Guidance hopes that you and your families are all healthy and safe! Be kind to each other and yourself during this difficult time.

What kind of Mindset do you want to grow into?

The Guidance department has read Mindset by Carol Dweck throughout the year for us to best support you all. It has really built our understanding of Growth Mindset.

After looking at the info-graphic below, can you think about a time when you had a Growth Mindset instead of a Fixed Mindset?

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Have questions or concerns and want to speak with your counselor?

Still need to have your Junior College Planning Meeting?

Click on your counselor below to sign up for a phone appointment time slot!

Ms. Abruzzese: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4fa4ae2faafd0-phone

Mrs. Dodd: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4CACAE22A5F58-phone

Ms. Fairbanks: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4EACA72CABFA7-msfairbanks

Mr. Glover: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44a9ae2aa4f49-phone1

Ms. McDonald: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0845ada92ca6fa7-phone

Mr. Short: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B48AFAD2BA4F85-phone

Mrs. Specht: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b48afaf2fa6fa7-phone

Reminder- Continue to reach out to your teachers regarding letters of recommendation. If you have specific questions, please reach out to your counselor.

Should I Take My AP Exam?

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AP Students:

During this unusual period of time, we understand that students taking AP courses might be unsure with how colleges will view results of AP exams for this year. Colleges have publicized that they would like to see students taking their exams this May. They recognize the students have worked very hard throughout this disjointed school year and realize that the test is also being adjusted significantly.

We encourage all AP students to take their exam this year being confident that the colleges are fully aware of the current situation. We have heard from many colleges about this topic over the past several weeks and wanted to share this pertinent information with you.

Northeastern seems to state it best when they say "Even with new exam formats, we will continue to honor our existing policy of offering course credit for AP exams earning a 4 or 5". This has been a consistent message from all colleges and universities.

College Board:

The College Board has cancelled the June 2020 SAT test date due to the current public health crisis. They still intend on offering the SAT on August 29, a date to be determined in September along with tests on October 3, November 7 and December 5. Students will be able to register for these test dates in the beginning of May, 2020. College Board is giving registration priority to those who were registered for the June test, as well as members of the class of 2021 without prior SAT scores. This will include early access to the registration process for the August, September and October test dates. Please check the email account associated with your College Board account.

All current testing information can be found at www.collegeboard.org

Please feel free to contact the Nashoba test center coordinator, Dan Glover, with any questions.


The ACT will now be offering 'flexible test dates' in the months of June and July. Along with the regularly scheduled test dates in September, October and December they will be offering testing at home via a student's own computer. More information is available at www.act.org
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What is a virtual tour?

  • These days ALL colleges are using video and virtual reality to welcome prospective students to campus from all over the world! A virtual tour can assist as a tool for students to weigh their colleges as well as a substitute for those unable to visit.

  • Here are some examples of different ways colleges design the "virtual visit". Check out the videos below to see how Roger Williams University and Boston University are connecting with students through the use of virtual tours!

  • Next, go to the Admissions website of all your prospective colleges to see their tour options!

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Click here for the RWU Student Experience!

Check out this compelling video about students experiences and hear what they are up to!

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Virtual College Fair

Thursday, April 23rd, 3pm

This is an online event.

On April 23, you can attend an online college fair to help you connect with top schools around the country -- without needing to leave your house.

Tune in to two panel discussions:

  • “Tips on Creating Your College List”
  • “Behind the Scenes: How Admissions Decisions Are Made”

And drop into virtual rooms where admissions officers from more than 40 schools will share information about their college and answer your questions, live.

The event is hosted by the Coalition for College and features schools that meet the organization's affordability and student success criteria, making them smart college choices.

NCAA Recruitment from Mr. Short:

The NCAA Division 1 and 2 and 3 committees are continuously updating the status of recruitment for prospective athletes. Here are a few links with updated material as of 4/16/20.

Please visit the NCAA.org for ongoing changes due to COVID-19. Student-athletes are encouraged to utilize online platforms and social media to communicate with college coaches, who may be accessible for online communications during the quarantine. If there are any questions please email Mr. Short- tshort@nrsd.net



Can you solve this?

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