Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Grade 9 and 10 Naviance Presentation

The Naviance Program is a college and career software program. This software program is critical to the Burlington High School Guidance Curriculum. Not only can students conduct college and career research, they can track graduation requirements, complete a personality assessment to identify possible careers, complete a four year plan, find out information about volunteer work, and connect with their guidance counselor via e-mail. As part of the first step of using the Naviance program we are requiring ALL freshmen to complete the “BHS Class of 2015 Freshmen survey” which can be accessed using the Naviance program. The Guidance Department asks parents to encourage their son or daughter to complete the registration and survey ASAP. Again the name of the survey is the “BHS Class of 2015 Freshmen Survey” and can be found under the “about me” tab on your son or daughters Naviance Homepage. The information gathered will help the BHS Guidance Department gain valuable information and help us improve our Guidance services.

Monday, February 13, 2012

BHS Guidance Breakfast- February 15th at 8:30AM

The BHS Guidance Department cordially invites parents to join us for the next  Guidance Breakfast.  The topic will be about the "Course Selection Process". The breakfast will be held in the BHS Guidance College and Career Center at 8:30AM on Wednesday February 15, 2012.  Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Course Selection Assembly

Today the Burlington High School Guidance Department met with grades 9, 10 and 11 to discuss the course selection process and the 2012/2013 Program of Studies. Below is the PowerPoint that was presented to students.  As always please feel free to schedule an appointment with your respective Gudiance Counselor.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sophomore/Junior College and Academic Planning Night

Sophomore and junior parents and students are reminded that the “College and Academic Planning Night” will be held this Thursday, February 9, 2012 (snow date will be February 16, 2012). The evening will commence at 6:30 PM in the Burlington High School Auditorium. The evening will cover a variety of topics in regard to academic and college planning. Although the presentation is geared for sophomore and junior parents and students, anyone is welcome to attend this event.
If you cannot make the event it will be televised on BCAT. The times will be posted at a later date.

Friday, February 3, 2012

2012/2013 BHS Program of Studies

The BHS Program of Studies is now available on-line. You will notice a link on the right hand side of this blog titled “2012/2013 BHS Program of Studies PDF Version”. In addition to this version, an ipad BHS Program of Studies will also be available to students within the next few weeks. We also included link to the Burlington High School Academic Chart and VHS Guidelines and application. Next Thursday, February 9th , students in grades 9, 10 and 11 will meet with their respective Guidance Counselor and given an overview of the program and the course selection process.   

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Burlington High School Buddy Program

Last year Burlington Public Schools piloted a High School Buddy program matching juniors and seniors at the high school with an elementary student from one of the four BPS elementary schools as a buddy/mentor. Fox Hill is looking for some more students to volunteer as buddies for the program, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm.  Please contact Alexis Dwyer, Guidance Counselor at if you are interested in finding out more information.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Thanks to all for sharing your time and energy on Sunday. This was a huge group effort that wouldn’t have happened without the help of volunteers. We had approximately 130 in attendance. The day proved to be worthwhile to so many families. We hope to make this an annual event at Burlington High School. Below are some pictures from FAFSA day at BHS