Nyack High School Science Research Program
If you are interested in participating please see the attached application pack . The deadline to submit your application is February 9, 2018.
Counselors: Diana Wright, Sean Cavanagh, Maggie Gershonovitz, Tara Heinemann, Russell Stevens
Grade 8 Incoming Freshman Parent Orientation
The Nyack Center, in collaboration with the colleges of Rockland County, is sponsoring the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Oratory Contest which will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Nyack Center. Students between the ages of 13-20 are asked to prepare and delver a three to five minute segment of a speech, sermon or letter composed by Dr. M.L. King. Speeches will be judged on content, comprehension of the material, interpretation, ability to stay within the allotted time frame, and overall presentation delivery. Awards will be made to students attending colleges both in and outside of Rockland County
How to talk to kids about e-cigarettes/vaping - https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.pdf
Juniors took the PSAT on October 11, 2017. Students in NY State will be able to access their scores through college board starting December 12.
All sophomores took the ACT Aspire on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Aspire is a test that measures your child's readiness for college and is also a practice test for the ACT, which is a college entrance exam.
See the attached Excelsior Scholarship information and link to the Excelsior Scholarship application.
A new tool for Alumni to order your transcripts online through Parchment Exchange.
Make a New Learner account and request your transcript.
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 PreCalculus - 3 credits||RCC Criminal Law - NEW -(Pending Board Approval) - 3credits||University of New Haven Engineering Design & Development - 2 credits||RCC Music Theory- NEW (Pending Board Approval)||RCC French 102 - 3 credits|
|RCC Calculus - 3 credits||SUNY Intermediate Science Research/ Advanced Science Research - 12 credits||University of Iowa Aerospace Engineering - 3 credits||RCC College Writing I &II NEW (Pending Board Approval) - 6 credits||RCC French 201 - 3 credits|
|RCC Statistics - NEW (Pending Board Approval) - 3 credits||RCC Environmental Science - 4 credits||MS&T Principal of BioMedical Sciences - 3 credits||RCC Digital Photo- NEW (Pending Board Approval)||RCC American Sign Language II- NEW (Pending Board Approval) - 3 credits|
|RCC College Algebra - NEW (Pending Board Approval) - 3 credits||RIT Introduction to Engineering - 3 credits||MS&T Human Body - 3 credits||RCC Spanish 102 - 3 credits||SUNY Albany Basic Spanish for Heritage Speakers - NEW (Pending Board Approval) 3 credits|
|RCC United States History I & II- NEW (Pending Board Approval) - 6 credits||RIT Principles of Engineering - 3 credits||MS&T Medical Intervention - 3 credits||RCC Spanish 201 - 3 credits||SUNY Albany Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers - NEW (Pending Board Approval) 3 credits|
Guidance Department Office: telephone (845) 353-7120 fax (845) 353-7119
Lorraine Longing - Director of Guidance K-12, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maggie Gershonovitz, email@example.com
Tara Heinemann, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Cavanagh, email@example.com
Russell Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Wright, email@example.com
Dr. Renee Eschmann
Guidance Support Staff
2017 - 18 School Year :
|Counselor||9th grade||10 grade||11 grade||12 grade|
|Mrs. Gershonovitz||A - B||A - Can||A - Bre||A - Ca|
|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|
Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Students and Parents/Guardians- click here for Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/nyack
Click to access : Naviance Getting Started.
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.
-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.
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.
Letter to Parents/Guardians of Junior Students
To view PowerPoint from 2017 - 18 junior parent night: College Planning Meeting PowerPoint. This year's junior parent night is scheduled for January 17, 2018. Come hear about the college application process from Mr. Mitchell Lipton, Vice President of Enrollment Services at Cooper Union.
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
Earn college credit and Jumpstart your career at Monroe College. Monroe College's Jumpstart Program gives students a taste of Monroe and is an opportunity for high performing high school seniors to earn college credits while attending high school. Classes meet on Saturdays from 8:45-1:00. For more information see the attachments. Deadline for registering for the Jumpstart program is November 21, 2017. Monroe College Jumpstart Program 2017.pdf
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 :
College Admissions Representatives: To sign up to visit Nyack High School in the fall, go to : repvisits.com
To view scheduled college admission representatives visits to Nyack click on the link below: