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  • Welcome!



    Welcome to the EHS

    Counseling Department


    We hope our website will provide useful information 

    for students and families. 


    Please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail 

    with questions, concerns or feedback.


    793-6130 ext 4248


    Ms. Heather Reilly (Chairperson): hreilly@eastchester.k12.ny.us 

    Ms. Janice Crisci: jcrisci@eastchester.k12.ny.us

    Ms. Julie Meyers: jmeyers@eastchester.k12.ny.us

    Ms. Brianne Hickey: bhickey@eastchester.k12.ny.us

    Ms. Emily Cozzi: ecozzi@eastchester.k12.ny.us

    Ms. Deona Patane:  dpatane@eastchester.k12.ny.us





    • EHS Course Catalog

      Eastchester High School

      Course Catalog

      2018-2019 School Year

    • 8th to 9th COURSE SELECTION

      Course Selection Information for 8th Grade Parents

      The documents below contain useful information for 8th grade parents. 

      Please review the information with your child.  

    • NAVIANCE STUDENT (formerly Family Connection)

      JUNIORS & SENIORS


      To Access


      Naviance Student

      (formerly Family Connection):


      https://student.naviance.com/eastchester

      .


      If you forgot your password, click the link indicated to re-set.


      Freshmen & Sophomores will gain access in spring of 10th grade.



      • COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

        College Entrance Exams

        FAQs

         

        WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PLAN FOR COLLEGE?

        Doing well in appropriately challenging courses continues to be THE BEST preparation for college. Colleges consistently report that strength of transcript is the most important factor in admission.

         

        WHAT ABOUT STANDARDIZED TESTS?

        In addition to your transcript, many colleges require a standardized test, or college entrance exam: the ACT or SAT. Every US college will accept either score for admission; they have no preference.

         

        SHOULD STUDENTS PRACTICE FOR THE ACT and SAT?

        Yes. Taking a practice test for each gives students the chance to learn how they would perform on the real SAT and ACT, and helps them decide which test is better suited to their strengths.

         

        WHAT PRACTICE TESTS ARE AVAILABLE AT EHS?

        The PreACT (ACT practice test) is designed for 10th graders and is offered to all sophomores each Spring. The PSAT (SAT practice test) is designed for 11th graders and is offered to all juniors each Fall. Since the PSAT is offered during the school day, many students opt to take an additional PSAT in 10th grade to gain early exposure to the exam.

         

        WILL ANYONE SEE STUDENTS' PSAT or Pre-ACT SCORES?

        No. Scores are given only to students and to their counselor and are not reported anywhere.

         

        WHAT ELSE CAN THE PSAT and Pre-ACT DO FOR STUDENTS?

        Both practice tests give valuable feedback on strengths and weaknesses (and can be strong score-predictors for the real tests), which can help students begin to focus their prep for the real ACT and/or SAT accordingly. Practice tests also help build confidence and familiarize students with the different format, timing, and questions of the actual tests.

         

        WHEN SHOULD STUDENTS TAKE THE ACTUAL ACT and/or SAT?

        Typically not until Spring of Junior year. Many students take both the ACT and SAT in spring of 11th grade. Some students have broad differences in their PreACT and PSAT results, and will take only the ACT or SAT. Based on PSAT and PreACT results, your counselor can help decide which real test may be better suited to each student.

         

        HOW DOES THE PSAT QUALIFY STUDENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

        The 11th grade PSAT is also the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships. The top 1-2% of PSAT test-takers around the country are named National Merit Semifinalists and will be invited to apply for “Finalist”. The top 3-4% may be named Commended Scholars, but cannot apply.

         

        WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

        As always, please seek the advice of your counselor before making any decisions regarding testing, test prep, and college planning. You may obtain more information at each test’s website: www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org. For National Merit: www.nationalmerit.org


        • FINANCIAL AID

          FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES


          The following links will help guide parents & students 

          through the Financial Aid process.


          REMEMBER: The Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

          is available as of OCTOBER 1st each year.


          FAFSA