Scholarships and Programs:
NATIONAL Scholarship listed alphabetically and Scholarship Search Engines.
This is a more local scholarship list, with criteria, websites, and due dates.
SPORTS--See the latest news about RHS sports and physical education.
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 2015-16
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ON-SITE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS 12/10/15
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
The Campus Connections program is held during 3rd period (8:57am-9:47am) in the auditorium during the colleges'
(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
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
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
Click on Photo of slide to see PPT
Financial Aid & NCAA Night 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
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 are given the opportunity to learn about our new college selection and application software called Naviance.
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 PRESENTATIONSEach year the RHS Guidance Department hosted a College Financial Aid Night. Click on the graphic below to view the PowerPoint Presentation.
MORE GUIDANCE EVENTS AT RHS
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