Monday, March 27, 2017

MEFA Night

On Thursday March 30th at 6:00PM the Burlington High School Guidance Department will sponsor an Early College Planning Seminar for parents in grades K through 8. A representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financial Authority , also called MEFA, will discuss saving for college, specific ways to do so and how that relates to financial aid. We look forward to see you at the Burlington High School Auditorium.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

On-Line Course Request Process

The on-line course request process begins today. All students will be responsible for requesting courses on-line. Students are reminded that helpful links can be found on the right hand side of this blog under “ 2017/2018 BHS Program of Studies”  Please be sure to view the Program of Studies when making your final decisions.

The student portal will be open beginning today and will close at the end of the day on March 15th. As are reminder Guidance Counselors will be available in the lower library beginning today (3/9), Friday (3/10), Monday (3/13) and Tuesday (3/14).

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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 9th 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, March 3, 2017

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 College and Career Center at 8:30AM on Wednesday March 8th, 2017.   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!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Course Selection Meetings

Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 met with their respective Guidance Counselor on 2/14/17. The 2017/2018 Program of Studies was discussed. Please feel free to take a look at the Program of Studies Presentation that was presented to students.

Please be aware of the full timeline for the course selection process.
·         Feb 10th - Course Planning meetings
·         Feb 13th – March 3rd  (after vacation)
          Teachers discuss class options & enter
     recommendations into Aspen
·         March 8th - Long period/ assembly
 How to input your course requests in Aspen
·         March 9th – March 14th
          Counselors in lower library during study halls
 Students can input course requests
·         March 28th - Receive verification of requests in HR

·         March 31st - Deadline for final changes

Students should use the next several weeks to have discussions with their Guidance Counselor, parents and teachers to make the best decision possible for next school year.

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 March 1, 2017. Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Junior College Planning Night

Due to the cancellation of school Junior College Planing Night will be held on Wednesday February 15th at 6:30.

Junior parents and students are reminded that "Junior College Planning Night” will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017 (snow date will be Wednesday February 15th 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 Freshman/Sophomore Academic Planning Night on March 9th at 6:30. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

PSAT Results Breakfast

The Guidance Department at Burlington High School and KAPLAN Test Prep will host an “Understanding PSAT Results Breakfast” on Wednesday January 25th, beginning at 8:30 A.M. The event will be held in the Guidance College and Career Center. The purpose of this breakfast is to give parents of students who took the PSAT on October 19th 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 25th. If you plan to attend please call 781-270-1780 to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you there.