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Guidance Information by Grade
 

All Grades: 

AP Exam Registration Tue, Nov 18 through Thurs Dec 14,:

 AP Teachers will be distributing AP Exam registration forms starting Mon, Nov 17. Submit one registration form per student and a check ($95 per exam, made out to Town of Weston) to Mrs. Wadsworth in the Guidance office.  There will be a late fee of $5 (per exam) after this date. Additional forms are available in the Guidance office or click here

College Visits
Over the next few months the Guidance Department will be hosting representatives from various colleges. 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
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.
In case you missed it click here to watch the September 17, 2013 Panel Discusiion What Colleges Really Want
Seniors:

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:

Junior Parent College Information
Seminar Power Point and Video links
The Info session was held on November 6, 2014
If you missed the Guidance Departments information sessions you can watch the video of the event. Or review the PowerPoint presentation
Topics include an overview of Guidance Seminar 11, standardized testing, application options, the counselor statement, and resources. 
 
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 December 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.

 

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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