Guidance Post Secondary Planning
Post Secondary Planning
Guidance Counselors and students meet multiple times during students' junior and senior years to develop post-secondary plans and review the application process.
Senior Seminars: Beginning term 1, students will work on resumes, applications, college essays etc with assistance of guidance counselors.
Individual College Meetings: Students meet and communicate frequently with their counselors while determining post-secondary plans.
Procrastination Nation: Guidance counselors are available for students who need assistance with the college application process afterschool in the library.
Financial Aid Night hosted by MEFA: Visit www.mefa.org/seniors for all financial aid planning tips and advice.
Guidance Seminars: Counselors visit junior English classes where students utilize our Naviance college system (updated resume, completed a college search, viewed scattergrams, etc.)
Junior Course Selections: Juniors met individually with guidance counselors to review senior year courses and review the college planning timeline.
Parent/Guardian Meetings: Junior parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for individual counselor meetings to discuss the post-secondary planning process.
March 20, College Fair: TEC hosted more than 150 colleges at Westwood High School.
April 3, 2013
College Planning Night: Introduction to the college process and an Admissions Counselor Panel
Junior Seminar: Half-way through term 4, students will meet with a counselor once a cycle to help navigate the college/career planning process
Exploration and Research Tools:
COMMON APPLICATION- Application used by more than 400 colleges/universities; students must become member with username/password
COLLEGE BOARD- SAT/Subject Tests/AP Testing information
MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES: http://www.mass.edu/campuses/phecampuses.asp
US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco/
NAVIANCE- School-based website encouraging career and college exploration; usernames and passwords are unique to each student
LD ONLINE- Website devoted to learning disabilities and ADHD; resource for college planning www.ldonline.com