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Senior Seminars: During Term 1, students will work on resumes, applications, college essays etc. with assistance of guidance counselors. Senior Seminar runs one time per cycle. Students will have 7-8 lessons throughout term one.
TEC College Fair: Exact Date TBD - Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St, Waltham. TEC hosts more than 150 colleges.
Individual College Meetings: Students meet and communicate frequently with their counselors while determining post-secondary plans.
Senior College Planning Night: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. The NHS Guidance staff invites senior parents and students to join us for a presentation on the college application and admissions process. Our staff will review the college process and answer any questions you may have.
Financial Aid Night: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college. An experienced representative from MA Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will provide an overview of the financing process, including different types of financial aid, the application process, and determining financing options for your family. Visit www.mefa.org/seniors for all financial aid planning, tips and advice.
Junior College Planning Night: TBD
Click on this link to get the full PowerPoint presentation from this past year's presentation night: Presentation
Junior Seminars: Term 4, students will work on post-secondary planning research with the help of guidance counselors. Students will use Naviance to update resumes, complete college searches, view scattergrams etc.
Junior Course Selections: March, 2020 - Juniors meet individually with guidance counselors to review senior year courses and review the college planning timeline.
Parent/Guardian Meetings: March, 2020 - Junior parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for individual counselor meetings to discuss the post-secondary planning process.
NHS College & Post-Secondary Fair - May, 2020 (exact date TBD) in NHS Dining Hall immediately after school
SAT/Subject Tests: November, 2020 (exact date to TBD) @ Norwood High School
Career Interest Seminar: April, 2020 (exactl date TBD)
One of our main goals as guidance counselors is to ensure that our students and families are well-informed regarding the college and career planning process. In an effort to provide a jump-start on the process, counselors hold an evening presentation each year in May/June called "Early College Readiness Night". Below is information delivered that evening.
PowerPoint Presentation: Early College Readiness Night
Welcome & Sample Transcript
Financial Aid Checklist
Pertinent Information regarding the College Planning Process
Application used by more than 400 colleges/universities; students must become member with username/password.
SAT/Subject Tests/AP Testing information
ACT Practice Tests (via CU Tutoring & Test Prep)
Online College Database (Directory of US Colleges)
US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Outlook Handbook
School-based website encouraging career and college exploration; usernames and passwords are unique to each student.
Website devoted to learning disabilities and ADHD; resource for college planning