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Courses and Program Highlights

• Programs: Gifted and Talented Honors Program in Pre-Engineering (Project Lead The Way), Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management, Career and Technical Education course sequence in Information Technology, Construction Technology, Automotive Technology, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

• Advanced Placement Courses:

Advanced Placement Biology

Advanced Placement Language & Composition

Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles

Advanced Placement US History

• Clubs: Robotics Club, Yearbook Club, Gaming Club.

Extra-Curricular Activities

• Leadership & Support: Student Council, Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Link Employment and Responsibility Now (LEARN), Construction Skills 2000

• Academic: Skills USA

• Artistic: Art, Drama

PSAL Sports Teams

• BOYS:  Baseball & JV Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football & JV Football, Handball, Outdoor Track, Indoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

• GIRLS: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Outdoor Track, Indoor Track Softball, Volleyball

Freshman Year

  • Attend school every day.
  • Complete all homework assignments. When you are absent, call a friend for homework assignments. Be sure you have telephone numbers of your fellow students.
  • Keep up with your work; don’t procrastinate.
  • Earn the highest grades possible. Work to the best of your ability.
  • Ask your teacher for help when you need it.
  • Attend tutoring.
  • Investigate careers and colleges with your guidance counselor.
  • Get involved and participate in school activities and sports.
  • Participate in community activities and volunteer services.
  • Keep a file of all awards and activities.

Sophomore Year

Continue the skills you developed in freshman year, plus:

  • In September, register for the October PSAT; use this opportunity as practice for your junior year PSAT.
  • Whenever you are traveling, try to visit colleges in the vicinity of the areas you are visiting.
  • From your PSAT score, determine how much studying you need to do for the next year’s PSAT and SAT.
  • Think about Advanced Placement (AP) AND College Now courses that you would like to take.
  • Continue to be involved in extracurricular activities and volunteer projects.

Junior Year

  • Strengthen your academic foundations and strive to maintain or exceed your previous level of achievement.
  • Register for and take the October PSAT.
  • Take Advanced Placement courses in your strongest subjects.
  • Remember that your cumulative academic average if based on all course grades from your high-school career.
  • Continue to visit school, borough, and city college fairs.
  • Read college guides (e.g., Fiske, Barron’s) and visit college web sites on the Internet.
  • Discuss your goals for the future with your parents, friends, teachers, and guidance counselors.
  • Meet with college representatives who visit the school throughout the year.
  • Plan for summer employment or study opportunities.
  • Register for and take the May SAT I and AP exams.
  • Meet with your Guidance Counselor/College Advisor in the spring to fine-tune your focus on colleges.
  • Plan summer visits to campuses that you are interested in attending.
  • Write to colleges to request their catalogs and applications.
  • Begin writing different personal statements and college essays.
  • Approach teachers to request their recommendation for your college application.

Senior Year

September & October

  • Remember that colleges are interested in which courses you take during your senior year.
  • Start a file of college applications.
  • Make regular visits to the college counselor.
  • Register for the SAT and the ACT.
  • Discuss the Financial Aid form (FAFSA) and college financing with your parents.
  • Attend the evening programs on the college application and financial aid process.
  • Request that teachers write your college recommendations; be respectful of time as they will need to spend time writing your letter
  • Decide whether you will apply as an Early Decision or Early Action candidate to a school.
  • Review your high school transcript for accuracy.
  • Work based learning/internships.

November & December

  • Continue meeting with your Guidance Counselor/College Advisor.
  • Submit applications to your counselor on time; your high school’s deadline is usually several weeks before the colleges’ to allow for processing.
  • Check graduation requirements with the guidance counselor.

January & February

  • Obtain the FAFSA to begin the financial aid process.
  • Parents should complete their federal income tax returns as soon as possible, since this information is required to complete the FAFSA.
  • Apply for any scholarship opportunities.
  • Continue to focus on academic success.

Spring Term

  • Compare and contrast the colleges to which you have been accepted. Visit the two or three top choice schools that you would attend before making your decision.
  • Discuss this decision with your parents, teachers, and counselors.
  • Take your Advanced Placement examinations.
  • Work with the colleges’ admissions officials to negotiate financial aid packages.
  • Prepare for the graduation ceremony.

As the old adage says, "Practice Makes Perfect!" The links below will lead you to sample Regents exams. The more you practice for your Regents exams, the more prepared you will be. We encourage you to take these exams as practice for what lies ahead.


Regents Vault

As the old adage says, "Practice Makes Perfect!" The links below will lead you to sample Regents exams. The more you practice for your Regents exams, the more prepared you will be. We encourage you to take these exams as practice for what lies ahead.


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