CLASS 2021 COUNSELING UPDATE

September 2020

BEST YEAR EVER!

Hello Students and Parents,


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! While this year is starting off like no other, we remain excited to welcome all of our students and families to Riverside High School and are dedicated to providing the best learning experience possible.


We have always believed that the RHS Ram Pride culture and our traditions extend well beyond our school campus, and this year we are truly putting that into practice with virtual learning. Ram Pride lives in all of us and in our homes.


We are all working towards every student having his or her own valuable story, perspective, experiences, and talents that contribute to a diverse, caring, and outstanding school community.


Please use the information below to continue to move forward in setting your goals and reaching your dreams.

RCBC Information Session

Any senior interested in attending Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) in the Fall 2021 will want to sign up to attend this virtual session. It is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11AM.


If you are interested in attending, please use link below to register for The RCBC Information Session. Deadline to register is 10/12/2020.


https://forms.gle/eqG3AK3avi6EhwJr9

FAFSA Night With HESAA

Parents and students are welcome to attend the FAFSA Night on October 20, 2020. There will be a HESAA representative along with Ms. DiLuzio to assist with completing the FAFSA.


It will be held in the RHS Media Center. There will be two different sessions: 6 PM to 6:45 PM or 7 PM to 7:45 PM.


You will need to register for one session by clicking on link below. There will be limit to how many people can attend each session. Acceptance to the sessions will work on a first come, first served basis. Please register today!



Prior to your FAFSA Workshop, please have the following completed:


  • FSA ID and Password (for the student and at least one parent). Please see link below detailing how to obtain an FSA ID and Password for those that may not know.
  • Copy of all 2019 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2 forms for student (if applicable) and parent(s).
  • Social Security numbers for parent and student or if the student is not a U.S. Citizen, Alien Registration number or documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or U.S. Citizens.
  • Records of balances in checking and savings – for student and parent(s).
  • Marital Status of parent(s) and date of marital status (for example, the date of marriage).

2020 Virtual College Leadership Fair



We cordially invite you and your students to participate in the first virtual college leadership fair hosted by the United States Army Cadet Command on 26 September 2020 from 10am-1pm. This event will bring over 100 Universities to students across our country in a safe and virtual environment. Students will have the ability to move around virtual tables to talk to the University Army ROTC programs, advisors, and current students at the Universities.


SAVE THE DATE
September 26, 2020 from 10am – 1pm (Eastern Standard Time)


•Over 100 virtual tables hosted by University Army ROTC programs

•Register to Win a new PlayStation 4

•Listen to previous 4-year scholarship winners

•Talk to University admissions to learn how to get in

•Talk to currently serving Officers to learn about career options

•Learn about other scholarship opportunities

•Be a part of a historic event!

•Supporters will have tables at the event as well! (Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and much more.



Please e-mail armyrotc@fiu.edu for any additional questions.


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Scholarship Opportunities


Army ROTC offers generous merit- based scholarships to qualified students. They can defray the full cost of tuition, and provide additional tax-free allowances for books, supplies, equipment, and necessary fees.


Four-Year Scholarship For eligible high school students or high school graduates with four academic years left to complete their degree.


Three-Year Scholarship For eligible students with three academic years left to complete their college degree.


Two-Year Scholarship For eligible students with two years of college remaining or high school students planning to attend a Military Junior College (MJC).


Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarships For eligible students who want to combine a career in the private sector with service as an Officer in the Reserve Component. If selected, the student is guaranteed placement into the Reserve Component upon their commissioning.


ArmScholarship Eligibility Requirements



  • Be a U.S.citizen.

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26 and/or must be able to commission as an

    Officer by age 30.

  • Have a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50.

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT(math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT

    (excluding the writing test scores).

  • Meet the physical standards.

  • Civil convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in the Reserve Component (Army Reserve or National Guard).

Energy Industry Fundamentals Program

Rowan College at Burlington County is offering FREE grant-funded training to Women and Minorities to train individuals and connect them to careers in the Utility and Construction Sector.


This free program is available through a grant provided by the NJ Department of Labor. To learn more, attend a virtual information session.


The Energy Industry Fundamentals certificate program provides an extensive overview of the energy industry to prepare individuals for occupation-specific training and pre-employment testing.

In order to receive the Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) credential, all modules must be completed, and students must take and pass an assessment. The modules for the program include:

Basic and emerging principles and concepts that impact the energy industry
Work environment safety and health compliance procedures
Electric power generation

Electric power and natural gas transmission  Electric and natural gas distribution
OHSA-10 Certification

Pre-employment testing preparation

In order to receive the Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) credential, all modules must be completed, and students must take and pass an assessment.



Program Requirements:

  • Meet Dept. of Labor definition of minority groups
  • Must reside in NJ
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license
  • 18 years of age at time of program completion
  • Complete career interest assessment
  • Complete employer screening
  • Complete Reading/Math basic skills test prep and assessment
  • Pass drug test prior to and after program

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