School Counseling Announcements
Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association Job FairLandscape, nursery, and greenhouse companies will be on hand to talk with job seekers about a wide variety of jobs. The job fair will be held February 27 (1-5PM) and February 28 (8AM - noon) at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center. The event is free but preregistration is required. For more information go to www.mnla.com/events/event_list.aspFree 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 Family Connection 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.Personal Best Test Prep (personalbesttestprep.com)Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com)Follow @GraftonGuidance on Twitter
Logging in to Naviance
To get to the Family Connection page of Naviance, students should click Naviance Family Connection. 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