Juniors in the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program became admission counselors for a day by hosting their own college fair on Wednesday. In preparation for the event, students researched a college or university of personal interest, created a detailed presentation board and fielded questions from peers during unit lunch. Affordability, size, culture and academic offerings topped the list for most students. For John, pictured with Deputy Superintendent Stephen Walker, the University of Delaware was a natural go-to; he spent three weeks on campus last summer, conducting research on honeybees for STIR (Scientific and Technological Investigative Research).

AVID is a research-based, college readiness program designed to help students realize their academic potential. STIR is a rigorous, three-year program that provides Suffern High School students the opportunity to participate in authentic, graduate-level scientific research with professional mentors in their fields of interest.


Due to continuing inclement weather, the Ramapo Central School District will be closed today Friday, February 5th.