Bridge Year Pilot Program

    Junior College Planning Night Presentation

    Questions: Junior College Planning Night

     Junior College Planning Night 2021 Packet

    University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy PIER Program:
    What: PIER stands for Pharmacy Innovation Experience and Research. We aim to expose our students to the wide range of opportunities that come with a PharmD (Doctorate in Pharmacy) Degree. In doing so, we bring in expert faculty members from PittPharmacy to talk about their journeys throughout the field. We also emphasize the role of a pharmacist in research and the innovative fields that one can pursue through the many doors opened with a PharmD. We have weekly webinars followed by activities that will engage the students and encourage teamwork. There will be patient cases that the students will work through outside of the webinar sessions and they will receive help and guidance from their mentors, who are all current PittPharmacy students. Throughout our program we also foster professional development by implementing resume workshops and tips on how to have a successful interview. 
    When: The program is 5 weeks long, with a webinar occurring every Friday from 12:00pm–2:00pm (Eastern Time). The first session is July 9th, and our last being August 6th of Summer 2021. 
    Where: Due to the global pandemic, this summer's PIER program will be virtual. Our online setting will allow for many students across the country to tune in and experience the PIER program! 
    Why: When people think of a pharmacist, they tend to imagine someone filling medications in CVS or Rite Aid. While those are very important roles that are filled by pharmacists, there is so much more that one can do with a PharmD degree. The goal of our program is to expand students views and allow them to start thinking NOW about the many different fields one can pursue in pharmacy. 
    Deadline:  The deadline date to apply to the PIER Program is June 18, 2021 and there is no cost to participate in PIER!
    Website for more informationhttps://pages.pharmacy.pitt.edu/pier/
    Please feel free to contact Suzanne Mannino – smm198@pitt.edu with any questions or concerns.

    Stockton University Crime Scene Investigation Camp

    Stockton CSI

    Stockton CSI is a residential summer camp for high school students (and those who will enter high school in the fall) who would like hands-on experience with a homicide investigation and trial.  The camp has been featured on The Today Show and in The Wall Street Journal.
    Campers will work alongside criminal justice and forensic psychology professionals as part of an elite team to help solve a murder.  They will be involved with every phase of the investigative and legal process, from a crime scene investigation to a criminal trial.  Campers will also go meet attorneys, criminologists, and professionals from the Atlantic County Medical Examiner's Office, the Air Marshal Training Center, and the Atlantic County Jail.   
    For more information, please visit our website: www.StocktonCSI.com  
    Stockton will offer three camps this summer.  Please encourage your students to register early!
    Summer 2021 Camp Dates
    Camp 1: July 11-15

    Camp 2: July 18-22
    Camp 3: July 25-29
    Stockton University is following state and federal guidelines for COVID-19.  More information can be found here
    If you have any questions, contact us at stocktoncsi@stockton.edu or 609-541-7911.

    EMT Registration is now OPEN!

     Registration for the EMT Program is Now OPEN
    RWJBarnabas Health is a proud provider of initial EMT training for individuals that are 16 years or older.  This hospital network offers training throughout New Jersey all year long and a list of their offerings along with FAQ’s can be found at www.rwjbh.org/emttraining.
    Since 2008, RWJBarnabas offers a Somerset County Youth in EMS Emergency Medical Technician Program in partnership with Somerset County Vo-Tech, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Raritan Valley Community College, and the Somerset County Chief EMS Officers’ Association.  This is an expedited course that is academically demanding and is for Somerset County high school students interested in earning valuable credentials to serve their community on a local rescue squad.

    To be eligible for participation, students must be:
    *At least 16 years old before the first class session.
    *Residents of Somerset County and currently attend high school.
    *Able to attend 100% of the class sessions as per state regulation.  Course schedules are posted at www.rwjbh.org/emttraining.
    *Prepared to complete all reading, online coursework, clinical hours, and projects/assignments.
    *Optional: Students may earn 6 college credits from Raritan Valley Community College, if they qualify.  The option for college credit is available for the summer Youth in EMS program only.

    Students may also have some of their tuition costs covered if they volunteer with a local rescue squad that participates in the NJ Training Fund.  You do not need to be an EMT to join a rescue squad and students are encouraged to start the process of volunteering now if they have not done so already.  Local rescue squads need time to process your application and you should not wait for acceptance into this program to contact them.  Training fund forms must be submitted on the first day of class with no exceptions.

    All applications are completed online at www.rwjbh.org/emttraining and are taken on a rolling admission until all seats are taken.  Please apply as soon as you know you can attend all class sessions.  The full schedule for each course is posted on the RWJBarnabas site.  Any questions may be directed to RWJBarnabas EMT Program Director Chris Ireland at chris.ireland@rwjbh.org.

      Valuable Resources from Collegewise!

    The following link has been provided as a free service from Collegewise to assist with the Common App. This is a great resource for students and parents!

    How to Make your Common App a Lot Less Common 
    And these FREE mini courses to guide you through the entire college process!

    September 2020 - June 2021 APEX Testing Lab Hours
    During this school year we will not be having APEX testing lab hours due to our shortened day. All tests are open and students can take them when they are ready to. When you finish a course in APEX please email Mrs. Garvey at ngarvey@somervilleschools.org to let her know you have finished.
    Senior Recommendation Waiver Form
    All seniors who need recommendations sent to colleges must complete a Recommendation Waiver Form.  This year we are making the form available as an electonic form as well as a hard copy form.
    Please note that seniors who are 18 years of age do not need a parent's signature.
    Please click here for the Electonic Recommendation Waiver Form.
    Please click here for the hard copy Recommendation Waiver Form, which must be submitted to the Guidance Office. 
    Applying To College
    Below are videos and links on how to get started with applying to college.
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