Junior Newsletter

February 2016

College Admissions Testing ... the SAT and the ACT

Upcoming Spring SAT & ACT Test Dates

We encourage all students to take the SAT and the ACT this spring. By taking it while you are a junior, you will have another opportunity to take both test in the fall of your senior year. Statistically speaking, students score better on these tests each time they take them. Do yourself a favor and take it now! If you need assistance registering or if the fee presents a hardship, please see your counselor!


SAT (www.collegeboard.com)

May 7th (at CHS) - registration deadline: April 8th

June 4th - Registration deadline: May 5th


ACT (www.actstudent.org)

April 9th - registration deadline: March 4th

June 11th (at CHS) - registration deadline: May 6th

Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer Sessions at Duke University

Academically motivated students are invited to participate in enrichment courses at Duke University this summer! Visit: Duke University Summer Sessions to learn more information about these enrichment courses. Applications are being accepted now and spots are filling quickly!


Babson NYC Fashion Summer Camps

Students who are interested in increasing their knowledge in business and entrepreneurship are invited to apply for these week long programs. Registration fees apply and applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information, click here.


Boston University Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop

Are you interested in journalism and writing? If so, you may want to consider attending one of Boston University's two-week summer workshops, which begin on June 27th. Students will live on the campus of BU and be able to gain hands on experiences in the field of investigative reporting. For more information, please visit BU's website.


The Champlain College Young Writers' Conference

This weekend program is designed specifically with high school students in mind. The program runs from May 27th - May 29th at Burlington's Champlain College. Students will participate in over ten hours of writing workshops, learn from faculty, and participate in craft sessions. For more information, please call 1 (802) 865-8456, visit the website, or email ccyw@champlain.edu


PREFACE Summer Program 2016

This two-week residential summer program on RPI's campus is for "students that have been historically underrepresented or under-served in science, engineering, and technology fields, and those that are interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technological professions." Interested students should complete an application and submit it by March 25th.


Gettysburg College Summer Academic Camps

Several academic opportunities are available to students in the fields of psychology, government leadership, creative writing, and information technology. Dates and application requirements vary. Please learn more about each specific program through the links above.

Summer Employment Opportunity

The Department of Environmental Conservation is hiring lifeguards. Positions are available at various summer campgrounds around the area. Candidates must be at least 16 years old, pass a lifeguard exam, provide proof of acceptable waterfront lifeguard certifications, and meet vision requirements. For more information, including a list of exam dates/locations, please visit the DEC's website or call (518) 457-2500 ext. #1. Exam slots are likely to fill up fast, so act promptly!

How To Get The Most Out Of The Admission Interview

Many of you will be apply to colleges in the near future and you are probably wondering about the college interview process. Here are few tips so you can ace that interview:

  • What type of interview are you participating in:

Required Interview: these are required by some colleges for all students

Evaluative Interview: the interview will play a little role in the admissions process

  • Know some basic information about the school you are visiting. It is a good idea to have some questions prepared. After all, the interview should be two sided.
  • Have confidence when you enter an admissions office. Make sure you check in at the front desk, not your parents/guardians. Often times, this is your first impression - make it a good one! Be professional and be on your best behavior. This is your time to shine!
  • Try to be yourself during the interview. Be relaxed and let the admissions counselor see who you really are.

If you are interested in seeing a list of possible interview questions, visit the College Board by clicking here.