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NYHS Graduation Day
Preparing For College (and beyond)

New York Harbor School's College and Career Office is dedicated to helping students with college and career planning.

Our College and Career Office

Now entering my eighth year as Harbor School's College Counselor, I am excited to join the Class of 2023 on their journey to college.


I am a dedicated, emotionally invested and thoughtful counselor, who values and embodies a strength-based, holistic approach to youth development, with a special emphasis on college & career readiness and access.


My students mean the world to me, and fuel my life's passion to provide young adults with paramount guidance as they transition from high school and embark upon college and other post-secondary opportunities.


Jessica L. Cuevas

Director of College and Career Counseling

The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School


T. 212-458-0800 ext. 2162

F. 212-458-0801


Counseling by Grade

 Your child will probably experience several transitions - adjusting to a new learning environment, making new friends, building relationships with new teachers and staff, and becoming more independent. Your child needs your support and involvement to help them make a smooth transition to high school. Get ready to begin a new journey with your child. Click here for 9th Grade Planning Guide For Families.


Starting a new school is an exciting endeavor . . .

Now that your child will be enrolled into their CTE courses, it's a good time for him or her to take on new challenges and really begin to explore college and career options and pathways.  It's never too early to conduct research, nor is it too early to start thinking about standardized tests. Click here for 10th Grade Planning Guide For Families.


Ninth grade is officially behind you!  

 Junior year is indeed the most important year of high school, and it's time to get serious about your child's college process.  Your child will take the SAT or ACT, enroll in AP classes, begin developing their college lists and ask their teachers for recommendation letters. Click here for 11th Grade Planning Guide For Families.


Half-way through high school!

 Your child is in the final stretch of their high school career and will begin making important decisions about life after graduation – enrolling in college, joining the workforce, enlisting in the military or pursuing other career opportunities. More transitions are on the horizon and your child will need a lot of support from you during the college application process.  More specifically, they will need your help with securing and understanding financial aid.  Help  them stay on top of their A-game with their applications and make good financial decisions. Click here for 12th Grade Planning Guide For Families.


Congratulations! Senior year has finally arrived. 

Need some quick information? You've come to the right place!

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