can submit a FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016: for more information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes
Dual enrollment classes provide students an opportunity to take college level courses while enrolled in Nyack High School. The Nyack School District is committed to having students prepared for college level coursework. In partnership with SUNY, students have the opportunity to enroll in college level courses in art, english, history, math, music, science, and world language. In addition, students who are enrolled in Project Lead the Way, have an opportunity to receive credits from Rochester Institute of Technology, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Iowa and University of New Haven. Students will take classes at Nyack High School and will be taught by an approved Nyack High School teacher who is following the course syllabus of the college the course is affiliated with. Students must register with the college and successfully complete the course in order to receive the college credits, which may be transferable to other colleges and universities.
The following are college level courses offered at Nyack High School for the 2018-19 school year:
|RCC Pre-Calculus - 4 credits||SUNY Albany Advanced Science Research-12 credits||University of New Haven Engineering Design & Development -2 credits||RCC Music Theory I-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-3 credits||RCC Spanish 201-3 credits|
|RCC Calculus - 4 credits||RCC General Biology I-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-4 credits||University of Iowa Aerospace Engineering-3 credits||RCC Digital Photography-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-3 credits||RCC French 102-3 credits|
|RCC Statistics-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-4 credits||
RCC Environmental Science-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-4 credits
|MS&T Principal of Biomedical Sciences-3 credits Application for Missouri S T Bio Sci Credit||RCC American History I & II-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-6 credits||RCC French 201-3 credits|
|RCC College Algebra-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-4 credits||RIT Introduction to Engineering-3 credits||MS&T Human Body-3 credits Application for Missouri S T Bio Sci Credit||RCC Criminal Law-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-3 credits||SUNY Albany Basic Spanish for Heritage Speakers - NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-3 credits|
|RCC College Writing I & II-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-6 credits||RIT Principles of Engineering-3 credits||MS&T Medical Intervention-3 credits Application for Missouri S T Bio Sci Credit||RCC Spanish 102-3 credits||SUNY Albany Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers-NEW (Pending BOE Approval)-3 credits|
Guidance Department Office: telephone (845) 353-7120 fax (845) 353-7119
Lorraine Longing - Director of Guidance K-12, email@example.com
Maggie Gershonovitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Heinemann, email@example.com
Sean Cavanagh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Stevens, email@example.com
Diana Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Renee Eschmann
Guidance Support Staff
2017 - 18 School Year :
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|Ms. Heinemann||C - Fi||Car - Gr||Bro - Fe||Car - Ha|
|Mr. Cavanagh||Fo - Maz||Gro _ Maz||Fer - L||Ham - Mc|
|Mr. Stevens||Mc - R||Mc - Sa||M - Ro||Me - Sanc|
|Mrs. Wright||S - Z||Santi - Z||S - Z||Sand -Z|
Our Lunch and Learn - career explorations program offers our students the opportunity to hear from local corporations, small businesses and medical offices during lunch periods. Our Lunch and Learn program is open to all high school students. Sign up in the guidance office. Presentations will take place in room 202 during student's lunch period. Remember to bring a bagged lunch! Check back for announcements of upcoming Lunch & Learn presentations during the 2017 - 18 school year.
Students at our April 11, 2018 Lunch and Learn had the opportunity to hear from members from the Greater Nyack Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan who discussed transportation planning and engineering profession.
Lunch and Learn Program #4-February15, 2018. Kia Mack from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising spoke to students today. Her topic was The Future is Now: Social, Digital, and New Media Marketing.
-Lunch and Learn Program # 3- November 15, 2017. Presenters discussed various programs including Nursing, Criminal Justice, Automotive Technology and the Honors Program.
-Lunch and Learn #2-A representative from Edward Hopper House and some of their volunteers spoke about their teen leadership program the Nighthawks on October 26, 2017 at 10:30 in room 202.
-Lunch and Learn Program#1-October 25, 2017-former Nyack H.S. graduate Udit Thakur talks about what goes on behind the scenes in politics.
Welcome to the site for scholarship opportunities for our 2018 graduates. In place of issuing multiple bulletins throughout the school year, we are providing one comprehensive list which outlines the many opportunities for your child to apply for scholarships. This will give you and your child time to determine which scholarships are the best match. We will also list these scholarships by category.
The categories will include National scholarships, NYS scholarships, Rockland County Scholarships and scholarships awarded solely to Nyack High School students.
Many scholarships are designed to be submitted online and you will see the website address included on the list. Each organization posts their scholarships at different times of the year; you may not see a deadline date for 2018 yet. Keep checking back with the organization.
Many scholarships require a resume, so this is a good time to start yours. If you do not have paid work experience, you can list volunteer positions and sport teams that you are involved in. There is a template in Naviance which you can use to guide you in constructing the resume. You will almost always be requested to include a transcript and a recommendation. Please see your guidance counselor for these items and they will direct you accordingly.
The Guidance Department at Nyack High School hosts a scholarship awards night each year in June to recognize and award scholarships to all winners. If you apply to a scholarship that is not listed here and you are notified that you have won, please let Mrs. Lauturner, guidance secretary, know so that we may include you in our recognition night.
Deadlines for submission of applications are firm and late submissions will not be accepted by the guidance department or the donor organizations. Good Luck!
Click the link below to view all scholarships.
Please see copies of forms used in the guidance office:
Need a transcript? - If you have graduated from Nyack high school, please go to http://www.parchment.com/u/registration/18178/account to request a transcript. To request a transcript, click on the link and create a New Learner Account. Class of 2017, your official transcript has been mailed to the college you are attending in the fall. Any questions, please contact your guidance counselor. Current students can obtain a transcript by contacting their guidance counselor.
The Prevention Corner is newly developed to keep you aware of trends, encourage you to stay connected, and to understand where to get help.
Our summer newsletter written by Dornzella Milligan, Student Support Services Prevention Coordinator, focuses on Juuling: Summer 2018 newletter 002.
Helpful resources for parents on the dangers on E - Cigarette use among youth:
How to talk to kids about e-cigarettes/vaping - https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.
View Sophomore parent night power point: Sophomore Parent Night
Letter to Parents/Guardians of Junior Students
This year's junior parent night was rescheduled for February 1st. Mr. Mitchell Lipton, Vice President of Enrollment Services at Cooper Union presented information on the application process. To view PowerPoint from the junior parent night: Nyack High School -Junior College Search and Application Presentation.
learn more about possible careers by exploring careers at: http://careercornerstone.org
Common Application announces 2017 - 18 ESSAY Prompts http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018-essay-prompts
Valuable information about college planning can be found on our Junior Post High School Planning Guide 2017-2018
Summer between Junior and Senior Year
September 18th, we hosted our senior parent night. During the event we heard about the college application process. To view the power point: Senior Parent Night17 - 18
Oct 4th, we hosted our annual financial aid evening. Joe Weglarz, Executive Director of Student Financial Services at Marist College was here sharing information about the financial aid process. Here are some additional websites:
For important information about college planning, please read : Senior Planning Guide 2017-2018