Thursday, April 26, 2018

College Admissions Testing Reminder!


The deadlines for the June SAT and the June ACT are fast approaching.  The deadline for the June 2nd SAT is May 3rd, and the deadline for the June 9th ACT is May 4th. Late registration after the deadlines is also an option, but there will be additional fees assessed, and we encourage juniors to register as early as possible. The June SAT is offered at BHS, while the ACT is offered at several nearby high schools.

Juniors should also be aware that both companies now offer test options over the summer, with a new ACT test date on July 14th and an SAT test date on August 25th. Though there are not as many test centers open over the summer compared to June, each test is being offered at select area high schools, and the summer option can afford students additional prep time or a bit of a break between a busy school year and testing. 

Students can register for the SAT HERE or for the ACT HERE. As always, counselors are available to help students with the registration process. Juniors who believe they qualify for a fee waiver should see their counselor ASAP.

Kaplan will offer test prep classes at BHS this summer for a reduced rate, and the specific dates and times will be publicized on the blog sometime in late May. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Guidance Breakfast Canceled

The Guidance Breakfast Scheduled for April 26th has been canceled. Our next breakfast will be held on Wednesday, June 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shine In Math Academy

“ Shine In Math Academy is an award winning Test Prep and Tutoring company located at 281 Cambridge St, #101, Burlington. Since it’s inception in 2011, the Academy has been serving Burlington Community, helping students achieve exceptional results in SATs, school tests and various other standardized tests through their  Test Prep; K-12 Math, ELA  and Science classes; and Summer enrichment programs. 

As part of their Giving Back to the Communities program, starting January of 2018 Shine In Math pledges a $50 donation for each Burlington School student that is newly enrolled in to tutoring programs and $100 donation for each student enrolled into SAT Prep programs. All donations will be made to Burlington Community Scholarship Program to be awarded to the highly performing students in high school who will pursue higher education in Mathematics, Science and Technology.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

"How to Raise an Adult "Guidance Breakfast

The Guidance Department has been reading the book "How to Raise an Adult" by Julie Lythcott-Haims. We invite parents to our next breakfast on April 26th  at 8:30 AM in the Guidance Conference room to discuss various excerpts from the book. Below is an excerpt from the book. 

While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.”




Tuesday, March 27, 2018

BHS Scholarship Program

Please be advised that Scholarship deadlines are fast approaching. Please see below blog post from early March.


This year, please be advised that all available local scholarship paper copy applications can be downloaded directly from Naviance.  The scholarship listing will be updated throughout the month of March as the scholarships are renewed by the local donors. A limited number of paper applications will also be available at the Guidance Office.

Each senior should check the scholarship link on Naviance AND Scholarship America on a weekly basis to ascertain if there are any new scholarships available. For each scholarship listed on Naviance, be sure to click on the link and read the details for more information on requirements, transcript requests, and directions on how to submit the scholarship application. You will note that some scholarship applications are turned in to the Guidance Office whereas others are mailed or submitted directly by the student. It is the responsibility of each senior to meet all specific scholarship deadlines. If you are having problems logging in please feel free to contact the Guidance office.

Please listen to the morning announcements as Ms. Minty will hold several after school scholarship help sessions. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with your respective Guidance Counselor.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Grade 9 and 10 Academic Planning Night.

The Guidance Department has postponed grade 9 and 10 Academic Planning night to Wednesday March 21st at 6 P.M.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Arlington High School College Fair

*The list of colleges attending this college fair have been updated on 3/7/2018

All Students, Parents and Neighboring High Schools are invited to The Arlington High School
Spring College Fair!  
This event will be held in the TOZ (Red) Gym on
April 9, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  

This year, over 100 colleges from across the country will take part in the AHS College
Fair. Many of the college representatives who attend the fair are the same as those
who make the admissions decisions for our geographic area. This is a great opportunity
to meet the representatives and/or alumni face-to-face, to ask questions about a
particular college major, and to inquire about general admissions requirements.The
College Fair is free and open to all students, their parents,and any staff or community
members who would like to attend. Junior year students are strongly encouraged to
attend. All neighboring high schools are welcome to invite their students and parents to
attend the fair as well. Please note the attached ‘Guide to Making the Most of your
College Fair Experience’,which is meant to be used as an aid when speaking with the
various college representatives. A comprehensive list of colleges that will be
represented at the fair is also attached, although colleges continue to register
daily.

Arlington High School College Fair
Henry Toczlyowski Gymnasium
Monday, April 9, 2018  
6:30pm – 8:00pm
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
The College Fair program is a FREE opportunity for you and your family to meet with
the representatives and alumni from colleges and universities throughout the country
without actually leaving your home state. There will not be enough time to visit with
every college and university at the fair, so we have listed some suggestions on how
to use your time most effectively.

BEFORE THE FAIR…
Before the fair, it’s a good idea to do a little preparation.
Answer the following questions to help you determine what kind of school would best suit you:
    • Do you want to attend a two or four year institution? Co-ed or single-gender?
    • What size school do you want to attend?
    • Which programs of study are you considering?
    • How far from home are you willing to travel?
    • Do you wish to participate in any specific extracurricular activities or athletics?
    • Do you want to attend a school located in an urban, suburban, or rural environment?
    • Do you require any special services (i.e., tutoring, note taker, readers, interpreters)?

  1. Discuss your college plans with your guidance counselor, family, teachers, and friends.
  2. Research your colleges of interest on Naviance via the Internet in the guidance office, media center, computer lab or your home.
  3. Check dates and registration deadlines for college entrance examinations.
  4. Create labels or profile cards with your name, address, email, and phone number, name of high school, year of graduation and your area of interest. This will help avoid time spent on filling out Information Cards on College Fair night.
  5. Bring a pen or pencil and a notebook to jot down notes about the conversations with individual college representatives, and pick up the cards of college representatives for future reference.  It is helpful to have a specific name when requesting information or and interview!


AT THE FAIR…


  1. Pick up a bag and fair directory.
  2. Visit with colleges and universities that meet your criteria.
  3. Talk with a representative at the Information Table if you have any questions or need help with your college searc

QUESTIONS TO ASK COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES...
·      How can I arrange a campus visit? Are there any special college visitation days?
·      What are the application deadlines for admission and financial aid?
·     How do you assign faculty advisors to students, especially those who are undecided
about their major?
·      What percent of students are commuters?
·      When must I choose a major?
·       What types of extracurricular activities exist on campus?
·       How accessible are the professors outside of class?
·       How are roommates selected?
·       How safe is your school?
·      Does your college offer additional academic services such to students such as
tutoring, career
counseling, study skills workshops)?
·        What types of internship/co-op experiences are available?
QUESTIONS TO ASK COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING DISABILITIES
AND ACCOMMODATIONS
·        Are there specialized programs available?  
·        Are there special admissions procedures?
·        Which standardized tests are required?
·        What types of documentation are needed to request accommodations?
·       Should testing and/or an IEP be sent with my application when applying or after a
decision has
been made?
·       What types of accommodations (note-takers, tape recorders in class, etc.) are
allowed?
·   Are there extra fees for learning disability related services?  If so, what is the
approximate cost?
Still have questions? Please feel free to speak with your guidance counselor about
any college-related
questions.

COLLEGES ATTENDING THE COLLEGE FAIR
(Please keep in mind that colleges are still registering daily and an updated list will
be sent at a later date.)


COLLEGES ATTENDING THE ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL SPRING COLLEGE FAIR APRIL 9, 2018
ASSUMPTION COLLEGE
BARNARD COLLEGE
BAY PATH UNIVERSITY
BENNINGTON COLLEGE
BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY
BRYANT UNIVERSITY
BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
COLBY SAWYER COLLEGE
COLGATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
CURRY COLLEGE
DICKINSON COLLEGE
ELMS COLLEGE
EMERSON COLLEGE
ENDICOTT COLLEGE
FISHER COLLEGE
FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY
FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY
GETTYSBURG COLLEGE
GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE
HARVARD COLLEGE
HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
HUSSON UNIVERSITY
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY
KENYON COLLEGE
LASELL COLLEGE
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
MACALESTER COLLEGE
MANHATTAN COLLEGE
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)
MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY
MASS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MERRIMACK COLLEGE
MOUNT IDA COLLEGE
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE
MOUNT IDA COLLEGE
NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY
NEWBURY COLLEGE
NICHOLS COLLEGE
NORTHERN VERMONT UNIVERSITY
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
PINE MANOR COLLEGE
PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
QUINCY COLLEGE
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
RIVIER UNIVERSITY
ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY
SAINT JOSEPH’S COLLEGE
SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY
SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE
SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
SIMMONS COLLEGE
SKIDMORE COLLEGE
SMITH COLLEGE
ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
STONEHILL COLLEGE
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY
SUNY ALBANY
SUNY GENESEO
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
UNION COLLEGE
UNITED STATE COAST GUARD ACADEMY
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AUGUSTA
UNIVERSITY OF M AINE FARMINGTON
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE ORONO
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT JOSEPH
UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE
UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA
VALPARASIO UNIVERSITY
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
WELLESLEY COLLEGE
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY
WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY
WHEATON COLLEGE (MA)
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (WPI)
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY

Thursday, March 1, 2018

BHS Scholarship Program

This year, please be advised that all available local scholarship paper copy applications can be downloaded directly from Naviance.  The scholarship listing will be updated throughout the month of March as the scholarships are renewed by the local donors. A limited number of paper applications will also be available at the Guidance Office.

Each senior should check the scholarship link on Naviance AND Scholarship America on a weekly basis to ascertain if there are any new scholarships available. For each scholarship listed on Naviance, be sure to click on the link and read the details for more information on requirements, transcript requests, and directions on how to submit the scholarship application. You will note that some scholarship applications are turned in to the Guidance Office whereas others are mailed or submitted directly by the student. It is the responsibility of each senior to meet all specific scholarship deadlines. If you are having problems logging in please feel free to contact the Guidance office.

Please listen to the morning announcements as Ms. Minty will hold several after school scholarship help sessions. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with your respective Guidance Counselor.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Burlington Scholarship Program Breakfast

The BHS Guidance Department cordially invites parents to join us for the next Guidance Breakfast called the"Burlington Scholarship Program Breakfast". The breakfast will be held in the BHS Guidance Conference Room at 8:30AM on Wednesday March 7th, 2018.   This breakfast is designed for the parents of seniors and will briefly cover the scholarship application process, but will serve as more of a question and answer session. Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1827. We look forward to seeing you!

Freshmen and Sophomore Academic Planning Night

The Burlington High School Guidance Department will host our annual Freshmen and Sophomore Academic Planning Night on Thursday March 8th at 6:00 in the Burlington High School auditorium. The topics covered will be important aspects of academic and post secondary planning, specifically geared for grades 9 and 10. We encourage parents and students to attend this event. If you cannot make the event it will be televised on BCAT.