• The Grafton High School Counseling Department is dedicated to providing a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs.  This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.
      
    A Message From Your School Counselors
     
    In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, information is changing frequently.  Please check this web page for updated School Counseling information.  School Counselors are available to support students and families with specific questions and concerns through email or phone contact.  Counselor contact information is listed on the right side of this page. Together we will work through these unprecedented times.
     

    The School Counseling office acknowledges that feeling anxious and stressed in these rapidly changing times is normal. It is essential that you take care of yourselves and monitor your own physical and mental health. In the event of a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.  Students and parents can access social/emotional resources found HERE on our district website to support those who may be struggling.

     Parent Resources to support students in time of COVID

     Parent Webinars from Brookline Center/BRYT Network

     

     
     
     
     
    NEW! "APPLYING TO COLLEGE DURING A PANDEMIC" webinar sponsored by Worcester State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and St. Michael's College.
     
    COLLEGE PLANNING JUNIOR PARENT EVENING: Review this slidehow presentation on the general steps in the college planning process for your rising senior.  We encourage you to reach out to your student's school counselor with questions.  We look forward to working with you and your student this fall.
     
     
     
     
      
     
     

     

     

     

    COLLEGE INFORMATAION

     

    College Financing Resources from Citizen's Bank

     

    NAVIANCE virtual college visits This year GHS held  virtual college visits for our seniors.  Thank you to those who participated!

    Please check EACH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL for any changes in college visit programming. 

    The National Association for College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) has developed a tool that will serve as a gathering point for updates from colleges and universities about how they are adapting to the impact of the coronavirus. Many colleges are changing policies around school visits, deadlines for replying to offers and submitting enrollment deposits, and sharing other ways to get in contact. This site will be important for Juniors and Seniors.

    CLICK HERE to follow the NACAC website for real-time information about college fairs, visits, and more. 

     

    "APPLYING TO COLLEGE DURING A PANDEMIC" webinar sponsored by Worcester State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and St. Michael's College.
     
    COLLEGE PLANNING JUNIOR PARENT EVENING: Review this slidehow presentation on the general steps in the college planning process for your rising senior.  We encourage you to reach out to your student's school counselor with questions.  We look forward to working with you and your student this fall.

     

    QCC/ECHS Webinar: Click HERE to view a video recording of our webinar explaining the Quinsigammond Community College and Grafton High School Early College High School/Dual Enrollment opporrtunities for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please reach out to Sharon Buckley, Director of School Counseling (buckleys@grafton.k12.ma.us) or Assistant Principal Kevin Carney (carneyk@grafton.k12.ma.us) if you have any questions or for more information.
     
      UMASS AMHERST:  Recently released resources:

     

    MA State School COVID-19 Webinar. (Published 4/24/20) Developed by our colleagues at Westborough High School, hear from a panel of admissions officers and administrators from the Massachusetts State College system as they answer questions and offer empathy to students and families navigating the college admissions process during COVID-19. 

     Webinar: College Admissions: Impact of the Coronavirus | NEASC Virtual Global Forum (Published on Apr 14, 2020)

    Presented in partnership with the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC)
    As school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic continue with no predictable end, the college admissions process is quickly adapting to the new virtual paradigm: expanded online recruiting, virtual campus tours and interviews, delays and cancellations in test reporting, virtual high school classes, and changes in grading and assessments are among the many challenges. Hear from a panel of college admissions professionals who will share their perspectives on how schools can help their students navigate the college search and application process during this uncertain time.

     Webinar: College Admissions & the Impact of COVID-19 - Westborough HS Admissions Webinar (Published 4/13/2020) Developed by our colleagues at Westborough High School, hear from a panel of five admissions officers and administrators as they answer questions and offer empathy to students and families navigating the college admissions process during COVID-19. 

     

      

    Remote Academic Enrichment Opportunities and Ideas

     

    Given the interruptions to education and opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and/or full academic experiences, students  might consider taking on some Remote Academic Enrichment Opportunities. These can be added to an academic resume and will demonstrate your commitment to continued learning. We encourage you to visit college websites for virtual programming as they are becoming innovative in finding ways to keep students connected with what are typical summer college experiences. Revisit this list as we will provide updates as we receive them.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
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