Monday, October 28, 2013
Please join representatives from
Middlesex Community College
and Burlington High
School on Wednesday,
October 30, at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria
to learn more about the BHS dual enrollment program. Burlington
High School currently
offers 2 dual enrollment courses, Honors Calculus and Honors Portfolio/Advanced
Art. This session will give a brief overview of the program and allow parents
and/or students the chance to ask any specific questions. Burlington
We highly recommend that any student that is currently enrolled OR plans to enroll in Honors Calculus or Honors Portfolio/Advanced to attend this session.
Monday, October 21, 2013
On Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m., a college fair will be held at the Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. The Burlington High School Guidance Department co-sponsors the event with many other Middlesex League High Schools. Usually over 150 colleges attend. A college fair can be a very overwhelming experience for parents and students. The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) has developed a very helpful list of tips. We also recommend bringing a pre-determined list of schools. Make it a priority to visit the schools on your list, then time permitting check out some other schools. Please click here to view a list of college and universities attending.
Friday, October 18, 2013
On Wednesday October 23rd at 8 30 A.M. in the Burlington High School College and Career Center the Guidance Department will host a breakfast for senior parents. The purpose of this breakfast is so the counseling staff can give a very brief overview of the college application process, but our hope is to spend most of the time answering any questions or concerns from parents about the college process. Please join us for this informative event. We look forward to seeing you on October 23rd at 8:30 AM. Please RSVP at 781-270-1780.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
As in years past the BHS Guidance staff puts a tremendous amount of focus on incoming freshman. As an incoming 9th grader many challenges in the transition to high school can occur. Freshman deal with new challenges such as: new school, new teachers, more freedom and responsibility, etc. The Guidance staff makes every effort to be in tune with this process and to serve as a resource.
Each year Guidance Counselors meet with freshman students in small groups within the first month of school. We call students to the Guidance Office and introduce ourselves and make them aware of the many resources available to them. Although we have found this process useful, we also feel it is not enough. In fact, what we have learned from our freshman over the past two years is that they prefer to hear about graduation requirements, academic expectations, how to go about making a level change, etc.
Last year Guidance staff members met with the Burlington High School Health teachers. Our purpose was to discuss how the Guidance Department can integrate Guidance Curriculum in the classroom. After much discussion and planning, we developed guidance related topics that we felt was most applicable to freshman students. That theme was around understanding graduation requirements and knowing how to take steps when academic intervention is required.
With this topic two Guidance staff members, Ms. Diozzi and Ms. Minty, worked over the summer to develop a lesson plan. During summer professional development the Guidance Department reviewed and finalized the lesson. We are happy to say we saw all this planning come to life in freshman health classes last week. We crossed the line as Guidance Counselor to classroom teacher. As a department we are very happy to be seen in the classroom setting and hope that the freshman class found our lesson useful. Moving forward our hope is to improve and expand the classroom model and teach a lesson at each grade level.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
For senior parents that missed College Planning Night hosted by the BHS Guidance Department please tune it to BCAT. College Planning Night will be televised Wednesday (10/9) through Friday (10/11) at 4:00PM and this Saturday ( 10/12 ) and Sunday (10/13) at 11:30 AM. If you would prefer to view this event at another time feel free to watch the streaming video recording at http://www.bcattv.org/programming/video-on-demand/. Once on this page you can click on "Education", then "College Planning Night".
Monday, October 7, 2013
On Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m., a college fair will be held at the Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. The Burlington High School Guidance Department co-sponsors the event with many other Middlesex League High Schools. Usually over two-hundred colleges attend. A college fair can be a very overwhelming experience for parents and students. The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) has developed a very helpful list of tips. We also recommend bringing a pre-determined list of schools. Make it a priority to visit the schools on your list, then time permitting check out some other schools. We will post a list of colleges and universities attending within the next few weeks.