High School Guidance Department


March 2020 Guidance Newsletter

College Knowledge Series

Spring 2020 College Knowledge Flyer
The Spring College Knowledge Series is now accepting student applications.
Important Dates – students must be available for both dates:

  • After school workshop – April 15
  • College Tour – April 21

College Knowledge application

Scholarship Info

M-W Alumni “Inspire Success” Scholarship

The M-W Alumni “Inspire Success” Scholarship will be open to members of the Class of 2020 who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college or trade school and who actively demonstrate a commitment to community service. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded by an Alumni Committee. Application deadline: April 3, 2020.

Souza Scholarships in the performing arts

The Souza Scholarship Committee grants monetary awards to high school seniors in the form of college tuition payments. Grants are also made to students in grades 6-11 to be used to encourage further development in music or the performing arts. Applications due April 6.

Excelsior Scholarships

Check out free tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools using Excelsior Scholarships

Testing Info

Want to prep for SAT or ACT exams? Prep classes are available here.

Testing accommodations for SAT/ACT/PSAT Exams

Students requiring testing accommodations for the ACT and SAT should visit the SAT/ACT/PSAT Exam Information page for information on applying. This information was recently updated and includes the text of a letter sent by Mr. Williams to all families and students.

2019-2020 Guidance Calendar of Events

Table of high school guidance events for 2017-2018 academic year
Month Date Time Event Description
Sept. 5 Welcome back!
Sept. 20-24 Economics/Gov’t. class Post HS Planning Lesson – Grade 12
Sept. 25 Lunch Periods Counselor College Corner
Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30 Lunch Periods Counselor College Corner
Oct. 4 2:00 PM Registration deadline for PSAT/NMSQT exam Registration link
Oct. 4  Mid-point of Quarter 1
Oct. 5 8:00 AM  SAT I and SAT II administration at MWHS
Oct. 10 6:00 PM  Parent Financial Aid Workshop
Oct. 10 6:30 PM  College Fair
Oct. TBA Columbia University visit
Oct. 19 8:00 AM PSAT /NMSQT Exam
Oct. 26 8:00 AM  ACT administration
Nov. 2 8:00 AM  SAT I and SAT II administration at MWHS
Nov. 13 Lunch Periods Instant Admission Day
Dec. 4 7:10 AM ASVAB Exam ASVAB Information and Registration (due 11/26/19)
Dec. 11 7:10 AM ASVAB Exam (snow date)
Dec. 13 English Classes BOCES Grade 10 Presentation
Dec. 2-20 Social Studies classes Scheduling Requests Submitted – Grades 9, 10, 11
Jan. 7 6:00 PM Grades 9 and 10  – Early College Planning Night
Feb. TBD Monroe-Woodbury BOCES Visit
Feb. 4 6:00 PM Grade 11 – Junior Post High School Planning Night
Feb. 12 12:30 PM ASVAB Interpretation
Feb. 19 12:30 PM ASVAB Interpretation (snow date)
Mar. 3 Monroe-Woodbury BOCES Visit (Make-up)
Mar. 6 Quarter 3 Mid-Point
Mar. 16-27 English Classes Grade 11 Post High School Planning Lesson
Apr. 17 Lunch Periods SUNY Orange Instant Admission Day
May 1-29 English Classes Senior Surveys
May 2 7:30 AM SAT I and II Exams
May 4-15 AP Exams
May 15 Quarter 4 Mid-Point
June 6 7:30 AM SAT I and II Exams
June 13 8:00 AM ACT Exam
June 26 6:00 PM High School Graduation

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