College & Career Advisor
Hello! My name is Laysha Castillo. I am a Bronx native who was born in the Dominican Republic. I am a first-generation graduate, graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a bachelor's degree in Education. I will be your post-secondary pathway advisor. My job is to make sure you all receive the best information on these pathways, whether they be college or career focused. I hope to be able to provide help and resources in any way I can. I look forward to being part of the Renaissance High School Community!
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College Bridge Cafe- Talent Search Program
All Renaissance students are eligible to join the College Bridge Cafe- Talent Search Program. CBC- Talent Search is a program that helps students on their journey to college, trade school or the workforce upon graduation from high school. CBC- Talent Search provides workshops for students and their parents, access to college trips and fairs and much more.
Juniors and Seniors should complete a brag sheet and provide a copy to individuals they are requesting a letter of recommendation from.
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Where have RHS students gone to college?
NYU ~ Columbia University ~ Cornell University~ University of Rochester ~ Rochester Institute of Technology ~ All SUNY Colleges ~ All CUNY Colleges ~ Manhatanville College ~ St. Vincent College ~ Le Moyne College ~ Nyack College ~ Vanderbilt College ~ Franklin & Marshall College ~ Mercy College ~ College of New Rochelle ~ University of Texas ~ University of Pennsylvania ~ Barry University ~ University of Florida ~ Clark Atlanta University
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