School Counseling Department
Valerie Feit, Ed.D.
Co-Director of School Counseling/Enrichment
Co-Director of School Counseling/Chief Information Officer
• Course Catalog 2019-2020
• Elective Courses 2019-2020
• Focus Electives 2019-2020
• How to Use the Course Catalog
• New Student Survival Guide
• RULER Presentation
• Rye Neck UFSD Comprehensive K-12 School Counseling Program 2019-2020
• Social and Emotional Learning in Rye Neck K-12
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
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 PM to 9:00 PM.
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
Arlington High School, Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY
For a list of schools and agencies, as well as information on the informative panels being planned, please check the website www.MHPACF.com.
STEM COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIRS
Students and their families are invited to attend two upcoming STEM College and Career Fairs. The New Jersey fair is on October 12th and the New York City Fair is on October 13th. Free and open to the public, the fairs are for college-bound students interested in college majors and careers in engineering, medicine, computer science and other STEM fields.
New Jersey STEM College Fair - October 12th
New York STEM College Fair - October 13th:
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.