**Forms and Resources

Guidance Summer Letter to Parents and Important Dates and Information for 2019-2020

Confidential Safety Reporting Form 
Health and Wellness Safety Resources
Social Emotional Support Resources

Program of Studies/Handbooks/Guides:

WHS Student Clubs - New for Students! 
Current List of Clubs (2019)
Program of Studies (Grades 10-12)
Program of Studies (Grade 9 only)
Student Handbook (2017-2018)
Massachusetts State University Admissions Standards Guide
Commonwealth Commitment through Mass Transfer 
NACAC Guide to College Admissions Process
NCAA Eligibility Quick Guide 2018-19
Guide to New England Colleges and Universities 2018


Future Planning Workbook for Juniors, Seniors and Parents/Guardians 
WHS Profile
Junior Packet
Confidential Safety Reporting Form
Alumni Transcript Request
Community Service Log
College Visit Permission Form

Especially for Parents

Guidance Calendar for All
Student Handbook
NEBHE Regional Student Program (if you are pursuing a unique major you may be able to attend an out of state school for in state prices)
Don't You Trust Me Booklet
Guidance Parent Handbook (new link coming soon)
Freshmen Parent Handbook (new link coming soon)
FAQ's for Parents of 9th and 10th Graders  
FAQ's for Parents of 11th and 12th Graders 
Factors to Consider When Making Your Final College Choice
Parent Brag Sheet
Mental Health Links for Parents

Quick and Popular Resource Links
Naviance Family Connection/Naviance Student 
Wellness and Safety Resources for Students/Families
Social Emotional Support Resources
Mental Health Links for Parents
Wayland Youth and Family Services
Wayside Youth and Family Support Network
Massachusetts State University Admissions Standards Guide
Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities
Teen Life Boston
Trade and Vocational Schools (Accredited Schools)
Campus Pride LGBT Resource: http://www.campuspride.org/collegefair/
LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide: https://www.healthline.com/health/lgbtqia-safe-sex-guide
You Visit Virtual College Tour Site
NCAA Eligibility Center
The Common Application
The College Board
FairTest: The National Center for Fair and Open testing
College Board (SAT and Subject Tests) 
The Colleges that Change Liveswebsite, which is a spin off of Loren Pope's book. A great site and a great book!

Financial Aid/Scholarship Resources
CSS Profile
College Financial Aid Codes
Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
Raise Me (Scholarship site)
Tuck Sleep Scholarships
WHS Scholarship Program
Free Scholarship Online Search Engines

Internship Programs and other Gap Year Resources

The Education Cooperative:  http://www.tec-coop.org/career-exploration-internships-college-fairs

Teen Life: https://www.teenlife.com/

Dynamy: http://www.dynamy.org

Center for Interim Programs: http://www.interimprograms.com

Taking Off: http://www.takingoff.net

Gap Year: http://www.gapyear.com
Gap Year Solutions https://gapyearsolutions.wordpress.com/

Leap Now: www.leapnow.org
The Leap (Organization based in the UK): www.TheLeap.co.uk 

ExploringCollege Options and College Search Sites

Accredited Colleges in Massachusetts:  https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/massachusetts/

Big Future - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

College and scholarship searches from authors of Peterson's College Guides: petersons.com

Massachusetts Branch of The Education Resources Institute (TERI): tericollegeaccess.org

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design: aicad.org

Historically Black Colleges Website: https://hbculifestyle.com/hbcus-101-getting-started/

LGBTQ Guide  to Higher Education: https://online.maryville.edu/blog/college-guide-for-lgbtq-students/  
Scholarship application for the Point Foundation for LGBTQ students: 

Campus Pride is a resource for LGBTQ students in the college search process: http://www.campuspride.org/collegefair/ 

The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index: the only online resource of its kind, is specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally youth and their families: campusclimateindex.org/ 

Explore Online Colleges in Massachusetts - 

Most Affordable College Guide - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/cheap-online-colleges/

Community College Guide - http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/community-colleges/

Affordable Small Private Colleges:  https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/campus-colleges/most-affordable-small-private-colleges/

Information on colleges with programs for learning disabled students: 


Discover Business has a database of business schools and programs:   http://www.discoverbusiness.us/education/online-mba/us/massachusetts/ 

Videos of walking tours of campuses in the US: collegiatechoice.com 

"The U" allows you to view internet videos of schools and hear "snip-its" about the schools' campuses and community life; many are designed and downloaded by students, so they are considered "uncensored": theu.com 

collegiate.net -The Center for All Collegiate Information (includes International schools and programs)

Financial Aid and Scholarship Sites
http://www.mefacounselor.org/  Excellent resource for the entire financial aid process
https://www.discover.com/student-loans/college-planning/index.html  Discover Financial Aid Resources
FAFSA and Financial Aid Guidebook:  https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/
http://www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak  Massachusetts State Universities Regional Student Program - a great deal!
http://www.massmentor.edu-specific to Massachusetts colleges and universities

http://www.college-scholarships.com At the bottom of this site/homepage you can find college contact information by state, including admissions and financial aid office email addresses, toll free phone numbers, and links to online applications for admission. 

http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htmhas links to 33 separate, free, scholarship searches. No other website lists nearly as many.

http://www.college-scholarships.com/100college.htm Here you'll find links to the 75 websites we think have the best information for college-bound students and their parents. We've scoured the web for more than five years to compile these links representing the best of the best.

http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com: lists scholarships given by individual colleges to all enrolled students meeting the stated criteria.
Coupon Follow: https://couponfollow.com/research/ultimate-savings-guide-for-college

Community Service and Jobs for Youth

 to Boston service, job and internship opportunities in Boston: http://www.cityofboston.gov/students/working/ - includes links to community service opportunities, internship info, resume tips, and job resources in the area 
City of Boston Youth Zone (the department of Youth Engagement and Employment: http://youth.boston.gov/ 

Zip Recruiter- Jobs for High School Students: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/high-school-jobs

Taking a Year Off--The Gap Year

Teen Life: Excellent internship and gap year options: http://www.teenlife.com/

Teen Life Guide to Gap Year Programs: a great resource! http://teenlife.uberflip.com/i/434399

Travel Programs

CIEE High School and GapYear Abroad: http://www.ciee.org/hsabroad/

World Learning: http://www.worldlearning.org

American ForeignService: http://www.afs.org

School for InternationalTraining Study Abroad Programs:http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad

National OutdoorLeadership School: http://www.nols.edu

Outward Bound: http://www.outwardbound.org
The Leap (Organization based in the UK): www.TheLeap.co.uk 

Community Service Programs
City Year: http://www.cityyear.org/

Habitat forHumanity-Boston: http://www.habitatboston.org/

Americorps: http://www.americorps.org

Earthwatch: http://www.earthwatch.org
The Leap (Organization based in the UK): www.TheLeap.co.uk

The Samaritans: http://www.samaritansofboston.org/volunteer.html
A Telephone Befriending Service in search of nonjudgmental listening and support people, has a year long volunteer program which a student desiring an interim high school college experience may consider.Locations in: Boston, MA (617) 536-2460, Cape Cod (508) 548-7999, FallRiver (508) 679-9777,
Framingham (508) 872-1780, Methuen (978) 688-0030

Audubon ExpeditionInstitute: http://lesley.edu/gsass/audubon/about.html?src=adwords&cpn=audubon&gclid=CLCw4ZKiyooCFRUhNAodvjHShQ
(offers expeditions across the United States to study nature and theenvironment)

Institute forInternational Cooperation and Development: http://www.iicd-volunteer.org

ServeNet Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org7886.jsp

National Association for Service andConservation Corps: http://www.nascc.org

Internship Programs and other Gap Year Resources
The Education Cooperative: 

Teen Life: https://www.teenlife.com/

Dynamy: http://www.dynamy.org

Center for InterimPrograms: http://www.interimprograms.com

Taking Off: http://www.takingoff.net

Gap Year: http://www.gapyear.com
Gap Year Solutions https://gapyearsolutions.wordpress.com/

Leap Now: www.leapnow.org
The Leap (Organization based in the UK): www.TheLeap.co.uk 

Career Information Sites






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