School Counseling Department
Valerie Feit, Ed.D.
Co-Director of School Counseling/Enrichment
Co-Director of School Counseling/Chief Information Officer
How to Use the Course Catalog
Focus Electives - 2019-2020
Elective Courses 2019-2020
Social and Emotional Learning in Rye Neck K-12
New Student Survival Guide
MANDATORY COLLEGE MEETING FOR SENIORS & PARENTS
Monday, September 16th at 7:00 PM in the PAC
The High School counselors will present College Night for Seniors about the college application process. The discussion includes the nuts and bolts of completing applications - from final lists to student transcripts and sending in your deposit. Q&A to follow.
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP
Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Library Community Room
The presenter is Stacy Salinas, Director of Financial Aid at Dominican College. The presentation is geared towards 11th and 12th grade families, however all High School parents/students are welcome to attend.
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP IN SPANISH
Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Library Community Room
The presenter is Richard Alvarez, Vice President for Enrollment at Queens College (CUNY). The presentation is geared towards 11th and 12th grade families, however all High School parents/students are welcome to attend.
CONVERSATION WITH THE COUNSELORS: MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL - PARENTS & GUARDIANS OF 9TH AND 10TH GRADERS
Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Library Community Room
Come and meet the High School counselors. The topics covered will include graduation requirements, staying on track with academics and extra-curriculars, talent development, long-term planning for the college process. General questions will be answered. Please join us!
UPCOMING COLLEGE FAIRS
The State University of New York is hosting SUNY College Fairs across New York State. The schedule is as follows:
• Long Island, Suffolk County Community College - September 8
• Long Island, Nassau Community College - September 9
• New York City, Javits Center - October 10
Information about each program can be found at www.suny.edu/studentevents.
Southern Westchester College Conference
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Representatives from more than 300 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools and business schools will participate in the Westchester-Putnam College Conferences. The Conference will be held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on October 23rd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Northern Westchester College Conference
Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM
The Conference will be held at Yorktown High School.
4th Annual Mid-Hudson Performing Arts College Fair
Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM at Arlington High School, Rt. 55, LaGrangeville, NY
For a list of schools and agencies attending, as well as information on the the informative panels being planned, please check the website www.MHPACF.com.
The Guidance Department receives many scholarships for Rye Neck seniors. They are posted on the Scholarship Bulletin board outside the Counseling Department office. We continually add to the list so check back often for new ones. Please see Mrs. Kane in the Counseling Department for applications or if you have any questions. Click HERE to view the current scholarships.
Scholarship searches are an important part of the college process.
This link is a valuable resource for you and your family.
FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FSA) AND THE FINANCIAL AID TOOLKIT
Resources available in the Financial Aid Toolkit atFinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov/resources include:
• Outreach resources such as financial-aid-night materials, fact sheets, videos, infographics, and PowerPoint presentations;
• Suggested messages for social media in the form of tweets, Facebook posts, and blog posts;
• Information on embedding videos and infographics in your website;
• Sample articles for organization newsletters and sample e-mails; and
• FSA publications
You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to receive notification when resources are updated or are added to the website.
NEW YORK STATE HESC INTRODUCES COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER COMPARISON TOOL
The Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool helps you evaluate your financial aid packages and determine the bottom line cost – the difference between the cost of attendance and your financial aid package – for each college. To access this tool please click on College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool.
AP CREDIT POLICY SEARCH
Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores.
Click HERE for the web site.
UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS TO RYE NECK HIGH SCHOOL
Approximately 95 Directors of Admissions and Assistant Admissions Deans are coming to the Counseling and Guidance Department. College representatives provide information and an important opportunity for students to ask questions and speak with the people who may read their applications.
Please click HERE for a listing of the college/university visits.
Please check the portal regularly to avoid surprises, and discuss what you see with your child. If you are unsure how to use the Parent Portal, please view this prezi to answer any questions you may have.