Welcome to the WHS Guidance Department

Volunteers Needed to Assist in the Guidance Department Head Search Process

The Weston Public Schools is seeking volunteers to serve on the search committee for a new Guidance Department Head, serving grades 6-12.  The search committee will consist of a mix of administrators, staff, students, and parents.  Participation on this committee will require a substantial time commitment of afternoon/evening meetings this spring.  This committee will be named on or before Friday, May 1st. Please email Principal Anthony Parker  if you are interested in serving on this committee.

The first meeting will be Tuesday, May 5th, 6 pm - 7pm in the

Principal’s Conference Room at the High School. 

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Guidance Information by Grade
Click here for:
Seniors , Juniors , Sophmores , Freshman 

All Grades: 

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:

 

The Weston Town Scholarship Application for 2015 has been posted online. When you submit this application and it is complete, you will be considered for scholarship awards by a number of committees including the Boosters, Women's Community League, METCO, Rotary, Horace Sears,and War Memorial and the David E. Retik Scholarship.

 

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. 
Reminder: FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) must be completed in January. 
 
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. 
 
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 our interns Kira Wong or Julia St. Jean
Sophomores:

Attention Sophomores:  On Saturday, March 7th, a practice ACT, which replaces the PLAN test that ACT discontinued this year, will be administered at Weston High School. There will be no formal registration form, but a check made out to the Town of Weston in the sum of $30 and submitted to Chris Wadsworth in the Guidance office will be accepted through Monday, March 2nd. Checks received after March 2nd  will incur a $5.00 late fee.

The test will be held at Weston High School.

  • Check-in begins at 7:30
  • The test will begin promptly at 7:45
  • Students who arrive late will not be allowed to take the test.
  • Students will need to bring #2 pencils and a calculator
  • We WILL NOT provide calculators or batteries
  • Upon arrival to the high school on Saturday 3/7, students will enter through the main entrance to check in to find out their assigned room.
  • Students will be done between 11:15 and 11:30.

For information on the ACT, please go to this link  http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/    which will take you to a page called ‘TEST PREP ‘  and then click on Preparing for the ACT (PDF; 64 pages, 2MB) which is a test booklet with helpful information. These booklets will also be available in the Guidance Office starting on Monday, February 2nd.


We strongly recommend that all sophomores take this test as it will be useful in determining which standardized tests (ACT vs SAT) may be best for individual students to take in the college application process. In addition there is an “Interest inventory” part of this test which will be helpful to you as you seek a career path.

 

Freshmen:

At this point counselors have met individually with most Freshman. If you have not yet met with your counselor, please stop by to make an appointment.

Guidance Events and News

 

 Click to download  the April 2015

Guidance Newsletter

 

Guidance Planning Calendar

 

July Enjoy Summer Vacation!
August Enjoy Summer Vacation!
September *  Gr12 College Info Session
October

* Junior PSAT

* Financial Aid Night

* Arts in College Fair

* Arts in College Panel      Presentation

* TEC College Fair

* Canadian College Fair

November

* Gr 11 College Info Session

* Most early admissions college

applications due

December

* PSAT returned to Juniors

* Most regular admissions

college applications due

January

* 9th/10th Gr Parent Info Session

* Curriculum Night

* Gap Year Fair

* FAFSA due for Seniors

February

* Course reccommendations sent home over Feb break

* Course selections meetings begin

* School break provides opportunity for college visits!

March

* Course selection meetings continue

* Course override requests due 3rd Friday

April

* National College Fair

* School break provides opportunity for college visits!

May

* College deposit deadline 5/1

* AP Exams

* Senior Internships

June

* Seniors Graduate

* Senior final transcripts sent to colleges

* Final Exams

* Next Year's academic schedules

available

 

 

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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 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

Not Pictured interns:

Kira Wong

Julia St.Jean

email addresses for Weston scholl staff are last name,first initial @weston.org

(for example escobarr@weston.org)

 

 

 
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