The RPHS Guidance Playbook
College, career, & testing information
Volume 3, Issue 2
We're officially halfway through the school year! Semester 2 started and we're excited to present new information you can look forward to for the coming months. In these quarterly newsletters, you will find useful information relating to college, careers, and all things high school. We're looking forward to a successful, fun, and spectacular rest of the year with you!
RPHS Guidance Team
Naviance Sign-In Procedure
Niche.com- Students who already have a college in mind can search for the school under niche.com's college search feature. The website contains hundreds of student reviews and ratings of schools based on various criteria including: safety, academics, diversity, campus, value, athletics, and more.
College Greenlight- Discover colleges that match what’s important to you. See your chances of getting into your target, reach, and likely schools. View schools based on net price vs. sticker price. Use their tools to help build your college list with confidence.
NJGPA & NJSLA Assessments
SAT/ACT Test Prep
Lentz & Lentz SAT Review: Classes are offered from March 2nd - April 27th from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at a cost of $430. To register and pay go to www.lentzsatprep.com. You may also stop by guidance to pick up a registration form.
Khan Academy- Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Explore various subjects like math, science, computing, economics, and history. They also offer free AP & SAT test preparation.
Method Test Prep- Method Test Prep offers SAT/ACT test preparation with teacher-led online classes that allow students to interact with the instructor and ask questions. An adaptive self-paced option allows you to listen to math, verbal, and writing tutorials that are accompanied by quizzes to test your progress. Courses range from $50-$300 dollars. Virtual practice tests are available to purchase for $25.
PSAT Test Results
RPHS will be hosting the May 7 SAT; if you already registered be sure to bring a copy of your admission ticket, a photo ID, two number two pencils, a calculator, a snack if you'd like, and you must wear a mask. You will not be admitted without a proper ID and admission ticket. You must be at the high school by 7:45AM.
Senior Portfolio Class
College Visit Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb. 2nd, 11:30am
This is an online event.
Meeting ID: 967 7985 2012
Check out the colleges/universities signed up to visit us!
2/2 Fairleigh Dickinson University
2/9 Felician University
2/16 Georgian Court University
2/23 Saint Elizabeth University
3/2 New Jersey City University
3/16 Bloomfield College
Headphones can be borrowed from Guidance.
Virtual College Exploration
View pre-recorded admissions information sessions by clicking the link below.https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/
Here is one example of a virtual tour from TCNJ: https://virtualtour.tcnj.edu/
April Virtual College Fair: Coalition For College is hosting a free 2-day virtual college fair on April 12th & 14th from 6pm-10pm. All schools meet the Coalitions’ eligibility in areas of access, affordability, and student success. Some of the featured schools: American University, Boston University, College of New Jersey, Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, and Yale University. Learn more about the 140+ schools that will be in attendance and register here: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/event/april-virtual-fair-day-1
National Virtual College Fairs: Register now for upcoming spring college fairs below! https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/
The Collegeboard Opportunity Scholarship Program
Calling all juniors & seniors: turn your efforts into scholarships. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships guide you through the college planning process and offer you a chance to earn money for college for each action you complete. The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you’ll have to earn. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, nor does it have a minimum GPA or test score requirement. Scholarships can be used at two- and four-year colleges. Go to cb.org/opportunity to sign up and take action to be eligible for scholarships that range from $500 to $40,000.
The 4R Society was created by a small group of Rutgers University alumni that decided to create a modest start-up scholarship in order to give back to the local high schools that the 4R Society members attended. This year the award will be $1,000 that will be given to a deserving Roselle Park High School senior that will attend Rutgers University (New Brunswick) in the Fall of 2022 as a full-time student. The scholarship will be awarded based on high school academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activity involvement, and the answer to the short essay. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerTaxqbmRNzawJqV8tjrpDtbWUsFKcXjh3jgVFqf8spZ5pfA/viewform