Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2019 Course Selection Assemblies Recap

The Burlington High School Guidance Department met with grades 9, 10 and 11 to discuss the course selection process and the 2019/2020 Program of Studies. Please click here to view the information  presented to students. Also, on the right hand side of this blog, please find the box titled " Program of Studies" for information in regard to the program of studies and course planning. Most notably the Guidance Department has adopted a 4 year planner, which we recommend students consider completing as part of the course selection process. 

This year the Guidance Department added a new feature to our junior course selection meetings. A group of seniors that just completed the college application process presented some key information to juniors in regard to the college application process. The seniors did a great job offering advice, tips and things to avoid. Our hope is this presentation serves as a great segue as the BHS Guidance  Department dives into the colleges process with juniors. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Junior College Planning Night

Junior parents and students are reminded that Junior College Planning Night will be held Wednesday February 6th,2019. The evening will commence at 6:00 PM in the Burlington High School Auditorium. Members of the Guidance Department will cover a variety of topics in regard to academic and college planning. This presentation is geared specifically for junior students and parents. If you cannot make the event it will be televised on BCAT. The times will be posted at a later date.

For parents of Freshmen and Sophomores, the BHS Guidance Department  will host Freshman/Sophomore Academic Planning Night on March 5th at 6:00. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

PSAT Results Breakfast

The PSAT results breakfast on 1/20/2019 covered all aspects of interpreting and understanding PSAT results. The PSAT was given on October 11, 2017 at BHS. Scores are now available on-line.

On January 29th at a school assembly students were given an overview of how to understand and interpret results.

Please click on the link below to view the PSAT results information provided by Kaplan at the breakfast:

PSAT Results Breakfast

Please click on the link below for information in regard to signing up for a test prep class offered by Kaplan:

Kaplan Test Prep at BHS

Thursday, January 24, 2019

PSAT Results Breakfast

The BHS Guidance Department and KAPLAN Test Prep will host an “Understanding PSAT Results Breakfast” on Wednesday January 30th, beginning at 9:00 A.M. The event will be held in the Guidance Conference Room. The purpose of this breakfast is to give parents of students who took the PSAT on October 10th the opportunity to ask questions and get clarification on how to interpret, understand and use the PSAT results.   Attending this breakfast is also open to any other interested parent. Please join us for this informative event on January 30th. If you plan to attend please call 781-270-1780 to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Summer Opportunities Fair

Burlington High students are welcome to attend this event!

Programs for Middle & High School Students

Sunday, January 27, 12pm-3pm

180 Main Street. Andover MA


Representatives from 100 local, national, and international programs will be in attendance at Phillips Academy to provide information about their programs to students and parents.  Don't miss this chance to focus on academic programs, language study, community service, camps, sports, arts, research, internships, outdoor adventure, international travel, and gap year opportunities.  Many programs also offer scholarships for qualified students.

Monday, December 17, 2018

KAPLAN Test Prep and Burlington High School

The KAPLAN program offers SAT test prep courses at Burlington High School. Burlington Juniors receive a subsidized rate of $299.00. SAT test prep is available for the March, May, June and August SAT. Please click on the links below for registration details:

SAT Test Prep for March and May

SAT Test Prep for June and August

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2018 PSAT Score Release

PSAT on-line score reports will be available on-line via collegeboard on December 11th 
for Burlington High School students. It will be the responsibility of each student to access their free on-line college board account to view scores and the score report. Along with a score report students get free access to Khan Academy ( in English) or free access to Khan Academy (in Spanish). 

The Guidance Department will mail home the test books before the December vacation week so students may review questions. Included in the PSAT mailing will be information in regard to Kaplan test prep for juniors. Additionally during period 8 on January 29th the BHS Guidance Department will give an overview of how to interpret the PSAT scores. 

For parents, Kaplan test prep will host a Guidance breakfast on Thursday January 30th at 9AM in the BHS Guidance Conference room. 

Please see below information for accessing PSAT scores:

How to Get Your Scores
When your PSAT/NMSQT scores are ready online, you'll get an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores.
From your desktop, you can also print your online score report by clicking the View Details button, then clicking Download Report in the top right corner.
Watch this video for more tips to help you access scores

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Financial Literacy 101 for Juniors and Seniors

Dr. Seuss wrote, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

As you start out on their own path to financial independence, we’d like to help start the conversation in getting you on your way!

We welcome all High School Juniors & Seniors to join us on Thursday, December 13th, PM, at 6:00 P.M. for Financial Literacy 101 at Burlington High School (Parents encouraged too!).

We will be discussing the following topics;

How and when to get started saving
Deferring instant gratification
Investments 101
Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

We’ll have plenty of pizza for those who attend!  


OR BY CALLING 781-270-1780

Please find the details below, we hope to see you there.

Details: Thursday, December 13th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Burlington High School
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Featured Speaker:
Joseph Marich, CRPC®
Vice President
Senior Advisor Consultant
Oppenheimerfunds, Inc.

Hosted by:
The Bassi Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith

For any questions, please contact;
Marc Marotta, CFP®

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

FASFA Night on December 5th

BHS will be a location this year for FASFA Night on December 5th.  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 https://www.masfaa.org/fafsa-day-register/. 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 https://www.masfaa.org/fafsa-day-volunteer/

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stress and Coping Strategies Breakfast

The Guidance Department at Burlington High School will be hosting a Parent Breakfast on Wednesday 11/28, from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM in the BHS Guidance Conference Room. The purpose of this breakfast is to give parents of Burlington High School students the opportunity to have an open dialogue around stress and coping strategies with Burlington High School staff members. Stress and Anxiety impacts all students in a variety of ways. The breakfast is aimed at providing insight into stress and anxiety in adolescents and effective coping strategies.  We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780.