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Grade 12

Class of 2015 Monthly Newsletter

Overview of the College Application Process

College Search & Application Resources

      Searching for Colleges

      Requesting a Transcript

      Teacher Letter of Recommendation

     Counselor Letter of Recommendation

     Standardized Tests: ACT & SAT

College & Professional Organization Visits to FHS

Standardized Test Prep Resources

Financial Aid Resources

College News Corner

Grade 11

Class of 2016 Monthly Newsletter

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

College Resources for Juniors

    College & Career Resource: Naviance

SAT Prep Classes

Grade 10

Class of 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

College and Career Resource at FHS

Grade 9

Class of 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Information for Rising Grade 9 Students

 

 

Grade 12


Congratulations to the Class of 2015, you now officially represent the senior class at FHS!


Class of 2015 Monthly Newsletter

Class of 2015 Newsletter, July 

 En Español

 Em Português


College Search & Application Resources

1. Overview of the College Application Process

Click HERE to read a step-by-step outline of everything you need to do, as an FHS Senior, to apply to college this year.

2. How do I search for college/universities?

   A. Use NAVIANCE

       

Naviance helps students and families connect what students do in the classroom to their life goals, including finding colleges and careers based on their personal skills and areas of interests.

Seniors, to log on to your student Naviance account, CLICK HERE

To log on to Naviance as a guest, CLICK HERE.

  • Enter Framingham Zip Code: 01701
  • Enter Password: FHS

   B. Use Collegeweek Live

CollegeWeek Live is an innovative online college fair and online chat resource.

To access CollegeWeek Live, click HERE. 

To see online events hosted by colleges through CollegeWeek Live, click HERE.

 

3. How do I request to have my high school transcript sent to colleges/universities?

     A. Complete the FERPA (What is the FERPA?)

     B. Fill out the Transcript Request Form (copies available in the school counseling office)

*For step-by-step instructions on how to complete these steps:*

Click here: FERPA and Transcript Request Instructions

 

4. How do I request a Teacher Letter of Recommendation?

      For instructions, click here: /fhs/Teacher Recommendation Letter Guide.docx

 

5. How do I request a School Counselor Letter of Recommendation?

       For instructions, click here: /fhs/Student Interview Packet.docx

      We also recommend providing your counselor with this document: Parent Brag Sheet

 

6. Standardized Tests: ACT and SAT

SAT: For information and to register: http://www.collegeboard.com

ACT: For information and to register: http://www.act.org

 

7. ACCUPLACER

What is the Accuplacer? Should I take it?

Check with your counselor or Mrs. Luzi to see if you should take the Accuplacer. The Accuplacer is available on Wednesdays after school. You need to register with Mrs. Luzi to take the Accuplacer.

Sign up for the Accuplacer HERE

 

8. Other Helpful Resources:

9. Not Sure if You are College Bound, or Not Sure What You Want to do? 

Check out these great resources:

Keefe Tech Post Graduate Programs

Mass Transfer

NEBHE Tuition Break Program

NSTAR EPUT Program

Yearup

Gap Year Fairs 2014

Gap Year Programs

Gap Year Programs 2

Gap Year Programs 3

Community Service Programs

Thinking Beyond Borders


College and Professional Organization Visits to FHS

How do I attend a college/career organization visit at FHS in the fall?

  1. Log into your student Naviance account
  2. Click on 'Colleges'
  3. Click on 'View all College Visits'
  4. Register for the visit
  • Students must sign up online 24 hours in advance and have a pass from their teacher to attend.
  • No name on registration list and no teacher pass = student cannot attend visit.
  • All visits take place in the College and Career Center, unless otherwise noted.

Why do colleges/universities visit high schools and attend college fairs? Click here!

 


Standardized Test Preparation Resources

1. SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs:

        Click HERE  to enroll online

2. Standardized Test Information:

Home

 

For information about "Test Optional Schools" - Click HERE


Financial Aid Resources
 

1. Confused by what the EFC means? Check out this resource!

2. College Tuition Tracker

Don't let the sticker price fool you. This tool shows what students really pay for college, based on their family income. We've got trends, too. Search from more than 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States. To access the tuition tracker, click here: College Tuition Tracker

3. Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Night, en Espanol:

On November 13th 2013, 7-9pm, MEFA presented to families of Grade 12 students, en espanol, on College Financial Aid. The presentation was held at FHS. To access the information shared that evening, click here: Presentation and Handouts

4. Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Night

On October 23rd 2013, 7-9pm, MEFA presented to families and students on College Financial Aid. The presentation was held at FHS. To access the information shared that evening, click here: Presentation and Handouts


College NEWS Corner

 

NPR Article 5/6/2014 - Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Boston Globe 4/9/2014 - Acceptance Rates

NY TIMES 3/5/2014 - Big Changes Announced for the SAT

Boston Globe 3/5/2014 - Summer Programs

NY TIMES 10/28/2013  - Colleges Ranked By Value

Boston Globe 9/29/2013 - Don't rely on college rankings...

Boston Globe 9/1/2013 - College Application Checklist

Boston Globe 8/30/2013 - College Applications

Boston Globe  8/27/2013 - College Choice and Earning Power

Boston Globe  8/25/2013 - College and Debt

Boston Globe  8/25/2013 - College Costs/Economy

Boston Globe  8/18/2013 - Making the Right Choice

Boston Globe 8/14/2013 - Consumer Alert

Grade 11

 


Class of 2016 Monthly Newsletter

Class of 2016 Newsletter, July

En Español

Em Português


Upcoming Local College Fairs

Check back in August for new college fair dates and locations!


Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Attention students! Looking for something to do this summer? Check out a list of opportunities; across the state, across the country and across the world:

  1. Log on to your student Naviance account by clicking HERE
  2. Click on "Colleges"
  3. Look under "College Research" >> Enrichment Programs

College Resources for Juniors

1. "Jumpstart to College & Career Planning Night for Juniors:"

        Click here: /fhs/Jumpstart to College & Career Planning Night.pdf

The presentation above covers the steps that current juniors should be taking at this point to prepare for life after high school. It was delivered by the FHS School Counseling Dept. on April 10th 2013, 7 - 9pm.

2. Helpful hand-outs:

3. Featured College & Career Resource: NAVIANCE

Naviance is a web based tool that helps students and families connect what students do in the classroom to their life goals, including finding colleges and careers based on their personal skills and areas of interests.

Juniors, to log on to your student Naviance account, click HERE

To log on to Naviance as a guest: CLICK HERE, then:

  • Enter Framingham Zip Code: 01701
  • Enter Password: FHS

SAT Test Prep Classes

 

Grade 10


Class of 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Class of 2017 Newsletter, July

En Español

Em Português


Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Attention students! Looking for something to do this summer? Check out a list of opportunities; across the state, across the country and across the world:  

1. Log on to your student Naviance account by clicking HERE       

2. Click on "Colleges"                                                        

3. Look at "College Research">> Enrichment Programs


College & Career Resource at FHS  

Looking for a job? Need help figuring out what you would like to do for a career or college major? 

When you return to school, access the FHS College & Career Center in it's NEW location, rm. D112

Grade 9


Class of 2018 Monthly Newsletter
 

En Español

Em Português


 Information for Rising Grade 9 Students

Rising Grade 9 Students: Frequently Asked Questions

    En Español

    Em Portuguése

 



 



 

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