Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PSAT Exam Results Mailed Home

PSAT Score reports were mailed home to parents Tuesday December 7, 2010 to sophomores and juniors that participated in the exam. The PSAT/NMSQT exam is a measure of three key areas: critical reading, mathematics problem solving and writing skills. The exam prepares students for the same types of questions on the SAT exam. In addition, juniors who achieve high PSAT/NMSQT scores may qualify for National Merit competition and corporate scholarships.

The PSAT score report is very parent/student friendly. Parents should take notice of the section at the bottom of the score report called "Improve your skills”. This section gives specific data based on the student’s individual PSAT exam.

More information can be accessed by going to the PSAT Fact Sheet . For the past eight years roughly 90 % of BHS seniors take the SAT exam. The Guidance Department strongly recommends that juniors take the exam in May or June. SAT registration information can be accessed through collegeboard.com

The KAPLAN program offers SAT/ACT test prep courses at Burlington High School. Burlington juniors receive a subsidized rate of $249.00. Please click here to see the KAPLAN schedule and enrollment instructions. In addition we recommend that BHS juniors take advantage of the free ACT/SAT Combo practice test on Saturday January 22, 2011. Please call 1-800-KAPTEST for registration. For information on all KAPLAN programs at BHS please click here.

* Also New this year is Free Online Preparation for all students. Choose from SAT, ACT and PSAT prep. Log into Kaptest.com, and use the following discount codes to activate the course for your student for free.
SAT Course: Code SATKAS

ACT Course: Code ACTKAS


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bay Path College Spring 2011 Course Offering

Burlington High School in conjunction with Bay Path College is happy to offer a spring business course for Burlington High School students. 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 Seniors 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. The course begins Thursday March 3, 2011.

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 January 7th, 2011.

6. Students do NOT have to pay for the course, but will re required to pay for the required text.

To obtain an application stop by the guidance office or click here.