Students Plan for the Future

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The high school hosted its annual college fair, which featured more than 80 academic institutions located throughout the country. Representatives from various colleges and universities, including Tufts University, Yale University, George Mason University, Penn State, SUNY Albany and the University of Michigan, spoke with prospective students about the academic opportunities and programs their schools have to offer. Students and their parents were able to ask questions about acceptance requirements and campus life and took home informational brochures and resources.

In addition to the in-house college fair, throughout the school year Deer Park students also attend fairs sponsored by the Western Suffolk Counselors Association, Eastern Suffolk BOCES Career & Technical, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Students also participate in college prep programs and events throughout the school year at financial aid nights and through SAT courses and Suffolk Community College’s Early College Program.

The high school also houses the College & Career Center, where counselors meet with students to discuss their college and career plans, explore scholarship opportunities, assist with college essay and resume writing, and provide students with valuable information and direction regarding potential career opportunities.