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Guidance Information by Grade
 

All Grades: 

Changing and dropping courses

Since the IC portal will open shortly and eliminate traditional Progress Reports it is critical that you become aware of the deadlines for changing levels and dropping courses. Go to Course Selection and Scheduling for details.
 
College Fairs:
A college fair provides an excellent opportunity for students and parents to gather a wealth of information about institutions of higher learning. In this relatively brief period of time, contact can be made and pertinent information gathered from a large variety of colleges and universities. All Weston students and their parents are urged to attend.
 
The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) will host a college fair at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, October 5th, 2-4 PM in the Sports and Recreation Center. Approximately 150 colleges and universities will be represented. For more information please refer to the website .
 
The Education Cooperative (TEC) will host a college fair at Waltham High School on Tuesday, October 7th, 6:30?8:30 PM in their cafeteria. Approximately 120 colleges and universities will be represented. For more information please refer to the website.
 
Boston University will host a Performing & Visual Arts College Fair on Wednesday, October 8th, 7?9 PM in the Fuller Building.
Approximately 200 colleges will be represented. For more information please refer to the website.
College Visits
Over the next few months the Guidance Department will be hosting representatives from various colleges. Check in with the Guidance Department to find out where the meetings will be held. The meetings are open students who might be interested in a specific school. Dates and times of these visits are posted in Naviance. The schools that are coming in this Fall are listed in the September 2014 Guidance Newsletter. There may be additions to the September schedule so continue to check Naviance. Schools coming later in the year will be posted in subsequent publications.
 
Juniors and Seniors: to attend a college visit you must sign up through your Naviance account. If you have a class conflict, speak with your teacher AT LEAST 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE. It is always left to the teacher’s discretion as to whether or not permission is granted. Occasionally visits overlap into the next period, so you may excuse yourself if it is necessary to leave.
 
Sophomores, you may attend college visits ONLY IF YOU HAVE A FREE.
Seniors:

Pursuing the Visual and Performing Arts in College

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7-9pm

Media Center

Whether you are looking to pursue your talents professionally or are interested in combining your creative passion with other skills, choosing the right college can be a difficult decision. Admissions representatives from local colleges, and other related professionals will speak about portfolios, degree options, and other aspects of pursuing the arts in college.

Scholarships:

There are a variety of obtainable scholarships; the trick is to know where to find them. The first place to check is in the Guidance Office. Under the teacher’s mailboxes are binders full of various college scholarship opportunities, come check them out! Also, the resources listed below can help you find the scholarship that best fits your needs:
 
FastWeb- has the largest and most widespread source of scholarships available. It can match scholarships to your unique profile. 
 
CollegeNet- allows you to keyword search for scholarships by category or college. In addition, the Personal Profile search will match you with scholarships based on your qualifications. 
 
FinAid- is a helpful resource for finding information about financial aid, scholarships, and loans.
 
SchoolSoup- will find scholarships that match your interests and profile by searching through $32 Billion worth of scholarships. The website also provides additional financial aid options. 
 

To attend a college visit you must sign up through your Naviance account. If you have a class conflict, speak with your teacher AT LEAST 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE. It is always left to the teacher’s discretion as to whether or not permission is granted. Occasionally visits overlap into the next period, so you may excuse yourself if it is necessary to leave. 

An updated College Data base is now online.  See college application patterns for recent graduates to help you make your college selection.
Parents:  If you missed the College Information Session on Tuesday, September 9,  or Thursday, September 11,  please review the PowerPoint presentation and let us know if you have any questions!.

Juniors:

Pursuing the Visual and Performing Arts in College
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7-9pm
Media Center
Whether you are looking to pursue your talents professionally or are interested in combining your creative passion with other skills, choosing the right college can be a difficult decision. Admissions representatives from local colleges, and other related professionals will speak about portfolios, degree options, and other aspects of pursuing the arts in college.
To attend a college visit you must sign up through your Naviance account. If you have a class conflict, speak with your teacher AT LEAST 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE. It is always left to the teacher’s discretion as to whether or not permission is granted. Occasionally visits overlap into the next period, so you may excuse yourself if it is necessary to leave. 
Parents:  sign up for your Naviance Account. It is a useful tool for the college process and all junior parents should have an account. To get an account please email Chris Wadsworth.
Sophomores:
To attend a college visit, you MUST HAVE A FREE.
Freshmen:

Welcome back!

Guidance Events and News

 

See the October 2014

Guidance Newsletter

Meet the 2014-15 Guidance Interns
   Kira Wong graduated from Framingham State University with a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a combined Master’s degree in School Counseling/College Admission Counseling Certificate at Suffolk University, where she also works as a graduate fellow in the Office of Diversity Services. "I love being outside whenever I can, so I spend the majority of my free time hiking, camping, and snowboarding."  Kira is in Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
   Julia St. Jean grew up outside of Boston, graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Human Development & Sociology, and is studying at BC for her Master’s in School Counseling. "I love visiting my family down the Cape, especially spending time with my golden retriever, Mayzie!" Julia is in Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
   Whether students have questions about applying to college, want a mock interview, need an extra set of eyes to look over a college essay, or just want somewhere to sit and chat about anything (school related or not), we encourage anyone to come see us! Our office is to the left of Mrs. Wadsworth’s desk in the Guidance Office. We are looking forward to working with everyone over the course of the year!
Changing and dropping courses
Since the IC portal will open shortly and eliminate traditional Progress Reports it is critical that you become aware of the deadlines for changing levels and dropping courses. Go to Course Selection and Scheduling for details.
Important Upcoming Events
 
Tues, 10/21, 7-9pm-Pursuing Visual and Performing Arts in College    Media Center
 
Sat. 10/25 - ACT Exam, not at Weston
 
Thurs, 10/31 - Last day of Term 1
 
Thurs, 11-6, 8-10am and 7-9pm- College Info Seminar for Junior Parents @ WHS Media Center
College Fairs
 
Performing Arts in College panel, 10/21, WHS
NEACAC Fairs – Visit neacac.org for locations and dates
NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING COURSES WILL NOT BE OFFERED 2014-15:
Course Name
Art Lab
Computerized Accounting (year-long)
Computerized Accounting II (Sem II)
Introduction to Business II
International Cooking
10th Grade World Studies:1800-Present (English)
10th Grade Modern World Studies (History)
Number
   708
   397
   396
   261
   912
 
   125
 
   216
 

 

Information for New Families

 

Welcome to Weston and Weston High School.  Please browse the sidebar menu to explore what the department has to offer and visit the district page under Quick Links New Student Registration or select New Student Information from the sidebar menu on the left.  

 

Information Sessions

Group information sessions are held monthly for students and parents interested in visiting Weston High School. One of our counselors will discuss our program of studies, range of activities and other aspects of the school, as well as answer your specific questions. Student ambassadors are available for a tour of the school following the discussion. Please email Chris Wadsworth to arrange a visit.  See schedule.

 

New Student Registration

Please email Richard Escobar, High School Head of Guidance or call  (781) 786-5820 to inform him of your intent to register your son/daughter for school, or if you have any questions about this process..

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Guidance Planning Calendar

 

July  
August  
September * Gr12 College Info Session
October

* Sophomore PSAT and ASPIRE

(formerly known as PLAN) tests

* Financial Aid Night

* Arts in College Fair and Panel Presentation

* TEC Fair

* Canadian College Fair

November

* Gr 11 College Info Session

* Most early admissions college

applications due

December

* Most regular admissions

college applications due

January

* 9th/10th Gr Parent Info Session

* Curriculum Night

February

* Athletics in

College Presentation

March * Course override requests due
April  
May * Senior Internships
June

* Seniors Graduate

* Next Year's Schedules

available

 

 

 

 

 

 Weston High School's CEEB Code is 222-355. 
Our telephone number is (781) 786-5820; fax is (781) 786-5829 

Left to right:

Mr. Chris Shanahan
Ms. Gretchen Gugliotta
Ms. Maryann Shea

Ms. Marla Schay

Mr. Richard Escobar, Head of Guidance

Ms. Christine Wadsworth, Administrative Assistant

 

Email: lastnamefirstinitial@weston.org

 

 

 
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