School Counseling Updates

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) will hold their annual College Fair this year at Western New England University on Sunday, September 16th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. For more information, please go HERE. In previous years, the Hampshire County College Fair Association would hold their own college fair in...
The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered at Smith Academy on Wednesday, October 10th.  All 10th and 11th grade students are strongly encouraged to take the test. The cost is $16.00 and checks can be made out to Smith Academy and given to Riley, along with the attached registration form by October 5, 2017.Form more information on the test please click HERE.Please fill out the PSAT Registration Form.
Important Information for Seniors (Class of 2019)Before we sit down for your Senior College Planning Meeting, please fill out the Senior Self Evaluation Packet and create a resume. An example resume is HERE. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.Also, remember to get started on your college application essay. Here are the Common Application's writing prompts.You...
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 GuideTip Sheet: A Family’s Lesson from the College TourTips from Dad, the College President on Making the Most of a Campus Visit10 Things You Should Do on Every College VisitFive Survival Tips for Visiting Prospective Colleges with your...
If you applied to HCC, GCC or STCC, you should schedule a time to take the placement test sooner than later so that you can select your courses for the Fall semester. Courses will start filling up in the next month or so. You can do this by making an appointment with a representative at the admissions office of the school you are attending. April break is a great time to sign up for a campus...
School Culture Survey
Attention all students taking an AP Exam in May.Here is a helpful link to make sure you are prepared the day of your exam.
UMass Amherst is hosting a New & Prospective Student Orientation on Tuesday April 17th from 10-1 pm in 904-8 of the Campus Center. They will be answering questions about the transition from high school to college, and how accommodations work for students with disabilities within the University. You are welcome to attend if you have been accepted to UMass Amherst in the fall. More...
Transition to HCC: A Student's PerspectiveAn Open House for Students on the Autism SpectrumApril 27th from 3:00-6:00pm in the Leslie Phillips TheaterRSVP by April 20th at hcc.edu/SASopenhouseFor more info, come see Ms. Pescitelli
If your child is planning on taking the SAT's on May 5th, the deadline to register without any late fee is tonight (April 6th) by midnight. If your child does not have a College Board Account, they can set one up here. Once they create an account, they can register for the SAT's here.The next SAT that is offered this academic year is on June 2nd and the registration deadline for that is...

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