Brookline High School Summer School is a dynamic learning opportunity offering original credit, credit recovery and enrichment courses for students in grades 6-12. Summer School will be held at the Old Lincoln School (194 Boylston St) from July 1st - Aug 2nd. More information can be found in the course catalog.
The BHS Guidance Dept especially notes the new summer school course:
CAREER ED. PRE-INTERNSHIP & INTERNSHIP 8:30-11:00 ½ credit
Internship - The Career Education Internship Experience offers students the opportunity to earn credit for successful performance at an unpaid internship. Internships will be arranged with the support of the career counselor.
Pre-Internship - This introductory experience is for students who wish to develop job-related competencies that will prepare them for placement at an internship. This career seminar course will students to reflect on their individual strengths, personality attributes, as well as their interests and values, and connect them to potential career paths.
Open to: BHS students (Rising 10-12 graders CAN receive BHS credit for this course)
Thanks again to everyone who reads these updates from BHS Guidance! As mentioned previously, all new information and events coming up in the next week will be highlighted in red for easier reading. As BHS Guidance/Counseling Coordinator, I plan to continue these weekly updates for the 2019-20 school year. f you have any constructive feedback about these updates, please feel free to contact me individually at email@example.com.
URGENT….ALL STUDENTS ENTERING GR 10,11, 12 – If you have not requested your electives or health/ wellness classes for next school year 2019-20. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COUNSELOR TONIGHT TO LET THEM KNOW YOUR CHOICES, otherwise you may not get any requests for your schedule next year and will be automatically placed in courses to meet your graduation requirements.
Students in Grades 9-12 – Join Lunch Lounge!
FOR ALL LUNCHES EVERY FRIDAY (Room 277) AND TUESDAYS (Room 279) THROUGH MID-MAY! These alternative lunch spaces offer a place for fun conversation, a board game competition, or having your own quiet lunch. Thanks again for the support from a small group of BHS faculty, interns and our BHS nurses. BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH ON TUESDAYS!
Any student can join for one Tuesday or Friday lunch or become a regular. Pizza will continue at the Friday lunches only.
See the 2019 Senior Letter for important dates and next steps re: Graduation, Prom, After the Prom sent to all seniors/families in early April – uploaded on the BHS Guidance website, on the BHS homepage under 2019 BHS Prom link, and attached to this week’s update email.
Decisions Made! If you’re not going to your 1st choice school, please read this -
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/magazine/almost-all-the-colleges-i-wanted-to-go-to-rejected-me-now-what.html You’re going to be fine!
ONLY 3 WEEKS OF SCHOOL AT BHS REMAIN FOR YOU– Please consider these things-
** If you do not plan to attend college next year and do not have a productive plan post-graduation, we are here to help! Please see your counselor, Lenny Libenzon – College Counselor, and/or Kate Cordner – Career Counselor for ideas on next steps.
** Please complete the REQUIRED online Senior Survey on Naviance now! Open your Naviance account, click on About Me, then - My Surveys - Surveys Not Started - Senior Survey. If you do it now, you will not have to complete it during the senior check-out day on May 6 and can enjoy Senior Day sooner.
** Reminder: if you have not filled out the green final transcript form, you need to do that ASAP. You can find the form in room 161 or 280. We need it to send your final transcript to the college you chose.
** While finishing your BHS career, be sure to keep up with your work and attend classes! Senioritis is very real at this time of year. Read this article for some ideas on getting through and focusing positively on yourself -
** Consider saying thank you to those BHS faculty members who supported you and/or wrote recommendations for you as you worked through your post high school planning process.. and your BHS experience overall. A short, caring note goes a long way!
It’s time to complete and turn in your Brag Sheet (parents/guardians) and Junior Questionnaire (students). This information was shared with all juniors during seminars in February and March, also included in students’ junior seminar packets. Counselors request that these forms be returned to their offices by June 2019. Your cooperation supports counselors having details to write their counselor recommendation writing for college applications.
Thse documents are located on the BHS Guidance website and will be attached to the weekly guidance update email to each student.
Colleges That Change Lives College Fair
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 am
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Back Bay BCD and Constitution Rooms
39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199
This event begins with an enlightening 30-minute presentation on today's college search process, followed immediately by a college fair that lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Students and families are able to collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives from the colleges and universities that inspired the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Boston Program Only
During the college fair, parents/guardians/mentors are invited to learn more about financial aid and financing a college education. Identical thirty-minute presentations will be offered at 10:45 AM and 11:30 AM.
The event is free of charge. Counselors, students, and families are invited.
Students should register at www.ctclfair.org
CTCL member colleges in attendance:
Agnes Scott College
Emory & Henry College
Evergreen State College, The
New College of Florida
Ohio Wesleyan University
St. John’s College
St. Olaf College
University of Lynchburg
College of Wooster
About Colleges That Change Lives
Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) began as a loose collaboration among the 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's classic book, Colleges That Change Lives. For over 20 years, our programs have given thousands of students and parents guidance in their college search. In 1996, the colleges and universities formed a non-profit organization to keep Loren’s message alive – the college search should be about finding a list of colleges that are a good academic, social, and financial fit. The non-profit has 45 member colleges and universities; each member institution has been profiled in at least one version of the book. Learn more:
Free/ less expensive ways to prepare for College Admissions Tests:
BHS Summer School course-
COLLEGE TEST PREPARATION: 8:30-11:00 or 11:00-1:30 enrichment
PSAT/SAT and ACT Test Prep)\This course is designed to familiarize students with the newly revised Scholastic Aptitude Test of the College Entrance Exam Board (CEEB) and the American College Testing (ACT) exams. This class will focus on the SAT, but if many of the students are taking both tests (SAT & ACT) the course can become even more individualized for student’s preferences and needs. Students will be provided with test taking skills, sample questions, and full-length tests. Recommended for rising 11 and 12th graders. With our specific instruction, students have achieved results comparable with those promised by private SAT/ACT prep courses. Session I and II verbal will present the same material. Session I and II math will present the same material. (Tuition includes the cost of the official College Board textbook).
Session I: 7/1 - 7/19
SU0016-1 8:30-11:00 Verbal
SU0016-2 11:00-1:30 Mathematics
SU0016-3 8:30-11:00 Mathematics
SU0016-4 11:00-1:30 Verbal
College Board offers eight official SAT practice tests available for free, both online and on paper - https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-testsSFMC_cid=EM122966-&rid=46930439
Researching colleges? Wondering whether to take the SAT, ACT, or go test-optional? Thinking about when you should take these tests? Make an appointment with your counselor (email or leave a note, if needed) OR see Mr Libenzon, BHS College Counselor, in College-Career Center 279 or office 280