Friday, March 31, 2017

BHS Scholarship Program

This is just a reminder that on Monday, April 3rd there are several scholarship application deadlines for the Burlington Scholarship Program. We ask that students spend time reviewing applications this weekend ( these applications have been available since March 1 on Naviance).

One major process for students is to  complete a profile on the Scholarship America web-site. After students complete the profile  they MUST be sure to submit for all scholarships they are eligible for. Most students are eligible for over 40 scholarships via Scholarship America. 

The deadline for the BHS General Application is on Monday April 3rd as well. This application only takes about 10 or 15 minutes and allows students to be eligible for 20 to 30 local scholarships.

Monday, March 27, 2017

MEFA Night

On Thursday March 30th at 6:00PM the Burlington High School Guidance Department will sponsor an Early College Planning Seminar for parents in grades K through 8. A representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financial Authority , also called MEFA, will discuss saving for college, specific ways to do so and how that relates to financial aid. We look forward to see you at the Burlington High School Auditorium.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

On-Line Course Request Process

The on-line course request process begins today. All students will be responsible for requesting courses on-line. Students are reminded that helpful links can be found on the right hand side of this blog under “ 2017/2018 BHS Program of Studies”  Please be sure to view the Program of Studies when making your final decisions.

The student portal will be open beginning today and will close at the end of the day on March 15th. As are reminder Guidance Counselors will be available in the lower library beginning today (3/9), Friday (3/10), Monday (3/13) and Tuesday (3/14).

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BHS Scholarship Program

This year, please be advised that all available local scholarship paper copy applications can be downloaded directly from Naviance.  The scholarship listing will be updated throughout the month of March as the scholarships are renewed by the local donors. A limited number of paper applications will also be available at the Guidance Office.

Each senior should check the scholarship link on Naviance AND Scholarship America on a weekly basis to ascertain if there are any new scholarships available. For each scholarship listed on Naviance, be sure to click on the link and read the details for more information on requirements, transcript requests, and directions on how to submit the scholarship application. You will note that some scholarship applications are turned in to the Guidance Office whereas others are mailed or submitted directly by the student. It is the responsibility of each senior to meet all specific scholarship deadlines. If you are having problems logging in please feel free to contact the Guidance office.

Please listen to the morning announcements as Ms. Minty will hold several after school scholarship help sessions. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with your respective Guidance Counselor.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Freshmen and Sophomore Academic Planning Night

The Burlington High School Guidance Department will host our annual Freshmen and Sophomore Academic Planning Night on Thursday March 9th at 6:30 in the Burlington High School auditorium. The topics covered will be important aspects of academic and post secondary planning, specifically geared for grades 9 and 10. We encourage parents and students to attend this event. If you cannot make the event it will be televised on BCAT.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Burlington Scholarship Program Breakfast

The BHS Guidance Department cordially invites parents to join us for the next Guidance Breakfast called the"Burlington Scholarship Program Breakfast". The breakfast will be held in the BHS Guidance College and Career Center at 8:30AM on Wednesday March 8th, 2017.   This breakfast is designed for the parents of seniors and will briefly cover the scholarship application process, but will serve as more of a question and answer session. Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1827. We look forward to seeing you!