Guidance

 

Mission Statement

The Branford High School Guidance Department is dedicated to fostering the successful academic, personal, and vocational growth of every student.  Through the developmental guidance process, each student is given individual attention and encouragement to achieve his or her unique potential, toward a becoming life-long learner and a contributing member of society.

 

Guidance Office 315-6730   Fax 315-6740   CEEB/School Code 070040

 

 Program of Studies and The Guide (Student Handbook) can be found under Publication & Forms

 

Guidance Counselors

                                                              A-C           Mr. White
                                                                               D-H            Mrs. Bonn
                                                                               I-MO           Ms. Olszewski
                                                                              MP-SL        Mrs. Montano
                                                                              SM-Z          Mr. Callan (Dept. Head)

Financial Aid Newsletter 2015-2016

Scholarship Newsletter 2015-2016

 


SAT & ACT

Branford High School is a testing center for the SAT and ACT for every date they are offered

DATES AND REGISTRATION:    SAT: https://www.collegeboard.com     ACT: https://www.actstudent.org

Students should register several weeks in advance to ensure seating at a desired site.

FOR REGISTRATION DEADLINES, SEE THE FILE LISTED BELOW

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  BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

If you would like to register your child please. please contact Branford High School at 203-488-7291

  


Click on Files  to view items (1-12).

  1. Advisory
  2. Post High School Opportunities:  Non-4Year College Students
  3. BHS College Application Process
  4. School Profile 2016
  5. BHS Registration Requirements
  6. Post-Secondary Planning Guide 2016-17
  7. SATand ACT Registration Dates 2016-17
  8. Financial Aid Basics
  9. Scholarship Search Sites
  10. Summer Programs and Institutes
  11. Junior Calendar
  12. Senior Calendar

 

Click on Forms to view items 1-4.

  1. BHS Records Request Form (orange form)
  2. Parent Questionnaire (re college)
  3. Senior Student Questionnaire (re college)
  4. Community Service Packet

Useful websites, click on Links.

 Quick Links:  SAT information: http://www.collegeboard.com    ACT  information: www.actstudent.org 

All student-athletes intending to participate in Division I or II college sports must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center Clearinghouse in the spring of Junior year.  Visit this website for rules, regulations and general information.  NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse


NAVIANCE-FAMILY CONNECTIONS NEWS AND INFORMATION

**** Naviance is a web-based service designed for use by students, faculty, guidance counselors and parents. Currently, as part of the BHS Student Success Plan initiative, each student completes set tasks within Naviance each year throughout high school. Naviance can also be used to independently research, collect, store, and share information and data related to develompental learning activities, courses, testing, colleges, and careers.  Naviance-Family Connections is available to both students and parents.

Examples of activities that Naviance Family Connections will allow you and your child to perform:

Get involved in a planning and advising process - Build a resume, complete on-line surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers

Research colleges - Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past

Sign up for college visits - Find out which college representatives are visiting our school in the fall, and sign up via Naviance to attend those sessions in the College and Career Center in Guidance

Access scholarships - all scholarships sent to BHS are posted as they arrive, with due dates, in Naviance

Forward school records to colleges - schools utilizing electronic applications, which includes the Common Application, require a linking with Naviance to forward BHS records and recommendations

To get to the Family Connection site: go to the Branford Public Schools home page.  Click the Student Resources links and then scroll down and click on Naviance-Family Connection.  Or you may use this direct link https://connection.naviance.com/fc/signin.php?hsid=branford   

When you visit the site for the first time, please enter your personal registration code in the New User box and follow the on-screen instructions to create your own account. If you do not know your registration code, please contact the Guidance office at 315-6730.  Note that you and your child may each receive different registration codes, and that each code may be used only once. Once you have your own account, you will sign in using the user name and password you chose during the registration process.

We hope that you will find this resource helpful.  


Digging for Scholarships

Finding scholarship money is similar to gold-digging.  It takes time, research into several resources, timeliness, persistence of effort.  Whether seeking money in the form of public or private, local or national scholarships,  need-based or merit-based, talent-based or special-interest awards, or competitions, contests or internships, those who search with the most rigor will reap the most reward.   

Scholarship Search Sites is a listing of useful websites.  Use this listing to help aid in your scholarship search.  Start your search early.  Keep digging and applying continuously throughout the academic year.

All scholarships arriving in Guidance are listed in Naviance, and  sent to students' school email throughout the year, entitled "$cholarship."

Also check out the Naviance- Family connections website, https://connection.naviance.com/fc/signin.php?hsid=branford  scroll down to about college and click on scholarship list. This is a listing of local and national scholarships.  It is update regularly.