Monday, November 30, 2009

Gearing Up For College- December 10th at 6:00 P.M.

The college search and selection process is an ever increasing challenge for parents and students. In an effort to assist parents, the Burlington High School Guidance Department is sponsoring a "Gearing up for College Night", presented by Mark Montgomery. The event will take place on December 10th in the BHS Auditorium beginning at 6:00 P.M. and finishing up at 7:30 P.M . The Guidance Department encourages parents of underclassmen to attend this session because many important, relevant and useful topics will be covered. Below is information that the evening will cover.

Gearing Up for College: For most parents, the college admissions process is a great source of anxiety and worry. This workshop gives parents of secondary students an overview of the college admissions process in the United States. Mark Montgomery offers great college advice in an entertaining, informative format that will take some of the stress out of college planning. He arms parents with the information they need to help their student find the perfect college fit. With a bit of organization, a dose of skepticism, and a willingness to do a bit of research, all families can ensure a happy outcome.

Topics include:
o Admissions Selectivity: Is It Really That Difficult?
o Elements of a Great College Fit
o College Priorities: What Do They Want?
o How Admissions Decisions Are Made
o Admissions “Hooks”

So join Mark Montgomery for insight into how to help your son or daughter play the college admissions game in way that will ensure success!

Who is this workshop for?

Any parent with school-age children considering how best to help their kids through the college maze. High school juniors and their parents of juniors may find it especially helpful to find ways to calm down and focus on what’s important. Families of sophomore and freshmen will learn how to best prepare for college. And even middle school parents might want to consider how best to help their students focus on learning, ignite their passions, and prepare for college—and life.

Mark A. Montgomery, Ph.D., is a former high school teacher, college professor, and associate dean. His former employers include the University of Denver, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Harvard University. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College and his PhD from Tufts University. Mark was also a Fulbright teacher in France. He now guides high school students and their families through the college admissions process. His clients include students bound for selective colleges, as well as late bloomers, under-achievers, and students with learning differences. Based in Denver, Mark works with clients all over the country and all over the world.

If you have any further questions please call Joe Attubato, BHS Support Services Coordinator, at 781-270-1856.

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