Monday, January 7, 2019

Summer Opportunities Fair


Burlington High students are welcome to attend this event!

2019 SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Programs for Middle & High School Students

Sunday, January 27, 12pm-3pm

PHILLIPS ACADEMY ANDOVER 
SMITH CENTER
180 Main Street. Andover MA

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Representatives from 100 local, national, and international programs will be in attendance at Phillips Academy to provide information about their programs to students and parents.  Don't miss this chance to focus on academic programs, language study, community service, camps, sports, arts, research, internships, outdoor adventure, international travel, and gap year opportunities.  Many programs also offer scholarships for qualified students.


Monday, December 17, 2018

KAPLAN Test Prep and Burlington High School

The KAPLAN program offers SAT test prep courses at Burlington High School. Burlington Juniors receive a subsidized rate of $299.00. SAT test prep is available for the March, May, June and August SAT. Please click on the links below for registration details:

SAT Test Prep for March and May

SAT Test Prep for June and August

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2018 PSAT Score Release

PSAT on-line score reports will be available on-line via collegeboard on December 11th 
for Burlington High School students. It will be the responsibility of each student to access their free on-line college board account to view scores and the score report. Along with a score report students get free access to Khan Academy ( in English) or free access to Khan Academy (in Spanish). 

The Guidance Department will mail home the test books before the December vacation week so students may review questions. Included in the PSAT mailing will be information in regard to Kaplan test prep for juniors. Additionally during period 8 on January 29th the BHS Guidance Department will give an overview of how to interpret the PSAT scores. 

For parents, Kaplan test prep will host a Guidance breakfast on Thursday January 30th at 9AM in the BHS Guidance Conference room. 

Please see below information for accessing PSAT scores:

How to Get Your Scores
When your PSAT/NMSQT scores are ready online, you'll get an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores.
From your desktop, you can also print your online score report by clicking the View Details button, then clicking Download Report in the top right corner.
Watch this video for more tips to help you access scores

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Financial Literacy 101 for Juniors and Seniors

Dr. Seuss wrote, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

As you start out on their own path to financial independence, we’d like to help start the conversation in getting you on your way!

We welcome all High School Juniors & Seniors to join us on Thursday, December 13th, PM, at 6:00 P.M. for Financial Literacy 101 at Burlington High School (Parents encouraged too!).

We will be discussing the following topics;


How and when to get started saving
Deferring instant gratification
Investments 101
Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

We’ll have plenty of pizza for those who attend!  

PLEASE RSVP BY CLICKING ON THE BELOW LINK: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiB5QcriQ7bYehJYOQGPQFrjKJIlZ05qC7nj38YLbbvo5W3g/viewform?usp=sf_link


OR BY CALLING 781-270-1780

Please find the details below, we hope to see you there.

Details: Thursday, December 13th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Burlington High School
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803


Featured Speaker:
Joseph Marich, CRPC®
Vice President
Senior Advisor Consultant
Oppenheimerfunds, Inc.

Hosted by:
The Bassi Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith

For any questions, please contact;
Marc Marotta, CFP®
781-229-7442Marc.Marotta@ml.com

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

FASFA Night on December 5th

BHS will be a location this year for FASFA Night on December 5th.  This is a non-profit volunteer driven effort across the state. Parents and students will receive free assistance completing the FAFSA, access to experienced financial aid administrators, and FAFSA experts will be available to answer FAFSA questions.

Parents MUST sign up for FAFSA night in advance at https://www.masfaa.org/fafsa-day-register/. 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 https://www.masfaa.org/fafsa-day-volunteer/

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stress and Coping Strategies Breakfast

The Guidance Department at Burlington High School will be hosting a Parent Breakfast on Wednesday 11/28, from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM in the BHS Guidance Conference Room. The purpose of this breakfast is to give parents of Burlington High School students the opportunity to have an open dialogue around stress and coping strategies with Burlington High School staff members. Stress and Anxiety impacts all students in a variety of ways. The breakfast is aimed at providing insight into stress and anxiety in adolescents and effective coping strategies.  We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Financial Literacy 101 at Burlington High School (Parents encouraged too!)

Dr. Seuss wrote, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

As you start out on their own path to financial independence, we’d like to help start the conversation in getting you on your way!

We welcome all High School Juniors & Seniors to join us on Thursday, December 13th, PM, for Financial Literacy 101 at Burlington High School (Parents encouraged too!).

We will be discussing the following topics;


How and when to get started saving
Deferring instant gratification
Investments 101
Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

We’ll have plenty of pizza for those who attend! Please find the details below, we hope to see you there.

Details: Thursday, December 13th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Burlington High School
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803




Featured Speaker:
Joseph Marich, CRPC®
Vice President
Senior Advisor Consultant
Oppenheimerfunds, Inc.

Hosted by:
The Bassi Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith


For any questions, please contact;
Marc Marotta, CFP®
781-229-7442Marc.Marotta@ml.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FREE full-length practice ACT for Juniors

The SAT and ACT are the two tests used for college admissions. Students who are planning to apply for admission to four-year colleges and universities are encouraged to start test preparation in their junior year. Burlington High School will be hosting a FREE full-length practice ACT for all interested juniors on Saturday, November 10th at 8:00AM.  This test is recommended for anyone who is interested in taking the ACTs as a junior or who is interested in figuring out whether they prefer the ACTs or the SATs. To sit for this free full-length practice test, students may sign up by clicking on the link below

Tests will be proctored, graded, and returned to you with a strengths and weaknesses assessment and a plan for improvement. The practice ACT will be provided and administered by Testive, a locally-based test prep agency. Students are asked to arrive at BHS by 7:45 a.m. and testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students should bring two sharpened #2 pencils and an approved calculator.


Friday, October 19, 2018

College Topics for Senior Parents

The Guidance Department will host a breakfast called “College Topics for Senior Parents” on 10/24/18 at 9AM. The purpose of this breakfast is so the counseling staff can give a very brief overview of important tasks associated with the college selection and application process. This event is geared for parents that missed the Senior College Planning Night on 9/27/18. Please join us for this informative event he BHS Guidance College and Career CenterParent's MUST RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.

Monday, October 15, 2018

College Fair at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington

On Thursday October 18th from 6:30 -8:00p.m., a college fair will be held at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. The Burlington High School Guidance Department co-sponsors the event with many other Middlesex League High Schools. Usually over one-hundred colleges will attend. A college fair can be a very overwhelming experience for parents and students. The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) has developed a very helpful tips. We also recommend bringing a pre-determined list of colleges. Make it a priority to visit the schools on your list, then time permitting check out some others. Please remember you are not obligated to stay the whole time, many students spend about an hour at the event.

Below is an updated list of colleges that will be in attendance. This list is updated as of 10/17.

Anna Maria College
Assumption College
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Binghamton University
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State University
Bridgton Academy
Bryant University
Castleton University
Champlain College
Clarkson University
Colby-Sawyer College
Columbia College- SC
Curry College
Dean College
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Elmira College
Elms College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Fisher College
Framingham State University
Franklin Pierce University
Hartwick College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Husson University
Jacksonville University
Johnson & Wales University
Keene State College
Lasell College
Le Moyne College
Lesley University
Marist College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts College Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Merrimack College
Middlesex Community College
Muhlenberg College
New England College
New England Hair Academy
New England School of Photography
Newbury College
Nichols College
North Shore Community College
Northeastern University
Northern Essex Community College
Northern Vermont University
Norwich University
Paul Smith's College
Penn State University
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Purdue University
Quinnipiac Univeristy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rivier University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Joseph's College
Saint Michael's College
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
School of Fashion Design
Siena College
Simmons University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern New Hampshire University
Springfield College
St. John's University
St. Lawrence University
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Thomas College
Union College
University at Albany (SUNY)
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Hartford
University of Maine
University of Maine at Machias
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of New England
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
University of Saint Joseph (CT)
University of Scranton
University of Southern Maine
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
Washington College
Wellesley College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Worcester State University