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
HS CAMPUS CONNECTION - The GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT will host an annual opportunity for high school seniors to meet and talk with RHS alumni, who are now college freshman about their college experience. This annual event is held in the auditorium during fourth period on TUESDAY, Nov. 26, just prior to Thanksgiving when college students are home on break.
RHS FINANCIAL AID NIGHT -- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 6PM, IN THE HS CAFETERIA - Parents will hear from speakers about how to explore their child's college options. This workshop will help them undertstand the process of applying for financial aid and give them practical guidelines for paying for college. A presentation on the rules and regulations for receiving NCAA scholarships and the rules of recruitment will also be given.
RHS Guidance Offered 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.
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. 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:
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.