Counseling Center- Announcements/Events
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-To connect with or to schedule an appointment with your school counselor, please fill out the following form: OBHS Counselor Contact Form
-The New York State Excelsior Scholarship: Under this groundbreaking program, more than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State. In order to apply, students must be residents of New York State, attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program, take 30 credits per calendar year (including January and Summer sessions), and plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program. For more information, visit: Excelsior Scholarship Info
-NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on college admissions. To review resources, visit: NACAC Updates
-College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college. To learn more, or to register, visit: BigFuture Days
-To attend virtual college fairs, students and families may use the following websites:
-To attend virtual college tours, students and families may use the following websites:
-To learn more about SUNY, please visit: SUNY Admissions Presentations
-To learn more about testing options and current adjustments to ACT and SAT testing schedules due to COVID-19 , visit ACT.org if you plan to take the ACT and visit Collegeboard.org if you plan to take the SAT.
-The following resources may be helpful for families at this time:
-Method Test Prep: We provide all students with free access to the Method Test Prep web-based platform for SAT and ACT prep. To learn more about the virtual prep classes offered or to enroll in free online prep, visit: Method Test Prep To learn more about the program benefits, visit: Benefits of Method Test Prep
The School Counseling Department at Oyster Bay High School is committed to serving the social, emotional and academic needs of all the students in our school district. It is an integral part of every student’s education. Counselors work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers and administrators to plan and implement programs that help students succeed as they progress through high school and plan for their future careers. Student development is supported through individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, and academic advisement as well as in consultation with teachers, parents, and the community.