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, March
1. Information and applications for scholarships are available!
*Please note that FHS Scholarship Applications must be completed and dropped off to Mrs. Luzi in the College & Career Center (rm. A106 in the Library) by Friday, March 7th.*
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 inbox regularly.
If you prefer a hard copy of the "FHS Scholarship Packet," please feel free to pick one up in the College & Career Center (rm. A106 in the library).
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. Confused by what the EFC means? Check out this resource!
2. Financial Aid support - presentation at Quinsigamond Community College
4. Information from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Night held at FHS on 10/23/13- Presentation and Handouts
Links to College Resources
Click on any link of interest for more information:
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!
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, March
February Workshop: College Search Jumpstart for Juniors!
Hey juniors, senior year is fast approaching! Thinking about college after FHS?
Mrs. Luzi, College and Career Counselor will be hosting lunchtime workshops on Wednesdays in February! The "College Search Jumpstart for Juniors", is a helpful workshop offering tips to begin your college research.
Every Junior that attends will get a raffle ticket and be entered to win a prize!
To sign up, please see Mrs. Luzi in the College and Career Center in the Library, or sign up here. And bring a friend!
Upcoming Local College Fairs:
Student PSAT score reports were mailed home on Wednesday, 1/22/14. We will also be airing a brief video on Flyer News which will explain 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
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, March
Student PLAN test score reports were mailed home on Wednesday, 1/22/14. We will also be airing a brief video on Flyer News which will explain 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
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
Additional Summer Opportunities!
The Education Cooperative (tec-coop.org) offers students the opportunity to have a summer internship. Internships are open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Students can hear Sherri Sigel speak about this program on:
Thursday, March 13th at 11:00 in the College and Career Center!