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
12th, 11th, 10th, 9th
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
A-C Mr. White
D-H Mrs. Cameron
I-MO Ms. Olszewski
MP-SL Mrs. Montano
SM-Z Mr. Callan (Dept. Head)
SAT & ACT DATES
Branford High School is a testing center for the SAT and ACT for every date they are offered.
2012- 2013 Test Dates
The SAT: Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 26, Mar 9, May 4, June 1
The ACT: Sept 8, Oct 27, Dec 8, Feb 9, Apr 13, June 8
Online 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.
PSAT Test- October 20th, 2012 at BHS. 8 am. Registration is at BHS two weeks prior to this date, in the lunch room. Not online.
The PSAT is a 2 hour and ten minute practice test for the SAT, most appropriately taken in the junior year. Sophomores can opt to take this test, and their scores are scaled together with other sophomores nationally. The PSAT serves as a practice exam for the ACT, as well..
Naviance Interest and Learning Style Assessments
All students, grades 9 - 12, in their freshman year, utilized the school's internet program Naviance to assess their learning styles and their personality types. This was done by answering a series of questions. The results of these assessments are available in Naviance Family Connections , on the Branford Public Schools Website, under the link "About Me," and then under the heading "Learning Styles" and "Personality Types". Parents and students should find the interpretive reports insightful and useful regarding future educational and career planning.
Link to Family Connections: https://connection.naviance.com/fc/signin.php?hsid=branford
BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
For families wishing to register their child at Branford High School for the school year 2012-2013 and are currently attending schools other than Branford Public Schools, please contact the Registrar at (203) 315-7837 during school hours. Families need to provide academic records from previous schools, two proofs of residency, proof of immunizations, student birth certificate, and guardianship/divorce decree paperwork if applicable. See complete list under Files.
Click on Files to view items (1-13).
BHS College Application Process
BHS School Profile 2009-2010
College Planning for Juniors - trifold brochure
Parent Questionnaire for counselor recommendation writing
- Registration Information & Requirements
Scholarship Search Sites
Senior Questionnaire for counselor recommendation writing
Spring Guidance News for Junior & Seniors
Click on Forms to view items 1-3.
SAM Referral Form
Community Service Forms
Transcript Request Form (graduate/former student)
Useful websites, click on Links.
Quick Links: SAT dates and information: http://www.collegeboard.com ACT dates and 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. Naviance is used to research, collect, store, and share information and data related to develompental learning activities, courses, testing, colleges, and careers throughout a student's four year journey through high school. Naviance-Family Connections is the site available to students and parents.
Naviance Family Connections will allow you and your child to:
Get involved in the 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 colleges are visiting our school and sign up to attend those sessions
Send high school transcripts and recommendations electronically to colleges
Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your child about up-coming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other Web resources for college and career information. In addition, the site includes a link that your child can use to send us an e-mail message. To visit our school's 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 posted in Guidance and sent to students' school email throughout the year.
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.