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Information for Hempstead High School students participating in college courses during Fall 2023

This is a brief update regarding the upcoming fall college courses for Hempstead Highschool students. York College will be offering courses in person this fall. Courses begin on Friday, August 25, 2023. Room locations are posted in CUNYfirst.

What courses are being offered this fall?

ENG125 Composition I: Introduction to College Writing: This course introduces students to academic reading and writing practices and strategies through close reading, textual analysis, writing, and revision. Focusing primarily on expository, analytical, and academic texts, students develop their critical thinking skills and are introduced to the fundamentals of college-level research. Students will spend one hour per week in conferences, collaborative learning activities, or peer review.

FINC101 Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Wealth Management: This course examines the foundations of financial planning & wealth management. Topics include: time value of money, investment options (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities), budgeting, cash-flow management, credit leveraging, retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning, higher education planning and health care planning.

When will I receive my textbook and when do I return my textbook?

The courses will use electronic textbooks or other digital materials. Links and access to these materials will be indicated on the course syllabus and will be avaiable in the Hempstead Highschool Virtual Office on Blackboard.

What materials do I need?

Each instructor will provide a syllabus that will outline what any additional materials are needed for each course. However, students should be prepared with a notebook and writing utensils. Students may also use laptops or tablets. Please note that students are responsible for keeping track of their devices and personal property.

If I am struggling in class who should I talk to?

Students who have concerns about their performance or grades should speak to the instructor first. Having this initial conversation with the instructor will help students to express your concerns and get the needed support. Students should also communicate any concerns with Mr. Madden.

How will I find out my final grades?

Each instructor must submit grades within 72 hours of the final exam. Students can view grades in CUNYfirst four-to-five days after the final exam.

If I do not agree with my final grade what should I do?

Students who do not agree with final grades must notify the instructor and the College Liaison in writing immediately. Any change in grade requires a formal protocol with the appropriate officials of the College. Students pursuing this course of action will be assisted by Mr. Madden.