Welcome to the Chester Academy Guidance WebsiteOur Guidance Website is designed to keep parents and students updated on what is happening at the Academy. If you see links highlighted in red, please click on them, they should bring you to certain websites or pages.
SUNY Orange ScholarshipsThe SUNY Orange Foundation is pleased to let you know that we still have scholarship opportunities available for students who are graduating this month and want to attend SUNY Orange in the Fall. We are re-opening our online scholarship application process this summer and new students can apply between June 1st and July 24th at https://sunyorange.
With private college tuition costs continuing to climb, SUNY Orange offers a tremendous value to students…a high quality education at a fraction of the cost. And, as we do not require a FAFSA form as part of the application process, more students can take advantage of these opportunities.
Students cannot apply for scholarships unless they have already been accepted to SUNY Orange and have their student ID (A#). If a student does not yet have an A#, they can start their SUNY Orange admissions process here: https://sunyorange.edu/
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. You can contact Sharon Hood at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org.SUNY Orange Information Session registration link and information below:Over the course of the next two months, the SUNY Orange admissions team will be hosting virtual information sessions on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help provide college access to high school seniors and juniors. These sessions will include a presentation on available degree programs, financial aid & scholarships, student life and the admissions process. Students will have the chance to engage in a question & answer forum at the conclusion of the presentation as well.Being mindful of the high school students current remote instruction, our team decided to host these sessions at 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm. Students may register for one of our events by visiting: https://sunyorange.
Virtual College Tours and Summer College Classes
Most of the colleges are offering virtual tours and virtual summer classes this year. Since there are too many to list, please go to the college website of the college you are interested in and follow their prompts.
2020 SUNY Summer Virtual Information Sessions schedule!
Information Sessions include:
- Which SUNY are You?
- Educational Opportunity Program Information Sessions
- Financial Aid Events
- FAFSA Completion Workshops (for Seniors)
Students can register at www.suny.edu/studentevents
or by calling 1.800.342.3811. We will continue to provide you with monthly updates on programming.
Hofstra Admissions Virtual Workshops
The following sessions will only be offered once this summer via a Zoom webinar:
- Building Your College List, Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. EST
- Standardized Testing Policy, Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 3-4 p.m. EST
- How to Apply to Hofstra, Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. EST
The following sessions will be offered, on average, once a month throughout the summer via a Zoom webinar:
- How to Write Your College Essay
- Why Hofstra? Admission, Financial Aid and Return on Investment
- Financial Aid 101
Please kindly remind your students that they can take advantage of these virtual workshops. As always, feel free to email us with any questions or call 516-463-6700.
ASVAB Free Virtual Tours
The ASVAB is just one part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. Students who took the ASVAB have access to tons of career planning tools at asvabprogram.com.
This workshop is for students interested in college, work-based learning, and the Military (parents and educators are also welcome). Join to understand ASVAB results and discover potentially satisfying career fields.
Attendees will receive tools to map out post-secondary plans, including college and scholarship search, military options, and more! School is out. Exploration is in.COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAMRest assured, although our Summer Immersion Program is now online, we are still adhering to our primary goal of creating connections through collaborative learning by exposing students to not only top teachers and leaders in their fields, but also highly engaged students from across the country and around the world.Here are our summer program dates:Session 1: June 29—July 17, 2020Session 2: July 21—August 7, 2020Session 3: August 10—14, 2020The deadline to apply for Session 1 is June 5.The $80 application fee will be waived for your students with the following code: HSIM220
UMass Virtual Tour
UMass is excited to invite students to Junior Preview Day. On Wednesday, June 17 at 10 a.m., they’ll be able to visit our virtual event to learn everything they need to know about UMass Lowell from the comfort of their own home.
Junior Preview Day was designed to help students determine if UMass Lowell is a good fit for them and their academic and career goals. They’ll be able to:
- Participate in live chats with faculty and current students
- Discover our programs of study
- Chat with admissions representatives and get tips about preparing their application
- Learn more about financial aid options
JUNIOR PREVIEW DAY
New Opportunity to Connect with Smith College!
Virtual Information and Engagement Workshops (VIEWS) are 30 minute sessions, open to prospective students and families, intended to give a focused glimpse into unique aspects of the Smith experience. During these sessions, admission counselors will be joined by campus community members across various divisions to create robust conversation and provide their insights.
VIEWS events scheduled for this summer offer students the chance to learn more about a range of topics including; Smith's open curriculum, research and internship opportunities, housing, student life and more.
Macaulay Honors College Open House
Macaulay Honors College Spring Open House, one of the most informative and interesting virtual events for high achieving high school students and their families.
SPRING OPEN HOUSEThursday, June 25