Guidance Department

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  • Guidance Staff
  • Academic Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Group Counseling
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Guidance Services

The Guidance Department seeks to give all students the full and continuing opportunity to reach their potential. The optimal development of each student is the primary and central goal of the department. In working toward this goal, the department offers a wide range of services including academic, career, college and personal counseling. All guidance programs are based on the values of self-understanding, self-acceptance, informed decision-making and responsible, productive behavior.

Guidance Department: Staff

The following is a list of the members of the Guidance Department, accompanied by their areas of responsibility, assigned cors, and telephone extension:

Mrs. Robyn Armon: Director of Guidance


Mrs. Adriana Mannino

Mrs. Becky Barell

Mr. Peter Bosco

Mrs. Danielle Forte

Mrs. Laura Hassett

Mr. Michael Hernadez

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo

Mrs. Josephine Morrone

Mrs. Nancy Williams


Patricia Stevens

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 244

Jennifer Kuz

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 266

Brandon Magenheim

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 367

Patricia Fagan

  • Guidance Office
  • W-101
  • ext. 212

The goal of educational counseling is to give each student every opportunity to succeed academically. Students may initiate these sessions, they may be initiated by the student’s counselor, or they may be referred by a teacher, parents, or other school personnel. Educational counseling may focus on the student’s performance in school, as well as advisement in the course selection process. Students who have multiple academic failures are seen by the counselor in an effort to improve the student’s academic performance.


If you are interested in volunteering as a peer tutor – Please pick up an application form in W-101. If you were a tutor last year, you do not need to get teacher recommendations again. But, if you are a new member, please ask just one teacher from each subject area (you select to tutor) to sign the application, which will indicate that they recommend you to be a tutor.

If you are a student in need of a tutor – Please go to W-101 and see Mrs. Logan or Mrs. Williams. Within a few days, you will be contacted and introduced to a tutor after cor. At that point, a scheduled time and location will be established. Each level has designated “sign” books to keep track of the meetings.

It’s a program that works well when both parties are committed to the scheduled appointment times to meet and use this time efficiently.

Personal Counseling

The Guidance Department offers personal counseling in order to help students with self-understanding, self-acceptance and personal adjustment.School is one important part of a student's life, but cannot be separated from the student's personal life, and there are many occasions when it is important to speak with a counselor about personal concerns.Students may see their assigned level counselor.

Appointment sheets are available in the Guidance Office: W-101.

The Guidance Department conducts various small groups. These groups usually meet during the school day – some meeting for a pre-defined number of sessions, some running indefinitely. A student’s membership in a group is voluntary and confidential. While all of these groups are offered each year, only those with a sufficient enrollment will run. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, or need additional information, make an appointment in W-101 or see your counselor.


For those who are upset after the death of a loved one and are ready to share their feelings with others.


For those who are upset about the drug and/or alcohol use of a loved one with whom they are living.


For gay and lesbian students and those who think they may be, to explore issues of concern such as health, discrimination, family, etc.


For those students who wish to discuss the particular pressures and problems resulting from divorce or separation and/or the challenges of step-family life.


For those who are living with someone at home who is seriously ill.


For those students who are away from their native country.

Guidance Bulletin Board

Welcome to the SFP Guidance Bulletin Board

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact your child's guidance counselor.
Counselors names, assignments, and contact numbers can be found at the guidance staff link on this web site.

We look forward to working together in the best interest of your children, and our students.


Guidance Office:  718-423-8810 x212

College Office: 718-423-8810 x244

Ms. Robyn Armon:

Ms. Adriana Mannino: 

Mr. Peter

Ms. Becky Barell:

Mrs. Danielle Forte:

Mrs. Laura Hassett:

Mr. Michael Hernandez: 

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo:

Mrs. Josephine Morrone:

Mrs. Nancy Williams:

Administrative Assistants

W101-Ms. Patricia Fagan:

College Office:

Mrs. Jennifer Kuz: 

Mr. Brandon Maggenheim:



We will provide a panel of College Admission Officers to help guide you in the College Process.

WHEN: Tues-March 5, 2019

TIME: 7-9pm

WHERE: SFP School Auditorium 


September 25 College Fair in the Cafeteria tonight at 6:30: All Juniors & Seniors Welcome

September 25 Early Decision/Early Action Applications Accepted

September 25 Accepting Regular Decision Applications

October 20 Early Decision/Early Action Application Deadline

November 2 CUNY Application Recommended deadlines due in the College Office

December 15- Last Day Accepting College Applications until January 3, 2019

Extra Help Schedule for Science Department 2018-2019


Room W106

Wednesday Mornings 7:45 am-8:15am

Wednesday Afternoon 2:45pm-3:15pm


Room E211

Tuesday and Thursday 7:45am-8:20am

Tuesday and Thursday 2:50pm-3:20pm

Earth Science

Room W017

Tuesday 2:50pm-3:15pm

Thursday 7:40am-8:15am

Earth science Honors ONLY –E015 with Mr. Gonzalez 7:50am-8:15am


Room E015

Every morning 7:45am-8:20am

Every afternoon 2:50pm-3:15pm 

Extra Help

Math Center E-210

Writing Center W-210

Peer Tutoring  Requests can be made in W-101

2019-2020 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.


College Office Bulletin Board


Room N-201







SENIORS 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

JUNIORS 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM





School Information:  

6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. Fresh Meadows, NY  11365

CEEB Code:  330835

Class of 2018 Data:   Graduates: 585

Class of 2018 entered high school: 09/2015

Graduation Date: 6/2019

Ranking:  None

Grading:  100 Scale



TITLE:  Guidance Counselor

Guidance Office:  718-423-8810 x212

College Office: 718-423-8810 x244


Ms. Robyn Armon:

Ms. Adriana Mannino: 

Mr. Peter

Ms. Becky Barell:

Mrs. Danielle Forte:

Mrs. Laura Hassett:

Mr. Michael Hernandez: 

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo:

Mrs. Josephine Morrone:

Mrs. Nancy Williams:

Administrative Assistants

W101-Ms. Patricia Fagan:

College Office:

Mrs. Jennifer Kuz: 

Mr. Brandon Magenheim:

Procedures for Submitting Applications to the College Office 2018-2019


Once you have completed and submitted your online application you must submit one BLUE Transcript Request Form for each college to the College Office in N-201

Include $5 for your official transcript to be sent electronically to each college you applied to


a.Once you have completed and submitted your online application, PRINT a copy of the High School Transcript Request Form (from your CUNY application summary packet) 

b.Include one BLUE Transcript Request Form for all CUNY schools and $5 for an official transcript


Bring a 9x12 manila envelope addressed to each individual SUNY college Undergraduate Admissions office to which you are applying with 4 stamps.

Include the SUNY School Counselor Form (which will be copied by your counselor for each SUNY campus you apply).

BLUE Transcript Request Form – one for all SUNY schools.

$5 for an official transcript for each school.


One BLUE Transcript Request Form for each school $5 for an official transcript for each school.


St. Francis Prep will host several Onsite Admission opportunities for our students. Notices will be posted outside the college office making them aware of date of Onsite and specific directions for each Onsite.  College admissions representatives will come to Prep where they will hold a personal interview with students, review their applications and in most cases, render a decision at that time. Each student will receive an appointment card in their Cor box the day before the Onsite.

 Completed application (follow College Office directions on how to obtain application).

 Students must meet individual college requirements.

 Completed BLUE Transcript Request Form.

 $5 transcript fee.

 Copies of official SAT or ACT scores.

 College essay (if required).


Below are some of the highlights regarding COLLEGE DECISION MAKING

* Make a list of the colleges in which you are interested.

* Log onto these college websites to gather some important information: majors offered, programs available, location, cost, a general profile of GPA and SAT scores of admitted students, application deadlines, if SAT II tests are required, etc.

* Most college applications require an essay. Check websites to see if topics are given. If not, a personal statement is accepted by many schools. This can include a personal experience that has been an influence in your life. The summer is a perfect time to begin to write rough drafts so that you have a head start on the process. Seniors: When you return to school in September, you can ask an English teacher to review the essay, or visit the writing center for help(appointments available through the English Department). Do this early, as they will get many requests, and you need to be respectful of their time.

* Visit Colleges. Fall and Spring are good times to attend "open house" at colleges. Most colleges will give tours during the summer, and even speak with students and parents. It will give you some idea of the campus and facilities, traveling time, surrounding environment, etc. 

* SAT: JUNIOR STUDENTS TAKE the SAT in the spring. Once you receive those scores we suggest spending time over the summer preparing for the fall SAT. Focus on the area(s) where your performance was weak. SENIOR STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE SAT (again) IN THE FALL.

*SENIORS: It is very strongly suggested that you register on-line for the October or November SAT exam during the summer approaching senior year.

2019-2020 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.


Cornell University



THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Admissions/Alumni Reception

Come learn more about preparing for a future application to our

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program and hear

from a few of our alumni about their educational background and

careers in veterinary medicine.  There will also be an opportunity to

speak informally the veterinarians and admissions representatives.



WHEN: April 8th 2019

TIME: 11:40-12:05

LOCATION: To be Announced

All INTERESTED Please Sign up in the College Office.


February 16 is the perfect time to visit for an Open House. It’s not too late to register!

Tour the campus and arts studios, meet with VCUarts faculty and students, attend sessions with arts departments, the Honors College, Financial Aid, study abroad, and more.
You can take a VCUarts tour Monday-Friday at 1 PM.

George Washington University

This exciting program is an introduction to diversity and cultural life on GW's campus and is open to all students with a commitment to multiculturalism, equality, and social justice. This event allows prospective high school juniors to discuss academic and financial aid options with current students and explore the diversity and cultural opportunities of our community. Save the date now for this coming spring!

Spring Diversity Open House
Saturday, April 27 (Time and Location TBA)

Contact Assistant Director, Joshua Lowe, at 

Interested in Becoming a Medical Assistant


College Application Process Symposium

Summer 2019 Dates Coming Soon! 


Interested in Becoming a Math Teacher

TIME2000 Program at Queens College

TIME 2000 (Teaching Improvements through Mathematics Education) is a four-year secondary mathematics teacher preparation program offering scholarships towards tuition.* Participants are part of a close-knit learning community in which they take their mathematics and education courses together, engage in study groups, and attend seminars, conferences, and off-campus events. Close guidance and support are provided by carefully selected faculty who teach in the program. Students in this program double major in mathematics and secondary education. Upon graduation and completion of New York State examinations, students are fully qualified to begin teaching mathematics in grades 7 through 12.

*Please note that sophomores who have already successfully completed one year of calculus are eligible to apply.*


Office Information


TIME 2000
Secondary Education & Youth Services
Queens College
Powdermaker Hall, Room 002
Phone: 718-997-5377
Fax: 718-997-5173



Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid




5 Things To Do After Filing Your FAFSA



Congratulations! You finished filling out the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Now what?

1. Look Out For Your Student Aid Report

FAFSA LOGOAfter you submit your FAFSA, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR). Your SAR is a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid as well as listing your answers to the questions on your FAFSA.

Any student with a Federal Student Aid PIN can view and print his or her SAR by logging in to and clicking on the appropriate school year. This is also where you can check the status of your application if you have not received your SAR yet. Once you get your SAR, you should review it carefully to make sure it’s correct and complete. If you made a mistake, make sure you go in and correct or update your FAFSA.

2. Locate Your EFC

Found your SAR? Awesome! You may want to start by looking for your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC can be found in the box at the top of the first page of your SAR, under your social security number.

Your EFC is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Its formula considers your family’s taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) as well as your family size and the number of family members who will attend college during the year.

Schools use your EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and your financial aid award. However, it’s important to remember that your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Contact your school’s financial aid office if you have any questions about how they calculate financial aid.

3. Make Corrections If You Need To

It’s important to make sure that everything on your FAFSA is correct and complete, as your school may ask you to verify some of the information.

Did you fill out FAFSA before your 2013 tax information was complete? Do you need to update any information? Did you find a mistake? Don’t worry! It’s easy to make corrections online at Log in and click “Make FAFSA Corrections.” You’ll need to enter your Federal Student Aid PIN to make any corrections. Corrections should be processed in 3-5 days and you should receive a revised SAR.

4. Review Your Financial Aid History Information

The last page of your SAR includes information about your financial aid history, specifically the loans you have taken out. It can be complicated and confusing to keep track of all of your loans and interest rates, but it is very important. Reviewing the financial aid history in your SAR will help you be aware of how much you are borrowing and how much you’ll owe later.

Remember: You can access your financial aid history information anytime by logging into with your Federal Student Aid PIN.

5. Double-Check With Your Schools

Lastly, make sure that you double-check with the financial aid offices at the schools you applied to.  Sometimes schools need additional paperwork or have other deadlines. You never want to leave money on the table!



CUNY: The City University of New York: Apply at




SFP College Handbook









Military Academy Nominations - FAQ (From the office of Congressman Thomas R. Suozzi)

Frequently asked questions for those seeking a Military Academy nomination. You may also fill out a Military Academy Nominations Form.

What is a nomination?

Members of Congress may nominate applicants who meet the eligibility requirements established by law. A candidate may seek a nomination from the following:

  • A member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represents the congressional district in which the candidate resides
  • Both U.S. Senators from his or her state
  • Apply directly to the Vice-President of the United States

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:

  • Age: Be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Marital Status: Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents
  • Residence: Must reside within the boundaries of the 3rd Congressional District of New York.
  • Skill / Fitness: Must meet the medical, physical, and academic requirements of the Academy

When do I apply for a nomination?

The nomination application period opens May 15th of each year for those candidates who are high school juniors and will be seniors the following school year, or who have already graduated.

What is the deadline for completing a nomination file?

What must be included in my nomination file?

A complete nomination file consists of the following items:

  • Current photo
  • High school transcript
  • American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results
  • Resume of extracurricular activities
  • An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (300 words or less)
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation from (a) an academic teacher; (b) a supervisor-coach, employer, guidance counselor, scout leader, etc.; and (c) an acquaintance-someone who knows the applicant but is not a member of the applicant's family.

What happens after I have completed my nomination file?

What criteria is used in selecting candidates?

Nominations are based on a "whole person" evaluation. Factors such as academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character and motivation are taken into consideration and compared with other applicants.

How many academies are there?

There are five service academies.

Are the requirements the same for all of the service academies?

No. Although many of the qualifications are similar, each academy operates under its own admissions guidelines. Visit the academy of your choice via the websites noted for each academy's particular admissions qualifications. It is not necessary to seek a nomination to the Coast Guard Academy, as the U.S.C.G.A. accepts candidates based on their own testing criteria.

Who should I ask to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf?

Some of the people applicants typically seek recommendations from include:

  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Employers
  • Coaches
  • Clergy
  • Scout Leaders

A specific recommendation form is not required. A letter of recommendation is sufficient.

Will I automatically be selected by the academy after I receive a nomination?

No. You will be placed among a select group of nominees, and the academy of your choice will make the final decision. If selected, you will receive an offer of admission (an appointment) directly from the academy.

What if I choose more than one academy? Will I be limited to a single nomination?

No. You can be nominated to multiple academies depending on how well you have competed among this year's pool of candidates. It is also possible to win multiple appointments.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact Edward G. Aulman, Veterans Caseworker, at the Huntington Office, (631) 923-4104.


“Struggling to Decide Test Optional or Not”

·       “My test scores are above average, but I didn’t do as well on the SAT/ACT as I personally would have liked. “This student should submit his/her test scores.

·       “Standardized testing has always been a weakness of mine. My grades and curriculum are rigorous and competitive, but my SAT/ACT scores are below the schools mid-range.” This student should not submit his/her test scores.

·       “I don’t want to pay or can’t afford to send my test scores.” Scores can be sent using a ton of free options. This student should submit his/her test scores. 

·       “Sending my test scores is an obstacle and will take way too long.” This student should submit his/her test scores.

·       “My best scores are way below Hofstra’s published average and mid-range scores. “ (SAT scores 1140 to 1330, with an average ACT equivalent of 24 to 31.) This student should not submit his/her test scores.

Binghamton University

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Binghamton University now permits applicants to self-report their SAT and ACT test scores. This decision reflects our commitment as a public university to remove barriers to the college application process.

Students should have their full score report with them, including all section scores, when self-reporting their test scores. They will require official reports sent by the testing agency if the student chooses to enroll.

Visit the test policy webpage for complete details and answers to frequently asked questions. Note: The option to self-report scores is not available for international or athlete applicants.

Hispanic Serving Institutions-

The guide covers all aspects of HSI’s from what the designation means, to how it gets implemented at colleges.

The University of Virginia School of Architecture

The University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting the following upcoming events that may be of interest to your students.
Information Sessions + Tours

Friday, January 25, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019

Faculty and current students will lead the sessions providing you with an opportunity to learn more about our undergraduate programs in Architecture, Design Thinking, Urban + Environmental Planning and Architectural History. Following to the information session, you will receive a guided tour of Campbell Hall led by current students. Information sessions begin at 11am and conclude at 12pm; Tours begin at 12pm and conclude at 1pm. You can find more details here.

Final Reviews
Friday, May 3, 2019

Interested in seeing the School of Architecture in action? Come visit us during final reviews! Final reviews are a culmination of our students' studio work for the semester, and show off their research and design. You can find more details here.
So You Want To Be An Architect?

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Are you a high school sophomore or junior curious about the field of architecture and design? Do you want to learn how to engage the past and shape the future? Through interactive design exercises and a tour of Cooper Carry, students will learn about all scales of the built environment including its history, planning and design from University of Virginia School of Architecture Alumni.

Engineering Programs at the College of Staten Island: 

Learn more at their Info session on April 9th

CSI is the only college of Staten Island, the second institution within the City University of New York (CUNY) and one of only a few in the greater metropolitan area offering an ABET-accredited Bachelor's and Master's in Electrical Engineering (BSEE and MEEE).


BSEE and MEEE Programs in the High-Tech Field of Electrical Engineering—historically exhibiting steady growth and the breeding ground for modern advances in telecommunications, automation, and networking among other technologies. 


BS Degree in Engineering Science with specializations in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering—a modern, practical approach to engineering education. A broad engineering, mathematical and scientific background permits flexibility and adjustment to the rapidly changing techniques of contemporary engineering. New, high-tech equipped laboratories. 


NYS License-Preparatory BS in Earth and Environmental Science. As the world's population increases, earth and environmental scientists are in growing demand, with earth and environmental sciences predicted to be among the fastest-growing fields, according to both federal and New York State long-term occupational projections. 

Reservations: Questions? Please call Recruitment and Admissions: 718-982-2259 or 718-982-2597

Summer Programs

High School Scholars Program at St. John's University

The High School Scholars Program is designed for high school students to pursue a limited program of college studies. Students are permitted to take two courses, after their junior year of high school, during the second summer session at St. John’s University, and one course in the fall and spring semesters of their senior year. They receive full college credit for each course successfully completed during the semester.

For admission to the High School Scholars Program, the student must meet the following general qualifications:

  • Demonstrate potential for college work as determined by the student’s high school transcript through junior year and recommendations by the principal and/or guidance counselor.
  • Motivation and maturity as proven by an on-campus interview. Approval by the Admission Committee.

For more detailed information about the criteria, please see below:

St. John’s University’s commitment to academic excellence is manifested through the HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS PROGRAM. Courses in Liberal Arts, Business, Math, Theology, Philosophy, and Government and Politics are conducted at the Queens and Staten Island campuses.
• Held during Summer Session II (July 10 – August 13, 2019) • Students may also avail themselves of courses in the following fall and spring semesters The Program
Qualified students may register for a maximum of two three-credit college level courses during the Summer Session II and one three-credit course each term in the following fall and spring semesters. After successful completion of a course, three credits will be earned and students will receive official transcript for courses taken. Freshman level courses are offered and taught by St. John’s University faculty. Who is Eligible?
Students entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2019 Criteria
• SAT scores of 1180 or above; ACT scores of 24 or above • High school average of 90 or above • Parental consent • High school permission forms Cost
$1,000 per course plus applicable fees Benefits
Head start on college courses and a special scholarship to attend St. John’s University after high school graduation! To Apply Contact the Director, Cecelia M. Russo, at for more information.

If you qualify and are interested in the program, please send an e-mail to the Director, Cecelia M. Russo, with your contact information. Include:

  1. Your name
  2. Address
  3. Phone number
  4. E-mail address

The Director will contact you to arrange for an appointment.

Queens Campus
Cecelia M. Russo, Director
Tel 718-990-6565
Fax 718-990-2158

Columbia Engineering Shape Program





Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE) is a selective summer program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors geared toward local students who have demonstrated an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

 SHAPE has a limited number of need-based scholarships, which cover the full cost of the tuition and fees. To be considered for a scholarship we ask parents and students to complete and submit the scholarship application and SHAPE application before 11:59 PM on February 18th.
Should you have questions, please contact us at


Summer 2019 Courses: 

 Introduction to Robotics 

 Advanced Robotics 

Introduction to Computer Science 

 Advanced Computer Science 

 Electrical Engineering:     Harnessing the Energy of the Sun 

 Biomedical Engineering:     Physical Effects on Cells 

Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students.

Cornell's Summer College is one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs. It brings more than 1,500 academically talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for three- and six-week programs.

Summer College students have the unparalleled opportunity to:

  • experience what it's like to     live and learn at a great Ivy League university, 
  • take real university courses, 
  • work closely with Cornell's world-renowned faculty, 
  • earn three to six college credits, 
  • explore majors and career options, 
  • get a jump on successful college applications, 
  • make friends from around the     world, and much, much more. 

This summer, they will offer programs between June 22 and August 6 in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from architecture, business, hospitality, and engineering to international relations, science, social change, and veterinary medicine—and many more. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about our programs. They hope to see your advisees on "the hill" this summer!


VCUarts Pre-college Summer Intensive application now open!

Classes are filling up quickly. Apply now!

Three week Pre-College Summer Intensive residency program is an opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in art. Students can select from the following majors:

  • 2D Portfolio Development 
  • 2D/3D Portfolio Development 
  • Comics, Graphic Novels and Sequential Storytelling 
  • Creative Coding 
  • Digital Filmmaking 
  • Digital Photography 
  • Fashion Design + Merchandising 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Interior Design 
  • Theatre 

All in the #1 ranked public university arts and design program!

This eye-opening program will allow students to explore their interests, learn valuable skills, test out a potential college major, prepare for the college application process, make new friends, and have more than a little fun.

The deadline to apply is March 29.

Have questions? Call us at 804-VCU-ARTS or email us at

Come on tour!

Tours are 1–3pm Mon.–Fri.
 RSVP for a tour now.

Ladders for Leaders Summer Internships Application 2019

The New York City Department of Youth & Community Development offers the Ladders for Leaders (L4L) Program for local high school and college students between the ages of 16 to 22. Since 2013, the Central Queens Y is proud to be an L4L provider that serves these age groups. The program hopes to include about 2,700 participants at 500 worksites citywide, matching adolescents with professional opportunities within corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.  Some examples of businesses that have participated in Ladders providing internship opportunities include AOL, Pandora, Tishman Speyer, KPMG, Kate Spade and various city agencies included NYC Department of Design and Construction, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  

Our goal as an L4L provider is to help place individuals in work environments that suit their abilities and interest, while also providing them with work readiness training.  The participants participate in the program throughout the summer. Participants work anywhere from 25-40 hours per week.  Additionally, all participants will take part in 20-30 hours of pre-employment workshops. These workshops teach basic work readiness skills, including, but not limited to, resume writing, job interview skills, and dealing with conflict in a work environment.  

The Central Queens Y is hoping to collaborate with your organization and your youth so we may provide them with an amazing summer experience.  Participant applications for Ladders for Leaders are now available for those who are interested. If interested please inform them to apply at and to choose Central Queens YM & YWHA – Queens as their provider, or use our PIN# 230795. Please, also distribute the attached flyer which explains the program further for the students.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick 

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to announce an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new  Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences.

This intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including:

  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Forensic
  • Mechanical

Eligible students must:

  • Be between the ages of 16-18
  • Have prior coursework in pre-calculus (recommended)
  • Submit an  online application

Interested in learning more? Attend an online  information session or visit  Pre-Engineering Summer Academy.

Duke University

Summer College – Take a credit-bearing Duke University course during this four-week program and experience the life of a Duke student.

Summer Academy – Choose from any of our transformative three-week certificate courses and become a leader in an ever-changing tomorrow.

Accelerated STEM Academy – Experience the life of an elite researcher by touring Duke’s premier research facilities, participating in a variety of hands-on labs, and engaging with Duke faculty members during this one-week program.

Apply online today on each program’s homepage, as spots fill quickly!

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp, which will be held at Lebanon Valley College from June 23-28, 2019.  

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, nursing and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.  

Visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website ( or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at


Stanford University

Stanford University will offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.
Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.
  • Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.
  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
  • Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.
Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here:

School of Education: Leading for Change Summer Institute

Leading for Change Summer Institute

·      Learn leadership lessons from top educational leaders 

·      Free Tuition, Room and Board

For more information, contact:
Teresa Quackenbush:

Mary Ellen Hoffman


Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting two FREE exciting opportunities for current high school sophomores and juniors to spend the day on campus exploring a potential college major, meeting current students and faculty, and taking a tour of campus!   

  • The School of Business Like a Boss Event: On Saturday, January 26th, we invite students to spend     the day on campus gaining hands-on experience working with our talented     business faculty, staff and alumni to learn more about the various fields     of business with other talented high school sophomores and juniors.     Participants will learn about business management and assess their innate     management skills through a series of hands-on exercises. RSVP is required for students only to attend by January 16th.
  • Discover Engineering Day: Engineers Week (February 17-23) is a global     campaign aimed at introducing students to the fascinating world of     engineering. We are inviting students only to join us on Saturday,     February 23rd to discover engineering with a day of learning and     exploration. Our event includes introductory lessons and hands-on     experiences in various fields of engineering, while working with talented     Stevens faculty and current students! Space is limited, so Deadline to     register is February 11th.

USC Summer Programs 

Application for High School Programs

We're excited to announce expanded course options for the 2019 USC Summer Programs!  Visit to choose from over 20 courses in multiple disciplines and topics all taught by USC faculty and staff.  Explore your interests and earn college credit this summer while spending time on USC's beautiful campus. 
Our application is now open.  Get a head start on your summer plans and apply today or forward to someone who might be interested in learning more about what USC Summer Programs can offer high school students.  
If you have any questions, please email us at   

The online application for Summer Discovery pre-college academic and enrichment programs is now open, and students who apply and enroll by November 15 are eligible for a $300 Fall Savings.

Through our collaborative partnerships with 14 universities in the U.S. and abroad, you can be confident that your students will have an unforgettable experience on a Summer Discovery program consisting of world-class academics, extra-curricular activities, recreation, and sports. Plus, our safety and supervision standards are unmatched, and we're proud to boast a 10:1 student to staff ratio.

For 53 years, we have established true partnerships with universities; we're not just space renters. We have helped more than 100,000 students learn and grow while having the summer of a lifetime.

 For more information, give us a call at (516) 621-3939 or visit


Duke Summer Session for High
School Students

Are you looking for a captivating and meaningful way to spend your summer? Join us at 
Duke Summer Session for High School Students and get a taste of life on a college campus.
 By attending one of our programs, you will prepare for college by delving deeper into 
intellectually stimulating courses of interest, which may even include the opportunity to 
accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke 
instructor. In addition to challenging yourself academically, you will engage with a diverse group of peers, exposing you to different cultures and expanding your future network. 
Not to mention, 
you will leave with a lifetime of memories! 
 Interested in learning more about our programs? Visit our  website, and be sure to mark your
calendars for 
December 3rd, 2018 when our
applications open!  

Stanford University

We’re excited to share that CyberMath Academy now offers a summer camp at Stanford University too!

Now your students can choose to attend our camps this summer at either Harvard University (July 6-17) or Stanford University (July 15-27).

Students will be able to choose from a variety of options which include College Prep (SAT and College Counseling and Application Planning), Math, Coding, Robotics, Game Design and Physics. Registration is open at

CyberMath Academy’s advanced and challenging courses from outstanding teachers pave the way for students to top colleges. Many top colleges such as MIT and Caltech specifically ask for their scores and give priority to the students who succeed in the competitions that we prepare for. Please see our informational pages on how math and coding competitions help secure a bright college education and an outstanding career.

Administrators and teachers of CyberMath Academy have had many of their students continue their higher education at top U.S. colleges and would like your students to join them too.

Columbia University's Science Honors 
Columbia University's Science Honors Program (SHP) and its application process for the 2019-2020 academic

This program, now in its sixty-first year, offers enrichment
courses in science and mathematics on Saturday mornings throughout the
school year to 700 students who have been selected from approximately
750 high schools in the metropolitan New York area. Next year's SHP will
have openings for 400 new students. Applicants must now be in the 11th,
10th, or 9th grade and should have a strong interest and exceptional
ability in science and mathematics. I would very much appreciate your
informing appropriate students about the program. The attached
announcement can be posted, and copies can be distributed to all science
and mathematics teachers in your school.

The program uses an online application process which students can access
on the Columbia University SHP web page:

Each applicant will be asked to do the following:
(1) Submit an online application.
(2) Request that the high school mail an official transcript directly to
the SHP.
(3) Request that a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal submit an
online recommendation letter.
(4) Take a three-hour entrance examination at Columbia on April 6 or
April 27, 2019.

The deadline for the SHP receipt of student online applications is
February 28, 2019.

Mailed official transcripts and online letters of recommendation must be
received by the SHP no later than March 15, 2019. Admission decisions
will be announced by June 19, 2019.


Gettysburg College


Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 

  • Camp Psych -     Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in     psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the   field. 
  • Sunderman Piano Institute     - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills,     collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music     subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in     daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in     both solo and ensemble works.
  • Writing Camp -     Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative     writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen. 
  • 3D Object Modeling and     Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object     modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After     learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects. 
  • Coding for Robotics &     Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences     in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source     software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic     electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think     like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer     Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component     of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference     provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the     Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.  

The NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy offers Weekend Workshops that provide high school students with programs of study that allow them to explore professional options and enhance their college portfolio.

These programs are designed especially for local high school students who are interested in learning more about a particular career path and who prefer to gain this experience during the weekends. 

High School Academy Weekend Workshops provide a condensed format for "trying on" a career. Over the course of just a few weekends, students acquire an insider's look at a professional path in which they may be interested. Taught by experts in their fields, these classes bring an area of specialty to life. Students gain exposure to college-level course content through case studies and interactive group assignments.

In addition to the knowledge they acquire, a student's Weekend Workshop experience will serve as an impressive credential on his/her college application—another way they can differentiate themselves in the competitive admissions process! 


Classes Begin February 2, 2019

Academic and College-Level Writing
 Introduction to Careers in Hospitality
Introduction to Fashion Design in New York
Introduction to Global Banking
Global Economics
Writing for Television: Creating and Writing a New Series
Advanced Computer Science Concepts with JavaScript
Case Studies in Real Estate Development
Computer Information Systems: Cyber Defense
Creative Approaches to Writing the College Application Essay
Digital Filmmaking: Storytelling on Film
Innovative Business Startups
Interactive Marketing Campaigns: The Power of Public Relations and Social Media
Introduction to Architecture
NEW Introduction to Event Planning: Operations and Production
Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Investing Fundamentals: Shaping Your Financial Future
Journalism: Reporting, Researching, and Writing Features
Leadership and Management Development
Photography: New York City Through the Camera Lens
Pre-Law: An Introduction to Torts

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019

University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs

Students will spend the summer taking college-level courses and getting a taste of the college experience.

Students will join other high school students from around the world, participating in one-week courses, credit courses, or intensive programs in business, engineering, genetics, medicine, pathology, or research. They can live in a residence hall or commute from home.

 Registration is now open for all 2019 sessions. Visit to learn more.

 Questions? Contact us at (585) 275-3221 or

2019 PREFACE Program at 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-served in the areas of science, engineering and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place Sunday, June 23, through Saturday, July 6 on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, NY.

 The PREFACE Program is for students who will be in either the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application.

 Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 15, 2019. Notifications will be made to accepted students in April. Questions about the program should be directed to


Virginia Commonwealth University | School of the Arts 
325 North Harrison Street, PO Box 842519 | Richmond, VA 23284-2519 
Phone: 804-VCU-ARTS (804-828-2787) | 866-534-3201 (toll free) | Fax: 804-828-6469

Classes are filling up quickly. Have your students apply now!

Our three week Pre-College Summer Intensive residency program is an opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in art. Students can select from the following majors:

  • 2D Portfolio Development
  • 2/3D Portfolio Development
  • Comics, Graphic Novels and Sequential Storytelling
  • Creative Coding
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Digital Photography
  • Fashion Design + Merchandising
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design 
  • Theatre 

This eye-opening program will allow students to explore their interests, learn valuable skills, test out a potential college major, prepare for the college application process, make new friends, and have more than a little fun.

The deadline to apply is March 29.

Have questions? Call us at 804-VCU-ARTS or email us at

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) program invites rising juniors from rural North Carolina communities for an educational four-day enrichment program in July.

On behalf of UNC's Office for Diversity and Inclusion, we thank you for letting your students know about Project Uplift, Uplift Plus, and NC Renaissance. Please note that the deadline to apply for these opportunities has been extended to February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Students can find more information and apply for the programs via the following links:
Project Uplift and Uplift Plus 2019
North Carolina Renaissance 2019

Project Uplift enables high-achieving rising seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus over two days in May or June. 
Uplift PLUS is a rigorous 5-week program for high-achieving, in-state, Project Uplift participants. Students participate in a three-credit English course, engage in research, and much more while staying on campus. Students may express interest in Uplift PLUS by writing a supplemental essay within their Project Uplift application. There is no separate application.

Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students

Cornell's Summer College is one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs. It brings more than 1,500 academically talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for three- and six-week programs.

Summer College students have the unparalleled opportunity to:

  • experience what it's like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university
  • take real university courses 
  • work closely with Cornell's world-renowned faculty
  • earn three to six college credits
  • explore majors and career options
  • get a jump on successful college applications
  • make friends from around the world, and much, much more

This summer, they will offer programs between June 22 and August 6 in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from architecture, business, hospitality, and engineering to international relations, science, social change, and veterinary medicine—and many more. 


Drexel's  Summer Institutes: Enrichment Opportunities for Your Students

Drexel offers high  school students a range of academic programs during the summer to explore  what life in college is all about. Offering both residential and day options,  your students can take advantage of Drexel faculty-led workshops, labs,  facilities, and all the city of Philadelphia has to offer.

The Classes

At Drexel's Summer Institutes, students  learn in classrooms ranging from a state-of-the-art recording studio to a  securities trading lab to a designer boutique to a salt marsh. Your students  are ambitious — at Drexel, we help them explore their interests and get a  preview of college life.

The Teachers

Summer Institutes are led by Drexel  University professors. Our faculty are successful artists, business leaders,  practicing doctors, counseling professionals, lawyers, engineers, and expert  scientists. They're ready to teach your students what they've learned from  working in their industries.

The Campus and Beyond

The college experience is more than just  classes. At Drexel's Summer Institutes, students will make new friends,  experience the life of an undergrad on campus, and explore the historic city  of Philadelphia. With residential and commuting options, and programs that  range in length from one to five weeks, school could be the most exciting  thing they do all summer.


Pre-College Programs  

Choose an academic area to see the summer camps that are offered: 

·        Arts and Sciences 

·        Biomedical Engineering 

·        Business 

·        Design, Arts, and Media 

·        Engineering 

·        Hospitality and Food Management 

·        Medicine 

·        Nursing and Health Professions

Summer Scholar Institute at Pace University

Summer Scholar Institute for students interested in receiving an advanced, first-hand look at the college experience by taking classes and living on campus. The classroom experience is paired with an active exploration of New York City. Through these activities, students will mix with Pace faculty, staff, and students, as well as fellow Summer Scholars students, and Summer Scholars alumni from all over the country.

The five major academic tracks for this year are:

  • Business 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Digital Film Production 
  • Psychology 
  • Theater Arts 

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2019. 

The cost of the program is $3,000 which includes course instruction, reading materials, two meals per day, housing, and events. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Course Completion.

Students who are admitted to Pace University as an undergraduate will receive three general credits toward their degree, as well as a yearly $3,000 scholarship if a competitive GPA of 3.0 or above is maintained.

For more information about the program please visit their website, or contact at (212) 346-1915 or

Fordham's Pre-College Program

Fordham's Pre-College program allows rising seniors to take college courses in a wide range of subjects and earn transferable college credits. There are also non-credit summer institutes in real estate development and business specially designed for high school students.  

Visit  their website at

Molloy College Business Boot Camp

Are you a high achieving junior in high school who is seriously considering majoring in business in college? If so, you probably wonder which business careers might be a good fit for you.

You will be challenged by interactive seminars with our executive-based faculty of former Treasurers and CFOs on Wall Street, as well as leaders of other major business firms. These seasoned executives will also provide career coaching to help guide you in the right direction

There will be multiple active learning opportunities including "Shark Tank," trading simulation, business presentation, and marketing competitions.  For these activities, you will compete in teams to win a number of different prizes.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our student ambassadors who have had real-world experience through their internships and are getting ready to start fast-track business careers.

If you are interested in applying to the Business Boot Camp, be sure to contact your Guidance Counselor during your junior year. Although there is no charge for the Boot Camp, acceptance is very selective.

Acceptance requires completion of the application, a recommendation from your Guidance Counselor, and a personal interview with the Associate Dean and Executive Director of Business Boot Camp. For more information, please see FAQ or contact Casey Mann at 516-323-3090 or

Norwich University

GenCyber Forensics Camp

Now Accepting Applications: GenCyber Forensics Camp
 June 23-29, 2019

Free for all participants! GenCyber is funded by a grant from the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation.

 GenCyberForensics@NU features:

  • Learn about the different jobs within forensics.
  • Detailed training with hands-on exercises in several tools used for analyzing computers and mobile devices – with the opportunity to take an industry-recognized certification exam!
  • Follow the breadcrumbs: Including Norwich’s digital detective whodunit!
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in forensics and facilitate a Q&A.
  • Competitive Exercises: Surprise cyber forensic challenges with prizes awarded to the winners.
     Applications are due April 7, 2019.

Summer Design Academy
 The Architecture + Art Summer Design Academy is an exciting hands-on learning experience for students who will be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors next Fall. The week long program takes place July 14th-20th and offers a variety of studio, seminar and field experiences, extracurricular activities, and field trips. The application deadline is coming up!

Future Leader Camp (FLC)
 Participants join together for two-weeks of military-style adventure & wilderness survival training, team challenges, physical fitness training, and revolving leadership positions. Activities include rappelling, paintball, first-aid training, classroom instruction, a challenge course, and more.  Students who attend as high school sophomores or juniors are eligible for a $2,000 FLC Scholarship that will apply to Norwich University tuition for four years! Pick from either of the two sessions offered this summer. The application deadline is coming up!