Friday, September 30, 2011

Burlington High School Grade 9 Parent Breakfast

A big thank you to all of the parents who turned out for our first "Breakfast with Guidance." We were happy to provide you with an overview of BHS Guidance with the hope it helped to ease the freshman transition and answer your questions.

We appreciated your positive feedback and are looking forward to keeping you apprised of changes based on your continued input.

One question that came up was about the scholarship points which can be earned over four years and submitted as part of senior scholarship applications. Scholarship points are part of the Adopt-a-Class program which is part of the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation. Students can begin to earn these points during their freshman year, and events are well publicized throughout the building on flyers and on the daily announcements. The advisor to Adopt a Class is Mr. Mark Sullivan.

Please check out this link from the Burlington Community Scholarship Program which explains Adopt-a-Class in detail.

In addition other information that was distributed is listed below:

BHS Guidance Department Informational Sheet
BHS Guidance Breakfast Series
BHS Guidance Events for the 2011/2012 school year

Again, thank you for your continued engagement and look forward to working with your children and with you for the next four years.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Service Academy Night- November 2, 2011

The Danversport Yacht Club will be hosting the annual Service Academy Night on Wednesday November 2, 2011 beginning at 6:30 P.M. A congressional staff member will be on hand to discuss the federal academy appointment and nomination process.

School and service representatives attending:
Naval Academy
Military Academy
Air Force Academy
US Merchant Marine
US Coast Guard
Mass. National Guard
Mass. Maritime Academy
Maine Maritime Academy
SUNY Maritime Academy
Air Force ROTC
Norwich University
The Citadel
Valley Forge Military Academy
Virginia Military Institute
US Marine Corps

Please click here for more specific information.

Monday, September 26, 2011

G.P.A and Class Rank

Attention Class of 2012, 2013 and 2014,

Please be advised that student GPA’s have been updated on your Naviance account. For those that aren’t familiar with the Grade Point Average (G.P.A) process, please go to page 11 in the BHS Program of Studies for a detailed explanation of the calculation process. Colleges and Universities require students to submit a G.P.A (along with many other pieces of information) when applying to college (usually in fall of senior year). Please remember that when grades are reported to colleges and universities only FINAL grades are submitted from each year (with the exception of senior year). The cumulative record of final grades is called the, “transcript”. Rank is available for the class of 2012 and 2013 only.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Grade 9 Parent Breakfast

The Burlington High School Guidance Department will be hosting a breakfast for all parents of freshman students on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in the Lower Library from 8:30 am to 9:45 am. The Guidance Department at BHS has recognized that it often takes a full year for students and parents to understand and access the numerous programs, resources, and committed staff we have at Burlington High School. Our goal is to expedite this process for you by discussing topics important for the transition to high school. Please join The Guidance Department for this informative and open dialogue. You can RSVP by calling 781-270-1780. Thanks

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BHS Guidance Events scheduled for the 2011/2012 school year

The Guidance Department is excited to inform parents of all the guidance related events that we will be hosting throughout the 2011/2012 school year. Whether you are a parent of a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, we have something for all grade levels. Since our Guidance Breakfasts were so well attended last year, we have added to our Guidance Breakfast series. Please be sure to check out the FULL schedule of all Guidance events by clicking here. Also to see our Guidance Breakfast schedule click here.

Two Guidance events have been re-scheduled
The first event that has been re-scheduled is the Senior College Planning Night. The Senior College Planning Night was originally schedule for 9/29 at 6:30 P.M. The new time for Senior College Planning Night will be Wednesday 10/5 at 6:30 P.M. in the BHS Auditorium. All seniors and senior parents are welcome to attend.

The second event is for grade 9 parents. The Freshman Parent Breakfast is moving from Wednesday 9/21 at 8:30 A.M. in the BHS Lower Library to Wednesday 9/28 at 8:30 A.M. in the BHS Lower Library We apologize for any confusion this may cause you.

As always please feel free to e-mail or call us with any questions. Our contact information can be found on the right hand side under “contact us".

Friday, September 9, 2011


You still have time to register for KAPLAN SAT prep. offered at Burlington High School. KAPLAN will be offering two fall courses. The first course begins this Saturday (9/10), and the second course begins on 9/27. You may enroll in the Kaplan Course by calling 1-800-KAP-TEST. Please make sure to say you are from BHS so that you can get your discount. The cost of the course with a discount is $249.00.