Our goal is to ensure that every graduate has a plan for when they leave Bronx Guild. We look forward to working with you and your family to help plan your next steps.
Students begin talking about college and other postgraduate opportunities as freshman. Ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders participate in workshops that help prepare them for the college application process their senior year. In these workshops, we discuss the different types of colleges, degrees, financial aid, scholarships, and campus life. Students also begin to explore their interests and connect them to college majors and career opportunities. In the 11th grade workshops, students create their college lists and begin writing their college application personal statement.
College Trips and Fairs
Each grade attends several college trips a year. Ninth and tenth graders visit two colleges located in the city each school year. During their Junior and Senior year, students have the opportunity to attend an overnight college trip to visit SUNY schools located upstate. Here are just some of the schools we’ve visited and every year we’re adding to the list.
SUNY New Paltz
St. Joseph’s College
Freshman and sophomores attend at least one college fair a year, which is held on campus in the Spring. Upperclassmen attend at least 4 college fairs during their Junior and Senior years before applying to schools and programs.
College Now is a program at Hostos Community College that motivates and prepares high school students for the reality of higher education and the college experience. The program offers students an opportunity to take college-level courses and earn college credits while still in high school. College Now offers a variety of courses including Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Writing Composition; all taught by college faculty.
Students can begin taking College Now courses as a Junior and Senior. After successfully completing their first course, students may register for up to two courses each semester. Unless otherwise indicated, College Now courses are worth three credits each which give students an opportunity to earn 12-18 college credits for free before they even graduate high school. In most cases, College Now credits transfer directly within the CUNY system. Credits can also usually be transferred to other colleges - even those outside the CUNY system.
To qualify for College Now, students must have at least a 75 average and have passed the ELA regents with a 75. If a student has not taken or passed the ELA Regents, they may be allowed into the program with a teacher recommendation. If you have any students who are interested in College Now, please send them to Candice in room 409 C at the very beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.
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