It’s not too early for members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2021 to start thinking about college. So as the juniors start investigating what might be a good match for each of them, the building’s college office is throwing open its doors to the teenagers and making its resources available.
Huntington school counselor Bernadette Walsh heads the college office.
The office contains “catalogs, financial aid and scholarship information, SAT/ACT preparation and registration booklets, as well as information about summer programs,” wrote school counselor Bernadette Walsh in a letter to the juniors and their parents. “Computers are also available for career, college and scholarship searches, virtual tours and communicating with admissions offices. Everyone should take advantage of our wonderful resources.”
Mrs. Walsh is also reminding parents of the availability of Naviance’s Family Connection and asking them to explore the various components of the web-based program. “This powerful online tool can help with the post-secondary planning process, including resume writing and career exploration,” she said. “In addition, students will use Naviance to request high school transcripts and teacher recommendations to complete their college applications next year.”
Students can access Naviance via CLEVER while parents/guardians can log-in via the Naviance website. Having trouble gaining access, contact the college office at 631-673-2131 or the students’ respective counselor.
Mrs. Walsh met with all juniors in their English classes during February 3-10 and distributed the “Appraising Myself for the Future” packet. It can also be downloaded from Naviance by clicking on the “documents” tab or on the Huntington website by clicking on the guidance tab.
Important upcoming dates for junior class members and their parents include:
Completed “Appraising Myself” packets are due in the college office so that individual family appointments can be scheduled.
February through June
Mrs. Walsh will hold individual conferences with junior families.
Mini-College Fair in the large cafeteria during period two and three.
Nassau Counselors’ Association Spring College Fair at Hofstra University from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
National Association for College Admission Counseling Spring College Fair at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from 12-4 p.m.
Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association Spring College Fair at the Radisson Hotel in Hauppauge from 12-3 p.m.
- SAT (Reasoning Test & Subject Test) Test Dates (Registration Deadlines) 3/14 (2/14), 5/2 (4/3), 6/6 (5/8) www.collegeboard.org
- ACT Test Dates (Registration Deadlines) 4/4 (2/28), 6/13 (5/8) www.actstudent.org
Contact Mrs. Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.