Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016/2017 Burlington High School Student Schedules

Schedules will be mailed out on July 7th. Please remember that all students must carry six academic courses each semester plus physical education and/or health. The one exception to this is if a junior or senior is enrolled in two or more AP courses. As a reminder the schedules mailed on July 7th will only include the course names. A follow-up schedule will be mailed out in early August which includes teacher name and classroom number.

If there is an error or omission in the schedule you need to make arrangements to correct the problem. If your schedule reads “Please Schedule an Appointment with Guidance” then your schedule is invalid and it is imperative that you call to schedule an appointment. There are several options available:
*   Beginning Monday July 11th and continuing through July 21st, then again August 8th to August 25th, Mr. Joseph Attubato, Support Services Coordinator, and several Guidance Counselors will be available (by appointment only) Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Please call Mrs. Patty Lewis at 781-270-1780 to schedule an appointment.
*   Guidance Counselors will be available during the week of August 22nd through August 25th from 8 A.M. to 12 Noon. During this week, students will be helped on a first come first served basis.

If you did not get placed into your first choice elective please feel free to call the Guidance Office and ask to have your name added to the wait-list. You are encouraged to correct any problems in your course schedule as early as possible.  Doing so will ensure a smooth opening of school for you. Also, please be advised that specific teacher requests cannot be honored.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Note from Merrimack College

Please see the information below from Merrimack College Office of Admission.

The Office of Admissions at Merrimack is hosting a Summer Seminar series to provide insight into the college application process:

From Finding Your Fit to Hitting Submit: A Guide to Applying to College
July 6 and July 2010:00AM - 1:00PM
An in-depth look at the college application process - for parents and students. Students will learn how to write a stand-out essay, what it is like to be in a college classroom, and how to work with a professor. Parents will learn facts and myths of the college application process and financial aid.

Behind the Scenes: How Admission Decisions are Made 
July 13 and July 2710:00AM - 1:00PM
Students get the unique opportunity to become an admission officer for the day and read mock applications to learn what makes a prospective student stand out from the crowd.  

In addition to the Summer Seminars, our Welcome Center is open Monday - Saturdaythroughout the summer for Merrimack 360° information sessions and campus tours. Students may register for both visit opportunities at

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


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. The Class of 2019 also has the option to participate in Free PSAT Practice tests. Click here for more details . Please feel free to contact the Guidance Office if you encounter any issues with the registration process.

For students wanting to explore test prep over the summer, Kaplan is offering FREE PSAT, SAT and ACT PRACTICE TESTS and WORKSHOPS. Visit to see what is available!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Bay Path Course Offering

As many know we share a campus with Bay Path University. Bay Path is offering a Fall of 2016 Semester course called “Abnormal Psychology” available to the class of 2017 and 2018. Students can take one less course during the school day and receive college credit. We have been offering a Bay Path course for the past several years and the benefit is students leave BHS with 3 college credits. Classes will be offered on specified Saturdays throughout fall. The schedule can be viewed on the application. Click here for an application. The application also lists the specific class dates and times. The application deadline is 8/26/2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Financial Aid Workshop

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. The BHS Guidance Department will sponsor a Financial Aid Workshop hosted College Funding Services on:

Thursday June 9th at 6:30 in the BHS Auditorium. 

This seminar will provide information on:

         (1)   Overview of the entire financial aid process
(2)   What you can do to minimize your family contribution, and maximize your eligibility for need-based financial aid
(3)   Why you should apply even if you WILL NOT qualify for need-based aid
(4)   Fin Aid deadlines i.e. FAFSA/CSS profile
(5)   How to value different assets – Home, 529’s, retirement, etc.
(6)   Which colleges give the most money
(7)   How to leverage colleges against one another
(8)   How to appeal your financial aid package
(9)   Pros and Cons of different borrowing options

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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 8th at 8:30 AM in the Burlington High School Guidance College and Career Center. We ask that parents RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.