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  • 2017-2018 School Year

    Important dates:  August 29 - class schedules will be available on PupilPath;  August 30 - new student orientation;  September 7 - first day of classes.  Welcome back!

    Queens Vocational and Technical H.S.
  • 9th, 10th, & 11th Grade C-Tech, CISCO, & Pre-Engineering Students

    NEW Work-Based Learning Opportunities for the Fall & Spring 2017-2018 semesters. Check out the WBL page for more details or see Ms. Zagada in room 449 pds. 4-8 for more info. 

    Work Based Learning
  • Graduates of QV!

    Check out the Alumni page for updated job opportunities from organizations/companies looking for workers.  Click here to access the QV Alumni page and spread the word!

    Alumni
  • Receive College Office Updates and Reminders by Text and the Remind App

    Class of 2018: Remind App code: a49dca  -or- TEXT @a49dca to 81010

    Class of 2019: Remind App code: 6c6f3a  -or- TEXT @6c6f3a to 81010

    College and Career Center

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College and Career Center

From the College and Career Center
Ms. Karabelas, College Counselor

As the school year comes to end I would like to wish everyone a very relaxing Summer break, and a big congratulations to the Class of 2017!  Graduates, stay connected  as the Alumn of 2017 and access internships , scholarships, and news by  entering your information HERE ! Rising seniors and rising juniors, the next school year will be very important for you. I hope you use the Summer break to unwind, but also to slowly prepare for the year ahead. Below are the advised timelines that you can use to stay on task and begin the next school year with a sense of preparation. Enjoy the time off, and I will see you all in September! 

Receive  Updates and Reminders with Text and Remind App 

Class of 2018: Remind App code: a49dca   -or- TEXT @a49dca to 81010

Class of 2019: Remind App code: 6c6f3a   -or- TEXT @6c6f3a to 81010

Civil Service Exam Announcements

Seniors graduating with certain CTE Certifications may qualify for New York State jobs. New job examinations have been announced. See Ms. K for more information. 

You can also view the New York City civil service exams HERE.

Class of 2017 Signing Day! Congratulations!

New Opportunities for Students

College and Financial Aid Events: 

Black College Expo - Open to ALL Students: September 30th 10am- 5pm at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn. Click here for more information!   

Ongoing SUNY Events at the NYC Welcome Center. Financail Aid, EOP, Finding a good fit, and MORE! Visit their site for all available events: https://www.suny.edu/attend/events/

LOW-COST (9-11th grade) SAT Prep Classes at Sunnyside Community Center. 10-Week After School Program, March 3, 2016 - May 5, 2016. Curious? Come to the Parent and Student Orientation on March 1st at 5:30 pm.  For more information call (718) 784-6173 ext. 436  Download their informational flyer:  Sunnyside SAT Spring.pdf 

FREE College Experience at Swarthmore College Discover Swarthmore!  Undocumented and DACA-eligble students are OK !  See Ms. K for a nomination!

Need Help Applying for Financial Aid and TAP? Register for a location near you TODAY and get FREE HELP through College Goal NY: Click here to learn more and Sign-up!

Visit Ms. K (rm 151) or see below to learn about SCHOLARSHIP opportunities ! 

Resume Building Opportunities:

Volunteer at the Park! July 9th and July 23rd   

Summer Internship at PLAY~ Childhood enrichment 7 week Summer Camp     

Sophomore Tutoring Program with The Door: Get FREE Help in English and Math. Held every Wednesday 6-8 pm. Great start to SAT Prep too!!!  Visit Ms. K in room 151 to learn about how to sign-up 

Amazing opportunity for any student interested in Science and Technology pathways! The STEP program is free to all eligible students; fee waivers are also available. Partner with colleges in NYC and gain experience, college credits, free Kaplan SAT prep, and transition help when you begin college. Don't miss out. See Ms. K in 151 or Ms. Zagada in 449.

      Internship Opportunity: PLAY, early childhood enrichment center is looking for assistants to work with children 2-6 years old. Great for students interested in teaching, childcare, customer       service/hospitality. Only 2 stops from Court Square. See Ms. K in 151 as soon as possible.  Click here to learn more about this center!

Summer Programs at Queensborough Community College- STEM and internships.  Click here to visit their website! **Some fees may apply**

Tutoring Opportunity: Brooklyn Public Library needs After School Homework Helpers. Must be able to volunteer 2 hours weekly after school (3 pm-6 pm). Apply online!

NYU High School Academy : Different Weekend Workshops (Art, Photo, Architecture, Fashion Design, and MORE! )Visit the Website!

TORCH Peer Leadership: TORCH is looking for teens who are interested in learning about sexual health, are responsible, passionate, creative, and energetic leaders, and who have a desire to empower other teens to lead healthy lives.  ($9 per hour) Learn more and Apply here

Great opportunity to beautify the community and gain access to FREE sat prep, scholarships, and college/career workshops! Open to ALL students! Visit Publicolor to find learn more! See Ms. K for enrollment

FREE classes, workshops, programs, and certification opportunities: computers, marketing, graphics, photo, adobe, game design, and more! See Ms. K for more details 

Don't Like What  You See Here? That's OK !  Use these tools to find a Volunteer Opportunity that fits you best!  NYC Department of Youth OR Try NYCService.org  OR Volunteer with New York Cares

You can also find Free and Low Cost After School programs at TorusTeens.comClick here for their website

Scroll Down for great programs (BCNY, Urban Upbound, ACE, SEO Scholars) that offer resume-building experience and college readiness perks like SAT Prep and workshops !

Undocumented Students

Is your citizenship status making you nervous? Are you scared and confused? You aren't alone! 

Please, don't wait until it's too late to discuss your situation with the college counselor. Every conversation is confidential. Learn about your options early. 

Check out these resources and scholarships that can help you out!

Have questions? Sometimes it's a good idea to get legal help and consultation. You can use UnLocal and Action NYC

6 Things Undocumented Students Need to Know: Click here for 6 quick facts

Organizations, Resources, and the NY Law allowing students to pay in-state tuition: New York: Pages 22-24

Find Legal Help, Call the DACA Hotline, get help with the application, and more! Visit We Own The Dream!

A great list of scholarships that are friendly to undocumented students: Get the list here!

Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for access to more opportunitiesDon't Miss Out!

Scholarship Opportunity that has partnered with our CUNY collegesVisit TheDream.us !

 

Research Careers and Colleges

The first step in planning for your future is to figure out your interests and strengths. Use this information to learn about possible careers and required education. Research colleges and universities that can help you get there. Here is a list of some helpful websites to get you started: 

Use NYC College Line to get you started !

Skill search, Interest search, Career search use O*Net and My Next Move

Research colleges around the country. Use your preferences to filter your results at Big Future by College Board 

Research Colleges by career: BestColleges.com

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges, Student Resources, And Support : Click Here!  and HERE ! 

More college and career research sites: LearnHowToBecome.org

Want to go away and still stay in New York? Check out these New York State schools. WNY College Connection can help you explore some state schools and their application process.

Use these other websites to compare colleges:

College Score Card 

College Results

Text your way through the college application and financial aid package with help from NextGenVest and What's Up Next

 

Academic and College/Career Prep Programs

Don't underestimate the importance of Extra-Curricular activities. Doing a little bit more will go a long way when Colleges are reviewing your application. Here you will find programs that can provide support through personalized academic help, college/ career exploration, and extra perks (like free SAT prep). 

Urban Upbound and SEO Scholars are programs that begin in the 9th grade and continue throughout High School. Each grade has specific goals, workshops, and fun activities.  

BCNY the Boys Club of New York offers multiple services such as: a College Access Program, a Career Prep Program with paid employment, and tons of member benefits (FREE SAT prep, tutoring, sports teams, STEM club, and other various clubs)

The ACE Mentor Program is specifically designed for students interested in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Here you get to work with real professionals on projects, receive college and career advisement, and access to scholarships. Click here for the brochure

** These are great opportunities to help yourself academically, receive free helpful services, and engage in career exploration and preparation! **

Believe it or not, there are scholarships out there for everyone!

Scholarships aren't only awarded to seniors, come see me to receive assistance with this process! 

Scholarships: Open to all HS students

Just came in! ***Scholarships available for 9th- 11th grade as well*** See Ms. K in 151 

Review It Scholarship - $1,000. gpa 80+. Deadline: June 30,2017. See Ms. K for application

SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal NYC Grant- Issued to ALL students accepted to Plattsburgh

Scholarships: Academic Achievement

 

NYC Born and Raised Scholarship: Deadline: August 1, 2017. $2,500! 85+ gpa, Short Application and Essay Required. See Ms. K for details

Ithaca College: Martin Luther King Scholar Program- More than $25,000/year Click here for the application process!

SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal Scholarship- Based on academic achievement. $3,500/year Required: 88 gpa Click Here for more information!

 Juniors - Class of 2018- Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Applications open until October 2, 2017: Entering its 19th year, the Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom (88 gpa +)  and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Science, Technology, and Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Check out their programs: Click Here    and for the Awards Application: Click Here

** Check scholarships at the schools you plan on applying to **

 

Scholarships: Specific Interests, Careers, and Circumstances

 Juniors - Class of 2018- Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Applications open until October 2, 2017: Entering its 19th year, the Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom (88 gpa +)  and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Science, Technology, and Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Check out their programs: Click Here    and for the Awards Application: Click Here 

 Immigrant students (or 2 immigrant parents)/ Undocumented OK:  Application available December of every year Click here for the Ascend Education Fund Schoalrship

NY STEM scholarships, visit hesc.ny.gov 

Information: Paying for College and Financial Aid

Watch a short overview about paying for college on YouTube: Click Here

The office of Post Secondary Readiness: Scholarship and Financial Aid information Click Here

LendEDU The parent Guide to Paying for College Click Here

LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline: Text-in your questions about Financial Aid, scholarships, and loans to (302)278-4037.  Check out the website for more information!

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Loans Online Course Click here

For NY State Financial Aid, Scholarship, Grant Information visit HESC.ny.gov

More Information and Scholarship search Fastweb.com and  Goodcall.com

Information: College Application Tips and Websites

Apply to CUNY (city public colleges) at CUNY.edu         

Apply to SUNY (state public colleges and universities) at SUNY.edu

Over 600 private schools use the Common Application. Click here to see which schools use the Common App and to create an account. 

If a school does not use CUNY, SUNY, or CommonApp then you have to apply directly to that institution. 

Don't forget to send your SAT scores from College Board, and your transcript from any College Now courses. 

Application Fee Waivers are available if you qualify !

Accepted to a school and ready to enroll? Use this great tool to access checklists for enrollment: Click Here!

Always stay in touch with the college counselor throughout the process !

View the College Application Guide created by the Fair Opportunity Project Download it here !

High School Information

Use this information on your college applications:

Queens Vocational and Technical H.S.

37-02 47th Ave. 

Long Island City, NY 11101

CEEB no: 332900

Counselor: Anna Karabelas

akarabelas@schools.nyc.gov