School pictures will be taken on September 17, 18 and 20. Information and order forms are available in the Main Office.
College Visit to SUNY-Albany Leaves 7:30am-Returns to NHS 2:00pm
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
SUNY -New Paltz College Visit
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is now accepting applications for their philanthropic leadership development program. The title Student(s) of the year is awarded to the student or student teams in each community who raises the most funds during the 7-week competition. Campaign kickoff is February 7, 2019 and concludes March 28, 2019. The student or student team that earns the title of Student(s) of the year will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice. This "competition" is open to all high school students. See attached flyer for more information.
Representatives from eight nationally recognized liberal arts colleges throughout the country will each conduct a presentation on their college at the New York Hilton Midtown on September 12, 2018 at 7pm. These colleges include Claremont McKenna College, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Kenyon College, Macalester College, and Sarah Lawrence College. Register at 8ofthebestcolleges.org
Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey invites you and your family to Service Academy Information Night. Please see attached flyer to more details
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
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
2018 - 19 School Year :
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|Mrs. Gershonovitz||A - Cr||A - B||A - Can||A - Bre|
|Ms. Heinemann||Cu - H||C - Fi||Car - Gr||Bro - Fe|
|Mr. Cavanagh||J - K||Fo - Maz||Gro _ Maz||Fer - L|
|Mr. Stevens||L - P||Mc - R||Mc - Sa||M - Ro|
|Mrs. Wright||Q -Z||S - Z||Santi - Z||S - Z|
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||MS&T Aerospace Engineering-3 credits Application for Missouri S T Bio Sci Credit||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|
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.
Check back in early October for a full listing of available scholarships.
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.
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.
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 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
To view the most recently updated scheduled college admission representative's visits to Nyack click on the link below which is updated 2 times a week:
or see the list on the bulletin board in the guidance office which is updated daily.