Senior Seminars: During Term 1, students will work on resumes, applications, college essays etc. with assistance of school counselors. Senior Seminar runs one time per cycle. Students will have 7-8 lessons throughout term one.
TEC College Fair: Normally held in March at Westwood High School. Date TBD
Individual College Meetings: Students meet and communicate frequently with their counselors while determining post-secondary plans.
Senior College Planning Night: The NHS School Counseling 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. This virtual presentation will be Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:30pm. - Click this link to watch the presentation: Senior College Planning Night Presentation
Financial Aid Night: 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. Date: TBD
Junior & Senior Year Forms
- "Next Steps in the College Planning Process" (for Juniors)
- Recommendation Request Form for Teachers
- Senior, College Planning Checklist
- Senior College Planning Night - PowerPoint Presentation
Junior College Planning Night: January 2022
Junior Seminars: Term 4, students will work on post-secondary planning research with the help of school counselors. Students will use Naviance to update resumes, complete college searches, view scattergrams etc.
Junior Course Selections: March, 2022 - Juniors meet individually with school counselors to review senior year courses and review the college planning timeline.
Parent/Guardian Meetings: March, 2022 - Junior parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for individual counselor meetings to discuss the post-secondary planning process.
NHS College & Post-Secondary Fair - TBD in NHS Dining Hall immediately after school
Career Interest Seminar: TBD
Early College & Career Planning
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
Exploration and Research Tools
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)
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
- Anti-Bullying Information
- Career Planning
- College/Post-Secondary Planning
- College Rep Visits to NHS
- Community Service
- Course Selection
- Extra-Curricular Activities
- Financial Aid
- GPA Scale & Grading System
- School Counseling News
- Help Wanted! Employment Opportunities
- High School Transcript Request/Release
- LGBTQ Resources
- MCAS Testing
- Military Recruiter Opt Out Form
- Naviance (opens in new window)
- NCAA Eligibility
- New Student Registration Process
- Resume Building and Other Opportunities
- SAT Prep Course
- School Profile
- Senior Scholarships
- Summer Opportunities
- TEC Internship Program
- Working Papers
This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.