Monday, December 22, 2014

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electric Utility Technology

JCP&L is teaming up with Brookdale Community College (BCC) and Raritan Valley Community College to offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electric Utility Technology.

The Power Systems Institute, a two year program, combines academic learning and hands-on training. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for employment with JCP&L as determined by hiring needs.

JCP&L will assist with financial aid for qualified students beginning in fall 2015.

Information session with be held:

BCC Navesink Room, January 28, 2015 6 - 8 pm
Raritan Valley Community College, Grand Conference Room, February 3, 2015 6 - 8 pm

For additional information call 1-800-829-6801 or go to

Rowan University Writing Scholarship

Class of 2017 - The New SAT

Another Article - What to Do if you are Deferred

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SAT Prep Coupon Code

Disclosure: I am NOT endorsing this (or any other) SAT Prep Provider. I just wanted to let you know a coupon code for $150 off the price if you wanted to use this service.

If you are considering a test prep course, please note that Kaplan Test Prep is offering their largest discount of the year with $150 off all of their SAT and ACT test prep courses and tutoring. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-527-8378 and use code THANKS150.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Technology Career Symposium

The objective of this event is to provide insight to students that will inform their decisions about which areas of interest to pursue in college to best prepare them for technology careers:

Please see your guidance counselor if you are interested.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pratt Precollege Program

Summer Fashion Camp for HS Students

Banson NYC High School Fashion Summer Camps

We are excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2015.  They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades.  Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective.  The students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper Eastside.  Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative.  From there we will depart for our visits, seminars and activities of the day.  Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session.  We accept applications on a first come, first served basis. Click here to be directed to our website.

The cost is $1950.00 per student or $1760.00 per student if they register with a friend.

Session A:  June 21, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Session B:  July 12, 2015 - July 18, 2015

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Interested in Majoring in Architecture or a Related Field?

Considering a degree in architecture or a related field?  Looking for a professional degree, post professional degree, or want to learn the difference? Join us on November 22, 2014, from 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET, for the ACSA Virtual College & Career Expo to learn about beginning or continuing your architectural career. 
- discover how to  select a program- learn more about admissions requirements- live chat with school reps- free portfolio reviews

Monday, November 10, 2014

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is a two-week academic enrichment and leadership training program for talented high school students from around the world, who live and study on the Yale campus during the summer. Students currently in 10th or 11th grade are eligible to apply.

The webinar, which will last approximately one hour, will contain information about each of the two-week sessions, Politics, Law, and Economics (June 23-July 6); International Affairs and Security (July 9-22); and Science, Policy, and Innovation (July 25 – August 7), and will allow time at the end for some Q&A. The application deadline is February 26, 2015 so now is the time to learn more about YYGS and have your questions answered.

We encourage anyone who is curious about the program and wishes to hear a live talk to join us in the conversation!

Monday, November 3, 2014

CSS Profile

Many schools require the CSS Profile in addition to filing the FAFSA. Here is a link to the Participating Institutions:

If you need help filing out the CSS Profile, there is a free help tutorial available through Khan Academy:

Because there is a fee associated with the CSS Profile, we recommend you call the college or university to see if it is a necessary document. Answers will vary based on the institution.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Thurgood Tutoring Program

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Thurgood Tutoring Program is seeking a male CHS student to be a role model to a young boy in the program. If you are interested, please stop by the guidance office for additional information.

New Scholarship Posted

Please click on the "Local Scholarships" tab.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

LinkedIn University Finder

You have to set up a LinkedIn account to use this resource, but I found it quite interesting. For example, when I selected the field "Communication, Journalism and Related Programs," and indicated I had an interest in working at NBCUniversal (in the United States), I got some good college matches. 

University Finder pulls data from its profiles to find out which schools and degrees translate into jobs at certain companies.

NJ Young Playwrights Contest

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards (Application Deadline: November 4th, 2014)

The application period for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program is now open. The program was created to honor students in grades 5-12 for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

New Jersey's top youth volunteers for 2015 will be announced February 10 and brought to Washington, D.C., next May for four days of special recognition events.

The online application and related materials can be found at State honorees receive $1000 and an all-expense paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C.

Upcoming College Visitation Events

Delaware College of Art and Design
2014 Fall Preview Day
Saturday, October 25, 9-12

Rutgers Visual Arts
Open House
Saturday, October 25, 2014 10-6

NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Portfolio Review Day
Saturday, October 25, 12-3

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Special Visit Day for New Jersey Students
Thursday, November 6, 2014 8:30-3:30

DeSales University Poetry Festival (full-tuition scholarship)

Students are invited to submit three poems before the festival to compete for a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. The deadline for submitting poetry is Tuesday, October 21st. Each submitted page of poetry should include the student's name and high school and be emailed to

For questions, registration, and/or poetry submissions contact Dr. Myers at 610-282-1100 x1387.

TCNJ How to Give a Great Audition Workshop

The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey is pleased to send you information on our annual “How to Give a Great Audition” workshop.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 10:00am-3:00pm .  This is a hands-on workshop for high school-aged music students, their parents and teachers.  Topics will include:
  • New Jersey All-State Audition Solo masterclasses
  • Learning skills needed for a successful college music audition
  • Valuable information on choosing a college music program
  • Meeting with college faculty and students.
For additional information visit

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monmouth County Fall College Fair

The Monmouth County Fall College Fair is scheduled for Sunday, October 5th, in the Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College from 1-4. For a list of participating colleges, click here:

Remember to bring pre-printed address labels (include phone and email address) so you're spending more time learning about programs than filling out information cards!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Local Scholarships

Make sure you check periodically for updates to scholarship opportunities that are mailed to the guidance office.

Free College Planning Workshop

2014 College Admissions - Secrets and Strategies -
A FREE college planning workshop

Wednesday, October 29
Brookdale Community College
6:30 p. m.

Sponsored by New Jersey Natural Gas

Premier college admissions expert Peter Van Buskirk will guide you through the complex college admissions process.

Register today, space is limited!
732-938-1035 or email

Monday, September 15, 2014

College Open House List is Updated

The NJ School Counselors' Association provides this resource. It's an excellent way to plan your college visits:

New Jersey College Open Houses

Pennsylvania College Open Houses

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York and Virginia College Open Houses

Friday, September 12, 2014

College Representatives at CHS as of 9/12/14

Seton Hall University Project Acceleration (Dual Enrollment)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County

Once again, CHS is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County. If you are interested in applying for this volunteer opportunity for the 2014-2015 school year, please fill out the proper application and return it to the Guidance office.

Student application for new applicants:

Student application for returning Bigs:


Saturday School at UArts

University of the Arts offers Saturday classes for High School students. If you are interested in a scholarship voucher, please stop by the guidance office.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Wendy's Heisman

There is still time for seniors who never settle - not in the classroom, on the field, or in their communities - to apply for the Wendy's High School Heisman and get the national recognition they deserve. These well-rounded seniors reach higher in every aspect of school and life. Beat the 10/3/14 deadline and apply at

Thursday, September 4, 2014

College Representatives Scheduled at CHS Lunch/Activity Period as of 9/5/14

College Fairs

National College Fair
Atlantic City
Thursday, November 13
9:00-12:00, 6:00-9:00
Atlantic City Convention Center

Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
New York City
Tuesday, October 7
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

For more information:

SAT Prep at CHS

Friday, June 13, 2014

Video Contest

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), is sponsoring a student transportation video contest.  Now in its fourth year, this contest asks students to create a video about any aspect of transportation in the United States. The top two winning videos will win a $500 cash prize.  In past years, esteemed videos have received recognition in the transportation industry. This could be a beneficial project for a class, a student organization, or any student interested in current events. We would appreciate it if you would share this information with your students, classes, and anyone who may be interested in submitting a project.  The winners, along with other submitted videos, may be shown at the ARTBA National Convention in September.  Entrants may work in teams, but only ONE prize is awarded per video.  Submitted videos may also be featured on the ARTBA website, screened on YouTube, and/or other promotional venues.  

Applicants must submit a 2-4 minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States by August 1 in two categories:

• Category One: Entrants are in elementary, middle or high school.  This includes high school students who graduated in 2014 but may be planning to continue their studies at a post-secondary institution. 
• Category Two: Entrants are currently enrolled in a post-secondary, college or graduate school program.  

More information can be found on the attached flyer and at our video contest website:  

ARTBA’s goal is to raise awareness of the importance of transportation infrastructure, enrich student academic experience, and highlight the talents of today’s students.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ranney School College Fair Attending Colleges and Universities

Dear Colleagues,

We wanted to get in contact with all of you regarding our upcoming college fair Monday, April 28th from 7:30pm to 9:00pmWe have received RSVP’s from 70 colleges and universities. We have included the list of attending colleges and universities; please advertise this information to the students and parents in your schools.

College Attendees as of 4/10/2014
Arcadia University
Mount Ida College
University of Arizona
Muhlenberg College
Ball State University
The College of New Jersey
Boston University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Bryant University
New York University
Bucknell University
Pace University
Caldwell College
Penn State University
Case Western Reserve University
Quinnipiac University
The Cooper Union
Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Cornell University
Richard Stockton College of NJ
Dickinson College
Rider University
Drexel University
Rowan University
Drew University
Rutgers University
Duquesne University
Sacred Heart University
Elmira College
Saint Joseph's College (NY)
Emory University
Saint John's University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Salve Regina University
Florida Southern College
University of the Sciences
The George Washington University
University of Scranton
Gettysburg College
Seton Hall University
High Point University
Smith College
Hofstra University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Ithaca College
Stonehill College
Jacksonville University
SUNY Maritime
Johns Hopkins University
SUNY New Paltz
Johnson & Wales University
SUNY Stony Brook
Lafayette College
University of Tampa
Lawrence Technological University
Tufts University
Lesley University
Union College
LIM College
Ursinus College
Manhattanville College
Vanderbilt University
Marist College
Vassar College
Marymount Manhattan College
Washington University in St. Louis
Monmouth University
Wheaton College
Moravian College
William Paterson University

Thanks and we will see you soon.


Myra, Adam, and Cathy

Monday, March 24, 2014

Free Webinars

Go to: to register.

NACAC College Fair - New Jersey

The NACAC College Fair is coming to New Jersey!

Wednesday, April 23
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 24
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Meadowlands Exposition Center (at Harmon Meadow)
Secaucus, NJ

Register at:

Why register?
After you register, you print a barcode that can be scanned by all of the attending college so you have more time for conversation (and spend less time filling out those information cards.)

A list of attending colleges can be found at
Select 2014 Spring New Jersey

Summer Science Scholars Academy

Where: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Deadline to apply: March 26th, 2014
Target applicants: Rising seniors (current juniors)
Cost: $3000.00

Hero Walk at BCC - June 8th, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Thursday's "Always Connected" Seminar at BTHS

If the district closes our schools Thursday, the Always Connected SEMINAR will not be held.  BioTech will send out a  reschedule notification regarding the new date as soon as it is finalized.  If we have delayed opening, the seminar is still on.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Health and Biomedical Science Summer Camp for High School Students

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.

National Youth Science Camp

Applications are available through March 1st for this competitive, month-long program.

FDU Idea Competition for Students

Students are given the challenge to submit an idea to a panel of judges who are experts in innovation and entrepreneurship. Students with the most innovative ideas will be awarded cash prizes and recognized at an awards ceremony.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Design Academy at CHS

Preview Financial Aid Information for Free

Zinch provided a FAFSA webinar that can be viewed by visiting Scroll down to view any webinar with a preview button for free including:

Top Financial Aid Tips
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
CSS Profile: Line-by-Line Walktrhough
FAFSA: Line--by-Line Walkthrough

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

College Goal Sunday

College Goal Sunday is an event where financial aid experts from New Jersey Colleges and Universities and the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority and many other groups volunteer their time to provide one-on-one free assistance to students and their families in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

College Goal FAFSA Days 2014 will be held at 9 campus locations throughout the State.  There will be a series of at least three FAFSA workshops.  The events at each location will have different dates and times.

Click here to find the College Goal Sunday event by you. 

Summer Programs offered through Rutgers

The Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts is offering programs in music, dance, and art. Click here for information about Summer Intensives 2014.

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is seeking rising seniors or 2014 graduates interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Click here for information about the Summer Science Scholars Academy.