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School Counselors

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School counselors are a unique group of educators who collaborate with all members of the school community to positively impact the academic achievement, postsecondary preparedness, and personal-social development of New York City public school students.

Throughout high school, stay on task! Continue to define 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know . Remember to incorporate these words in your conversations.

Develop a list of college majors that you find of special interest. Review these majors with your four-year course load in mind.

Sophomores and juniors are required to sign up for the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test). In addition to good grades and other considerations, some colleges use the PSAT scores in the admissions process.

Go to www.collegeboard.com . Familiarize yourself with this site. All the information that you will need to know about the PSAT or SAT is on this website. Take pleasure in an academic challenge; solve the SAT “Question for the Day”.

Throughout the year, make certain that you are working to your full potential. Keep in mind that colleges evaluate your entire high school transcript, which indicates the intensity of your coursework and the quality of your performance. You are accountable for your academic success. Therefore, it is your responsibility to see your teacher if you need tutoring for a subject class. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE!

Keep your appointments with your Guidance Counselor. Are you taking the most challenging coursework that you can handle?

If you are taking or intend to take an Advanced Placement (AP) course, you must sit for the exam.

While maintaining exemplary grades, begin/continue to perform school and community service.

Apply for a Social Security card, if you do not have one.

Stay up to date at www.qhst.org.

Continue career exploration and begin to research colleges. Discuss your interests/ findings with your parents/guardians. They can be an invaluable resource. Let them help you.

Some helpful web sites are:

College Board www.collegeboard.com
Peterson’s www.peterson’s.com
City University of New York www.cuny.edu
State University of New York www.suny.edu
Campus Tours www.campustours.com
Study Abroad www.studyabroad.com
University Sports Programs www.universitysports.com
New York City Regents www.regentsprep.org
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