• Hello from your School Counselor!!

    Posted by School Counselors on 4/7/2020

    It's been TOO long! Your School Counselors miss the daily interactions with their students and wanted to send a message to you!

    Click here to view a warm hello message! 

    Comments (-1)
  • Spring Break Letter from Dr. Marino

    Posted by Dr. Marino on 4/7/2020

    Click here to read Dr. Marino's letter on Spring Break and the annoucement of History Week. 

    In addition, school closure date has been moved to April 29th.

    Comments (-1)
  • Update on AP Exams

    Posted by College Board on 4/6/2020

    AP Exam Information

    Dear AP Student and Parent,

    This email provides key information about the 2020 AP® Exams.

    We recently shared information about our commitment to provide free, remote learning resources and a new at-home testing option for this year's AP Exams. As promised, additional details are now available, and we'll continue to provide updates in the weeks leading up to the exams.

    Exam Dates

    Most AP students we surveyed prefer to test earlier, while the content is still fresh.

    Exams will be given from May 11–22.

    Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.

    Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.

    Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5.

    View the full testing schedule.

    Exam Format

    Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.

    Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.

    For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.

    Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D; Art and Design: 3D; Computer Science Principles; Drawing; Research; and Seminar—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Students taking one of these courses may receive separate course-specific communications.

    Students taking world languages and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.

    Tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April.

    Confronting the Digital Divide

    We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some students from participating. Working with partners, we're investing so these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your child needs mobile tools or connectivity, you can contact us directly to let us know by April 24.

    Exam Scores and College Credit

    As usual, students' work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP teachers, and will be reported on a 1–5 scale. We anticipate releasing scores as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.

    We're confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credit as they have in the past. We've spoken with hundreds of institutions across the country that support our solution for this year's AP Exams.

    Exam Security

    Like many college-level exams, this year's AP Exams will be open book/open note. The exam format and questions are being designed specifically for an at-home administration, so points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online. However, students may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period. We'll take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration, as we do every year.

    We're confident the vast majority of AP students will follow the rules for taking the exams. For the small number of students who may try to gain an unfair advantage, we have a comprehensive and strict set of protocols in place to prevent and detect cheating. While some of these practices are confidential to maximize their effectiveness, you can learn more about our security measures.

    Students should understand that those attempting to gain an unfair advantage will either be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled, and their high school will be notified as will colleges or other organizations to which the student has already sent any College Board scores (including SAT® scores). And they may be prohibited from taking a future Advanced Placement® Exam as well as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests™, or CLEP® assessments.

    Remote Instruction and Practice

    On March 25, we began offering free live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The courses have been viewed more than 3.2 million times since they became available. On-demand lessons are now available for Art and Design, AP Capstone™, and Computer Science Principles.

    Students can also take advantage of free, optional student practice on AP Classroom for most courses. Starting April 13, students will see a new Optional Student Practice section that includes free-response questions to help practice the concepts and skills that will be tested in May 2020. Students can answer these in any order, and will have an opportunity to review how each question will be scored before submitting to review and revise answers.

    Additional Information

    We've also added a frequently asked questions section to the site so you can find answers to important topics including information for students with accommodations, details about exam fees and cancellations, credit and placement, calculator policies, and more.

    We'll continue to make updates on the site and share them with you through email and social media.

    Sincerely,

    Advanced Placement Program

    Comments (-1)
  • Northwell Health Webinar Presentation

    Posted by Northwell Health on 4/3/2020

    Our partners from Northwell Health hosted a webinar for parents. Click here to view the presentation that includes many tips and strategies for parenting during this homebound time. 

    Comments (-1)
  • Treasure Chest of Ideas

    Posted by Outside Source on 4/2/2020

    Click here for great ideas on enhancing your extra-curricular activities during this time. Some really unique and interesting things to do!

    Comments (-1)
  • Financial Aid Concerns during Pandemic

    Posted by Outside Source on 4/1/2020

    Click here to read more about Financial Aid concerns for students entering or returning to college in the fall. 

    Comments (-1)
  • Free Counseling Resources

    Posted by Mary Harrison on 3/31/2020

    In addition to HWPS counselors, social workers, and school psychologists, please know that FREE counseling services are available to you and your children as listed below:

    • Click here for contact information on HHS counseling support team
    • Mental Health Association:                         516-489-0100 x1
    • Coronavirus Emotional Support Line:       844-863-9314
    • Long Island Crisis Center:                          516-679-1111
    • Psychological Services Long Island:         516-818-8383

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Parent Workshop

    Posted by Mary Harrison on 3/31/2020

    ASK THE CHILD PSYCHIATRIST

    Please join our Rockville Centre Behavioral Health Center staff on Thursday April 2nd at 7pm to discuss the challenges of talking to your children about COVID-19, social distancing, mental health and parenting during the quarantine.

    Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2707747007

    Comments (-1)
  • School Closure: Updates and Grading

    Posted by Mary Harrison on 3/30/2020

    CLICK HERE to read Dr. Marino's letter on grading during the school closure

    Comments (-1)
  • Coronavirus—What’s Next for College Admissions?

    Posted by Outside Source on 3/29/2020

    Click here to read. how admissions offices are being forced to make some very welcomed changes. Great read for seniors and juniors.

     

    Comments (-1)