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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

Paying for College: Financial Aid Resources

      Financial Aid 101: The Basics

      Scholarships

      College News Corner

Grade 11

Class of 2016 Monthly Newsletter

Recap of April 9- Jumpstart to College & Career Planning Night

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 Planning Resources for Sophomores

Grade 9

Class of 2018 Monthly Newsletter

 

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Grade 12


Class of 2015 Monthly Newsletter

 

Class of 2015 Newsletter, June

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     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. Match you Common Application and Naviance Accounts. This involves completing      

           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: The FHS Transcript Request Process

 

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 the College & Career Center Counselor (rm. D110) to see if you should take the Accuplacer and to get assistance with signing up.

 

8. Students with Disabilities Navigating the College Process

What are the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools? For information, click here

 

9. Other Helpful Resources:

10. Not Sure if a 4 Year College is Right for You? 

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

 

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College and Professional Organization Visits to FHS

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

1. To see who is visiting FHS: 

Please log in to Naviance to see the College and Career Visit Calendar!

2. To Sign up to Attend a Visit:

  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

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For information about "Test Optional Schools" - Click HERE


Paying for College: Financial Aid
 

1. Financial Aid 101: The Basics

  • What are the different types of financial aid? What forms do I need to fill out? For answers to these questions, click HERE.
  • Who gets federal student aid? How much aid will I get? For answers to these questions, click HERE.
  • What is the timeline for filling out Financial Aid paperwork? To read the "FHS Timeline for Financial Aid and Scholarship Applications," CLICK HERE
  • How much will college cost? "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

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2. Scholarships

Looking for Scholarships? We recommend that you:

  • Set aside time to search for scholarships for which you may qualify. To see some of our recommended scholarship search sites, click here: Scholarship Resources!
  • Log on to your NAVIANCE account often. To log on to Naviance, click here and enter your student account log on information. Click on the "Colleges" top tab. Scroll down to "scholarships" and click on the link to view links to all scholarships of which FHS has been made aware.

 

Need Help Searching or Applying for Scholarships?

See Mrs. Luzi in the College & Career Center, rm. D112.

MEFA’s College Financing Seminars

 

MEFA's free College Financing Seminars demystify the entire financial aid application process, breaking it down into straightforward concepts that every family can understand. We explain the nuts and bolts of how financial aid works and offer strategies for smoothly navigating the college financing process from beginning to end. Topics include:

  • Financial aid applications and eligibility
  • The types of financial aid available
  • How colleges determine how much aid to offer
  • Understanding award letters
- See more at: http://www.mefa.org/planforcollege/events.aspx?id=2702#stha

 

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College NEWS Corner

 

NY Times 3/13/2015 - How to survive the College Admissions Madness

Chronicle of Higher Education Financial Aid Article 2/24/2015 - The Financial Aid Fine Print

Huffington Post 10/17/2014 - Do This To Improve Your Chances

Quartz 10/9 2014 - Americans Apply Online To So Many Schools That It's Messing Up College Admissions

Forbes Magazine 8/14/2014 - Worrying Productively:Six Ways Parents Can Help With The College Search

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...

 

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Grade 11

 


Class of 2016 Monthly Newsletter

Class of 2016 Newsletter, June

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     Em Português


Recap of April 9th: Jumpstart to College & Career Planning Night

On Thursday, April 9th from 7:00 - 9:00pm, the School Counseling Department delivered, “Jumpstart to College and Career Planning Night for Juniors!” The presentation provided a recap of the two college and career planning lessons that have been delivered to Grade 11 students this school year. School counselors shared timelines for moving forward with the college search and application process, general information about standardized tests, and links to resources on these topics.


We are pleased to report that the event was attended by approximately 275 individuals.

The surveys we collected tell us that as a result of the presentation:

  • 95.5% of families who attended are aware of the school counseling curriculum that has been delivered to Grade 11 students this year.
  • 99% of families who attended are aware of non-traditional post-high school options.
  • 95% of families who attended feel they have a general understanding of the college application process.
  •  96% of families who attended know what college and career planning steps their student should be taking between now and the start of senior year.

Weren’t able to attend?

We encourage you to read through the presentation slides, accessible here.


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

Helpful hand-outs:

 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 Prep Courses

 
Let's Get Ready
 
Framingham High School is excited to host a FREE SAT Prep course through Let's Get ReadyLet's Get Ready is an intensive nine week program that provides SAT preparation and guidance around the college admission process. 
 
This course is open to all juniors! First priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need, however, all students are welcome to apply.

For additional information, click here.
 
To apply to register, click here.
 
Questions? See Mrs. Luzi, College & Career Counselor, in rm. D112.  
 
Kaplan
 
We are pleased to share that Framingham High School will also be hosting an SAT Prep classes through Kaplan this spring. 

For more information and to register: http://www.kaptest.com/sat/sat-prep-course/in-person-sat-prep/sat-classroom-on-site?zip=01701&tab=schedule

*If you believe you may qualify for a fee waiver, please see your school counselor or the college and career counselor.

Questions? See Mrs. Luzi, College & Career Counselor, in rmD110.  

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 Grade 10

 


Class of 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Class of 2017 Newsletter, June

     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 Planning Resources for Sophomores  

The College & Career Center

FREE Practice for the PSAT through Kaplan! - Click Here!

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
 
 

 


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