Friday, April 30, 2010

Choosing a High School Information Sessions for Middle School Students and Families

Choosing a High School Information Sessions for Middle School Students and Families

Choosing the right high school is an important decision for every student. Middle school students and their
families are invited to attend an information session to learn about the high school admissions process.
The same information will be provided at each session.
All sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

Bronx May 18 Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus 500 East Fordham Road
Bronx May 25 PS/MS 194 2365 Waterbury Avenue
Brooklyn May 4 Brooklyn High School of the Arts 345 Dean Street
Brooklyn May 18 JHS 166 George Gershwin 800 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn May 27 Lafayette Educational Campus 2630 Benson Avenue
Manhattan May 6 High School for Health Professions 345 East 15th Street
Manhattan May 25 A. Philip Randolph Campus High School 443 West 135th Street
Queens May 13 Queens High School of Teaching 74‐20 Commonwealth Blvd
Queens May 20 Francis Lewis High School 58‐20 Utopia Parkway
Queens May 27 MS 53 Brian Piccolo 1045 Nameoke Street
Staten Island May 5 The Michael J. Petrides School 715 Ocean Terrace
Staten Island May 20 New Dorp High School 465 New Dorp Lane

For more information, please speak with your guidance counselor, call (718) 935‐2399 or visit:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to Get Ahead in the New Admissions Game: What Every High School Student and Parent Must Know About The Test Prep & College Admissions Process

How to Get Ahead in the New Admissions Game: What Every High School Student and Parent Must Know About The Test Prep & College Admissions Process

An informal discussion led by Deena Maerowitz and Chris Ajemian
Thurs, May 20 @ 7:00pm at the YMCA Armory (361 15th Street)

Deena will discuss what characteristics colleges are looking for in applicants, timelines for junior and senior year, how students can best use their summer break, and provide specific insight from her admissions office experience. Chris will shed light how students can improve SAT scores before the Early Decision deadline, differences between the ACT and SAT -- including which one students should take, and the importance of the SAT subject tests.

Parents and students will have an opportunity to ask questions specific to their situation and to receive individualized feedback on how best to navigate the next steps of the test prep and college admissions process.


Deena Maerowitz is the a seasoned attorney and social worker with a background in educational issues. She is a former Associate Director of Admissions at Columbia University Business School and  has  worked with private clients in Connecticut, Manhattan and Brooklyn helping them throughout the entire college admissions process.  She is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) and the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling (NYSACAC) . Her clients have been admitted to both Ivy League and top tier colleges throughout the United States. For more information, please call  646-206-7128 or visit

 Chris Ajemian is the CEO & Founder of CATES Tutoring & Educational Services. He and his company have helped students from all over the world succeed on standardized tests for close to a decade. CATES's unique approach to test prep equips students with the customized strategies they need to build confidence, overcome their challenges, and achieve their goals. For more information, please call 212.359.4208 or visit

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Starting Artists, Inc. Smackdown & Summer Program 2010

Starting Artists, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which benefits under-served teenagers in Brooklyn, NY through hands-on classes in visual arts and entrepreneurship.  SA's free after-school classes in media arts and business prepare and inspire youth to create arts-based enterprises.  Visit us online at www.startingartists .org.

Starting Artists Smackdown
Think art is not a spectator sport?  Think again!  Cheer on your favorite team as they compete in this live art competition to benefit SA's free Afterschool Program for teens.  The Smackdown will also feature a silent auction, music food, and drink specials (21+).

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm
Where: @ The Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street, LES, NYC
Price: $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door
Visit: www.startingartists .org/smackdown for info and tickets

Starting Artists Summer Program 2010
Get inspired, get creative, and get to work this summer at Starting Artists!    Each of the 5 Summer Program weeks features a new, exciting theme which guides its lessons & activities.  Fees include lunch every day, 4 field trips to cultural institutions throughout NYC, workshops with guest artists, access & guidance to all SA supplies including digital cameras, computer lab, and video cameras.

Dates: 5 weeks; 4 days each: July 12 - August 12
Time: 11am - 5pm
Fee: $150 per student, per week; some internships/ scholarships available
Ages: Middle & high school students, ages 12-19
To enroll: Visit www.startingartists .org/programs to download the application or call 718.701.5483 to request one.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

High School Admissions Letters & Supplementary Round Info

High School Admissions Update
April 6, 2010

High School Admissions Letters
As of Monday, April 5, high school admissions letters have been mailed to all students who applied, including those students who selected a school originally slated for phase-out as one of their choices. Students who have not received a letter by mail may contact their guidance counselor for a copy of their letter on Wednesday, April 7 when school reopens after spring recess. If you have questions, please call (718) 935-2399 or e-mail for assistance.

Supplementary Round Information Session
The Supplementary Round Information Session will take place on Thursday, April 22 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus from 6 - 9 p.m. For more information, visit the High School Admissions web page. The deadline for students to submit a Supplementary Round Choice Form to their guidance counselor is Thursday, April 29.