School Counseling Updates

Information from GetOutRaged.org --The New Look of Nicotine Addiction 
Attention Seniors The Hampshire County Smith Club will be hosting an essay writing workshop from 7pm-830pm in the Carroll Room in the Smith College Campus Center for local high school seniors applying to college this year. This will be a wonderful opportunity for seniors applying to college to hear from Smith's Dean of Admissions as to what the Admissions Team is looking for in the...
Here is more information on what was discussed with the 9th grade students in regards to "Understanding their Transcript and Grades". Most of the information that was discussed can be found on pages 19-25 in the Student Handbook. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  
The NHS Scholarship application opens October 1! This year, 600 of the most outstanding NHS seniors will be selected for $2 million in funding, with one national winner receiving a $25,000 scholarship. More information on the scholarship, click HERE.
College Financing Seminar  When: September 24, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Belchertown High School 142 Springfield Road, Belchertown, MA, 01007 This seminar will provide information and clarity on the entire college financial aid application process. You’ll learn about financial aid applications and types of financial aid, the factors that determine your aid...
Awards & Scholarships Comparison of Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction Award and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction Award John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Students qualify for the Koplik certificate by 1) scoring at the Advanced level on the grade 10 MCAS test in...
Awards & Scholarships Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Awards The Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction provides a credit toward tuition at Massachusetts public colleges and universities. Comparison of Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction Award and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship The purposes of the Certificate of...
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...

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