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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

    Mrs. Kristen Shearer - Supervisor of Guidance K-12 

    kshearer@eufsdk12.org x 4306


    Ms. Heather Reilly: hreilly@eufsdk12.org x 4581

    Ms. Janice Crisci: jcrisci@eufsdk12.org x 4305

    Ms. Julie Meyers: jmeyers@eufsdk12.org x 4250

    Ms. Brianne Hickey: bhickey@eufsdk12.org x 4261

    Ms. Emily Cozzi: ecozzi@eufsdk12.org x 4253

    Ms. Deona Patane:  dpatane@eufsdk12.org x 4262





    • FAFSA Completion Night

      Need help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid? 


      Please join us for 


      FAFSA Completion Night


      January 16, 2020

      7:00  PM 

      EHS Library

       

      Parents of Seniors are Welcome!


      Going to College in the Fall?  Need help to complete your 

      Free Application for Federal Student Aid? (FAFSA)

      Members of the Financial Aid Office at Manhattanville College 

      will be on hand to individually help you complete the FAFSA.


      Information Needed to Prepare for FAFSA Completion Night (Click the Links Below)

      Get Your FSA ID Before You Start Your FAFSA     What To Bring Checklist   



      REMEMBER: The Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

      is available as of OCTOBER 1st each year.


                                                              

      • EHS Course Catalog

        Eastchester High School

        Course Catalog

        2019-2020 School Year

      • 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


          • PSAT Results

            PSAT scores are now available.


            Students can access their scores by logging-in to their accounts at:

            https://studentscores.collegeboard.org


            Counselors visited 10th and 11th grade English classes to provide students 

            with more info on interpreting scores and taking next steps.


            For more information on the PSAT, please visit the CollegeBoard website.



            • 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