Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Senior College Planning Night

Senior Parents and Seniors are reminded that College Planning Night will be held on Thursday October 1, 2015 at 6:30 in the Burlington High School Auditorium. The evening will cover a variety of topics in regard to the college selection and application process. The entire guidance staff will be at this event and we look forward to seeing you.

If you cannot make the event, it will be televised on BCAT. The showtimes will be posted soon.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Freshman Parent Breakfast

The Burlington High School Guidance Department will be hosting a breakfast for all parents of freshman students on Thursday, October 1st in the BHS Guidance Conference Room from 8:30 to 9:30 am. The Guidance Department at BHS has recognized that it often takes a full year for students and parents to understand and access the numerous programs, resources, and committed staff we have at Burlington High School. Our goal is to expedite this process for you by discussing topics important for the transition to high school. Please join the Guidance Department for this informative and open dialogue. Parents must RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Social Assurity

Please mark your calendar. The Burlington High School Guidance Department will be hosting a breakfast for parents of juniors and seniors on Monday September 28th at 8:30 am in the Burlington High School Guidance College and Career Center. Alan Katzman from Social Assurity will be presenting.

The new reality is that “social media has completely changed the college application and job recruiting process. Alan’s presentation, “Elevating Your Child’s Social Media & Digital Presence for Better College & Career Opportunities” will help parents understand how to leverage social media tools proactively and purposefully.  

We respectfully ask that any parent who plans on attending to please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Career Breakfast

This year, we are initiating a career exploration program at BHS. One of our first activities will be a career breakfast on December 10th, which will allow juniors and seniors to meet in small groups with professionals in different occupations. The goal of this event is to give students an opportunity to learn more about the realities of jobs they are interested in, and to find out about the training required for those occupations. We are reaching out for community help with this project. We would love to have parents and/or community members serve as speakers for this event, and spend some time talking to students about what you do. If you are interested in participating, please let us know by completing this form:

We thank you for your support of our students and your work to help them discover who and what they want to be after graduation. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PSAT on 10/14

Burlington High School will be a national testing center for the administration of the PSAT Exam and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. For the several years 90% or more Burlington High School seniors take the SAT exam. The PSAT is an excellent opportunity to prepare and gain an understanding of the SAT exam. Juniors are also eligible for a National Merit Scholarship depending on the score.

All sophomores will take the PSAT free of charge, however juniors MUST register and pay a fee of $25.00. The Guidance department highly recommends juniors take the exam again this year. Especially since this is a newly redesigned exam.  Registration materials are being mailed on Friday 9/11/15, and students will also receive information in homeroom. We ask that Juniors register ASAP so they may pick up a PSAT study guide which provides valuable testing information. Sophomores will receive a study guide in homeroom.

The SAT will be re-redesigned beginning in the spring of 2016. This will impact students in the class of 2017 and beyond. The 2015 PSAT has also been redesigned. Click here to see the changes.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BHS Guidance Events

The Guidance Department is happy to announce a full schedule of BHS Guidance Events for the 2015/2016 school year (links can be found on the right hand side of this blog). In addition to ALL the BHS Guidance Events, we have the schedule for the Guidance Parent Breakfast Series. Based on parental feedback the Guidance Department has identified a variety of topics to cover throughout the school year for any interested parent.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Free SAT or PSAT Option for BHS Students

Burlington High School students can take either a free practice SAT or PSAT test at BHS on Saturday 9/19 beginning at 9AM. In order to take either of these free tests students MUST register (registration information below).

As a reminder BHS will offer the PSAT/NMSQT exam on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 for all sophomores and registered juniors. Seniors that want one more chance to take a free practice test OR a senior that has NEVER taken an SAT exam should strongly consider registering for this free opportunity. The SAT exam will be offered at BHS on 10/3, 11/7 and 12/5.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Burlington Guidance Parent Council

The Guidance Department is in the planning stages of starting a Guidance Parent Council. The purpose of this council is so the guidance department can meet with parents and/or students to discuss how Guidance Services function, get parental feedback on guidance services and possibly implement or review current guidance services. The dates and times still need to be finalized, but meetings will start in mid-September and held after 2:00 on Thursdays or Fridays. Any interested parents or students please contact Joe Attubato, Guidance Director at attubato@bpsk12.org

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bay Path University

As many know we share a campus with Bay Path University. Bay Path is offering a Fall business course called “Dynamics of Management” available to juniors and seniors. Students can take one less course during the school day and receive college credit. We have been offering this course for the past several years and the benefit here is students leave BHS with 3 college credits. Click here for an application. The application also lists the specific class dates and times.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

College Admissions and Accreditation Status

The Burlington High School Guidance Department called many colleges and universities and asked if they consider any NEASC accreditation status beyond membership and if so, would this status have a negative impact on college admissions or financial aid. We were told by the colleges and universities that responded that our status as a candidate school under our NEASC membership would not have an impact on BHS students in terms of admissions or financial aid. Several colleges and universities reinforced that academic rigor, GPA and SAT scores are taken into consideration when selecting applicants and the school profile is used in aiding the selection process