Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kaplan Test Prep

Once again KAPLAN will be offering SAT and ACT test prep courses this summer and fall to BHS students. Information will be mailed this week, but we wanted to post the schedule for students/parents that wanted to get an early jump on test prep registration. Registration must be completed as soon as possible. Burlington students only pay $265, which is a reduced price. To register please call 1-800-KAP-TEST or follow the links below.


KAPLAN test prep also offers free on-line SAT and ACT test prep for class of 2018 and free on-line PSAT Prep for Class of 2019. Click here for more details on the free on-line  registration process. Please feel free to contact the Guidance Office if you encounter any issues with the registration process.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Annual Advice to the 8th Grade

Each year, we ask the current grade nine students to give advice to the incoming eighth grade class.

Here are some tips and words of encouragement from the class of 2018 to the class of 2019. We look forward to welcoming our incoming freshmen in the fall!

Set a specific goal for yourself, and try to live up to it.
Have fun, don't get too stressed out, but take your classes seriously.
Try your hardest, because freshman year counts.
Keep your notes and homework organized.
Don't overload your backpack or your back will break.
Work hard and make sure you have a good balance between working and relaxing.
If you need help, don't be afraid to ask someone.
Be yourself.
Say organized! Keep folders (physical and electronic).
Don't be nervous because the high school is much better than middle school.
Take an elective you're interested in. Don't take it because your friends are taking it.
Don't get too distracted by the iPads!
Do extracurricular activities. They are so much fun.
Make a lot of friends and be nice to people.
Always keep up with your work and listen to your teachers.
Use your study time wisely.
Don't slack or try to wing a test or quiz. You have to earn your grades.
Don't think too hard; just do your homework and spend a little time studying. It goes a long way.
Pay attention to homework, don't get overwhelmed; it's easy freshman year.
Be prepared to work hard and enjoy the year.
Don't give up on yourself and start and end the year with a a positive attitude and straight As.

And our favorite:  All the teachers are awesome and people here are great.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

College Financial Aid 101

Understanding the ins and outs of the college financial aid process

Many families focus on the college search, selection and admission process. We believe that figuring out how to pay for college is also an important part of this process. ‘College Financial Aid 101’ helps families understand the ins and outs of college financial aid.

This seminar will provide information on:

How financial aid eligibility is determined
How to maximize grants and scholarships
How to read your Award Letter

This presentation will also address common financial aid myths and real questions from other families going through this process.

 Thursday, June 11th at 6:30 PM
Location: Burlington High School Auditorium 

Hosted by  Discover Bank, Member FDIC

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College Topics for the Summer

The Guidance Department will host a breakfast called “College Topics for the Summer”. The purpose of this breakfast is so the counseling staff can give a very brief overview of important tasks associated with the college selection and application process. Although this event is geared for parents of juniors, ALL parents are welcome to attend. Please join us for this informative event. We look forward to seeing you on June 10th at 8:30 AM in the Burlington High School Guidance College and Career Center. We ask that parents RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.