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 - 2018-2019
Elective Courses 2018-2019
Social and Emotional Learning in Rye Neck K-12
ACT MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
There is a meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the MS/HS Library with the Special Services and Counseling Departments to discuss the ACT test, preparation and the college application process.
COLLEGE NIGHT FOR JUNIORS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS - MANDATORY MEETING
There is a mandatory meeting for Juniors and Parents/Guardians on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of the MS/HS. Admissions counselors from Sarah Lawrence College, The Cooper Union, and Iona College will share their insights into the college search and application process. The panel will discuss elements of the process including the essay, extracurricular activities, interviews, grades, cumulative GPA's, strength of academic program, testing, recommendations and the roles they play when colleges review your applications.
PRESENTATION OF THE COLLEGE PROCESS IN SPANISH
On Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the MS/HS Library, Mr. Richard Alvarez, Vice President for Enrollment at Queens College (CUNY), will conduct a presentation of the college application process in Spanish. Parents and Guardians of students in Grades 8-11 are invited to attend this presentation.
USA GAP YEAR FAIR
There is a Gap Year Fair on January 8, 2019 at Lakeland High School, 1349 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY 10588. The presentation is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the Fair is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please register at: https://usagapyearfairs.org/fair/shrub-oak-ny/
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.
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.