College Corner

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Attention! The new 2023–24 FAFSA form is almost here!  To upload this latest version, will be unavailable on Friday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 p.m. through 1:30 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday, Oct. 1.

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Understanding FAFSA - A How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them) 


College Access Workshop

Use this  registration link for our upcoming workshop on Financial Aid Literacy

Additionally, we are hosting an IAP workshop on College Access. Please use this registration link  to register.


Scholarship Information


Dear Verizon Innovative Learning Schools,  

This year we are again partnering with nonprofit UPchieve to connect high school students with free, 24/7 online tutoring and college counseling support. As a Verizon Innovative Learning School, you have the opportunity to apply to become an UPchieve school partner. To learn more about this opportunity, please schedule a one-on-one  informational meeting with UPchieve’s Partnership Manager, Ashley Rios by using her calendar link here

How UPchieve Works: 

  • UPchieve works on all devices (computers, tablets, and cellphones)

  • Students can request live help via UPchieve’s online platform 24/7

  • UPchieve pairs students with certified Academic Coaches in their virtual classroom 

  • All communication takes place via text-based chat and whiteboard (no video or voice chat to promote student safety)

  • Students can request as many free tutoring sessions as they want

  • Subject and topic areas include: 

    • Math

    • Science

    • Reading & Writing

    • SAT Exam Prep

    • College Counseling and more coming!

Schedule your one-on-one meeting now– there are limited spots available for partnership. If you have any questions regarding UPchieve, please email

Best regards,VILS Team

Verizon Innovative Learning | @DigitalPromiseAccelerating Innovation in Education

Digital Promise


Financial Aid Workshop for Parents 2022

We would like to welcome you back to our 2022-2023 parent workshops. We have a college application workshop for 12th graders and parents. It will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5 p.m., on December 20, 2022, and our guidance counselor, Mr. Fernandez, and teachers will also be there to assist students and parents. Please bring your child's social security number and the social security of a parent that has student is financially responsible to fill out the financial form for college. This free seminar will really help you and your child understand the college application process and your financial aid process.  Please RSVP by calling me at the number above or emailing me at I am sending other valuable information with your child. Complete blue cards, sign up for a NYCSA account if you don't already have one, and review with your child the information we have sent them. Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can order food for you and your child by December 20, 2022 at 4 p.m.