Framingham High School

School Counseling Department

Current Students

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Grade 12


To see what is going on for seniors this month, check out the School Counseling Department Newsletter:

Class of 2014 Newsletter, April


April Workshop: Understanding your Financial Aid Package

During the month of April,  Mrs. Luzi, College & Career Counselor, will be running a workshop for Grade 12 students:  "Understanding your Financial Aid Package."

When
   During your lunch on Wednesday,  April 2nd, Wednesday,  April 9th, Wednesday, April 16th or
 Wednesday, April 30th
Where
   In the College & Career Center (in the library, rm. A106)
How to Sign-Up
   Click here  to select a date and time that works for you!


Scholarships

1. Information and applications for scholarships are available!

You can access scholarship information by logging on to Naviance:

  1. To log on to Naviance, click here and enter your student account log on information.
  2. Click on the "Colleges" top tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Scholarship List" (under the heading "Scholarships & Money")

All currently active scholarships are listed. When you click on a scholarship, you will find a direct link to the application for that particular scholarship.

We recommend that you check Naviance OFTEN between December and March for updates on scholarships! Mrs. MacDowell, Grade 10/12 Counselor, is also emailing students via Naviance to notify them when these updates occur, so please make sure to check your email inbox regularly.

For questions about scholarships, please see Mrs. MacDowell in D102 or Mrs. Luzi in the College and Career Center (rm. A106 in the Library).

2. Additional Scholarship Resources!


Financial Aid Resources
 

1. After the Acceptance Presentation - Sponsored by MEFA -
Wednesday, April 16th 7-9 pm, FHS Auditorium - Come here how to decipher your financial aid award letter from each college. Find out the "bottom line" on each school!

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

3. 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.

4. Information from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Night held at FHS on 11/13/2013 - En Espanol  - Presentation and Handouts
 

5. Information from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Night held at FHS on 10/23/13- Presentation and Handouts

6. Attend Mrs. Luzi's April Workshop, "Understanding your Financial Aid Package." This workshop will be held each Wednesday in April during all four lunch periods in the College & Career Center (rm. A106). To sign up: Click here 


Links to College Resources

Click on any link of interest for more information:


CollegeWeek Live!

Need some extra help with the college search and college fair process? Check out CollegeWeek Live! An innovative online college fair and online chat resource

Click here for online events hosted by colleges through CollegeWeek Live!


Not sure if you are college bound, or have no idea 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


FHS College and Career Center Visits

How do you attend a college/career organization visit at FHS?

  1. Log into Naviance
  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!

See Colleges and Universities scheduled to visit FHS HERE


College NEWS Corner

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


ACT and SAT Test Information

For 2013-2014 SAT and ACT Test Dates, click HERE

SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs:

        Apply online HERE - Winter 2014 application coming soon!


Other Testing Resources

Home

 

Test Optional Schools - Click HERE

 

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.

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

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

Grade 11


To see what is going on for juniors this month, check out the School Counseling Department Newsletter:

Class of 2015 Newsletter, April


Upcoming Local College Fairs

5/1-2, 2014 - Boston National College Fair - Boston Convention Center

5/21/2014 - Colleges That Change Lives


PSAT Scores

Student PSAT score reports were mailed home in January. We aired a brief video on Flyer News which explained how to interpret these scores. This video can be found by following these steps:

1. Go to: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/psat/download#after-score

2. Click on "Your Next Steps: Using PSAT/NMSQT Results Student Video" (about half way down the page under, "AfterScore Reports Arrive")
 
For more information about PSAT scores, check out: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/scores/report.html

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.

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

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

College Resources for Juniors

For information about how to request a TEACHER LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION, use the "Teacher Recommendation Guide" 

      Click here: /fhs/Teacher Recommendation Letter Guide.docx

For information about how to request a SCHOOL COUNSELOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION, use the "Student Interview Packet"

        Click here: /fhs/Student Interview Packet.docx

Other helpful hand-outs:


SAT Test Prep Classes


Summer Enrichment/Academic Programs

  1. Log into Naviance
  2. Click on "Colleges"
  3. Look under "College Research", Enrichment Programs

Grade 10


To see what is going on for sophomores this month, check out the School Counseling Department Newsletter:

Class of 2016 Newsletter, April


PLAN Scores

Student PLAN test score reports were mailed home in January 2014.  We aired a brief video on Flyer News which explained how to interpret these scores. The video can be found by following these steps:

2. Click on "+ Student Score Report" (on the top left hand side)
3. Click on "PLAN Student Score Report-- Front Side, Part 1 (Run time: 3:33)"

For more information about the PLAN scores:  http://www.act.org/planstudent/score/index.html


Career Center at FHS

Looking for a job? There is a **NEW** Job Posting Board in the College and Career Center in the FHS Library!

Need some help figuring out what you would like to do for a career or college major? See Mrs. Curtis!

Mrs. Curtis, Career Specialist at Framingham High School, is available to help prepare students for the world of work by assisting with:

  • Developing Skillsworking with students one-on-one on important skills such as resume writing and mock interviews.
  • Exploring Interestsleading students through online career programs to explore what types of careers match their particular skills and interests.
  • Career Luncheonsstudents can meet with professional guest speakers who will speak about their jobs, give advice to students, and talk about trends in a particular job field.
  • Searching for Jobsalthough Mrs. Curtis cannot find jobs for students, she does inform students of job prospects in particular career tracks.
  • Obtaining an Internship*- working with rising juniors and seniors to find internships- usually unpaid- in areas of career interest. Most internships occur over the summer, although they can also take place during the school year. By completing a professional portfolio along with their internship experiences, students are eligible to receive one credit on the Framingham High School transcript.

To schedule a meeting with Mrs. Curtis, please email her at Lcurtis@framingham.k12.ma.us with a few days/times you can meet. She will get back to you with a definite appointment. 

Mrs. Curtis's services are FREE of charge, and available to all Framingham High School students!

Linda Curtis, Career Specialist
Lcurtis@framingham.k12.ma.us
508-782-7541


Summer Enrichment/Academic Programs

 

  1. Log into Naviance
  2. Click on "Colleges"
  3. Look under "College Research", Enrichment Programs

Grade 9


To see what is going on for freshman this month, check out the School Counseling Department Newsletter:

Class of 2017 Newsletter

 




 

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