SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2019
In this issue:
- MEFA Financial Aid Night
- Post Secondary Planning Seminar for Seniors: update
- AP Exam Registration/Payment
- Freshman Presentation
- Save the Date(s)
Parents of Seniors: Join us for our Financial Aid Night on 10/10!
You’ll learn about financial aid applications and types of financial aid, the factors that determine your aid eligibility, how colleges determine the amount of aid to offer, and the details of financial aid award letters.
Post Secondary Planning Seminar Update
As a reminder, you can access the PSP lesson plans (linked) and handouts on our website at any time to see what we are reviewing with the students.
The counseling office also hosted our Senior Parent Night a few weeks back. If interested, you can click here to access the powerpoint.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's counselors with any questions!
Registration & Payment Information for May AP Exams
If your child is currently enrolled in an AP course at The Bromfield School, the registration/payment for the May AP exam(s) is open. Please note, it is a two-step process. See below for details, and contact Sara Lamere in the Counseling Office with any questions!
STEP 1: REGISTRATION: https://myap.collegeboard.org/
STEP 2: PAYMENT: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/220955
IMPORTANT AP DATES TO KEEP IN MIND:
Tue, Oct 1, 2019, at 12:01 AM - TotalRegistration Begins
Friday, Nov 8, 2019, at 11:59 pm - Registration & Payment Ends: specify if you are taking the exam or not on https://myap.collegeboard.org/, and complete all steps for payment via www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/220955 by this date
Monday, Nov 11, 2019, by 11:59 pm- Any registrations for which checks and payments have not been received by this date will be canceled
We understand that on certain occasions students must cancel an exam. Below is our refund policy:
Students who cancel an exam by Friday, Nov 15, 2019, are entitled to a full refund of the exam fee.
Students who cancel an exam by Sunday, Mar 1, 2020, are entitled to a refund of the exam fee minus a cancellation fee of $40.00 (per exam canceled).
After Sunday, Mar 1, 2020, there are no refunds.
School Counselors Visit Freshman Classes
School Counselors, Christine Reale and Susan Chlapowski will be visiting freshman classes on November 12th and 13th to deliver curriculum to the students. They will be presenting on topics including:
Getting to know your School Counseling Department
Graduation requirements & review of transcripts
How to get the most out of your high school career
Introduction to Learning Styles
SAVE THE DATE(S)
Tuesday, October 1st: AP Exam Registration and payment opens for students enrolled in an AP course, looking to take the AP exam in May (see above for more details)
Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 pm: MEFA Financial Aid Night. This seminar will be presented by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) and 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 eligibility, how colleges determine the amount of aid to offer, and the details of financial aid award letters. This presentation will be held in Bromfield's Library.
Wednesday, October 16th: The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to interested 10th and 11th-grade students.
Thursday, October 31st: End of quarter 1
November 5th, 6:30-8: 30 pm: NACAC Boston Performing and Visual Arts College Fair at Emmanuel College
Tuesday & Wednesday, November 12th & 13th: Ninth grade "Welcome to High School" in class presentation
The Bromfield School Counseling Department
SCHOOL COUNSELING STAFF
School Counselor, Adjustment Counselor
Gr. 6, Last Names: A-J
Gr. 7 - 9, Last Names: A-K
School Counselor, Adjustment Counselor
Gr. 6, Last Names: K-Z
Gr. 7 - 9, Last Names: L-Z
Gr. 10- 12, Last Names: A-J
School Counselor - Department Leader
Gr. 10-12, Last Names: K-Z
School Counseling Administrative Assistant