Scholarships and Programs:
NATIONAL Scholarship listed alphabetically and Scholarship Search Engines.
This is a more local scholarship list, with criteria, websites, and due dates.
START TODAY, ACHIEVE RESUTLTS (STAR)--Alternative Learning Center utilizing RRT.
Check the Guidance Facebook page for up-to-date alerts about Guidance Events.
Free application for Ederal Student Aid - get help paying for college.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES offers RHS students coursework towards technical careers.
The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association website.
The RHS Course Offering Guide is broken down by sections.
A list of the clubs and activities offered at RHS, the advisors, and more.
Students can participate in partnerships with scientists at BNL and access their library.
Women in Science and Engineering--a program in partnership with Stony Brook Univ.
Science / Technology Entry Program at Suffolk County Community College for minorities.
announcements, events & news
NEWS and ANNOIUNCEMENTS
STILL TO COME--GUIDANCE EVENTS
The Campus Connections 2014 program will be held Tuesday, November 25th, during 3rd period (8:57am-9:47am) in the auditorium.
This is the event where RHS alum come back to speak to the high school seniors about the college process and their first semester as college freshman.
Financial Aid & NCAA Night will beheld on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Riverhead High School Cafeteria. An NCAA discussion will be presented by the Associate Commissioner, East Coast Conference from 6-7PM followed by a financial aid presentation by Ms. Terri Donnell, Director of Financial Aid, Suffolk County Community College. The snow date is Thursday, December 4, at 6PM.
SENIOR COLLEGE FAIR
The Annual RHS College Fair was held for seniors on October 28, 2014 from 11:30 – 12:20 (6th period) in the Riverhead High School Gym. Representatives from approximately 125 colleges (the most ever) were available with information and handouts for interested seniors.
"The Fall College Fair for high school seniors was a huge hit. This year we had the most colleges ever -- with a showing of over 125 different representatives from four-year colleges, public and private universities, community colleges, trade schools, and the armed services," noted RHS Guidance Director Charles Gassar.
RHS Guidance Counselor Anastasia Cobis (pictured above) brought her iPad to the College Fair to help seniors find out if the colleges they took brochures from had the their desired major.
"Dozens of high school seniors were able to speak one-on-one with each representative and find out a little bit about what they have to offer," noted Mrs. Cobis. "As a guidance counselor, I love to see our students networking and coming up with their own plan for what it is they want to do after graduation."
COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT AT RHS
College Planning Night was held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Riverhead High School Cafeteria. At 6:30 PM there will be a meeting for all seniors and their parents to discuss the RHS College Admission Process. This will be followed by a presentation given by Ms. Bethany Barton, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, St. Joseph's College, regarding college admission through the eyes of admission officers. All seniors and their parents should make every effort to attend this evening.
RHS Guidance 9 Grade Choices Program Book
RHS Guidance Offered Naviance Parent Tutorials
The High School guidance office is always searching for innovative ways to serve our clientele, the students and parents of Riverhead school district. Riverhead Guidance Director, Charles Gassar hosted 13 separate informational nights wherein parents of current 10th and 11th grade students were given the opportunity to learn about our new college selection and application software called Naviance.
MINI COLLEGE FAIR FOR JUNIORS AT RHSGETTING READY FOR COLLEGE
Each year THE RHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT sponsors a "Mini College Fair" for juniors. Almost 100 college reps talk with students and share written information and advice about getting accepted to their colleges.
THE SCCC EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM THE SCCC EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM . . . at Riverhead High School AND continues to thrive. RHS juniors and seniors have recently completed their first semester of college as Suffolk County Community College students while attending two hours per day between 7:30 and 9:30 AM. Each of the students earned 7 college credits, which are fully transferable to any college in the country. The best part was that it came at a reduced tuition of 1/3 the regular cost.
The second semester has just begun and the array of courses that the students are taking are as diverse as their personal interests and goals.
Suffolk Community College Courses in which RHS students are currently enrolled include:
Honors Intro to Oceanography,
Introduction to Literature,
Introductions to Corrections,
World Regional Geography,
Financial Aid PresentationEach year the RHS Guidance Department hosted a College Financial Aid Night. Click on the graphic below to view the PowerPoint Presentation.
Guidance Events at RHSApproximately 90% of the members of the Class of 2011 are pursuing Post Secondary Education
RHS Guidance Department Spring College Night for Juniors & Parents
Each year the RHS Guidance Department hosts a workshop for juniors and their parents to help them prepare for college and careers. Posted above is a
PowerPoint Presentation that details the steps that students need to take for a succesful transition to college.
Getting Ready for College
The RHS Guidance Department presents a "Mini College Fair " for Seniors each year. College reps talked with students about their colleges and shared written information and advice about getting accepted to college.
College Information Night:
The RHS Guidance Department presented College Information Night (exploring college options and understanding the admission process) in the HS Cafeteria. The evening included several different presentations facilitated by counselors, teachers, administrators and outside presenters. For the first time parents were given the opportunity to see our new Naviance software program in the computer lab. This new product allows counselors to send all student documents including transcripts electronically to over 4000 colleges across the country.
College Night presentait0ons included:
· Marketing the Student Athlete: The NCAA Maze
· The Importance of the College Essay
· Parents introduction to Naviance software
· Preparing for Music Auditions and Art Portfolios
· Transition Planning and College options for Special Education student.
In School PSAT Exam:
10th and 11th grade students were given the PSAT exam at RHS free of charge. The PSAT is wonderful resource as underclassmen begin to prepare for their college selection process. This test measures critical reading, writing, and math problem solving & reasoning. It assesses the ability to reason with facts and concepts rather than the ability to recall & recite them.
The PSAT acts as a practice exam for the SAT which most students take during the spring of their junior year. It allow students to compare their skills with others across the country who will be entering college at the same time. By taking the PSAT students are afforded the opportunity to qualify for National Merit Scholarships.