School Counseling Updates

College Fair
The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) virtual College Fair on Sunday, November 8,  2-10:00 PM. Info and register HERE! The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) is holding a virtual College Fair on Sunday, November 15, 1:00-3:00 PM. You can also log back in to visit booths anytime through December 31st!!! Info and register...
Smith Academy will not be offering the PSAT this fall due to Covid-19 health and safety requirements. The College Board is offering an additional test date this year of Tuesday, January 26. We will determine later in the fall if we are able to offer the PSAT on this alternative date. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this,
Senior year
Hello Seniors, I am looking forward to meeting with each of you! Prior to our meeting fill out the Senior Questionnaire and create a resume. An example resume is HERE. Don't worry if you can't fill out all the parts of the Questionnaire. Just fill out as much as you can. Also, don't worry if your resume is not as full as the sample! Most students will not be! The goal is for me, and...
CURRENTLY ALL LOCAL TESTING CENTERS ARE CLOSED. IT IS LIKELY ALL COLLEGES WILL HAVE TO WAIVE THESE TESTS FOR ADMISSIONS. I WILL LET YOU KNOW OF ANY UPDATES. Below are the SAT/ACT dates. The cost for the SAT is $52 ($30 late fee). The cost for the ACT is $55 ($35 late fee). If you are receiving free or reduced lunch email me for a fee waiver before you register for a test....
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If you are wanting to take a dual enrollment course at Smith College this fall it's time to begin the process!!!! Juniors and Seniors are eligible to take up to 2 courses per semester for FREE!!!! All courses will be remote for the fall semester. Courses begin September 1 and you must obtain approval beforehand so start the process IMMEDIATELY! Let me know if you have any questions,...
Hello Smith Academy families. For these unprecedented times the counseling staff have gathered some resources that may be helpful, or needed in a time of crisis. In addition to the websites and Apps found here, there are many free services for exercise, meditation, at home activities, online concerts, etc. via searches on YouTube. Should you need additional information or support please...
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2020-2021 Common Application Essay Prompts    
This list is in the process of being updated. Scholarships will be posted as new information is received later in the fall.
College Tour
April Break is a wonderful time to visit some colleges/universities. Here are some helpful websites that can hopefully assist you during these visits: Campus Visit Guide Tip Sheet: A Family’s Lesson from the College Tour Tips from Dad, the College President on Making the Most of a Campus Visit 10 Things You Should Do on Every College Visit Five Survival Tips for Visiting...
Greenfield Community College is offering a STEM Summer Academy where students can take a free course in STEM this summer.  More information HERE