Students Prepare for Their Academic Future

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Juniors and seniors took the next step in their academic futures through attendance at the first of two annual school-sponsored college fairs, held in the gymnasium this fall. More than 100 representatives from local, regional and national colleges set up booths and provided valuable information for students exploring options after graduation. Students from the high school’s culinary program also provided food for the representatives throughout the day. 

Acting Director of Guidance and Counseling Programs Ingrid Hrvatin explained that attendance at the college fair is an opportunity for students to acquire knowledge about a broad range of college options, majors, admissions criteria, campus culture, scholarships, financial aid, athletics and clubs. 

On Nov. 1,  the district also held a workshop for parents and students about early action and early decision, followed by Financial Aid Night on Nov. 7. Students had the opportunity to take the SAT and to visit representatives from regional and state colleges and universities. By logging onto the high school’s page of the district’s website, students can access a wealth of college preparatory information, including Castle Learning Regents Prep, a New York State Excelsior Scholarship presentation, information on how 529 College Savings Plans impact financial aid and more.