Counseling & Guidance Department
Valerie Feit, Ed.D.
Co-Director of Counseling & Guidance Services/Enrichment
Co-Director of Counseling & Guidance Services/Chief Information Officer
How to Use the Course Catalog
Focus Electives - 2018-2019
Elective Courses 2018-2019
MANDATORY COLLEGE MEETING FOR SENIORS & PARENTS
Monday, September 17th at 7:00 PM in the PAC
The high school counselors will present the 2nd section of our two-part series on the college application process. This discussion includes the nuts and bolts of completing applications - from finalizing your list to accessing and verifying student transcripts and sending in your deposit. A question and answer period will follow.
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP
Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS 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
Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS 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.
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COUNSELORS: MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL - PARENTS & GUARDIANS OF 9TH AND 10TH GRADERS
Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Community Room
Come and meet the high school counselors. The topics covered will include graduation requirements, staying on track with academics and extracurriculars, talent development, long-term planning for the college process and general questions answered. Please join us!
SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COLLEGE CONFERENCE
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30 - 9 PM
Representatives from more than 300 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools and business schools will participate in the Westchester-Putnam College Conference. The Conference will be held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
NORTHERN WESTCHESTER COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30 - 9 PM
The Guidance Department receives many scholarships for Rye Neck seniors. They are listed on the Scholarship link of the Guidance Department page on the Rye Neck school website. We continually add to the list so check back often for new ones. They are also posted on the Scholarship Bulletin board outside the Guidance Department office. Please see Mrs. Kane in the Guidance 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.
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, Nassau Community College - September 13
• Long Island, Suffolk County Community College - September 30
• New York City, Javits Center - October 10
Information about each program can be found at www.suny.edu/studentevents.
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.
Click here for the listing of university/college 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.
RYE NECK HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE 2017-2018
to view the HS Profile.