Friday, September 28, 2018

Senior College Planning Night Recap

Senior College Planning Night was well attended with roughly 90 parents. The BHS Guidance staff covered many aspects of the college planning and application process were covered. For parents that missed the event, BCAT will stream the event within the next week. Informational packets were distributed to all that attended. If you would like to pick up a packet please feel free to stop by the Guidance Office.

Also for parents that missed this event we will hold our annual "College Topics for Parents of Seniors" breakfast on October 24th at 9:00 AM in the BHS Guidance Conference Room. This informative event will cover the various topics relating to the college selection and application process for parents of Burlington High School seniors.

In terms of financial aid, two very important forms were mentioned last night. The FAFSA and the CSS profile. Both forms are now available. We encourage parents to investigate both applications ASAP. Please remember that the BHS Guidance Department will host a Financial Aid Night on October 16 at 6:00.

BHS will be a location this year for FASFA Night on December 5.  This is a non-profit volunteer driven effort across the state. Parents and students will receive free assistance completing the FAFSA, access to experienced financial aid administrators, and FAFSA experts will be available to answer FAFSA questions.

Parents MUST sign up for FAFSA night in advance at Although computer labs are available, it is highly recommend that parents bring a laptop that day. Also if any parents are interested in volunteering as a Support Volunteer (registration tables, setup, cleanup, etc)  please feel free to register at

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Freshman Parent Breakfast

The Burlington High School Guidance Department will be hosting a breakfast for all parents of freshman students on Wednesday October 3rd in the BHS Guidance Conference Room from 9:00 to 10:00 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. Parents must RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.

Financial Aid Events at BHS

BHS Financial Aid Seminar
This seminar is designed for parents of seniors, or any interested parent
Tuesday October 16, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Location: Burlington High School Auditorium

“FAFSA Night 2018”
Hosted by BHS Guidance and MEFA
This event is designed for senior parents and senior students
Wednesday December 5, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Location: Burlington High School Cafeteria

 Financial Literacy 101 
Hosted by The Bassi Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith
This event is designed for parents of juniors and seniors, or any interested parents
Thursday December 13, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Location: Burlington High School Auditorium

Monday, September 24, 2018

Senior College Planning Night

Senior Parents and Seniors are reminded that College Planning Night will be held on Thursday September 27, 2018 at 6:00 in the Burlington High School Auditorium. The evening will cover a variety of topics in regard to the college selection and application process. Several Guidance staff members will be at this event and we look forward to seeing you.

If you cannot make the event, it will be televised on BCAT. The showtimes will be posted soon.

Friday, September 14, 2018

2018 PSAT/NMSQT Offered at BHS

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 10, 2018. 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 $30.00. The Guidance department highly recommends juniors take the exam again this year. Registration materials are being mailed on 9/14/18, and students will also receive information in homeroom. You can also find registration materials by clicking here. We ask that Juniors register ASAP so they may pick up a PSAT study guide which provides valuable testing information.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Upcoming Financial Aid Webinars in September

Upcoming Webinars in September
Dear Partners:
Federal Student Aid regularly hosts webinars for students, parents, student loan borrowers, and college access professionals. In September, we are providing a few webinars that will help you get ready to work with student sand parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form:
For students, parents and college access professionals:
FAFSA® Process: Filling Out the FAFSA Form (Tuesday, Sept. 25, 4-5 p.m. ET)
Registration fills up quickly, so sign up today!

Keep an eye on for upcoming webinars in October and November and other events for students, parents, and borrowers; and watch the Get Training page on the Financial Aid Toolkit for 

Counselors to find webinars intended to enhance your professional development.
Missed a webinar? You can view the recording online
We understand that sometimes you can't watch a webinar live. To ensure you don't miss out on useful information, we have recorded all of our webinars and posted them For webinars that cover topics just for college access professionals, please go to

Thursday, September 6, 2018

2018-2019 Guidance Events

The Guidance Department is happy to announce a full schedule of BHS Guidance Events for the 2018/2019 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.

If you miss any of our events we film several events and can be found on the BCAT web-site. 

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Guidance Parent Council

The Guidance Department is continuing with Guidance Parent Council. The purpose of this council is so the guidance department can meet with parents and/or students to discuss how Guidance Services function, get parental feedback on guidance services and possibly implement or review current guidance services. The start date still need to be finalized, but meetings will start in late-September and held 3:10 on Thursdays. Any interested parents or students please contact Joe Attubato, Guidance Director at