Montclair high school guidance matters

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2010 – 2011

SENIORS: Prior to sending out applications, please schedule your senior meeting with the guidance secretary or your counselor. Thank You!

SAT Registration

Test Date: December 4, 2010

Late Registration: November 19, 2010
ACT Registration

Test Date: December 11, 2010

Late Registration: November 6-19, 2010

  • Want to start college early…and for free? Students in the Business Academy can attend Essex County College for the second semester for only the cost of books and transportation. This is for seniors who have completed all their graduation requirements (except for English and PE), who are successful academically and desire to pursue the field of Business. Please contact your counselor before Monday, December 1 if interested

  • You are invited by the Montclair Fire Department 1 Pine Street Montclair, NJ 07042. Learn about a career in Fire Service, Community Services and more. Ages 14 – 20. Come join any 2nd or 3rd Thursday night at 7:00pm. For more information on Exploring, visit the national website: www. or Thomas Diveny at 973-509-4762

  • If you are applying to Rutgers University, please note the following:

    1.  The Application Deadline is December 1st!

    2.  You must apply online:

    3.  Rutgers requires you to Self-Report your transcript grades and your NJ Smart ID #: You will need to pick up a copy of your transcript from the Guidance Office to get this information.  Your NJ Smart ID is indicated as Student State ID # on your transcript and is located in the box on the top left.  It is NOT the number labeled State ID in the center column (that State ID is the same for all NJ students and is not individualized)

    If you have any questions, please stop by Guidance and see your Counselor or any Guidance Secretary for assistance.

  • The 2010 Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair of New Jersey will once again be held at Passaic County Community College, this year on Tuesday, November 17th. Each year, about 40 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, such as Spelman, Howard, and Morehouse attend the event, with some of the 40 colleges offering on-site admissions to their schools

  • Is music your life? If you’re a New Jersey High School Student, let the whole state hear your voice! Be part of NEW JERSEY SHOUT DOWN DRUGS! No matter what kind of music you’re into – rock, R&B, jazz, salsa or soul – if you’ve got a positive message about staying away from drugs and alcohol, shout it out and be a partr of 2011 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music competition. A finalist will be selected form each of New Jersey’s 21 counties and will perform in a statewide concert on May 5, 2011 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, January 14, 2011. Late entries will not be accepted. For entry forms and contest rules, log onto:

  • 2011 INTERNATIONAL AVIATION ART CONTEST: The theme for this contest is “50 Years of Human Space Flight” This contest is open to all students between the ages of 6 and 17. All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 14, 2011. For more information please see your guidance counselor.


  • The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants is again offering scholarships to NJ seniors who plan to pursue a career in accounting. Scholarships are based on academic standing, test scores, an essay and performance at a personal interview. Completed applications must be postmarked via mail by December 17, 2010. The application is also available and can be submitted online at

  • NGC HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST. The theme: “The Environment – Our Personal Responsibility.” The High School essay contest is open to all High School students attending 9th through 12th grades. A $1,000 NGC Scholarship will be awarded to the National Winner. The Second place winner will receive $100. Essay contest rules, scale of points and additional details can be found on the NGC website – Deadline January 1, 2010

  • FDU-Teaneck is again offering the Metropolitan-Bergen Scholars Awards; full tuition scholarships for students attending the Metropolitan campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Applicants should have at least 1300 on the SAT (out of 1600) and have a GPA of at least 3.5. They should also rank in the top 10% of their senior class. The application deadline is January 15th.

  • Ithaca College is sponsoring its Park Scholars Awards for the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Park Scholars are awarded the full cost of attendance. This is a value in excess of $45,944, including stipends for living expenses, books and a one-time computer purchase of $2,500. In order to be eligible for the award, you must plan to major in Communications, and you must apply for admission to Ithaca College by January 2, 2011 and have the Park Scholar Application and required materials complete and on file at Ithaca College by January 15, 2011. Past recipients of the Park Scholar Award averaged 1350 on the SAT.


  • THE GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM is offering scholarship opportunities to minority students who have at least a 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted), have demonstrated leadership and community service traits and who meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. All candidates must have submitted a Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form and a Recommender Form by January 10th in order to be considered. Attachments to required forms and faxed copies will not be considered. GMS highly recommends that the nomination forms are submitted online at Applications are available at and supporting forms may be mailed or submitted electronically.

  • The Princeton Prize in Race Relations seeks to honor students in grades 9-12 who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations. Winners will receive $1,000 and an all expense paid trip to Princeton University to attend "The Princeton Prize Symposium on Race" in the spring of 2011.  NOTE: There is no relationship between the Princeton Prize in Race Relations and admission to Princeton University. Any student currently enrolled in grades 9-12 is eligible. Applications are available at and in guidance. The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2011

  • The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is open to all high achieving high school seniors who plan to pursue undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics.

  • The purpose of the Seventy-fourth edition of The American League, High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest” sponsored by The American Legion, is to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Constitution of the United States. Other objectives to be gained are those of leadership, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparations for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American Citizenship. Go to for further information.

  • The Metro PCS Leaders and Scholars Program will award $2,500 to students who excel in the classroom, volunteer their time to help others and work toward bettering their community. Applicants must be in grades 11 or 12 and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale. The deadline is December 15, 2010. To apply, go to

  • For Seniors Only: The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, formerly the Comcast Foundation Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program, awards more than one thousand $1,000 scholarships for community service and leadership to high school seniors in communities served by Comcast. Candidates must be nominated by their high school principals by mid-March. Each principal may nominate only one student.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

  • Queens University NCLibrary: Fiction Room 11:15 AM

  • Radford UniversityLibrary: Fiction Room 12:15 PM

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

  • Manhattan CollegeLibrary: Fiction Room 1:00PM

Thursday, November 18, 2010

  • Monmouth CollegeLibrary: Fiction Room 12:15 PM

**Be sure to check Naviance for the latest College visits to Montclair High School.**


  • After school academic support is now available at the MHS Writing Center in room 210 on Tuesday – Fridays, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.


  • December 3, 2010 – NJIT – Newark College of Engineering will again host it “Engineering Career Day” on Friday, December 3, 2010. You can obtain information and register for the tours and the workshop at The deadline to register is Friday, October 22, 2010.


  • A Youth Sports Media Company in Montclair called Youth1 Media ( is looking for a few fall interns to help writing for the website, imputing a directory into our database. Location is 2 blocks from the high school. Call 973-878-0128 for further information.


  • Who:  Sophomores and Juniors
    What:  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Rutgers Chapter High School Outreach Program
    Where:  Rutgers University
    When:  Thursday, November 18th – Saturday, November 20th
    More Information:
    The students will have an opportunity to meet faculty, engage with current students, learn the essentials for preparation to apply and get accepted into this University, and most of all we will discuss strategies on how to succeed and be a leader at a large institution like Rutgers.  Some workshops will include a financial aid workshop given by a financial aid counselor, a mini majors fair conducted by students who are involved in varying majors, as well as a workshop on how to fill out a college application and how to write a college essay and a workshop on the importance of being a leader.

    To apply go to

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