Friday, September 27, 2013

College Fair at Brookdale Community College

Sophomores and Juniors:

Here is a local college fair that provides you the opportunity to talk directly with representatives from colleges and universities. This is the time for testing and exploration. A college fair is a wonderful place to start gathering information and learning what you are (and maybe even what you are NOT) looking for in a college.

Click here for information and a list of attending colleges.

Friday, September 20, 2013

College Open House Dates

Here are some useful links to College and University Open Houses:

New Jersey
DE, MD, NY and VA

Interested in Engineering?

NJIT Newark College of Engineering will host Engineering Career Day on Friday, December 6, 2013. This program is geared toward juniors and reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information and registration information can be found by clicking here.

Northeastern University College of Engineering Women in Engineering Day is scheduled for Friday, October 25th. RSVP before October 18th by emailing

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Seeking Volunteers for Middletown Day

Challenged Youth Sports is passing along a request for some volunteers to assist with Middletown Day.
The Director of the Middletown Parks and Recreation Department, Janet Dellett, has been very good to our CYS program, and she is in need of volunteers to make their Middletown Day a success.  If you or a teen in your household can help out, it would be greatly appreciated.
Middletown Day is returning this year to the great lawn at Croydon Hall. On Saturday, September 28 from 12:00pm-6:00pm there will be a free day of festivities and fun to the residents of Middletown! This special and important day cannot be done without the help of volunteers.
They are looking for volunteers in grades 8-12, AND adult for the following shifts:
Set Up, 8:00am - 11:30am
Early Shift, 11:00am - 2:30pm
Late Shift, 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Clean Up, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Charity Flag Football Game, 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Township Officials and Employees vs. NFL Pros!) *All volunteers are required to purchase a $10 ticket to the game
A few examples of the volunteer tasks are: running the carnival games, manning the pony rides, helping with laser tag (new this year!), car show, and other sporting events.
There will be a meeting held on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00pm in the East Wing of the Croydon Hall Senior Center. This meeting is important for all volunteers to attend as they will go over check in, shifts, and other important information.
If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE for
the Volunteer Application and send completed form to:
Middletown Day
1 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Are you a high school student who's making a difference through volunteerism? Apply for a 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May.

To apply:

Fill out the online application.
Get certification from your school principal (or the head of other qualifying organizations) by November 5th.
Your certifier has until November 12th, 2013 to review applications online and select Honoree(s) to nominate for state-level judging.

For additional information, click here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Yale Global Scholars Summer Program

The Yale Global Scholars Summer Program is now accepting applications from rising Juniors and Seniors. Click here for program details and application instructions.

Monday, September 16, 2013

International Science Essay Competition

The Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science is sponsoring an essay competition. Click here for additional information.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

University of Virginia, Boston University, American University, and Dartmouth are Coming to New Jersey

University of Virginia:
Wednesday, September 25th @ 6:30 p.m.
Wardlaw-Hartridge School
1295 Inman Ave.
Edison, NJ 08820

Boston University:
Tuesday, September 24th @ 6:30 p.m.
The Hun School of Princeton
Saks Auditorium
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ

Wednesday, September 11th @ 7:00 p.m.
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
74 Ridge Road
Rumson, NJ

American University:
October 6, 2013 @ 1:30 p.m.
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
100 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540

Common Questions About the Common Application

Our seniors are off and running! We are fielding some common questions and we were hoping posting the information here would be helpful.

What is your extension?
Mrs. Caruso 732-681-1010 x3005
Mrs. Gidos 732-681-1010 x3004

Where do I list recognition for National Honor Society?
Click here.

How do we report GPA? Is it weighted or unweighted? How do I report rank?
GPA is reported on an unweighted 100 scale. We do not rank.

How do I know how many credits my courses are worth?
The information is on your transcript and/or the school profile
Click here.

Just a few other tidbits that may be helpful:

If you're applying to Rutgers it is completely self-reported and you will need to stop by the Guidance office for an unofficial copy of your transcript.

Don't forget to send your test scores directly from the College Board or ACT.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

SAT Question of the Day

Any students getting ready to take the SAT should follow the SAT question of the day:

Click here and bookmark

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Updated List of College Representatives Coming to CHS

College Date
Northeastern University Wed September 11, 2013
Stonehill College Mon September 16, 2013
Caldwell College Mon September 16, 2013
Stony Brook University Tue September 17, 2013
Fashion Institute of Technology Thu September 26, 2013
The George Washington University Fri September 27, 2013
Ramapo College of New Jersey Fri September 27, 2013
Sacred Heart University Wed October 2, 2013
Georgian Court University Thu October 3, 2013
University of South Carolina Mon October 7, 2013
Clark University Mon October 7, 2013
Stevens Institute of Technology Tue October 8, 2013
American University Wed October 9, 2013
New York University Thu October 17, 2013
McDaniel College Thu October 24, 2013
Brookdale Community College Mon October 28, 2013