Thursday, January 26, 2012

FAFSA Day Massachusetts at Burlington High School on Sunday 1/29 at 2 PM

Senior Parents are reminded and highly encouraged to attend FAFSA Day this Sunday (1/29) at Burlington High School. FAFSA Day Massachusetts is a non-profit program that provides free information and assistance to Massachusetts families applying for financial assistance for higher education using the FAFSA form. The event starts promptly at 2:00 PM in the BHS auditorium. Parents are also reminded that you must enter the high school through the Cafeteria entrance and park behind BHS (faculty parking lot). The main entrance doors near the rotary will not be open. Parents MUST register on line BEFORE Sunday (1/29) at This event is sponsored by MEFA

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pratice SAT Postponed until 1/28

Due to the inclement weather the practice SAT offered by KAPLAN tomorrow (1/21) will be postponed to Saturday January 28th at BHS beginning at 9AM.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

PSAT Results Breakfast on January 25th at 8:30 A.M.

The Guidance Department at Burlington High School and KAPLAN test Prep will be hosting an “Understanding PSAT Results Breakfast” on Wednesday January 25th, beginning at 8:30 A.M. The event will be held in the new Guidance College and Career Center (room 106). The purpose of this breakfast is to give parents of students who took the PSAT on October 12th the opportunity to ask questions and get clarification on how to interpret, understand and use the PSAT results. Please join us for this informative event on January 25th. All parents are required to RSVP at 781-270-1780. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Introducing College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide the Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. We plan to post two colleges or universities each week for the next several weeks on our blog.The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: Campus size, location, student population, majors, tuition prices, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and activities. When considering a college students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their family’s useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore, we ask that you also research colleges by using your Naviance account and scheduling to meet with your counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughters respective counselor if you have any further questions.

Please click here for the New Blog called " College Snapshots"

Monday, January 9, 2012


Kaplan Test Prep and BHS continue working together. We have added a KAPLAN section to our blog (on the right hand side) and recommend parents of Juniors check it out. Please remember that KAPLAN will be offering a Free PracticeSAT on Saturday January 21st at BHS beginning at 9 AM. Also KAPLAN has released the Schedule of test prep courses available at BHS to prepare for the upcoming spring SAT tests. The cost of the prep course is $249 for BHS students. Please call 1-800-KAPTEST to register. KAPLAN will also be hosting the upcoming PSAT Results breakfast on January 25th at 8:30 AM.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Senior Financial Aid Night

The 2012 Senior Financial Aid Night sponsored by MEFA was very valuable for parents. The night was well attended. Many topics pertaining to the financial aid process were covered. A few parents inquired about the College Cost Estimator on the MEFA Web-site. Click here for an additional College Cost Estimator that was posted by the New York Times. Parents are reminded about the previous blog post last month in regard to FAFSA Day.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts 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 here at BHS on Januarey 29th at 2:00. Please remember that parents MUST register online at

Sunday, January 1, 2012

MEFA College Financing Seminar at BHS

Senior Parents:
This is just a reminder to senior parents that the financial aid seminar will be held on Thursday January 5, 2012. The night will commence at 7:00 in the BHS auditorium. The organization sponsoring the workshop is the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority .  The presenter will be Carla Berg, Senior Associate Director at Bentley University. The BHS Guidance department highly recommends parents attend this session. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the Guidance Office.