Programs are geared toward students transitioning from middle school to high school. Each student is assigned a Peer Mentor to help them integrate into the high school community. Other freshmen programs include Step Up Day for all incoming ninth graders in the spring of their eighth grade year, and a Freshmen Orientation.
Counselors meet with students to review goals and academic requirements as well as PSAT results. Career Exploration is done through Naviance in a small group setting.
Junior Guidance Seminar. Review the College Application Process in a small group setting at least once throughout the year.
Students are trained on Naviance Family Connection online program. This is an excellent resource for students, parents, and counselors in helping to explore both college and career options. Naviance also provides students with an opportunity to learn how their Personality Type (an adaptation of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and Career Interests (Skills, Interests, and Values) affect their post-secondary planning and decision making.
Junior Parent Night is held in the spring to review the college application process with parents.
Individual College Counseling Sessions can be scheduled by request/appointment.
Session 1 – Review College Application Process – Counselors visit senior English classes to explain the transcript request process and related college application information.
Session 2 – Financial Aid Night – Parents are invited to a MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) College Financing Seminar in early December.