Friday, February 27, 2015

Grade 9 and 10 Academic Planning Night on Wednesday March 4th at 6:30

The Burlington High School Guidance Department will host our newly developed Freshmen and Sophomore Academic Planning Night on March 4th at 6:30 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.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Junior College Planning Night

Junior parents and students are reminded that "Junior College Planning Night” will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 ( snow date is 2/26 at 6:30). The evening will commence at 6:30 PM in the Burlington High School Auditorium. Members of the Guidance Department will cover a variety of topics in regard to academic and college planning. This presentation is geared specifically for junior students and parents. If you cannot make the event it will be televised on BCAT. The times will be posted at a later date.

For parents of Freshmen and Sophomores, the BHS Guidance Department  will host our first Freshman/Sophomore Academic Planning Night on Wednesday March 11 at 6:30. 

Course Selection Process Breakfast

The BHS Guidance Department cordially invites parents to join us for the next  Guidance Breakfast.  The topic will be about the "Course Selection Process". The breakfast will be held in the BHS Guidance College and Career Center at 8:30AM on Wednesday February 11, 2015. Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Free Practice Opportunity for Burlington High School Juniors

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015

9:00AM- 1:15PM

BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Bring a calculator, #2 pencils, and a snack!


Call 1-800-KAP-TEST
or Register at: www.kaplanatschool.com/burlington


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Guidance Breakfast Date/Time Change

DATE CHANGE: The PSAT results breakfast date/time will change to Thursday 1/29 at 9:30 AM. We still ask parents to confirm your attendance by calling 781-270-1780. 

The Guidance Department at Burlington High School and KAPLAN Test Prep will host an “Understanding PSAT Results Breakfast” on Wednesday January 28th, beginning at 8:30 A.M. The event will be held in the Guidance College and Career Center (room 106). The purpose of this breakfast is to give parents of students who took the PSAT on October 15th the opportunity to ask questions and get clarification on how to interpret, understand and use the PSAT results.   Attending this breakfast is also open to any other interested parent. Please join us for this informative event on January 28th. If you plan to attend please call 781-270-1780 to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

College Goal Sunday

We are pleased to report that FAFSA Day (1/25) is on. We look forward to seeing you today at Burlington High School at 1:00. Below is an important link for today.

FAFSA Link:
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm


Friday, January 23, 2015

Understanding PSAT Results Breakfast

The Guidance Department at Burlington High School and KAPLAN Test Prep will host an “Understanding PSAT Results Breakfast” on Wednesday January 28th, beginning at 8:30 A.M. The event will be held in the Guidance College and Career Center (room 106). The purpose of this breakfast is to give parents of students who took the PSAT on October 15th the opportunity to ask questions and get clarification on how to interpret, understand and use the PSAT results.   Attending this breakfast is also open to any other interested parent. Please join us for this informative event on January 28th. If you plan to attend please call 781-270-1780 to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Free Bay Path College Spring 2015 Offering

Bay Path University, in conjunction with Burlington High School, is happy to offer a free Spring 2015 course never before offered to BHS students. The course is called " Financial Literacy"(full course description can be found on the application). As a reminder this course is only offered to BHS juniors and seniors 2nd semester.

This is an excellent opportunity for selected seniors (and juniors) to receive dual credit. Dual credit gives BHS students the opportunity to receive college credit and high school credit. Given that Bay Path has a satellite campus at BHS travel requirements are minimal. Click here for an application and details or stop by the Guidance Office to pick up an application. Please bring completed applications to the Guidance office.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Important Financial Aid Event for High School Seniors and Senior Parents

Event: FAFSA DAY 2015- http://www.fafsaday.org/
Date: Sunday January 25, 2015 1 :00 P.M.
Location: Burlington High School
Description: This is a non-profit volunteer driven effort across the state. High School parents and high school seniors will receive:

• Free assistance completing the FASA

• Access to experienced financial aid administrators, and FAFSA experts, available to answer FAFSA questions.

• Guidance on the financial aid process and next steps after filing the FASA.

Parents MUST register at http://www.fafsaday.org/. Although computer labs are available, it is highly recommend that parents bring a laptop that day. Also if any parents are interested in volunteering as a Support Volunteer (registration tables, setup, cleanup, etc)  please feel free to register at http://www.fafsaday.org/volunteer.php

Friday, January 9, 2015

Financial Aid Night for Senior Parents


                                                                     

Financial Aid Night for Senior parents was well attended with roughly 70 parents. Many aspects of the financial aid process were covered by Amy Staffier from Harvard University. For parents that missed the event all the information it be be televised on BCAT (date/time will be posted next week). We also want to encourage parents to get familiar with the MEFA web-site. MEFA provides a wealth of free, accurate and up to date information. Amy encouraged parents to try the MEFA tools page, which has a number of tools you can use such at the EFC Calculator. The EFC calculator can estimate the figure that colleges will use to determine eligibility.

Two very important forms were mentioned. The FAFSA and the CSS profile. We encourage parents to investigate both applications ASAP. Don't forget you can take advantage of  a FAFSA on the web work-sheet. This can be helpful as you navigate through the FAFSA process. 

Please remember that the BHS will be a host site for FAFSA Day on Sunday January 25th beginning at 1PM. Parents MUST register for this event in advance. FAFSA Day is a volunteer driven effort which allows parents to get free assistance on how to complete the FAFSA form.