Guidance

Announcements

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Please note the following announcements shared by the Office of Guidance and School Counseling:  


  
2014-15 CHILD ABUSE DESIGNATED LIAISON TRAININGS

new!  The training schedule for NYC DOE Child Abuse Designated Liaisons is available (here).  Please consult with your school's Network Youth Development Manager for further assistance.


ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM
  
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program provides a wide range of career exploration tools free to participating schools.  For additional information or to schedule an ASVAB test date at your school, please contact Vivian Moss (vivian.e.moss4.civ@mail.mil, 718-765-7344).

(N.B.:  As per Chancellor's Regulation A-825, NYC DOE schools which administer the ASVAB must select Option 8, which does not permit the results to be released to military recruitors.)


PRINCIPALS' WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

Please note the following announcements from Principals' Weekly July 8, 2014:


  
SUMMER SCHOOL RESOURCES

NYCDOE summer school information including a search tool for summer school sites and a calender of key dates is publicly available (here).  Additional resources for schools including instructions for programming, promotional decisions, and summer notification letters are available at the Principals' Portal.

School administrators with questions can contact their Network Summer School Liaison.



STEM NEWS!

STEM News!  New York State has announced the creation of a  Science, Technology, Engineering, and  Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program which provides full tuition scholarships for students who graduate in the  top 10% of their schools’ senior class, pursue an approved-STEM major at CUNY or SUNY, and commit to living and working in NY State in an approved-STEM career after graduation for five years. Students should visit the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website to see all requirements and to initiate an application. As with other scholarship and opportunities, students should be advised to carefully review the terms and conditions of the agreement before applying.

Students who wish to apply for the program will need proof from their schools that they are in the top ten percent of their class. To determine which students are in the top ten percent if your school does not finalize rank in STARS, see this guidance.  

For questions about ranking your students, contact your network academic policy point. For other questions, contact Sugeni Pérez Sadler at sperezsadler@schools.nyc.gov or 212-374-2739.