Summer Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs
Boston University's Metropolitan College and Extended Education is offering reading skills and speed reading programs for children and adults this summer in Shrewsbury and Worcester. For information call 1-800-903-0162 or stop by the guidance office for a schedule of courses.
Boston National College Fair September 17, 2017
For more information, visit www.nacacfairs.org.
Free Financial Aid Assistance
American 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 Option
Seniors 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.org
Federal Student Aid
For 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.
Students 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.
The 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)
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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.