School Counseling Corner
NHS Peer Tutoring
After School Assistance
DID YOU KNOW?
Free and personalized prep for the SAT is available through Khan Academy. Visit khanacademy.org for more information.
A must for film lovers of all kinds, Film Club is an enriching experience for all who attend. Members will be able to view movies that they have not seen and/or heard of before. This club is an opportunity for students to explore the cinematic world. Films range from foreign to classic and from drama to comedy.
Film Club meets on Wednesdays after school. Please see Mr. Hollender for details and to join!
College- Rutgers University
Academic Major- English and Psychology
Danielle recently graduated from Rutgers and is now in the process of applying to graduate school to pursue a PhD in School Psychology. She encourages all students at SHS to get as involved as possible in school activities such as clubs, band, or sports, as these are great ways to make new friends and also find something that they are passionate about. Danielle looks back fondly on her interactions with her teachers at the high school and strongly encourages students to communicate with their own teachers, both in and out of class. She also recommends students to look to their teachers for help and inspiration. Finally, she wishes that she had known that one does not need to have everything figured out when they graduate, citing her transition from a Music major to an English major with a minor in Psychology before finally graduating with a double major in English and Psychology. In Danielle's own words, "College is a time to expand your interests and education, and there are so many fields and majors out there that I didn't even know existed until I got there."
Hollister Co Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program
Application due: February 1, 2016
Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship
More information, including a link to the application, can be found at http://janetlogandailyfoundation.org
Application due: April 1, 2016
COUNSELING TIPS FOR MANAGING THE CHANGING SCHOOL YEAR
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TIPS
Caldwell College: Stephen Quinn
Stephen Quinn is an admissions counselor at Caldwell College. Below are some tips that he has shared for our students.
Are summer visits helpful?
You can get an idea of where you are, what the surrounding neighborhood or town is like, and the conditions of the campus facilities. Colleges know that for many families, summer is the only time they can travel to distant places. Most admissions offices are open all summer, and they are prepared for visitors with tours and information sessions. Depending upon the size of the campus, libraries will be open, summer classes will be in session, and the neighborhood will be as busy as it is during the rest of the year.
What is the importance of College Fairs?
There are many types of college fairs, and the one you went to is not designed to provide ”in-depth knowledge” but rather to give a huge array of colleges and universities exposure in a large urban market. For most students, this will be their first exposure to the many possibilities out there in the word of higher education. It’s a good place to start, to browse, and get a general idea.
School Counseling Website
For more information on college, scholarships, study skills, career planning, SAT/ACT/Accuplacer test prep, educational programs, and more, please visit the school counseling link: http://spotshs.spotswood.k12.nj.us/?PageName=%27Guidance%27