North Shore Counseling Department

September News

Scholarships Are Now Online

Are you looking for scholarship money? If so, you will be pleased to know that our scholarship database is now online. To access it, go to family connections After you have signed in, scroll down to the heading that says scholarships and money. The link that says scholarship list is our local listing of scholarships. The link that says national scholarships is a national directory. In addition to viewing scholarships you can print them out. New scholarships are being added as we receive them.

Senior Meetings And Counselor Appointments

In September, high school counselors visited every Commons period to talk about the college admissions process. As a parent, you may have many questions as well and the guide below is a great tool to use.

Our counselors are also available to assist parents and students. They are a talented group of professionals who enjoy meeting with students and parents. If you wish to speak with your child's counselor, the best way to schedule an appointment is by calling 516-277-7030. Students may find it easier to stop by the office to schedule an appointment. We want to answer your questions and we have found this to be the best way to see your counselor quickly.

Want To Improve Your SAT Scores Before Taking The Exam?

The NSHS Writing Center is offering SAT/ACT Grammar review. Stop by for one-on-one tutoring and/or to pick up one of our grammar and usage packets that target the skills assessed on both college entrance exams.

We are so lucky to have this resource and encourage all students to participate.

SAT Dates

Big image


Wednesday, Oct. 11th 2017 at 8:15am

North Shore High School

Counselors have already spoken with students about the PSAT. We wanted parents to be aware that the test is taking place during the school day on October 11th. Please encourage your student to get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before coming to school. When the test results come back we have an informational meeting scheduled with the College Board (SAT people) on January 8th at 6:30 pm. During this workshop we will discuss what parents/students need to know about the test scores and how to improve them.

College Essay Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 17th 2017 at 3-4pm

North Shore High School Library

The NSHS Writing Center is hosting Hofstra University’s Undergraduate Admissions Officer for a College Essay Workshop. Ms. Andrea Nadler will share insider strategies for writing a successful essay, and she will facilitate a workshop session analyzing and evaluating student drafts. All 12th graders are invited to this unique opportunity to receive immediate feedback from a person who reads thousands of applications every year.