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2 Instant College Admissions Opportunities!


The Guidance Department is offering 2 opportunities for Instant College Admissions.

  • On December 11, admissions counselors from the College of Mount St. Vincent will be here at KCHS to review transcripts and conduct interviews for our seniors to receive an instant admissions decision.
  • On December 19, representatives from St. John’s University will be here for Instant Decision Day as well.

Even if you have already applied to these schools, it is a chance to receive an immediate answer regarding your admissions status and the possibility of scholarships.

Please see Mrs. Black in Guidance for specifics and to sign up.  There is no fee for the application/interview.



Mount Saint Mary’s Instant Access

Mount Saint Mary College is conducting an Instant Decision Day for college admission here at KCHS this Thursday November 15th.

Just complete the application and be ready for an interview!

There is NO FEE to apply.

If you are interested, please see Mrs. Black on Tuesday November 13th to sign up for an interview slot.



New: Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

  • Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 6th year.
  • We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
  • Scholarship Deadline   –  June 14, 2013
  •  Application Process
  • Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
  • Full details are available on our site.

Washington Crossing Foundation

  • National Scholarships available for Seniors
  • History buff? Enjoy politics?
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013
  • Please visit our web site:    gwcf.org  or call  215-949-8841


Monday October 22, 2012

  • All KCHS Seniors will be attending the College Fair at Cathedral HS in NYC.
  • Students will be able to talk to college representatives directly and receive application advice.
  • Students will be boarding buses at 9:30 am and returning by dismissal time.
  • Permission slips will be available in homeroom.  There is no cost for this event.

Other College Fairs that students and Parents may consider attending:


  • 10/22
  • EVENING EVENT FROM 6pm-8:30pm


  • 10/23




All sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT exam on 10/17/2012.

Students should submit the $25 fee to their homeroom teachers by Friday.

On the day of the exam, students are to wear their regular uniform and bring # 2 pencils and a scientific or graphing calculator.


Dates for Colleges and Universities Visiting KCHS

2012 College Visits

Between September 24 – and November 14, Kennedy Catholic will be visited by the following schools (listed in alphabetical order, not by date of visit).  

  • Bryant University
  • Caldwell College
  • Catholic University
  • Cazenovia College
  • College of Mt. St. Vincent
  • College of St. Rose
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • CUNY
  • Embry Riddle University
  • Endicott College
  • Loyola (Maryland)
  • Manhattanville
  • Mt. St. Mary College
  • Mt. St. Mary University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Salve Regina
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Trinity College
  • U of Alabama
  • U of Delaware
  • U of Hartford
  • U of New Haven
  • U of Scranton
  • Virginia Tech

For specific dates, location in the building, and time of day, please download this form.

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College Information Sessions – ** Guidance News **

The following are all information sessions for prospective college students’ (Sophomore and Juniors)

For most you must register….therefore I have included the registration information.


Exploring College Options: Student/Parent Information Sessions

– Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, UPenn, Stanford will be providing information sessions for prospective students.


Information Session for Students and Parents: “The Sisters” 

– Barnard/Bryn Mawr/Mount Holyoke/Smith/Wellesley

  • The deans and directors of Admission at the The Sister Colleges invite you and your parents to a joint information session.
  • Sunday, May 20  1:00-3:00pm
  • Lycee Francais de New York
  • 505 East 75th Street
  • Contact: ddoulett@smith.edu


Penn State Information Program

  • Wednesday May 9th
  • 7-9pm Ramada Conference Center
  • 542 Route 9, Fishkill, NY


Exploring Educational Excellence

– Joint Information Session with Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and University of Chicago. Join these 5 institutions to learn more about college admissions, financial aid and scholarships.

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College Conference


On Tuesday, May 1st, the guidance department will be taking the entire Junior class to the College Conference at the BOCES Yorktown Campus to speak with college admissions representatives about admissions requirements and the college experience. Kennedy’s session will run from 8:50 to 10:00 am.

The junior class will be transported to and from BOCES via bus and will return to Kennedy at 10:30 in time for their 4th period class. On the night of May 1st from 6-9 PM, the same colleges will be represented at the Fox Lane High School College Conference. Four workshop sessions will be available as well ranging on issues from college recruiting and financial aid to college admissions.

200 colleges will be represented at each fair and so this is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge about various colleges, show a strong interest in particular schools on their list, and make strong first impressions.

On Monday, April 30th during homeroom, ALL JUNIORS will receive a copy of the College Conference Manual in which there is a full list of participating colleges for both the day and night programs.. Informative articles on the college process are also included.

The link to view this manual online is: http://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.aspx?ID=10001670_135146.

To make this a productive trip, please help your child have a list of colleges they want to learn more about, have some insightful questions prepared to ask admissions officers, and make a good first impression. Thank you for your help!!

The Guidance Department

Download the document here

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Guidance Trip to Philadelphia

As part of its regular offerings, each year the Kennedy Catholic Guidance Department takes students to a different city and visits the surrounding colleges.  This March, the Gaels were in Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love and home of the Philly Cheese Steak.

Over three days and two nights, students took in the sights and sounds of six area colleges and universities: Drexel University, Rutgers University, St. Joseph’s University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University.  For Kennedy’s Guidance Department, the point is to show students the different options available to them.  For sophomore Yaroslav Jakymec, it gave him a few new ones.

Jakymec said that while he signed up to get a jump start on the college process and was interested in UPenn, he left particularly impressed with Drexel’s pre-med program, as well as its new buildings and facilities.  Rutgers and St. Joe’s will also be getting a second look now, he said, following the Guidance trip.  Even the city itself got a passing grade from the sophomore, who was initially uncertain that Philly was the place he wanted to spend four years of his life.

“It’s really opened my eyes to the other options that I have,” Jakymec said.

Junior Shannon Donohue, who wasn’t interested in any Philadelphia-area schools heading into the weekend, told of a similar conversion.  Although she signed up for comparative analysis, Donohue came back with St. Joseph’s, Villanova and the University of Pennsylvania on her list.  She particularly liked the dichotomy of UPenn, which offers a campus feel in a city setting.  For Donohue, the Guidance trip helped her more clearly define the qualities she is looking for in a school.

“I would definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn’t already committed to a school,” Donohue said, noting that seeing schools you don’t like is equally helpful.  “You’ll definitely get something out of it.”

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Kennedy Catholic SAT Test Prep

  • We are pleased to announce that Kennedy Catholic will be offering a Revolution Prep class to help you prepare for the May 5th SAT.
  • Classes will begin on Thursday, February 23rd directly afterschool at Kennedy Catholic.  Call 877.738.7737 or visit https://store.revolutionprep.com/store/confirm?id=76558 to enroll in this course.  Price of the course is $499 (the price on the website is for the  hybrid version, which you can check out of).
  • Financial aid is available for students in need of assistance.  Please call 877.738.7737 for more information.
  • Private test prep and academic tutoring is also available.  Please contact Vanessa Marks at 203.832.2276 for more information.


“A Must Do College Checklist for Freshmen and Sophomore Students & Parents”

  •  Monday, February 6th at 7pm
  • All freshmen and sophomore students and parents are strongly encouraged  to join the Guidance Department along with Andrea Nadler, admissions counselor at Hofstra University, in the Kennedy Catholic auditorium for this essential program.
  • Come meet your counselor and gain insightful information that you can’t afford to miss.