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 October 2020 panel included Boston College, Bryant University, Lehigh University, Ramapo College, Salisbury University and San Diego State University. This event will be held virtually on October 6, 2021. Participating colleges will be updated closer to the event date. 

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 2018, approximately 100 colleges and universities were represented.

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 as part of the APTS meeting on September 14, 2021.

Community Service Fair
The Community Service Fair is held annually 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. The RHS Community Service Fair is scheduled for Thursday, October 7th. 

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 10, 2021. 

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 is hosted annually in October. 

Alumni Assembly
The Alumni Assembly was held via Zoom in May 2021.  RHS Alumnus spoke about their transition to college life. This is an annual event to benefit students in gaining insight on the college process and transition.  The Alumni Assembly will be held in May 2022 for current students. 

Sophomore  Conferences
Parents/ Guardians of Sophomores and Sophomore students are traditionally 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. In an effort to foster a stronger rapport with sophomores and their parent/guardians following the remote learning of 2020-2021, conferences will be arranged with each student and their individual School Counselor for 2021-2022. 

Senior Scholarship Awards
The annual scholarship awards presentation will be held in June 2022. Members of the Class of 2022 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 2022 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 2022.