School Counseling Announcements
MetroWest College & Career Fair March 16This free event will be held Saturday March 16 from 9AM to 12:30PM at Ashland High School, 65 East Union Street, Ashland. The fair will include 100 colleges, 50 career representatives, information sessions on admissions, financial aid, SAT/ACT, and more. For more information go to www.mwccf.org.
Spring SAT Prep Class at the Grafton Middle School
From May 7 to May 30 an SAT Prep course will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Grafton Middle School Library. This class helps students prepare to take the SAT in June or August! Go to GraftonSATPrep.com for details and registration. Use coupon code GRAFTONSAT for $50 off!Free Financial Aid AssistanceAmerican Student Assistance College Planning Centers offer free assistance with completing financial aid applications, both in person at either their Boston or Brockton sites and over the phone by calling 1-877-332-4348. For more information, go to www.asa.org/plan.Gap Year OptionSeniors who are unsure of what they would like to do in the future might want to check out Dynamy Internship Year. They are located at 27 Sever Street in Worcester. For information about their programs, go to www.dynamy.orgFederal Student AidFor information on funding a college education, students and parents can go to www.edpubs.gov to order helpful publications, or go to StudentAid.gov/resources to download electronic versions of publications and videos. Students should also visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid to learn about creating an FSA ID which will be needed for signing the FAFSA and for various other uses on Federal Student Aid websites.ScholarshipsStudents can log in to their Naviance accounts and select Colleges to display options to view the Scholarship List or run a National Scholarship Search. The Scholarship List contains the regional and national scholarships that GHS has been notified of. There are three categories of scholarships in the Scholarship List: College/Institution Specific, Regional/National, and For Juniors. If students run a National Scholarship Search they can fine-tune the list to show scholarships that they may be eligible for.
Test PrepThe following companies offer numerous opportunities/classes for preparing for the SAT and ACT. Be sure to check their websites for locations, dates, and times.Cotter Simplified Test Prep (CotterSimplified.com)Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com)Club Z! Tutoring of Northborough (https://clubztutoring.com/northborough/)Follow @GHSCounsel on Twitter
Logging in to Naviance
To get to the Family Connection page of Naviance, students should click Naviance Student. We recommend that you bookmark that page. Usernames and passwords are handed out in the Naviance user sessions run by the Guidance department. If you have forgotten your password, you can click "forgot your password" on the Family Connection home page.
Joan ScheinbartSecretary24 Providence Rd.Grafton, MA 01519508.839.8533Mary GreenCouselor for students with last names A-D.John Patraitis