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2014-15 Information & Application


Download the '14-'15 House Information & Application

PSAT Information


The following information is available to help parents/students understand PSAT scores.
Understanding PSAT Results Powerpoint
Parent Tut. for Understanding PSAT Results PDF Eng.
Parent Tut. for Understanding PSAT Results PDF Spn.
College Board Demonstration

Student/Parent Portal



NFA School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP)
Absent Excuse Forms
NECSD Moodle Pages

Local and Regional Scholarships Applications
2013-2014 Charting Your Course Handbook

Order Yearbooks/Recognition Ads


     As of September 2010 Newburgh Free Academy opened its door as a grades 9-12 high school and welcomed approximately 3,600 students in grades 9-12 within two campuses. To best meet the needs and interests of our students NFA runs by a house plan. The intent of the house plan is to provide students with the comforts of a small school learning environment and still have the benefits of what a large comprehensive high school can provide.

      Students: It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 20l2-2013 school year at Newburgh Free Academy. Our goal at NFA is to provide all students with the highest quality comprehensive education in a safe and pleasant environment. Whether you are a sophomore, junior or senior familiar with NFA or a new student walking our halls for the first time as a freshman, we are certain you will find this school year exciting, challenging, and rewarding. As you begin the school year, remember to set your goals high, maintain your path, and never give up. High School will only be done once so make it memorable and set your path for your future endeavors.

     Also, keep in mind what NFA can offer you. We encourage you to become an actively involved student both in your academics and extracurricular activities. Take advantage of the numerous clubs, activities, and sports teams offered here. Be sure to watch GBTV in your homeroom to see announcements regarding dates and times of all club activities and sports meetings.

NFA Main Campus
Matteo Doddo, Executive Principal
201 Fullerton Avenue,
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-563-5400

NFA North Campus
Matteo Doddo, Executive Principal
301 Robinson Avenue,
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-563-8400

Student Arrival: Main & North: 7:00AM – 7:30AM
Student Dismissal: Bus: 2:07 PM Walker: Principal Discr.
Teacher Arrival: 7:25 AM
Teacher Dismissal: 2:40 PM


POSTED: Fri., April 4, 2014

NFA TALENT SHOW SCHEDULE FOR THIS EVENING HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Please be advised the Talent Show at NFA that was originally scheduled for this evening, April 4th, has been cancelled. The Talent Show will be rescheduled at a later date.


POSTED: Thurs., March 27, 2014

NFA SOPHOMORE CLASS ZUMBATHON FUNDRAISER
The NFA Sophmore Class will be holding a Zumbathon Fitness Fundraiser on Wednesday April 9th from 3:15PM until 4:15PM. Please join us for dancing, fun, and fitness to help the sophomore class. The event will be held in the South Cafeteria. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students. Download Flyer


POSTED: Tues., March 18, 2014

REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS UPDATED
The regional scholarship list has been updated with 5 new one. They are 19A, 28A, 34A, 44A, and 49A. Deadlines on all scholarships is fast approaching. Don't delay.


POSTED: Tues., March 18, 2014

COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP - THURSDAY APRIL 3RD
"Spring Into College Planning: The Sooner, The Better" workshop will take place at NFA North Campus on Thursday April 3rd at 7PM. Workshop topics include the admission process, financial aid, shcolarships, special admission programs, and college admission testing. Click on the title to download the flyer.


POSTED: Fri., March 14, 2014

SAT & ACT REGISTRATION UNDERWAY
The Counseling and Guidance Department is now scheduling students for the 2014-2015 school year. If your child is considering applying to a 4 year college, it is highly recommended that they take the SAT and/or the ACT this year. These tests must be registered for in advance and if your child has an IEP and wishes to seek testing accommodations for either the SAT or the ACT, this requires additional steps and even more advance planning. Click on the title of this post for more information and contact information for each of the guidance counselors.


POSTED: Fri., March 14, 2014

NFA FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS AT NFA-NORTH CAMPUS
Discover will be presenting a Financial Aid Night for parents on Tuesday, March 18th. It will cover a wide range of information on financial aid opportunities and the procedures for applying for the specific types of finanacial aid. Click on the title above to download the flyer for more information.


POSTED: Fri., March 14, 2014

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS UPDATED
Scholarship number 29 has been added to the list. The deadlines for applications continues to approach so be sure to get your applications in as soon as possible.


POSTED: Wed., March 5, 2014

COACHES VS. CANCER AT NEWBURGH FREE ACADEMY
The Newburgh Free Academy Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team raised $1,017 for Coaches vs. Cancer during Friday’s home game against Monroe-Woodbury. Last year, the NFA girls raised $202, so they had a five-fold increase in donations this year. NFA honored Michelle McKnight and Mary Ann Prokosch at the event.


POSTED: Tues., March 4, 2014

2014-2015 HOUSE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
Follow the above link to download the most current version of the file. Includes information on the houses, programs of study, clubs and activities, and the application process.


POSTED: Tues., March 4, 2014

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD - PRESENTED BY NFA NORTH THEATRE ENSEMBLE
The production of 'A Year With Frog and Toad' on March 13th, 14th, and 15th at 7PM in the NFA North Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $8 for seniors and children under 5. Click on the title to download the flyer. Tickets reservations are available through cast members or through email at, hbutler@necsd.net. Tickets are also available at the door.


POSTED: Wed., February 26, 2014

WEST SIDE STORY PRESENTED BY NEWBURGH FREE ACADEMY - ONLINE RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
West Side Story will be presented at Newburgh Free Academy on March 21st-23rd. Tickets can be reserved online or by calling the NFA Bookstore at 845-563-5413.


POSTED: Tues., February 25, 2014

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE
Local scholarships numbered 8a, 8b, 8c, and 15 were just added. In addition, regional scholarships numbered 17A, 26A, 32A, 42A, and 48A have also been added. The deadline for all applications is fast approaching. Be sure to follow the instructions and get the scholarship applications submitted.


POSTED: Tues., February 4, 2014

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS UPDATED
Scholarship number 83 has been added to the list. The deadlines for applications continues to approach so be sure to get your applications in as soon as possible.


POSTED: Thurs., February 6, 2014

NFA AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION CALENDAR
Click on the title of this post to download the calendar for this month's events. Events include: "Hip Hop: The Message Behind the Music", Path to Stardom - An Athlete's Forum, NFA Gospel and Jazz Showcase (flyer included in above link), and more.


POSTED: Tues., February 4, 2014

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
The complete list of local and regional scholarships available to NFA Students can now be downloaded over at the NFA Guidance page. Click on the title of this post for the complete listings.


POSTED: Tues., January 28, 2014

REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS UPDATE
The regional scholarship page has been update with the most current list of regional scholarships. In addition, stay tuned as the complete list of local scholarships should available this coming Monday.


POSTED: Fri., January 10, 2014

MERCY COLLEGE SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 15
Registration for the spring 2014 Mercy College High School Articulation Program will begin on January 15th. The agreement between Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, New York) and Newburgh Free Academy affords students in selected courses the opportunity to earn college credits at a reduced cost. Many colleges and universities accept these courses for advanced standing, to pursue more challenging courses, enhance a college application, or to reduce the semester’s college course load. Download full letter and course list


POSTED: Fri., December 13, 2013

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
THE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA EVENT SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING INCLEMENT WEATHER


POSTED: Thurs., December 5, 2013

THE 2ND ANNUAL DANNY “BUTTERFLY” WASHINGTON GOLDBACK BASKETBALL SHOWCASE 2013
The NFA Boys Basketball program will host this event on Sat. Dec. 7th at NFA Main Boys Gym. The showcase features a matchup with Section 1 power New Rochelle High School (JV at 3PM. Varsity at 5PM). Proceeds from this event will go towards the Danny “Butterfly” Scholarship award. Admission: $3-Adults & $2-Students


POSTED: Tues., December 3, 2013

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA EVENT THIS SATURDAY TO BENEFIT NFA VARSITY CREW TEAM
This event will take place this Saturday December 7th at 167 Broadway, Newburgh(Formerly Fiesta Restaurant). Bring the family to enjoy some holiday cheer with a fantastic breakfast and a picture with Santa. Click on the title to download the flyer.


POSTED: Tues., December 3, 2013

LOCAL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR COREY WOODS VISITS NFA STUDENTS
Recently, Newburgh Free Academy Cosmetology II students enjoyed a special visit from NFA alum and local business entrepreneur Corey Woods. Woods has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and is pursuing his master’s degree while substituting at NFA.


POSTED: Tues., December 3, 2013

NFA AUTO BODY AND WELDING SHOP RECEIVE NEW SIGN
Recently, the Newburgh Free Academy Auto Body and Welding Shop received a new sign for the building thanks to Yonnone's Signs and Designs Inc. of Newburgh. After being approached about obtaining a sign, former NFA welding student Lucy Yonnone designed the sign at her family business.


POSTED: Mon., December 2, 2013

ALICE IN WONDERLAND AT NFA - DECEMBER 6TH and 7TH
The NFA Dance Department will be putting on a performance of Alice in Wonderland on December 6th at 7pm and on December 7th at 2PM. The performances will take place in the NFA Main Campus Auditorium. Click on the PDF to download the flyer for more information.


POSTED: Mon., December 2, 2013

ALICE IN WONDERLAND AT NFA - DECEMBER 6TH and 7TH
The NFA Dance Department will be putting on a performance of Alice in Wonderland on December 6th at 7pm and on December 7th at 2PM. The performances will take place in the NFA Main Campus Auditorium. Click on the PDF to download the flyer for more information.


POSTED: Mon., December 2, 2013

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA EVENT AT NFA
NFA will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa event on December 14th from 9AM until Noon. The event will feature pancakes, arts & crafts, music, vendors, and more. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Please register for the event by visiting the above link.


POSTED: Wed., November 13, 2013

NFA DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE HOSTS ANNUAL COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR
The NFA Department of Counseling & Guidance presented The College and Career Fair, on November 6, 2013, at the NFA Main Campus. Representatives from over 160 public and private colleges and universities, trade and technical schools, as well as representatives from the branches of the military, attended the event.


POSTED: Fri., November 22, 2013

YEARBOOK ORDERING NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
NFA Yearbooks and Yearbook Recognition Ads can now be ordered online. Click on the title of this post to visit the Josten's webpage. You can also create you own recognition ads directly on the webpage.


POSTED: Tues., November 19, 2013

ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITY INSTANT ADMISSIONS EVENT
St John’s University will be conducting an Instant Admissions event on 11/21, from 10:00-1:00 at the NFA main campus in the West side lecture room

THINGS TO REMEMBER:
The Application fee is waived
Students must bring a completed Paper Application.
Students must see their counselor for a copy of their official transcript and a photo copy or print out of SAT and/or ACT scores.
Essay and recommendation letters (if available should be brought by the students)
Students see your counselor NOW for more details!




POSTED: Wed., November 13, 2013

DOMINICAN COLLEGE INSTANT ADMISSIONS EVENT
The Dominican College Instant Admission Event will take place on Nov. 20 from 10-1:00PM in the West side of the lecture room, at the main campus. Please see below what our students will need to bring:

A completed application
SAT/ACT scores – minimum 1100 (3 part) or higher on SAT and 15 ACT
Transcript – minimum 75 GPA
Letters of recommendation/essay – not required, but welcome if students have them

Admission and scholarship decisions will be granted on the spot for students.
Application Fee is waived!
SEE YOUR COUNSELOR NOW if you are interested!



POSTED: Wed., November 13, 2013

NFA DRAMA COMPANY PRESENTS: CHARLOTTE'S WEB (NOV 21-23)
The NFA Drama Company will present the E.B. White Classic Charlotte's Web in the NFA Black Box Theatre. The shows will take place on Nov. 21 and 22 at 7PM. Also on Nov. 23 there will be shows at 10AM and 2PM. Click on the title of this post for more information.


POSTED: Tues., November 5, 2013

SIENNA COLLEGE INSTANT ADMISSION EVENT
The Siena Admissions event on 11/7/13 from 10-1:00 will be held in the West Side of the Lecture room, students will need:
Their transcript
A Counselor Recommendation letter
A copy of their SAT and/or ACT Scores (They can print a copy from their College board account or from the ACT)
An Essay if available would be desired but is not required
The application fee is waived!

Siena will then look at this information - tell them if they are a viable academic fit. They can then submit Siena’s Fast Forward application after they meet with the Siena rep. Any senior who is interested MUST see their counselor right away!


POSTED: Mon., November 4, 2013

NFA-NORTH DRAMA PRODUCTION: "BLOODY MURDER" THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING.
There has been a change of dates for the North Campus drama performances. The fall drama workshop, "Bloody Murder," will now be on November 7 and 8 at 7 pm in the North Campus Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 general admission at the door. The spring musical will be held on March 13, 14, 15 in the North Campus auditorium and tickets will be $10 reserved seating.


POSTED: Tues., October 29, 2013

NFA COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR
The NFA Department of Counseling and Guidance presents, The College and Career Fair, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. at the NFA Main Campus. The event will be held in the NFA Boys’ Gym and in the Humanities Cafeteria and Cafeteria South. Click on the title of this post for more information and a list of attending colleges.


POSTED: Thurs., October 10, 2013

UNDERCLASS PHOTOS SCHEDULE
Main Campus photo sessions will be from October 22nd - October 24th. The North Campus photo session will be on October 25. Students will be scheduled by class. Please bring payment folder to photo session. Click on the title for more information.


POSTED: Thurs., October 10, 2013

UNDERCLASS PHOTOS SCHEDULE
Main Campus photo sessions will be from October 22nd - October 24th. The North Campus photo session will be on October 25. Students will be scheduled by class. Please bring payment folder to photo session. Click on the title for more information.


POSTED: Tues., October 1, 2013

NFA: COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR, NCAA WORKSHOP
On Wednesday, November 6th from 6:30PM until 8:45PM, NFA will be holding their Annual College & Career Fair. Download Career Fair Flyer
In addition, on October 24th at 7PM. The NFA North Campus Auditorium will hold the annual NCAA Workshop. Download NCAA Workshop Flyer


POSTED: Thurs., September 26, 2013

COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP (OCT 3RD) & MERCY COLLEGE REGISTRATION
NFA will hold it's annual college planning workshop on Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m. in the Main Campus Auditorium. In addition, students enrolled in an AP course this fall are encouraged to sign up for this unique opportunity to earn college credit. College Planning Workshop Flyer & Mercy College Registration Information


POSTED: Wed., September 25, 2013

Upcoming Instant Admission College Events
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 17 Mercy College 9-10:30
Nov. 7 Siena College 10-1:00
Nov. 20 Dominican College 10-1:00
Nov. 21 St. Johns 10-1:00
Dec. 18 Mt St Mary 10-1:00
Jan. 14 Dutchess C.C. 10-1:00
Jan. 15 SUNY Orange 10-1:00
Students need to bring with them: A completed paper application (go to the colleges website to download one), your transcript (See your counselor in advance for a copy), A copy of your SAT and/or ACT Scores (You can print a copy from your Collegeboard account or from the ACT) The application fee is waived!


POSTED: Wed., September 25, 2013

Student Activity Page: Student Parking Application & Pep Rally Permission Form Uploaded
Visit the Student Activities page to download the Student Parking Application and the Pep Rally Permission Form.


POSTED: Tues., September 24, 2013

Students: Lors Photo will be here on Sept. 26-27th and October 1-4th and 16th
Visit the Student Activities page for more information about the Lors visit.