IMPORTANT - The student portal will be open until end of day this Tuesday, March 31 for all Gr 9-11 BHS students to upload their elective and wellness course selections. Be sure students can access their portal now since students only can be uploading these courses to their student portal!
2020-21 Brookline High Course Catalog http://bhs.brookline.k12.ma.us/uploads/8/0/1/5/801512/bhscat_20_21_final.pdf
Please email your counselor if you have any questions. Keep in mind the required BHS course credits needed for graduation and talk with your parents-caretakers about the best course load balance for you.
BHS students who registered for AP tests - The AP Coordinators sent a message to all students earlier this week. More information to come from teachers, curriculum coordinators, AP coordinators by later this week.
See this link for more information - https://www.girlswithimpact.org/application/register-for-academy-program-covid
IMPORTANT - 3rd Quarter IPRs (Interim Progress Reports) were issued on the student and parent portals on Friday 3/13. Students should be using this time to make up any work that is allowed by their teachers before school closure, along with completing activities suggested by their teachers on the United Minds platform. Students should contact their teacher directly if they have any questions and teachers will respond as soon as possible.
It's time to think about your summer plans!
Please see the attached info sheet for many ideas (updated 3/8/20). Note that programs listed here are not all inclusive and do not suggest that Brookline High specifically endorses any program. Remember to read the intro at the top of the info sheet. See your counselor for more feedback or questions!
Some suggested summer pre-college opportunities with financial aid available - http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/summer-pre-college-programs-2019/
Please note that attending a pre-college program at any particular college does not usually offer any special consideration during future admissions at that school.
Koplik - The MA Dept of Education (DESE) is reworking both expectations and deadlines for the Koplik Scholarship process. We should know more by later this week and that information will be shared with all seniors and their parents/guardians. I suggest holding on any Koplik specific action steps until we know more from DESE.
IMPORTANT REMINDER - Applications are available online at the BHS homepage under 2020 BHS Scholarship Application. The deadline for applying for BHS scholarships for students attending ANY college is April 17. To make fair decisions, the Committee requires that families fill out the CSS Profile financial aid form, available at CollegeBoard.com. Please use code #0424
Fallon Ambulance is excited to offer a full scholarship to up to 2 graduating students to participate in our EMT school! EMT training is an amazing stepping stone and can lead to several healthcare career paths as well as provide a great foundation for college careers. Upon completion of the Massachusetts EMT Certification, recipients will be given the opportunity for full-time or part-time employment with Fallon or LifeLine Ambulance Service. Employment opportunities are subject to the candidates ability to successfully complete pre-hire requirements and EMT exams.
Interested students need to submit this linked online application along with all required documents no later than April 10, 2020. All applications will be subject to review and will be released by May 1, 2020. Award certificates will be given directly to the recipient and notification will be sent out to the High School Guidance Department.
Scholarship Application Link: https://form.jotform.com/adefrias/FallonAmbulance_EMT_Scholarship
For More information about Fallon or Lifeline Ambulance: https://youramazinglife.info/
Thinking about an alternative plan to 4 year college? You are not alone! Almost 10% of last year’s BHS graduates planned to attend a 2 year technical or community college, work full time, or considered the military. Please email Kate Kennedy, the BHS Career for more info.
SENIORS, JUNIORS, and SOPHOMORE FEMALES
Summer 2020 STEM Sampler Workshops at MassBay Community College - MassBay Community College is excited to offer the Summer 2020 STEM Sampler Workshops for *underserved female (*underserved-Must be one of the following: Eligible for free or reduced lunch, will be the first in their family to attend college, or are under-represented in college admissions) high school students who identify as female. The workshops are a five-day exploratory in Science (biotechnology lab work), Technology (robotics and web design), Engineering (engineering design), and Math (interactive, contextualized in STEM). Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors, and graduating seniors. Program dates are July 13th-17th, 2020; 9AM-3PM at the MassBay Wellesley Hills campus. This program is FREE and funded through STEM Starter Academy. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.massbay.edu/stem-summer-sampler
Summit Testing message – “In light of test cancellations and disruptions to current juniors, we are offering a series of webinars to walk through the current landscape and discuss testing recommendations. We will also allow for time for Q&A to answer pertinent questions. Our webinar for families of the class of 2021 will be on Wednesday, April 1st from 6:30-7:30PM. Please note that BHS does not endorse any specific testing company. Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5815686840992069644
Starting to research colleges? Wondering how to use Naviance for college searches? 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.
SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS
The PreACT at BHS was offered on Saturday 2/29. We are still planning for the PreACT score reports will be available in April and have scheduled a PreACT presentation on Thurs April 9 during X block with report distribution happening afterwards. We’ll keep you posted on this plan.