Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Freshman Parent Breakfast

The Burlington High School Guidance Department will be hosting a breakfast for all parents of freshman students on Wednesday, October 1st in the BHS Guidance College and Career Center from 8:30 to 9:30 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. Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Academy Night

A message from John F. Tierney, Member of Congress

September 12, 2014

As you may know, I host an Academy Night every year for those students in the 6th Congressional District who have an interest in being a potential candidate for nomination to a United States Service Academy.
The date of this year’s event is Tuesday, September 23, 2014 on the Danvers campus of North Shore Community College. I am confident that this meeting will be both informative and productive to those in attendance.
I ask you to encourage any potential nominee to attend this event, and to join us yourself if you are so interested. The application process for the Service Academies can be complicated, so this meeting provides an excellent opportunity for interested students to ask the many questions they may have, learn about the nomination process, and speak with admissions representatives and local graduates.
For your convenience, I have enclosed an informational flyer that you are welcome to display at your school or distribute to your students. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Maria Costigan in my Peabody office at 978-531-1669.

John F. Tierney
Member of Congress


Thursday, September 11, 2014

PSAT Offered at BHS on 10/15

Burlington High School will be a national testing center for the administration of the PSAT Exam and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. For the several years 90% or more Burlington High School seniors take the SAT exam. The PSAT is an excellent opportunity to prepare and gain an understanding of the SAT exam. Juniors are also eligible for a National Merit Scholarship depending on the score.

All sophomores will take the PSAT free of charge, however juniors MUST register and pay a fee of $25.00. The Guidance department highly recommends juniors take the exam again this year. Registration materials are being mailed on Monday 9/15/14, and students will also receive information in homeroom. We ask that Juniors register ASAP so they may pick up a PSAT study guide which provides valuable testing information.

The SAT will be re-redesigned beginning in the spring of 2016. This will impact students in the class of 2017 and beyond. Although the PSAT will be very similar to the PSAT in years past, parents and students will still have the ability to compare PSAT scores from this PSAT test to PSAT and SAT test rolling out next spring. Click here for details on the changes. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Free Practice PSAT or SAT for BHS Students

Burlington High School students can take either a free SAT or PSAT test at BHS on Saturday 9/20 beginning at 9AM. In order to take the free test students MUST register (registration information below). We strongly recommend students in grades 9, 10 and 11 consider taking the practice PSAT. BHS will offer the full PSAT exam on Wednesday October 15, 2014 for all sophomores and registered juniors.

Seniors that want one more chance to take a free practice test OR a senior that has NEVER taken an SAT exam should strongly consider registering for this free opportunity. The SAT exam will be offered at BHS on 10/11, 11/8 and 12/6.

In order to register click here or call 1-800-KAP-TEST. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Guidance Events for the 2014/2015

The Guidance Department is happy to announce a full schedule of BHS Guidance Events for the 2014/2015 school year (links can be found on the right hand side of this blog). In addition to ALL the BHS Guidance Events, we have the schedule for the Guidance Parent Breakfast Series. Based on parental feedback the Guidance Department has identified a variety of topics to cover throughout the school year for any interested parent.

Please note: Senior College Planning Night will now be held on Thursday, October 9th, at 6:30 in the BHS auditorium.