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Massena Central High School
84 Nightengale Avenue
Massena, NY 13662
Phone:  (315) 764-3710
Fax:  (315) 764-3719
Guidance Fax:  (315) 764-3752

**Parents are reminded to use the parent drop off lane.  Please do not use the back of the school. 
Alcoa/NatureBridge Opportunity

For its fourth year, Alcoa Foundation is partnering with NatureBridge – a trusted nonprofit organization that provides hands-on environmental field science education for teens in national parks – to send 55 16-18 year olds from Alcoa communities around the globe to experience Yosemite National Park in California or Shenandoah National park in Virginia for two weeks this summer.

Alcoa Foundation scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of a student’s application and recommendation and will cover full program costs, including roundtrip international travel and passport and visa fees, if necessary. For more information about the Alcoa Scholars Program and to fill out an application, visit www.naturebridge.org/alcoascholars.

The deadline for applying has been extended to Monday April 10; winners will be announced at the end of April. Please note: all participants must be proficient in English.

Scholarship Opportunities

A wide variety of scholarships are currently available in the Guidance Office. Graduating seniors are encouraged stop by the Guidance Office and pick up applications. Deadlines are quickly approaching, and every dollar helps when it comes to funding your college education!

Letter to Parents Regarding NHS
Dear Parents:

On March 28, 2017, a second set of invitations were distributed to students who have been accepted into National Honor Society. In years past, teachers were asked to provide a score for each student in the categories of leadership, character and service. Due to the fact that teachers often had little knowledge of a student’s service and leadership outside of the school setting, it was decided that the form provided by National Honor Society should be used. This form allows students to list all of their accomplishments that, otherwise, may go unrecognized. As a result of transitioning to this new form, the scores that students received in the three areas mentioned above did not meet up with the benchmark scores used to determine whether a student is accepted into NHS. This discrepancy has been addressed and changes were made to the scores for all students who applied. As a result, several new students have received an invitation to join NHS. We apologize for any inconvenience or anxiety that this may have caused as a result of changing to the new system.


Sarah Boyce
Young Scholars Program

The Clarkson School, a division of Clarkson University, will once again offer the Young Scholars Program during the summer of 2017. The week-long program will be held on Clarkson University's campus starting Sunday, July 23 through Saturday, July 29, 2017. This program is for motivated and talented high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and first year college students.

In general, The Young Scholars Program provides a unique summer experience for students. Consistent with Clarkson's overall focus on interdisciplinary education, students are given a problem to examine and solve from three different perspectives. This year's project is "True or False?? Preventing the Spread of Fake News on Social Media".

Application Deadlines

The priority deadline to apply is April 1, 2017 and the regular deadline to apply is May 15, 2017. A completion application received by April 1 will be given priority consideration for admission. Selections for remaining openings will be made on a rolling basis after the regular application deadline of May 15. Enrollment for Young Scholars is capped at 40 students.

Students who successfully complete the program and meet the admission requirements, will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) towards tuition if they attend The Clarkson School or Clarkson University full time for their undergraduate education. Please note that $1,000 per year is the maximum scholarship amount a student can receive for attending Clarkson University summer programs, no matter how many programs he or she attends.

Transcript Request
Former Massena High School students requesting a copy of their transcript or if you are in need of an official transcript be sent to a college please complete the Transcript Request form available on the High School Guidance page. This request should be sent to tlabarge@mcs.k12.ny.us. Please allow 2-3 days for processing your request.
International Student Exchange
International Student Exchange
Are you interested in teaching your children about other cultures?  If so, your family might be the perfect fit fot he Secondary School Exchange Visitor Program.

International Student Exchange (ISE), a globally recognized not-for-profit organization, is looking for volunteer families interested in hosting an exchange student in the upcoming school year.  Hosting opportunities are available for five, ten and twelve month terms, and families may choose the student they wish to host. 

ISE students are fully insured, have their own spending money, and are eager to learn about U.S. culture and eduction. Students come to the U.S. to study, expand their global understanding, and represent their home country as diplomats.  All we ask of our host families is they offer our students a safe and comfortable place to live and treat them like part of the family.

If you are interested in offering a student the chance to be a part of your family, please do not hesitate to contact our local Regional Manager, Lisa Denison at 1-800-573-8514, by e-mail at 
denison0811@gmail.com or go to www.evergreen.iseusa.org to apply or get more information.
+ Boyce, Sarah, High School Principal
+ Croff, Deb
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