Guidance Department Events

District College Night
A panel of college admissions counselors will address the admissions process from “their side of the desk” at the District College Night. The September 2016 panel included Elon University, The George Washington University, Quinnipiac University, Ramapo College, Sacred Heart University, University of Notre Dame, University of Scranton, and Washington University in St. Louis. The 2017 college panel presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 4th beginning at 6pm.

District College Fair
The District College Fair is an opportunity for students of all grade levels to speak with college admissions counselors and learn more about a variety of educational opportunities. The Fair is hosted by the Ramapo Indian Hills High School District every other academic year. In October 2016, over 150 colleges and universities were represented. For planning purposes, the next District College Fair will be held at Ramapo High School in 2018.

Freshman Parents Information Session
A welcome session to Ramapo High School with an overview of what your child can expect academically and extracurricularly. This information session will take place in the Ramapo auditorium as part of the APTS meeting on September 18, 2017.

Community Service Fair
The Community Service Fair will be held on September 29, 2017 at Ramapo High School during the lunch periods. Non-profit agencies will be distributing information about their organization. Students will also have the opportunity to speak to agency representatives about volunteer opportunities. Students in all grade levels are encouraged to reach out to these organizations. Many volunteer opportunities exist during the school year as well as during summer vacation.

Junior College Night
This presentation by the Guidance Office will provide an overview of the following topics: the use of Naviance in the college search process, college visits, the responsibilities associated with the college process, standardized testing, NCAA eligibility and scheduling options for senior year. This presentation will be held on November 1, 2017. 

District Financial Aid Night
The Ramapo Indian Hills Guidance departments will host a Financial Aid Specialist from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA). The HESAA Specialist will review the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) and discuss college funding sources. This program will in the Indian Hills High School Auditorium as an annual event on October 10, 2017.

Alumni Assembly
The Alumni Assembly was held in January 2017.  Members of the Class of 2016 spoke about their transition to college life. In order to attend this assembly, a student must sign up in Naviance and print out a confirmation, which needs to be signed by the teacher of the class that you will be missing.  The Alumni Assembly will be held in May 2018 for current students and featuring members of the RHS Class of 2017. 

Sophomore Night
Parents of Sophomores and Sophomore students are invited to a Guidance Information Session offering insight to maximize preparation for the College Application Process. Information about College Testing, the College Search Process and Planning for a Productive Summer will be some of the topics addressed. The program will begin 7:00 p.m. in the Ramapo High School Auditorium on December 13, 2017.

Senior Scholarship Awards
The annual scholarship awards presentation will be held on June 13, 2018. Members of the Class of 2018 will be  presented with financial scholarships from private sources and local organizations. A senior will receive formal notification through the mail if he/she is receiving a scholarship. Information regarding the scholarship opportunities available can be found in Naviance. 

Senior Merit Awards
Members of the Class of 2018 will be invited to attend an assembly to recognize outstanding achievement of our seniors in the academic areas. The Merit Awards will be held on June 14, 2018.