Huntington High School students will find plenty to interest them during October’s College Application Week. Guidance department officials feel the third year of the initiative will provide valuable information that those on every grade level can carefully consider and evaluate and ultimately put to good use.
“College Application Week is a national initiative to ensure that every graduating high school senior has the opportunity to successfully apply to at least one post-secondary educational institution,” said Kitty R. Klein, district director of guidance and testing.
Ms. Klein and her team of school counselors have designed a schedule of worthwhile activities to assist Huntington students as they make their way through the college application process.
The initiative will kick off on Monday, October 16 with a visit from William Clyde, director of LIU Post’s Higher Education Opportunity Program. Mr. Clyde will meet with students in the School Heritage Museum room during lunch periods and discuss LIU Post’s HEOP, including financial and academic support that is available.
Tuesday, October 17 will bring Andrea Bhella to Huntington. An admissions counselor at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood campus, Ms. Bhella will discuss the opportunities available across Suffolk’s three campuses, as well as information on admissions, financial aid, placement and transferring to four-year colleges. She will also conduct an onsite review of applications.
Wednesday, October 18 will see Nassau Community College Associate Director of Admissions Dianne Guarino meeting with students interested in learning more about the application process, placement testing and financial aid as well as transfer opportunities. Ms. Guarino will even conduct onsite application reviews.
On Thursday, October 19 it will be St. Joseph College’s Adriana Silva’s turn to come to the high school and discuss higher education opportunities, scholarships and financial aid, with a special focus on the concerns of first generation students.
Friday, October 20 will see Victoria Daza of Long Island Jobs for Justice making a special presentation to Huntington’s English as a new language students related to the college search and application process.
School counselors will staff the computer labs during lunch periods from Monday through Thursday to assist students in registering for the SATs, ACTs, submitting college applications and creating FAFSA accounts.
A group of Huntington students will also be attending the 3rd Annual Dreamers Conference hosted by the Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates at Nassau Community College.
Students need to register with their school counselor in advance to participate in one or more of the sessions. Contact Ms. Klein at [email protected] for more information.