Welcome to the WHS Guidance Department

 

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Guidance Information by Grade

Seniors , Juniors , Sophomores , Freshmen 

All Grades:

 

AP Exam Registration
click here for info on test dates and to register and pay

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:

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:

Guidance is offering the “PreACT” test on Saturday morning, March 4th. It is a practice test for the ACT which gives students a low-stress chance to try out this college admissions test option. This is NOT an official ACT and scores are only shared with counselors and students (not colleges). 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. Juniors who might have focused on the SAT and want to try out the ACT are welcome to sign up, as space allows. (Priority is given to sophomores.)

The fee for this test is $25 until Monday, February 27th, after which there will be an additional $5 late fee ($30 total). The preferred method of registration and payment is through the “Online Payment Center” for Weston Public Schools. Click here for a link to the online form. The payment center link can also be found in the bottom left of the Weston Public Schools district home page. If you have enrolled students in programs at Weston Recreation, you may already have an account. If you don’t have an account, it will take a day or two to set you up with a PIN. (Any questions about Online Payment can be directed to Ashley Lopes at Case House or 781-786-5236). Checks made payable to “Town of Weston” will also be accepted in the guidance office.

The test will be held at the high school. Check-in begins at 7:30am and 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, students will enter through the main entrance to check in to find out their assigned room. Students generally finish between 11:15 and 11:30.

If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.  

Freshmen:

Freshman Counselor Meetings are coming!
Starting Monday, December 12th, counselors will be meeting with freshmen during study hall blocks.  Keep an eye out for passes in homeroom and email invitations.  
If possible, please bring your laptop to your appointment.  
We can’t wait to see you!!
WHS Guidance Department

Guidance Events and News

 

 

 

Click here to download the February 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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