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Warwick Valley High School

Guidance Counseling

Students and parents have many questions and concerns as students move toward high school graduation. It is extremely important for students and parents to work with their counselor. Please don’t hesitate to call the Guidance Office to make an appointment. More information for seniors and their parents.

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Connect to Naviance: A college and career planning resource

The Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive tool to assist students and parents with career and college planning. Learn more about Naviance

Post Graduation Planning Guide

What do you want to do after high school? Read the Post Graduate Planning Guide for great tips and information to help with your decision-making and keep you on track and organized during this exciting time. The Guide includes sections on important tests, the college visit, and college application information. Don’t forget to fill out the WVHS Pre-Application Packet, available through your Naviance account.

College planning for seniors

Click here for important information for seniors planning to go to college.

NCAA eligibility center

The NCAA is a nonprofit association committed to providing opportunity for more than 460,000 student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. A commitment to academics and student-athlete success in the classroom is a vital part of the NCAA’s mission to integrate athletics into higher education.

Colleges, universities athletic conferences and other affiliated organizations are NCAA members. The NCAA national office staff in Indianapolis supports the members. 

Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center website

Scholarships

When you log in to Naviance, click on “colleges” and then “scholarships & money” to open an extensive, searchable database that includes updated information on local scholarships, many available exclusively to Warwick Valley students!

Check back often for updates and new opportunities!

Career Corner

A career doesn’t always mean completing a four-year degree. Part of a successful career-planning strategy is to understand what excites and motivates you. Learn more about Career Corner.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Please read this important information if your student is enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course.

Financial Aid Night and the Financial Aid application process

Information about bullying

Click here for information about bullying.

Free online PSAT and SAT prep course

All WVHS students in grades 10-12 have access, through their Naviance accounts, to a free online study guide for the SAT and ACT. “PrepMe” can be accessed via a link on the student’s Naviance homepage.

Resources for parents of student with disabilities

The NYS Education Dept. provides this valuable resource for our parents of students with disabilities:

ACCES-VR (Vocational Rehabilitation) assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living. Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) starts with the presumption that all individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services, and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goal. ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development. More information

All students should leave high school prepared for living, working and future learning. In New York, there are more ways than ever for students to leave school with a meaningful credential that represents how much they have accomplished. Get more information from the New York State Department of Education website.

Additional resources for students

“The Admission Game”

The Admission Game is a blog geared toward those planning to go to college. It might be helpful to juniors, seniors and their parents as you gear up for life after high school.

Missed College-Kickoff Night?

Click here for information from the “Parent’s Playbook” presentation, given at College-Kickoff Night.

Test prep course

The battery of standardized tests – including the PSAT, SAT I, SAT II, ACT and AP exams – require preparation. It is not the intent of the school district to endorse or promote prep courses. However, there is clear evidence to suggest that the more familiar and prepared you are with a particular test the greater the likelihood that your performance will be enhanced.

Although the Warwick Valley Central School District does not offer test preparation courses, there are many available in the area. Below are some links:

Don’t know where to start?

This website, http://www.gocollegeny.org/, from HESC will take you through the step by step journey to college. Check out subjects like: Why go to college? Your High School Plan, Different Careers, Find Your College, Ways to Pay and Steps to Success