Thursday, September 30, 2010

Senior College Planning Night

Senior Parents and Seniors are reminded that College Planning Night will be held on Thursday September 30, 2010 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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"New Counselor Hired for Barbara Malatesta"

The following is a post from Ms. Minty:

I hope you haven't been too nervous in awaiting your new counselor, but here I am. My name is Ms. Minty and I just started at Burlington High School today. Prior to this year, I was a guidance counselor at Belmont High School. For seniors I am ready to help you navigate through the college application process whether you've already got your list all set or you're still trying to figure out what you want to do.If you are planning to apply to a college early action or early decision I would strongly encourage you to make an appointment by the first week of October. If you plan to apply for regular decision deadlines (such as January 1st), we can meet as late as mid-November, though you're welcome to come sooner.

For all other students please feel free to come to the guidance office to sign up for an appointment with me during one of your study halls.

For the next week or so, please be patient with me if all my systems are not yet up and running, but I am still very much available to answer your questions and give you general advice.

~Ms. Minty

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

College Visits at BHS

The Guidance Department will continue having a variety of colleges and universities come to BHS to speak with interested seniors over the next few months. Below is the list of colleges and universities that will be attending BHS this month. Seniors are reminded that they MUST sign up for a visit in advance and also get teacher approval. For seniors that miss, please inform your guidance counselor so she may pick up any information that you need. Seniors can sign up through Naviance. Meeting with college reps can be very beneficial; in many instances the college representative at BHS is also the representative that reviews BHS applications.

Salve Regina 9/15 1:00 p.m.

Becker College 9/16 8:00 a.m.

Newbury College 9/16 9:30 a.m.

Fisher College 9/16 1:15 p.m.

Assumption 9/17 10:15 a.m.

Univ. of Connecticut 9/20 11:00 a.m.

St. Anselm College 9/20 1:00 p.m.

Mt. Holyoke College 9/21 10:00 a.m.

Johnson State College 9/21 1:00 p.m.

Salem State University 9/22 11:00 a.m.

Thomas College 9/22 12:30 p.m.

Mass College of Pharmacy 9/23 9:00 a.m.

Wheelock College 9/24 10:00 a.m.

University of Rhode Island 9/24 1:00 p.m.

Coastal Carolina Univsity 9/28 9:00 a.m.

Lasell College 9/28 10:00 a.m.

Fitchburg State University 9/28 11:00 a.m.

Franklin Pierce University 9/29 8:00 a.m.

Suffolk University 9/29 9:30 a.m.

Mount Ida College 9/29 1:00 p.m.

Boston University 9/30 10:00 a.m.

Maine College of Art 9/30 12:30 p.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Burlington Partners with Bay Path College Again

Burlington High School in conjunction with Bay Path College is happy to offer a fall course for Burlington High School Seniors. This is an excellent opportunity for selected seniors (and juniors) to receive dual credit. Dual credit gives BHS students the opportunity to receive college credit and high school credit. Given that Bay Path has a satellite campus at BHS travel requirements are minimal. Below are specific details about the course and requirements.
1. In order to be eligible to apply the student must be a Burlington High School junior or senior. Seats will be given on a first come, first served basis and Senior will be given priority
2. Students must have a strong academic background, proven attendance and excellent discipline in order to be eligible for the course.
3. Wednesdays 6 pm – 9 pm; September 29, 2010 – December 15, 2010 (No class 11/24 & 12/1)
4. Three Bay Path credits and five Burlington High School credits will be awarded to those students who successfully complete the course.
5. Applications should be returned to the Guidance Department ASAP, but no later than 9/15/2010.
6. Students do NOT have to pay for the course, but will re required to pay for the required text.

For an application click here.