Friday, January 29, 2010

Reminder to Senior Parents

Senior Parents:

This is just a reminder that on Wednesday February 3, 2010, parents are invited to attend College Goal Sunday. This is a volunteer driven effort to provide FREE assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority sponsors the event with the assistance of many community based organizations. This year one of the sponsoring locations is in Wakefield, MA on February 3,2010 begin at 6:00. The location will be at the Northeast Metro Technical School. Click here for directions.

Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Course Selection Process

On Thursday February 4, 2010 Guidance Counselors will meet will their respective students to discuss the course scheduling process. Members of the class of 2011, 2012 and 2013 will receive the Burlington High School Program of Studies and all supplemental course scheduling materials on that day. Students will have then have opportunity to discuss course selections with counselors, teachers, parents and administrators. The finalized course selection sheets must be received in Guidance by Tuesday, February 9, 2010.

Please don’t feel as if you have to wait until that time to start thinking about courses for next year. If parents or students wanted to get a head start please feel free to look at the 2010 -2011 BHS Program of Studies.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sophomore Parent Breakfast hosted by the BHS Guidance Department

The Guidance Department at Burlington High School will be hosting a Sophomore Parent Breakfast on January 27, 2010, from 8:30-9:45 AM in the BHS lower Library. The purpose of this breakfast is to give parents of sophomore students the opportunity to have an open dialogue with all members of the guidance staff, as well as several members of the administration. The BHS Guidance Department has a variety of resources available for parents and students, and many topics will be covered that are relevant to sophomores, such as the MCAS, PSATs, career and college exploration utilizing the Naviance program, and academic planning. Please join us for this informative event on January 27th, and RSVP to:

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Senior Financial Aid Night

The 2010 Senior Financial Aid Night sponsored by MEFA was very valuable for parents. The night was well attended with over 130 parents. Many topics pertaining to the financial aid process were covered. Numerous parents inquired about the College Cost Estimator on the MEFA Web-site. Clicke here for an additional College Cost Estimator that was just recently posted by the New York Times. Parents are reminded about the previous blog post last month in regard to College Goal Sunday. College Goal Sunday is a non-profit program that provides free information and assistance to Massachusetts families applying for financial assistance for higher education. This year the event will be held in Wakefield, MA on February 3, 2010.

For parents that missed the presentation Financial Aid Night will be televised on BCAT On-Demand ( schedule will be released soon). Also you can find the PowerPoint by clicking here. Please stop by the Guidance office if you would like a hard copy of the powerpoint presentation.
Please don't fret if you are a parent of a grade 9, 10 or 11 BHS student. The BHS Guidance Department will sponsor another Financial Aid Seminar on May 13, 2010.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

KAPLAN and BHS continue working together

Many Juniors will take the SAT exam this coming spring. Once again this year BHS has teamed up with KAPLAN to offer SAT test prep courses at Burlington High School. Burlington juniors receive a subsidized rate of $299.00. The Kaplan course calendar and registration information were mailed home to ALL juniors on December 8. Parents can Still register by calling 1-800-KAP-Test and then press option # 4.

For those students who are already enrolled in the PSAT/SAT Classroom program and participated in the 5 PSAT sessions this past fall, you must contact Kaplan to let them know which SAT session you would like to participate in this winter/spring

Please note the KAPLAN Schedule that was mailed home to parents in December has been changed. Please see the changes below:

*Revisions have been made from the flier that was previously mailed out*

To prepare for the May SAT

SABS10130 Mondays starting January 25th

SABS10131 Wednesday starting January 20th

SABS10132 Saturdays and Tuesdays starting February 6th

SABS10133 Saturdays and Thursday starting February 27th

To prepare for the June SAT

SABS10134 Mondays and Wednesday starting April 5th

For those students who are already enrolled in the PSAT/SAT Classroom program and participated in the 5 PSAT sessions this past fall, you must contact Kaplan to let us know which SAT session you would like to participate in this winter/spring.

For those students who did not yet enroll and are looking to participate in the upcoming SAT sessions, please contact Kaplan to enroll.

Price for Burlington High School students: $299

To receive more schedule information or to enroll in a course please call: 1-800-KAP-TEST and press option #4

For any other questions about the Kaplan programs at Burlington High School, please contact Melissa Binette at 978-388-1805.