Science Research Application
Any current freshman interested in taking Science Research next year please fill out the attached application. The application is due February 15 to Ms. Baca or Mr. Stilwell.
Junior Parent Night
Sophomore Parent Night
Senior Awards Night
The Jimmy Hauberger Memorial Foundation is sponsoring a poster contest. You may choose one of three themes-prevention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying of others; commitment to practicing acts of kindness; or showing compassion to others and helping those in need. Awards for high school students range from $150-$500. Please see the attached flyer, rules, and entry form for more details.
On March 29, 2019 RCC will host an all-day workshop presenting exciting STEM learning opportunities and hands-on- activities. Meet RCC facultly who will be available to answer your questions. Registration is limited to two girls per school. If interested, please see Mrs. Lauturner in the guidance office. A flyer is attached with additional details.
Over 100 engineering exhibitors as well as representatives from over 50 of the region's leading learning institutions such as Rutgers, Cornell, Villanova, and Manhattan College will be in attendance. All fields of engineering will be represented. Middle school students as well as high school students are encouraged to attend. See attached flyer for more details.
Attention Juniors :
You can find your PSAT scores on college board, or in Naviance. We have also mailed home your score report. Please stop by the guidance office to pick up your PSAT exam booklet.
for more information please see attached powerpoint:
The Staten Island NAACP is presenting its 9th Annual Historically Black College & University Fair on January 26, 2019 from 11AM to 3PM at Curtis High School, 105 Hamilton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. See attached flyer for more details.
The Nyack NAACP Youth Council is providing a bus free of cost for any parent or student who wishes to attend. Bus departs from the Palisades Mall Parking Lot J at 8AM shapr. Registration information for the bus may be obtained in the Nyack High School guidance office.
NYS Senator David Carlucci is accepting applications for a Spring 2019 Internship at his office. Applications are available in the guidance office.
Check the Guidance Office page , under scholarships, for a listing of scholarships available to the Class of 2019. Check back often as we add or update this scholarship information. Scholarship deadlines range from October through June 2019. If you have any questions, please ask us.
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.
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
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Dual enrollment classes allow students to take college level courses, helping to prepare them for college and earn credit at a reduced rate while enrolled at Nyack HS. NHS offers college level courses in Art, Business, English, History, Math, Music, Science and World Languages. In addition, students who are enrolled in Project Lead the Way, have an opportunity to earn college credits from PLTW Affiliations. Students will take classes at Nyack HS and will be taught by a college approved Nyack HS teacher who follows the college course syllabus. These courses fulfill both high school and college credit requirements. Students must register with the appropriate college and successfully complete the course in order to receive the college credit, which may be transferable to other colleges and universities.
The following are college level courses offered at Nyack High School:
Project Lead the Way (PLW)
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 2018 -19 school year.
Welcome to the site for scholarship opportunities for the class of 2019. 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.
Scholarships are listed by category. These categories will include scholarships awarded solely to Nyack High School students, Rockland County and neighboring county scholarships, New York State scholarships, and National scholarships.
The bulk of the scholarship deadlines fall in March and April, but do not neglect to look for deadlines as early as October through February as we have a few sizable ones. If you are planning on studying Engineering, Nursing, Education, Business, or are a Volunteer Firefighter, there are scholarships specifically for these areas of study.
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 with. 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 our donors.
Click on the link below to view 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 2018, 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.
Additional information about vaping: Whats-In-The-Mist-OCADA compressed.pdf
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 is rescheduled for January 31st. Mr. Mitchell Lipton, Vice President of Enrollment Services at Cooper Union will present information on the application process.
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 2018-2019
Summer between Junior and Senior Year
September 17th, we are hosting our senior parent night in conjunction with the PTSA. During the event you will have an opportunity to meet with your guidance counselor to learn about the college application process. Please see senior timeline: Senior Parent Night18-19.pptx
Oct 3th, we will host our annual financial aid evening. Joe Weglarz, Executive Director of Student Financial Services at Marist College will share information about the financial aid process. Here are some additional websites:
For important information about college planning, please read : Senior Planning Guide 2018-2019
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES: To sign up to visit Nyack High School in the Fall, go to : repvisits.com