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Seniors , Juniors , Sophmores , Freshman 

All Grades: 

AP Exam Registration Tues Nov 18 through Thurs Dec 14 ,2014

 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

In case you missed it click here to watch the September 17, 2013 Panel Discussion 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. 
 
Reminder: FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) must be completed in January. Also Town Scholarships applications will available on this website in early February
 

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:

Results of PSATs are finally in, students who sat for the exam should meet with their guidance counselor to pick up a copy and review the results of the test. In general, meetings should run about 10 minutes and must be with your counselor. Counselors will be available to meet starting on Moday, December 8th after the lunch blocks. 
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:
Stay tuned for March practice ACT information
To attend a college visit, you MUST HAVE A FREE.
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

 

See the December 2014 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: lastnamefirstinitial@weston.org

 

 

 
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