High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (in chronological order)

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High School: Paid Museum Ambassador Program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Application Deadline: November 20, 2014
Contact: Noaa Stoler

The Museum Ambassador Program is a unique semester-long afterschool program for students in grades 10 to 12. Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, students examine the Museum’s collection and the ongoing themes and issues raised by 9/11. With this foundation, students create, plan, and lead a tour of the Museum for members of their own community. In addition, Ambassadors gain professional experience by leading hands-on workshops for intergenerational audiences during six Saturday programs. Ambassadors who successfully complete the program earn a $1,000 stipend. Transportation costs are covered for all participants. Applications can be completed here.

High Schools: 11th NYC High School Journalism Conference

Registration Deadline: November 24, 2014
Event: December 11, 2014
Contact: Katina Paron /718-755-6225

High school newspaper advisers, journalism teachers and student journalists are invited to attend the 11th NYC High School Journalism Conference at Baruch College (55 Lexington Avenue, between 24th and 25th Streets) on Thursday, December 11 from 8:00am-2:00pm. The event features a keynote address by Tanzina Vega, race and ethnicity reporter for The New York Times, and 25 hands-on workshops led by professional journalists and journalism educators. To register for this free conference, please email hsjournalism.conf@baruch.cuny.edu. Each school is permitted to send up to five students and one adviser. For more information, click here.

High Schools: New York Film Academy Summer Program Scholarship  

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014  
Contact: Meghann Ziler

The New York Film Academy is a unique educational institution, devoted to providing the most focused filmmaking, acting, and animation instruction in the world. Our film school's workshops offer an intensive, hands-on experience that gives students the opportunity to develop their creative skills to the fullest extent possible. The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to our summer acting and filmmaking workshops for deserving high school students in New York City. Scholarships are given to public school students who demonstrate financial need, passion for the visual and performing arts, and outstanding academic achievement. Click here for further information.

High School: Research Project for High School Science Classes

Application Deadline: December 5, 2014
Contact: Elizabeth M. Waters

High school science teachers interested in doing research with their students can bring a class to the Science Outreach Teaching Laboratory at Rockefeller University to participate in an ongoing basic science research project. This research project examines the role of glia cells in learning and memory using the model organism, the nematode C. elegans. Click here for further information. Email Elizabeth M. Waters for more information and to apply.

High school: Nominate a Student to Win a $20,000 College Scholarship from Foot Locker

Nomination Deadline: December 11, 2014
Application Deadline: December 18, 2014
Contact: Lizzy Divine

For the fourth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be rewarding 20 incoming college freshman with $20,000 in scholarship funding– not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes scholarship is open to students who are college-bound in the Fall of 2015, participate in a sports related activity in high school, on an intramural team or in their community, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Teachers can nominate students and find more information here

High Schools: Free Common Core Aligned STEM Elective Offering

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014
Event: Spring 2015
Contact: Thea Charles

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Girls Inc. of New York will implement an elective credit Data Analytics curriculum to be taught in several NYC Department of Education high schools. The mission of the Generation Giga Girls Data Analytics curriculum is to demystify the world of big data and make it come to life, empowering girls to learn to use it to solve problems in the larger framework of their lives and inspiring them to think in new ways toward greater reflection, critical thinking and creativity. A large part of helping girls to reach this goal will be the exploration of careers in data analytics. Included in the program will be career shadowing, internships and a summer intensive on a college campus.

High Schools: New York City Science and Engineering Fair

Application Deadline: December 17, 2014
Event: NYCSEF Preliminary Round, March 1, 2015
Contact: nycsef@cuny.edu /718-254-7252

The New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF), the city’s largest research competition for high school students, is an exceptional educational opportunity for students to engage in the research process, share their research with peers and scientists from around the city, and compete for a variety of prizes, including an all-expense paid trip representing NYC at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in May. A competitive science project requires students to develop essential literacy, numeracy, critical thinking, and communication skills – skills highlighted throughout the Common Core State Standards. To learn more about the application process, opportunities for teacher participation and general information visit this site.

High Schools: Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute Opportunity for High School Students 

Application Deadline: December 19, 2014
Contact: Miguel Cordero 

Your school is encouraged to connect students with the applications for the 2015 Angelo del Toro Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (HYLI), found online here. The institute begins on January 31 and is open to students from grades 10 to 12 of any Hispanic background. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn how a bill is passed in the State Assembly; it culminates in a weekend trip to Albany. Students also develop skills in writing and learn debating, as well as leadership skills. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the topic described in the application.