Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

the Stall Door paper - May 2014

In the beginning of May, as we headed into AP's, SAT's, End of Course Biology exams and ACT's, we thought this issue would be extremely helpful.  Nothing like getting back to the basics!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Finding happiness in life/career may come in a surprising new way

A very interesting article came out on an NPR blog that shows happiness in life and work does not always equate with a big college name (or hefty college debt!).  Happiness was most often reported by those who found connections and encouragement in college.  Take a minute to read the article found here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

the Stall Door paper - April 2014

This month, as students get ready to interview for summer programs, tour colleges, apply for jobs, or simply co-exist with others, we wanted to focus on manners.  Here are a collection of manners that we felt students needed some reminders about.  Would love to hear your comments on any others that we should have added.  Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

the Stall Door paper - March 2014

Here is the March issue of "the Stall Door paper"!  Stephen Covey has a great book our called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (from which this issue was modeled after) which is a great read for high school students.

Monday, March 3, 2014

the Stall Door paper - February 2014

As the students know, each month the Guidance Office publishes an issue of "the Stall Door paper".  It is hung up around school in, you guessed it, bathroom stalls!  There was a suggestion to publish each month's issue on the blog so here is last month's issue.  Hope you enjoy it!  Happy reading.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Congratulations! Now, how are you going to pay for college?

HTHS Parents, 

As all the acceptances start coming in, many of you, after celebrating your child's great success, may be wondering how you are going to pay for such excellent colleges.  

Remember, filing the FAFSA is important!  I know some of you are saying "I won't get anything so why file?".  Keep in mind that some colleges will not give you the merit aid your student received unless you file a FAFSA so check with the colleges your student has been accepted into to see if that is the case before you make a decision.  If you are filing, you should be starting that process now.  Go to fafsa.ed.gov for more information.  Be careful of FAFSA sites that charge - FAFSA is free!

Scholarships are another way to offset some of the costs.  There are multiple ways to find scholarships.  The first, and most important, is the HTHS Guidance Office.  We have a folder in the conference room that your student can come and browse through.  We also put most of those scholarships online at www.monmouthcountyscholarships.com.  Some very specific HTHS scholarships cannot go on the website because that is open to all students from all the MCVSD Academies so it is wise for your student to check in Guidance once in a while! 

Another way to search scholarships is to log into Naviance and click on the Colleges tab and then click on Scholarship list.  That will give you a national list of scholarships.  And, www.fastweb.com is also a very good resource.  Please never, never, ever pay for a scholarship search.  If a company charges you ANY amount to search for scholarships, even $0.50 - it is a scam.  All scholarships searches should be free.

Let us know us know if we can help you at all.
Mrs. Bufis and Mrs. Tice

Thursday, December 12, 2013

College Tuition vs. Salary

Last week I attended an engineering career day and they presented us with this data showing the correlation between college tuition and salary.   It is not just for engineering majors either.  The idea is, for the best value, to be in the top right quadrant.  Thought you might find it as interesting as I did.  The image and additional information can be found at the link below.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Need Financial Aid/FAFSA information?

Between now and the end of January, different high schools across Monmouth County will be hosting FAFSA/Financial Aid workshops to help senior parents better understand the FAFSA and to ask questions.  As we learn of more dates, we will post them to this site.   Please confirm all dates and times with the high school before attending in case of any changes to their schedule.

Red Bank Regional - Monday, November 11th at 6:30 in the Auditorium

Manalapan will host the FRHSD's FAFSA information session on November 13th at 6:30pm in the Auditorium

Raritan High School - Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30pm

Wall High School - Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 in the Auditorium

Keyport High School - Thursday, November 21st at 6pm in room 108.

Allentown High School - Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm in the Auditorium

Middletown South High School - Wednesday, December 4th at 6:00 in the Theater

Manasquan High School - Thursday, December 5th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Matawan - Aberdeen Reg. HS - Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Shore Regional HS - Monday, January 6th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Holmdel High School - Tuesday, January 7th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Ocean Township High School - Wednesday, January 8th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Neptune High School - Thursday, January 9th at 7pm in the Library

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional HS - Thursday, January 23 at 7pm in the Auditorium