Framingham High School
School Counseling Department
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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."
1. Information and applications for scholarships are available!
You can access scholarship information by logging on to Naviance:
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).
Financial Aid Resources
1. After the Acceptance Presentation - Sponsored by MEFA -
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.
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:
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Not sure if you are college bound, or have no idea what you want to do? Check out these great resources!
FHS College and Career Center Visits
How do you attend a college/career organization visit at FHS?
College NEWS Corner
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
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.
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
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:
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 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.
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
To see what is going on for sophomores this month, check out the School Counseling Department Newsletter:
Class of 2016 Newsletter, April
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:
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.
Summer Enrichment/Academic Programs
To see what is going on for freshman this month, check out the School Counseling Department Newsletter: