Riverhead High School
700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead
Scholarships and Programs:
LIST OF GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

NATIONAL Scholarship listed alphabetically and Scholarship Search Engines.

2016-17 SCHOLARSHIP LIST

This is a more local scholarship list, with criteria, websites, and due dates.

SPORTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION)

SPORTS--See the latest news about RHS sports and physical education.

BLUE WAVES FACEBOOK PAGE

Check the Guidance Facebook page for up-to-date alerts about Guidance Events.

FAFSA

Free application for Ederal Student Aid - get help paying for college.

EASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES

Eastern Suffolk BOCES offers RHS students coursework towards technical careers.

NYSFAAA

The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association website.

RHS COURSE OFFERING GUIDE

The RHS Course Offering Guide is broken down by sections.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

A list of the clubs and activities offered at RHS, the advisors, and more.

BNL PARTNERS IN SCIENCE PROGRAM

Students can participate in partnerships with scientists at BNL and access their library.

W.I.S.E.

Women in Science and Engineering--a program in partnership with Stony Brook Univ.

S.T.E.P.

Science / Technology Entry Program at Suffolk County Community College for minorities.

announcements, events & news

NEWS and ANNOIUNCEMENTS 2016-17

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August Newsletter
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PPT PRESENTATION AT SEPTA 2/2/16


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PPT PRESENTED AT 2/2/16 SEPTA MEETING



ON-SITE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS 12/10/15


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ALL APPLICATION FEES WERE WAIVED!
DEC. 10, 10AM-2PM, RHS GYMNASIUM


Colleges attending included: Dowling College, St. Joseph's College, Mercy College, NY Institute of Technology, L.I.U. Post, Touro College of Health Sciences. Eighty-seven (87) seniors attended and $10,550 were saved in application fees.
Students will be mailed their scholarship awards.



CAMPUS CONNECTIONS PROGRAM



Campus Connection

The Campus Connections program is held during 3rd period (8:57am-9:47am) in the auditorium during the colleges'
Thanksgiving break.

(November 24, 2014) For several years, the RHS Guidance Department has hosted a program entitled “Campus Connection”, wherein RHS Alumni, who are presently college freshman, come back to the high school during their Thanksgiving break to speak to high school seniors about the process of applying to and getting ready for college.

The returning alum also share their college experiences thus far. The students discuss topics such as applying for scholarships, filling out applications for college, what it’s like to live in a dorm with a roommate, the challenges of choosing a major, adjusting to living away from home, learning to do their own laundry, how they chose their majors, the classes they are taking, the expectations of professors, etc.

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SENIOR COLLEGE FAIR - OCT. 27, 2015


College                     Senior College Fair - October 27, 2015The Annual RHS College Fair was held for seniors this fall (6th period) in the Riverhead High School Gym. In 2015, representatives from over 125 colleges were available with information and handouts for interested seniors.

"The 2015 Annual 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. "We had about 175 students sign up."

All the guidance counselors were in attendance to help seniors get the most relevant information available about the colleges and their offerings.

"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.

RHS Guidance Counselor Christopher Martin noted, "Many of the seniors already know which college they want to attend, but this event helps give them alternative or safe colleges to add to their list for college applications."


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COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT - OCT. 6, 2015


College                     See News Story for 2015 College NightThe RHS Guidance Department presents its annual College Planning Night (exploring college options and understanding the admission process) in the HS Cafeteria in early October. The evening includes several different presentations facilitated by counselors, teachers, administrators and outside presenters. Parents are given the opportunity to see our new Naviance software program.  This new product allows counselors to send all student documents including transcripts electronically to over 4000 colleges across the country.

College Night presentations include:

·         Marketing the Student Athlete: The NCAA            Maze

·         Internships and Job Shadowing

·        Scholarship Opportunities

·         The Importance of the College Essay

·         Introduction to Naviance software

·         Preparing for Music Auditions and Art           Portfolios

·         Transition Planning and College options for            Special Education student.


IN-SCHOOL PSAT TEST - October 14, 2015

  October Newsletter - Information about PSAT 10th and 11th grade students are given the PSAT exam at RHS free of charge.  The PSAT is wonderful resource as students 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 Scholarship. > Bus Schedule for PSAT


FINANCIAL AID & NCAA APPLICATION NIGHT

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Financial Aid & NCAA Nigh
t is held in December. An NCAA discussion is presented by an Associate Commissioner of the East Coast Conference followed by a financial aid presentation by a college Director of Financial Aid.

RHS Guidance 9 Grade Choices Program Book

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RHS Guidance Offered Naviance Parent Tutorials

Naviance

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 are given the opportunity to learn about our new college selection and application software called Naviance.

THE SCCC EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM SCCCTHE 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:

Research Essentials,
                                   
Honors Intro to Oceanography,

Honors Psychology,
                                   
Business Law,

Calculus,
                                                        
Introduction to Literature,

Lifespan Development,
                             
Macroeconomics,

Introductions to Corrections,                  

Police Operations,

Freshman Composition,                          

Algebra II,

World Regional Geography,                     

Freshman Seminar

FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATIONSEach year the RHS Guidance Department hosted a College Financial Aid Night. Click on the graphic below to view the PowerPoint Presentation.

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MORE GUIDANCE EVENTS AT RHS


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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 colle

Academic Advising & Guidance
GUIDANCE COUNSELORS

Ms. Arnone - 9th Grade A-Z
Anastasia Cobis - A - De             
Chris Martin - De - Hernandez               
Craig Korobow - Hernandez A - Milk       
Suzanne Maurino - Miller - R          
Christy Salerno - S - Z               


Guidance Fax Number - 631-369-5164

GUIDANCE DIRECTOR -  Mr. Charles Gassar
GUIDANCE SECRETARIES --
Mary Allen and Kathy Smith
Phone Numbers: 369 - 6728 / 6729 / 6730
WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORT (Download Form)

Core Curriculum Requirements

The COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS are a new set of expectations designed to ensure all students achieve college and career readiness.

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Listed below are resources and information concerning testing, financial aid, scholarships and handbooks to assist students and parents in the task of college and career preparedness.

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See District Calendar for More Events in the 2016-17 School Year

ATTENTION SOPHMORES AND JUNIORS: THE COLLEGE BOARD MY COLLEGE QUICKSTART

My college QuickStart is a great way to help students get ready for the SAT. Available exclusively to PSAT/NMSQT takers, My College QuickStart provides a personalized SAT study plan and enables students to:

  •  See their projected SAT score (based on their PSAT/NMSQT score)

  •  Review test taking tips and approaches

  •  Take an official SAT practice test

    Students are encouraged to log in at: https://quickstart.collegeboard.org/posweb/login.jsp

    2016 – 2017 SAT / ACT Test Dates and Fees

    SAT Test Date

    SAT Subject Tests Available

    SAT Registration Deadline

    SAT Late Registration Date

    October 1, 2016

    Yes

    September 1, 2016

    September 20, 2016

    November 5, 2016

    Yes

    October 7, 2016

    October 25, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    Yes

    November 3, 2016

    November 22, 2016

    January 21, 2017 **

    Yes

    December 21, 2016

    January 10, 2017

    March 11, 2017

    No

    February 10, 2017

    February 28, 2017

    May 6, 2017

    Yes

    April 7, 2017

    April 25, 2017

    June 3, 2017

    Yes

    May 9, 2017

    May 24, 2017











     

    ** January 21st  exam is not offered at RHS

    SAT Registration Fee:                       $45.00

    SAT with Essay Registration Fee:   $57.00

    SAT Late Registration Fee:     add $28.00

    SAT Waitlist Fee:                     add $46.00

    SAT Subject Test Fee:              $26.00 per test date                

    Language w/Listening tests      $26.00 per test   (Only available in November 2016)

    All other Subject tests              $20.00 per test

    ACT Test Date

    ACT Registration Deadline

    ACT Late Registration Dates

     

    September 10, 2016 **

    August 5, 2016

    August 6– August 19, 2016

    October 22, 2016

    September 16, 2016

    September 17– October  30, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    November 4, 2016

    November 5– November 18, 2016

    February 11, 2017

    January 13, 2017

    January 14– January  20, 2017

    April 8, 2017

    March 3, 2017

    March 4– March 17, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    May 5, 2017

    May 6– May 19, 2017

     

    ** September 10th exam is not offered at RHS

    ACT Fees (No writing)                    $42.50

    ACT Fees (Plus writing)                  $58.50

     

    Late Registration Fee               add $27.50

    Standby testing on test day       add $51.00                  


    SAT

    Method Test Prep is an online course that helps students build their math, reading, writing and SAT prep skills. Set up an account at the following link:
    http://methodtestprep.com/sign_up.php?regtoken=tkn.54480237.

    Students can listen to math, verbal and writing tutorials. Each tutorial is accompanied by a quiz to test student mastery. The program is highly adaptive and keeps track of a student’s strengths and weaknesses. Students have access to a large pool of practice questions and receive instant feedback upon completion of each question. Method Test Prep is interactive and time efficient. The website can be accessed at any time from anywhere with internet access
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SAT PREP LOG-ON INSTRUCTIONS

See Calendar (above) for ACT and SAT registration and test dates


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mapMapping Your Future, a public-service Web site providing college, career, and financial aid information.

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Naviance has been in existence for several years and is the leading provider for high schools and colleges across the country for sending and receiving college applications, transcripts and letters of recommendation.  It is currently being utilized by the majority of high schools across Long Island.  The program is offered to the entire student body.

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Course Offerings - High School Classes - Course Offering Booklet
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Extra Help Guide for RHS / 9th Grade Choices

RHS Student Handbook - a pdf with information concerning attendance, the bell schedule, and other policies.


Junior Handbook
- a pdf with steps to take to get into college

RHS School Profile Brochure (pdf)
An overview of the school, special course offerings and its clubs and activities in the form of a brochure


A FABULOUS List of Links

SAT Online Registration--Collegeboard.com

AP (Advanced Placement) Subject List
Test Prep Review


RHS School to Career Services

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Check Calendar for Financial Aid Nights

Parents are reminded that any student planning on attending college in the fall should file a FASFA after January 1. Learn to file online.


VISIT FAFSA ON THE WEB: WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV.


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New York State's College Financial Aid Awareness Network provides financial aid information. For questions about financial aid, either visit the websites listed below OR call 1.888.NYS.HESC (1.888.697.4372)

The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) was founded in 1968 by a group of people involved in the financial aid process.


www.nysfaaa.org

HESC is the state agency that helps people pay for college. HESC administers the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), guarantees federal student and parent loans, provides guidance for college planning and provides a highly-rated 529 college savings plan.

www.hesc.org

scholarships

The guidance office has a current listing of some websites for various companies that are offering scholarships. SEE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Downloadable Forms:

Parent Input Form

Activity Record and Questionaire

Teacher Recommendation Form

Riverhead Community and Service Club Scholarship Application

Current Scholarship Opportunities and Due Dates

Juniors: Organic Agriculture Scholarship for college given by Group for the East End

Qualifying students must:

  1. Attend high school in the Townships of East Hampton, Southampton, Riverhead, Southold or Shelter Island.

  2. Be on schedule to graduate in the current school year.

  3. Be actively involved in the practice of organic agriculture or the advancement and/or undertaking of organic agriculture.


I nvolvement may include working on an organic farm and using this experience to promote organic agriculture in the community, Participating in a community service project or coordinating an environmental advocacy initiative with relevance to the advancement or organic agriculture,  creating a community education campaign about the environmental values of organic agriculture.

Students will have the growing season (May through October) to work on their project.

The Group will be accepting applications for a $2,000 scholarship

For information contact Group for the East End at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Announcement: “The search is on to find our top youth volunteer. If you are selected, you could receive $1,000, an impressive silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C. next May. If you feel you’ve made a positive difference through a volunteer activity during the past year, visit the Guidance Office for more information on the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.”

Please read the local scholarship cover letter and download and fill out the application for scholarships. The applications must be returned by January 31.

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The guidance office is the liaison between RHS students and Eastern Suffolk BOCES. Eastern Suffolk BOCES Career and Technical Education programsbocessm provide great opportunities for high school students to get a head start on preparing for a rewarding career and/or college. The H.B. Ward Technical and Academic Center (only a few steps from the back door of Riverhead High School) is an integrated career, technical and academic campus. Their mission is to provide high quality education to a diverse population of secondary and adult students, empowering them to open doors of success in post-secondary education and/or career choices.

For more information, talk to your guidance counselor and/or visit their website at BOCES

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

In an effort to keep you informed, please read the very important information pertaining to your child that is stated below.

All U. S. high schools across the nation are required to provide a directory of juniors and seniors to military recruiters under a provision of the No Child Left Behind Act, which was enacted in 2001.

Parents must sign a form to keep their child off the directory list we must provide to the military.


DOWNLOADABLE FORMS FOR STUDENTS:

Military Recruiting Opt-Out Form

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High School Club & Activity Guide - A list of co-curricular activities at RHS. See CollegeBoard.com for advice on how to utilize co-curricular activities as a resource for career and college planning. Also, see RHS School Profile.