If you feel confident in a subject area, you can sign up for the SATII right now at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests! Each SATII costs $26.
Can we leave during our frees? I filled out a form, and it said they would let me know when I could start leaving, but I haven't been notified, so I was wondering if we can leave?
They usually don't end up notifying you, so try scanning out, and if you get stopped, then you may have to re-fill-out the form.
A lot of people just bring in food in their bags. Sometimes the security guards will stop you, but more often than not, they'll let it slide. The best choice is honestly to store food in your bag, and eat it once you're inside the building.
If I get a U in a class, do I need to go to summer school or something like that or it is only if I fail for the final grade? I really need help on this.
You only need to go to summer school or repeat a class if you fail on your final grade. Feel free to reach out to us in person or via email if you would like additional help tutoring!
How can we find nice summer jobs/internships? And how qualified do you normally need to be for internships?
Mr. Blumm sends out a weekly newsletter with available internship opportunities via email. If you have questions or want more details or options, just visit him in the guidance suite (room 236).
Internship requirements vary greatly, but there are always options for inexperienced students who have real passion to gain experience in any given field.
Unfortunately, it does not. However, if you are interested in taking the AP Bio exam, you should strongly consider taking AP Biology junior or senior year!
Totally! In fact, we have volunteers passing out stickers and labels explaining what the Day of Silence is. Teachers are well aware of it, so don't worry about participating if you are observing.
Usually not, but you should contact the captain of the individual team you are interested in for more information. Usually there are varsity teams who have some experience, and then lower teams who are just beginning to help them gain the experience needed to join the varsity.
Try Ms. Pedrick's office in room 222. If she doesn't have any, she will be able to direct you to the right place. Other places to try are the college office (right across the hall from Ms. Pedrick's office) and Ms. Damesek's office (room 207).
When could you see the school nurse? I'm interested in attending a sport team and I wonder if she could perhaps fill out the medical forms.
You can go to the nurse during any free periods. Her office is on the third floor, beyond the third floor gym.
Is it better to quit band after 3 semesters if we're not good at playing our instrument or to stay in band for four years?
It really comes down to if you enjoy it or not. As long as your grade isn't suffering too much, it's worth it to stay in the class (unless there's another class you really want to take that conflicts with band). If it's hurting your grade, or there's another class you want to take, or you just aren't enjoying it, then definitely consider dropping. Band can also be a great way to get better at the instrument, though, so don't just quit because you aren't amazing right now!
There are specific dates to take SAT2s (subject tests). You can get specific information from the SAT website at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests
The speaker always announces that we have to make an appointment to meet the school nurse for working papers. How do we make an appointment and what exactly are working papers?
Go to the nurse's office on the third floor, beyond the third floor gym. You can request an appointment there. Working papers are just documents that confirm that you are able to get a job.
I'd recommend using it on the second floor, by the guidance department, or on the fifth or sixth floors.
Yes, but Mrs. Shamazov might kick you out if she's doing something important then. If she does, just apologize and find something else to do :)
I have first period free, so I've been coming in before 1st ends but after it starts. When I swiped in the other day, i had been markes as being late. Is this an error and if so, how do I fix this?
Yes, this is most likely an error. You can ask the attendance office (I believe it's room 209) how to fix it, but it truly doesn't matter, since it won't go on any permanent transcript and it won't impact your grades at all.
I lost both my metro card and ID card. What room in the second floor can I get the metro card and who do I ask for a new ID card.
You should check in the room directly to your left after the scanners (I think it's 205) and ask for a form to get a new ID. They may also be able to help you with metro cars, but if not, go to the college office (room 225) and ask for a form to get a new metro card. They usually take a couple days, though.
How do I know where to send my flowers? I was unable to because I didn't know the person's homeroom or OSIS. Is there a sheet for this so I can be more prepared nex time?
There is a large packet at the desk where they sell flowers (on the second floor, right past the scanners) with the names and homerooms of every student, listed in alphabetical order.
Yup, you can go in during any free periods throughout the day!
Is it okay if we don't want to join a specific club until we're an upperclassmen? Or do most clubs only accept underclassmen?
Most teams (academic, performative, and sports) are reluctant to take on new recruits if they are upperclassmen, just because there's not enough time to train them. However, most other clubs and publications do accept new members of all ages. You should check with the leaders of the particular clubs you're interested in joining, since it really is on a case-by-case basis.
That being said, if you think you're going to want to join a club later on, don't wait! Joining clubs is a great way to make friends and find a way to escape the sometimes monotonous life at Stuy. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more specific information on any specific clubs, or advice on how to manage your time dealing with academics and extracurricular commitments!