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Valley Stream High School District #1 - 1 Kent Road, Valley Stream, NY 11582

  • North High School -- Grades 7-12
    Herman Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010
    (516) 564-5500

  • South High School -- Grades 7-12
    150 Jedwood Place, Valley Stream, NY 11582
    (516) 791-0300
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Union Free School District #13 - 585 N. Corona Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580

  • Howell Road School - Grades K-6
    1475 Howell Road., Valley Stream, NY 11580
    (516) 568-6130

  • James A. Dever School - Grades K-6
    585 N. Corona Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11582
    (516) 568-6120

  • Wheeler Avenue School - Grades 1-6
    1 W. Wheeler Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580
    (516) 568-6140

  • Willow Road School - Grades K-6
    880 Catalpa Dr., Franklin Square, NY 11010
    (516) 564-5420

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Union Free School District #24 - (516) 256-0153

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Union Free School District #30 - 150 Washington Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580

  • Clear Stream Avenue School - Grades K-6
    Clear Stream Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580
    (516) 872-4333

  • Forest Road School - Grades K-6
    16 Forest Rd., Valley Stream, NY 11581
    (516) 791-6134

  • Shaw Avenue School - Grades K-6
    Shaw Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580
    (516) 872-4320

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Parochial Schools 

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Blue ArrowHomeschooling
Homeschool.com : Your Virtual Home School includes links to a wide variety of homeschool resources -- curriculum, math, language arts, art & music, science, foreign languages, software & videos, etc.

Homeschooler's Curriculum Swap provides an arena for homeschoolers across the United States and Canada to resell the school books and materials they have used and no longer need. It also provides for open discussion, debate, analysis, and critique of curriculum and issues pertinent to homeschoolers and their families.

Jon's Homeschool Resource Page is one of the oldest and largest homeschool resource pages on the web. There are links to news groups, web discussion boards, chat channels, organizations, and resources for homeschoolers.

New York State Loving Education at Home is the state chapter of LEAH, an organization of like-minded Christian home educators. The site provides support for home educators through a network of local chapters and links to a Regulatory Manual that details and explains the home education regulations in New York State.

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College Testing & Selection  |  Financial Aid

College Testing & Selection Sites

  • CampusTours is the source for college campus tours on the World Wide Web. It includes a step-by-step College Finder to help you find the colleges that are right for you and an online application system.

  • The College Board is the organization responsible for standardized testing, including the SAT, the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The College Board's website includes information on its standardized testing, colleges and careers, and scholarship information and opportunities.

  • The Internet Guide for Parents includes advice and tips for parents of collegebound high school students and their kids with links to internet resources. It is organized by Jan A. Maas, a public librarian, to help answer questions about colleges, financial aid, and the entire college admission process.

  • LIRACHE (The Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education) is a consortium of the 20 colleges and universities on Long Island. Site has links to all its members' websites.

  • Peterson's is one of the most comprehensive education resources on the web. It includes information on colleges, career information, and test preparation.

  • The Princeton Review includes information colleges, business schools, law schools, medical schools, graduate schools, career choices, distance learning, internships, etc., in addition to information on SATs, etc.

  • U.S. Dept. of Education gives students and employers access to a master list of accredited colleges, universities, and career and trade schools.

  • U.S. News & World Reports College Rankings help students identify colleges & universities that are right for them. Colleges are ranked in different categories based on 16 measures of academic excellence.

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Financial Aid Sites

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Finding Financial Aid for College

 

  • FAFSA on the Web is the fastest way to apply on-line for student financial aid! Students who applied for aid last year may also be able to complete a Renewal FAFSA application on-line. Renewal FAFSA filers will need to obtain a PIN first.

  • FinAid is a full service site to help a student obtain college funding by loan, scholarship, or savings. The site offers more help than any other site, depending heavily upon links. It features an array of 18 calculators, includes tips to optimizing your situation, and describes different loans that may available.

  • Sallie Mae helps students achieve their dreams of higher education by providing funds for educational loans, primarily federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). It is the nation's leading provider of education loans.

  • ScholarStuff.com includes links to colleges and universities around the world with undergraduate programs and links to business, engineering, and medical schools throughout the U.S. The site includes a Chat Network for students and a Netguide with links to some of the best and most useful websites on the Internet.

  • SRN Express (Scholarship Resource Network Express) is a search engine and database of private scholarships designed to assist students identify sources for undergraduate through postgraduate study.

  • Think College ... Learn for a Lifetime! is a special site established by the U.S. Dept. of Education to help students with the process of preparing for college and applying for assistance. Includes a step-by-step primer on obtaining federal aid for college.

  • College Answer's Scholarship Search is a scholarship database from Sallie Mae with more than 600,000 listings and a newly added college admissions advice section. It was named "Forbes Favorite" for college planning.

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New York State School Report Cards - Nassau County :
School report cards show how well students are performing on major State tests and provides school attendance, suspension and dropout rates. These measures are reported for a three-year period. School report cards can be used to identify a school's strengths and weaknesses. 
GreatSchools.net provides elementary, middle and high school information for public, private and charter schools, nationwide, published by a California nonprofit organization.
NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) : Basic information about schools, school districts, etc. available from Common Core of Data databases.
Private School Review profiles private elementary day schools and high schools with basic information on school level, type, total number of students, student body, academics, and faculty. It is searchable by state, zip code, etc.
Public School Review profiles public elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States.
SchoolMatters offers the largest, easily searchable collection of education data ever assembled, developed by Standard & Poor's School Evaluation services. SchoolMatters includes student achievement information, financial data, demographic breakdowns, and other information about public schools, school districts, and state education systems throughout the nation.

School Resource Center: A comprehensive school database, including over 85,000 public schools, 20,000 private schools, and over 14,000 public school districts nationwide, provided by various real estate firms. Click on New York on the map and then select Nassau County.

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Blue ArrowNew York State Examinations
New York State Assessment Examinations : Test samplers are available at this site, covering English, earth science, global history, social studies, science, mathematics, United States history & government, etc.
New York State Regents Examinations : This page provides access to scanned New York Regents High School Examinations available online in TIFF and GIF format. Regents Exams for 1998 forward are available in PDF format.

New York State High School Regents Exam Prep Center : This is a nonprofit site to help high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It is supported by a federally-funded Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant, Oswego City School District.

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Blue ArrowNew York State Learning Standards
New York State Learning Standards have been revised to help children develop their problem-solving abilities so that they can become more independent thinkers. Minimum standards have been raised for all students so they will be better equipped to use compete successfully in today's increasingly complex, demanding world.
There are two types of learning standards -- 
CONTENT STANDARDS: What children should know, understand, and be able to do as a result of their schooling, and
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Acceptable levels of student achievement.
New York State Curriculum Resource Guides are outlines for the general curriculum areas outlined by the New York State Learning Standards. The curriculum guides are designed to provide assistance to educators in the development of local instructional materials to meet student learning needs.
The seven general curriculum areas are -- English Language Arts; Mathematics, Science and Technology; Social Studies; Languages other than English; The Arts; Health, Physical Education and Family and Consumer Sciences; and Career Development and Occupational Safety.
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The Educator's Reference Desk: Created by the Information Institute of Syracuse, the Educator's Reference Desk consists of a Resource Collection with links to over 3000 resources on a variety of educational issues, a Lesson Plan Collection with more than 2000 unique lesson plans which were written and submitted by teachers from all over the United States, and a Question Archive of over 200 responses to popular questions on the practice, theory, and research of education.

The Teacher's Corner : Great online teacher resources, including lesson plans on every subject, thematic units, seasonal ideas.

 

 

©2005 Henry Waldinger Memorial Library - Revised 09/29/2008