Welcome to the WHS Guidance Department

 

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Guidance Information by Grade

Seniors , Juniors , Sophomores , Freshmen 

All Grades:

 

AP Exam Registration. Mandatory preregistration meeting April 7 during Activity Block.
click here for info on test dates and to register and pay
Do you enjoy meeting new people and want to make a positive impact on the WHS community?  If so, we want you to become a Student Ambassador.  Student Ambassadors act as mentors, facilitators, and more than anything else, friendly faces and a support network for students new to Weston High School.  The Ambassadors are made up of a select group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who apply to be a part of the program.   If you are in 9th or 10th grade and would like to be an Ambassador, download the form here Student Ambassador Program Application or pick up in the Guidance Office  and submit it to Mrs. Gugliotta in the Guidance Department by Friday April 28, 2017. 

GPA Information

Weston High School has always calculated a weighted academic GPA and an overall unweighted GPA. Both are on a 4.0 scale (even though a weighted GPA may be greater than 4.0) and, beginning with the class of 2017, both are reported on the transcript.

The weighted GPA includes only academic subjects worth 2.5 or 5.0 credits (with the exception of AP Music Theory) taken at Weston High School and includes a numerical “bump” for honors and AP courses. The unweighted GPA includes all courses, but all are calculated as if CP (no additional weight). However, courses graded on a pass/fail basis are not included in GPA calculation. Students attending Weston High for at least four semesters have their GPAs computed five times: at the end of the sophomore and junior years; at the mid-point of junior and senior years averaging in the first semester; and a final GPA upon graduation.

GPA is reported to present a complete picture of each student highlighting their strengths and allowing colleges to see them in the context of their class.  Many colleges recalculate GPA for admissions purposes based on their own institutional criteria.  

Walk In Wednesdays!
The Guidance Department is clearing thier schedules on Wednesdays! This day is specifically set aside for walk in meetings with students. If you have any questions or want to meet with your counselor, please feel free to walk in on Wednesdays!
 
Seniors:
If you are waitlisted at any college and you wish to remain on the waitlist, please let your counselor know.  If you are on a waitlist and decide to go somewhere else, also inform your counselor.  Keep in mind that colleges will see your final grades and some will request 3rd term grades for those students on the waitlist, so keep up the hard work!
Attention Seniors:
This message is to notify you that Weston Town Scholarships 2017 applications are now available for you to fill out.
The application deadline for all 3 opportunities listed below is:  May 1, 2017, and materials should be turned into your guidance counselor.
Please consult the WHS Guidance Financial Aid and Scholarship Webpage  and the following links for further information.
Should any questions remain, be sure to speak with your guidance counselor.

 

 

The high school guidance department would like to thank you all for attending both the Senior Parent Information Session and the Financial Aid Presentation sponsored by MEFA. Below are the PowerPoint slides used during those presentations. Please contact your student’s counselor if you have any questions.

                 Financial Aid                                   College Information Session

Juniors:

 
!Sophomores:

 Attention Sophomores: Be advised that PreACT reports have arrived. If you sat for the practice exam at WHS this past March, please arrange an appointment with your guidance counselor to review results.

Freshmen:

 

Guidance Events and News

 

College Fair Season is Here!
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will be holding the Boston National College Fair at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on the following dates and times:
Sunday, May 7 from 2:00-5:00 and Monday, May 8 from 8:30-12:30. Register for the Boston National College Fair online now, and not only will you avoid waiting in registration lines, but each school you visit will be able to scan your printed barcode and bypass the process of filling out contact info cards.  Registration is simple – just click HERE to be directed to the appropriate webpage. 
 

 

 

Click here to download the April 2017 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 Marla Schay, High School Head of Guidance or call  (781) 786-5820 to inform her of your intent to register your son/daughter for school, or if you have any questions about this process..

 

 

 

 

 

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

Left to right:

Ms. Christine Wadsworth Administrative Assistant

Mr. Chris Shanahan

Ms. Marla Schay, Head of Guidance

Ms. Maryann Shea

Ms. Gretchen Gugliotta

Mr. Samson Luu

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

(for example schaym@weston.org)

 

 

 
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