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
May 1, 2013 NEWS
3rd Quarter Honor Roll
April 24, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT
WESTHAMPTON BEACH HS COLLEGE FAIR
Attention Sophomores and Juniors: The Westhampton Beach High School College Fair is Wednesday, April 24th, from 5:00pm-7:30pm.
April 2013 NEWS
RHS Guidance OOffers Naviance Parent Tutorials
(February – April 2013) The High School guidance office is always searching for innovative ways to serve our clientele, the students and parents of Riverhead school district. Over the past two months, 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.
Parents had the opportunity to learn firsthand in small groups how this program works and what a powerful tool it is for both their children and themselves. They were given the opportunity to establish accounts with which they could perform college searches, research scholarship opportunities, build a student resume along with many other features. Establishing these accounts allows for parents to understand the tools and resources their children are afforded as they navigate through their college selection, and the application process.
This initiative was a resounding success with over 100 parents attending!
MINI COLLEGE FAIR FOR JUNIORS AT RHSGETTING READY FOR COLLEGE
THE RHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT sponsored a "Mini College Fair" for juniors. Almost 100 college reps talked with students and shared written information and advice about getting accepted to their colleges.
THE SCCC EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM THE SCCC EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM . . . began this fall 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 Presentation 12/05/12On December 5, 2012, the RHS Guidance Department hosted a College Financial Aid Night. Click on the graphic below to view the PowerPoint Presentation that was given that evening.
NCAA / Financial Aid Night
On December 5th, 2012, the RHS Guidance Department hosted an informational evening for parents and students concerning the NCAA clearing house and rules of recruitment. Mr. Marissa Perry, from the NCAA was on hand to answer questions and help students and parents better understand the NCAA Maze of rules and regulations.
A second presentation—concerning financial aid—was offered at 7:00 pm by Ms. Terri Krammer, the Director of Financial Aid for St. Joseph’s College. Ms. Krammer offered an insightful and practical workshop regarding college costs and financial aid. She also discussed the new rules and regulations recently enacted by congress.
On Site College Application Day
On Thursday December 6th, 2012, the Riverhead High School Guidance Department hosted its second annual On-Site College Application Day for seniors. The event ran from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm in the RHS library. Five local private colleges including: St. John’s University, Mercy College, St. Joseph’s College, Dowling College and Briarcliff College were in attendance. For this special event, all of the schools attending agreed to waive application fees!
On-Site Application Day Benefits
More than 150 students participated in Riverhead High School’s 4th Annual On Site Application Day on December 6th in the library. Our students saved over $15,000 in application fees from five private colleges!
In December 2012, HS counselors wil deliver PSAT results to 10th and 11th grade students through their English Classes. At this time counselors are reviewing how to interpret the students' PSAT score reports. If you would like further information about understanding the PSAT, please visit the following web address: http://www.collegeboard.com/html/demo
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
(October 9, 2012) The RHS Guidance Department presented a "Mini College Fair " for Seniors. 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) on Thursday, October 11, 2012 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:
On October 17th all 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.
National School Counseling Week (February 6-10, 2012)
This year's theme is "School Counselors: Helping Students Be Brilliant". The week highlights the temendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
In 2011 Superintendent Nancy Carney and the Board of Education recognized RMS Guidance Counselor Judy Arnone for "Outstanding Service".
News from 2010-2011
Mentoring Breakfast at H.B. Ward (February 15, 2011)
Working with a dynamic group of educators, members of the community, and the Business Advisory Board, RHS has designed a career study program that utilizes professionals to both stimulate classroom learning and expose students to professionals in a broad range of career area. The Business Advisory Board also helps students prepare for job interviews, network and take steps to successfully enter the workforce. Each year, community members participate in a Mentoring Breakfast. Students are teamed with professionals in their area of career interest, who, over breakfast, share information about their chosen profession with the students.
Campus Connections / NCAA / Financial Aid Night / On Site College Application Dayt