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Excelsior Prep High School students can graduate with:
  • Local Diploma
  • Regents Diploma
  • Advanced Regents with Distinction Diploma
  • Capstone Degree
&  up to 16 College Credits for free.
Applying to college entails a considerable amount of planning. While you can start some parts at the beginning of your senior year of high school, it's recommended that you request recommendation letters and take the SAT or ACT your junior year. This tip is especially important for those planning to apply for an early admission decision.
Early action and early decision are ideal options for students who are prepared to apply early their senior year. Often resulting in an admission decision by mid-December, these options give students plenty of time to relax and enjoy their final semester of high school. Additionally, students who apply early to college may enjoy higher acceptance rates than regular decision applicants.
To meet an early deadline, you should begin the application process the summer before your senior year, focusing your efforts on writing your essay(s), gathering letters of recommendation, and taking (or retaking) the SAT/ACT.
Though early admission is growing in popularity, most students opt for the regular decision window. For students who need additional time to compare schools, perfect their essays, or retake the SAT/ACT, regular decision may be your best option. Be sure to request letters of recommendation by September of your senior year, as teachers tend to get extremely busy in late fall due to midterms and other recommendation requests.
Remember that no one student is the same. If you don't feel your application is ready to submit by an earlier deadline, hold off until the regular decision deadline. If you're ready to apply early, though, take the leap and enjoy the rest of high school without the looming stress of college applications.

Typical Fall College Application Deadlines

Early Action November December
Early Decision November December
Regular Decision January / February March / April
Rolling Admission Varies Usually within 4 - 6 weeks


CONGRATULATIONS on reaching a major crossroad in your education. As a senior you need to budget for specific senior expenses. The Department of Education makes no financial provision for any senior class activity-not even the cost of graduation. For this reason, senior class activities must be paid for by the student. 

  • May 13th, 2022 - Decision Day - What will you be doing after High School?- College? Trade School? Work?... Let us know! We want to celebrate with you!
  • May 26th :Senior Dinner/Award Night - Time TBA
  • June 10th: Six Flags Trip 
  • June 17th: Graduation Practice/Senior Barbecue/ Yearbook Distribution
  • June 23rd: Prom -(7-10pm) New Hyde Park INN
  • June 28th: Graduation 12pm-3pm
  • Senior Dues should have been paid in full by April 14th! ($120)
  • Friday, May 6th: Six flags Payment Due ($81.00) - Please see Mr. Leggio for permission slip & to make payment.
  • Friday, May 13th: Prom Payment Due ($100.00) - See Mrs. Smath to make payment

**All Payments can be made to Mrs. Smath in Room 335 - Periods 3 OR 5. (except for six flags trip to be paid to Mr. Leggio)
GRADUATION is scheduled for June 28th, on the field.
4 tickets are being distributed to every graduate. All guests, including small children must have a ticket. If additional tickets are needed, they can be requested via the "Extra Graduation Ticket Request Form" in the Class of 2022 google classroom.