College Tour to The University at Albany

The Transit Tech College Office will be hosting a college tour to the University at Albany on May 4, 2016.

The cost of the trip is free but you will need to bring $11.00 for lunch.

If you are interested in attending, please log on to the website at www.transittechhs.org.  Once you have registered, please see Mr. Ramsey or Ms. Cisco for a permission slip.  First come, first serve so register quick!

Click HERE to access the flyer.

Click below to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transit-tech-cte-high-schools-university-at-albany-college-tour-tickets-24033161834

Revitalization of CTE Classrooms

Recently CTE teachers took the initiative of refreshing their CTE classrooms by updating lab environment, lab equipment and embedding real world related labs.

Our electrical instructor, Mr. J. Martinez, had his class help him change the classroom environment by moving away from working on electrical boards to building an actual house inside of his classroom. This is the first time in Transit Tech’s history where students are constructing an actual house. The main purpose of the house is for students to learn about wiring up the entire electrical circuit. This real world lab practice will help prepare students for SkillsUSA Electrical certification exam as well as find entry level employment right after high school.  Below are some pictures of the project in Mr. Martinez’ class.

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Another example of creativity inside CTE classroom is Mr. G. Garcia’s project with his students related to College and Career exploration.  Mr. G. Garcia’s student Fidel Molina along with his classmates constructed a subway map on a display board. The subway map was hand drawn and includes a list of Colleges and their stops. Students are able to see their college of interest and immediately see the geographical location of each colleges and universities. Additionally, Mr. Garcia created a computer lab inside his electrical classroom in order for students to conduct research on various career clusters and post-secondary institutions.

Below are some pictures of Mr. Garcia with Fidel.

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City Tech’s College Now Applications Are Now Available!

Are you interested in receiving college credit while attending high school? Here’s your opportunity to receive FREE college credits through College Now program.

Below is the College Now application. Once completed, submit the application to any guidance counselor or college adviser. You can also return the application to the 12th grade guidance counselor, Miss King.  Seats are limited so please HURRY!!

College Now Spring Application 2016

College Readiness: Breaking Ground NYC

The curriculum for the College Readiness and Access Program with Unity Fellowship Breaking Ground (Breaking Ground NYC) includes a series of college visits to various universities. The first of these trips are officially on the horizon! We took program participants on an all day trip during which we visited Yale University in New Haven, CT and Brown University in Providence, RI. The trip took place on Friday, December 4th. It was an excellent way to expose our students to University campuses and environment. Below are some pictures from our wonderful trip.

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College Fair – Wednesday November 18th, 2015

Are you currently researching colleges and universities? Well here’s an opportunity for you to meet various colleges around NYC. On Wednesday November 18th, 2015 Transit Tech will host College Fair in the school gymnasium. There will be recruiters from many colleges there to answer questions and even distribute scholarship information. Please see either Mr. Ramsey or Miss Cisco for more information. See you there!

College Summit – End Year Celebration

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College Summit is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase youth college enrollment rates from low-income communities. This is implemented through a college and career readiness curriculum which is gears towards providing opportunities for Black and Latino students with a myriad of options to continue or improve their post-secondary plans.

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College Summit entered the doors of Transit Tech during the fall of 2014 with 21 active peer leaders. Transit had an active team that held many events to support college and career readiness. CUNY month, App-A- Thon, Information sessions, FAFSA month were some of the activities that the group embarked on.  Not only were we active in school but also outside of school doing community service. We participated in can drives for Thanksgiving, toy drives for Christmas and visiting the “home for the age” In Far Rockaway,

The year culminated with an awards ceremony held at Mutual Of America, one of the cooperate sponsors of the program. Lateef Romeo, Denise Medina and Ibrahima Barry were awarded “Spirit of an Inspired Peer leader” award. Jahquar Williams received the “Possibility Walk “award.

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It was an active year, full of challenges but also lots of accomplishments for the students. Even so, there is always room for improvement and growth to continue the mission that College Summit has set for this school. We extend our best wishes to the class of 2015 and our continued support to the upcoming Class of 2016.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – SUMMER COLLEGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Syracuse University Summer College For High School Students
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Greetings,

Syracuse University’s Summer College for High School Students provides current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders the unique chance to jump start their college experience while still in high school as they:

  • Explore academic majors for 2 to 6 weeks in credit and noncredit programs, and build their resume/portfolio as they prepare to transition to university life.
  • Further their college search through college prep workshops and tours of local colleges and universities.
  • Receive assistance from writing consultants and tutors as needed.
  • Live in a residence hall, keep active with our recreational facilities, and take advantage of field trips to local cultural attractions.
  • Join a dynamic community of equally dedicated students from more than 30 states and 13 countries.

Visit our web site to learn more about our programs and discover the amazing opportunities that Syracuse University Summer College has to offer your students! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and many programs fill early—so please encourage your students to apply now.

Hope to hear from your students soon.

Matthew J. Fee, Ph.D.
Director, Summer College

Visit Us at http://summercollege.syr.edu Call us at 1-315-443-5000

Go Orange this summer!

Save the Date for the 5th annual It Girls Overnight Retreat October 11-12

The It Girls Overnight Retreat is a competitive program hosted by the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) that aims to engage, inspire and celebrate young women and their potential in technology. 

As a counselor to so many fantastic students, a few young women may have just come to mind but how can your students get selected?

Give us a well written, edited and thorough essay 

(100 words or more) 

Encourage your girls with competitive grades 

(average GPA 3.6)

 

WHO
Your most standout Junior and Senior girls
WHAT A slumber party meets hack-a-thon
WHERE The beautiful Syracuse University campus
WHEN October 11- 12
Application deadline: September 1
WHY It Girls meet barrier-breaking role models from the tech industry, connect with current student mentors, faculty and staff, and engage in hands-on workshops that open their eyes to the endless possibilities of a career in technology. The Retreat has been described by past It Girls as LIFE CHANGING.
HOW We provide low-cost roundtrip transportation from select cities

ENCOURAGE YOUR BEST GIRLS TO ATTEND THIS INCREDIBLE EVENT

 

Sincerely,
The It Girls Action Team
Sheila Clifford-Bova, Julie Walas Huynh, Lindsey Mazza, Jessica Murray, Sarah Weber and Stephanie Worden

School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
114 Hinds Hall

Syracuse, New York 13244
315-443-4133

MONROE’S DAY IN BROOKLYN – APRIL 25th

Discover the opportunities that Monroe College has to offer.Attendees will learn about the 25 undergraduate programs available at Monroe College, housing and dining options, internship opportunities, financial aid, scholarships, the 50+ clubs on campus, the marching band, the NJCAA athletic teams for
men and women and the easy access to the New Rochelle and Bronx campuses.
Saturday, April 25th • 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
4 General Information Session • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
(dorm availability, internships and marching band info)
4 Financial Aid Seminar/Scholarships • 1:00 – 1:30 pm
4 Instant Decisions • 1:30 – 3:00 pm
(Students interested in “Instant Decision” must bring a college essay and an official high school transcript.)

Refreshments will be served for students and their parents!

Please RSVP by April 20th to Jasmine Burton at
914-740-6831 or jburton@monroecollege.edu