Guidance

Ms. Karen Fontes, our Guidance Counselor is happy to assist you as you navigate your course work at The Greene School. She is able to assist you in making the right choices in course selection as you prepare for college.  You may contact Ms. Fontes at kfontes@tgsri.org or 397-8600 x103

News from Miss Fontes...

I hope you and your family had a restful summer and are ready for a new school year.   I would like to start our fall season with a few tidbits of information that might be interesting to our juniors and seniors. Please watch for periodic emails from me with timely information, such as scholarship opportunities for students. 

 

Drivers Education – Drivers Education is offered at various locations throughout the state by CCRI.  For more information about the program, please go to http://www.ccri.edu/cwce/dred/

 

SAT Prep Courses – Several people have inquired about SAT Prep classes in the area.  Below are listed some resources that you might want to check out.  The classes are different prices and meet in different locations.  I do not endorse any particular program but am listing the organizations for your reference:

www.revolutionprep.com

http://www.tukeysat.com/

http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/coventry/index.cfm

http://www.ccri.edu/cwce/pdfs/CWCE%20fall%202013.pdf  (Look on page 21 in the CCRI Center for Workforce Development catalog.  They offer SAT prep classes in Lincoln and Warwick.)

 

SAT – Most juniors take the SAT in May or June of 11th grade and then again in the fall of their senior year.  SAT’s are offered at various high schools throughout the state.  Students can register online at www.collegeboard.com  The school code for The Greene School is 400254

 

ACT – Most colleges accept the SAT or the ACT for college admissions.  While the SAT is an aptitude test measuring reasoning  and verbal abilities,  the ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. Some students do better on one test than the other.  If students are interested in taking this test, please register online at www.actstudent.org

 

 2013-2014 College Representatives on Campus – Several colleges are coming on campus to recruit our students.  Juniors and seniors are able to meet with these representatives during Crew.  Interested students should sign up with Miss Fontes in guidance to attend the sessions.  Below is a list of colleges that have already scheduled to come to The Greene School.  There will be more added in the future.

“I wanted to let you all know about some exciting opportunities that are coming up for our seniors.  The Greene School has begun to schedule college representatives to come to our campus to meet with our seniors.  Most of the representatives that will be presenting to our students will be the admissions person who will be reviewing and deciding upon our students' admission status!  Therefore, this is a great way for our students to make a significant impression on these admissions officers!!!

Students will be instructed to sign up for the college visits in guidance and will be issued a pass to attend.  Students are responsible for all work that they miss in their class if they attend a college presentation.  Students should check with their teachers prior to the presentation to find out if it is feasible to miss a portion of class.  I anticipate that the college presentations will be about 30 minutes in length.  Please come see me if you have any questions."  Ms. Fontes

 

September 17             Tuesday                       11:15  Bryant University

September 18             Wednesday                 11:30   Hampshire College

September 23             Monday                       11:30  Unity College

September 24             Tuesday                       11:30   Salve Regina University

October 4                    Friday                          11:30  Dean College

October 7                    Monday                       11:30   UMass Amherst

October 17                  Thursday                     11:30   URI

October 18                  Friday                          11:30  Providence College

October 28                  Monday                       11:30   Johnson & Wales University

November 4th             Monday                                        Lasell College

November 8th             Friday                                       Bryant University

November 12th          Tuesday                                    CCRI

 

Valuable resources as you prepare for your college future:

CollegeBoard.com - Learn about and sign up for the PSAT and SAT  http://www.collegeboard.org/

ACT Information  www.act.org

Free Application for Federal Student Aid  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Complete a student profile and have access to thousands of scholarships at :http://www.fastweb.com/

Fill out a profile to apply for non-federal financial aid for college at : http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

College Planning Center of Rhode Island  http://www.cpcri.org/  EXCELLENT RESOURCE!

Rhode Island Student Loan Authority  http://www.risla.com/

Cappex (college and scholarship search engine)  http://www.cappex.com/

College Application known as the “Common App’”  http://www.commonapp.org/

Rhode Island Scholarships www.rischolarships.com

WayToGoRI   www.waytogori.org

http://www.collegeboundcharters.com/