Forms and Resources

This page includes many important and interesting links. Please let us know if any of the links are not working or need further updating. Thank you for your patience as we can only periodically update the site during the school year. 

 

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

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


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)
Guidance Parent Handbook 

Student Handbook (2019-2020 coming soon)
9th Grade Parent Handbook 
Massachusetts State University Admissions Standards Webpage
Massachusetts State University Admissions Standards Guide
Commonwealth Commitment through Mass Transfer 
NACAC Guide to College Admissions Process
NCAA Eligibility Brochure 2019-2020
Guide to New England Colleges and Universities 2018


Forms

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

Parent Brag Sheet
Guidance Calendar for All
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
Factors to Consider When Making Your Final College Choice
Mental Health Links for Parents


Quick and Popular Resource Links

Naviance Family Connection/Naviance Student 
The Common Application
The College Board (SAT and Subject Tests) 
ACT
FairTest: The National Center for Fair and Open testing
The Colleges that Change Liveswebsite, which is a spin off of Loren Pope's book. A great site and a great book!

NCAA Eligibility Center
Massachusetts State University Admissions Standards Guide
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
WaylandCares
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

Financial Aid/Scholarship Resources
WHS Scholarship Program
FAFSA
CSS Profile
College Financial Aid Codes
FastWeb.com
FinAid.org
Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
Raise Me (Scholarship site)
Tuck Sleep Scholarships
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/

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


Exploring College 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

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

 

 


Financial Aid and Scholarship Sites
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
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.scholarships.com/
http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.finaid.org/
http://www.massmentor.edu-specific to Massachusetts colleges and universities
http://www.salliemae.com/planning/scholarships.html

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.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

Guide 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: https://www.boston.gov/departments/youth-engagement-and-employment

 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/



Travel Programs

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

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

American Foreign Service: http://www.afs.org

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

National Outdoor Leadership 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: https://nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

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

The Samaritans: https://samaritanshope.org/volunteering/
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

Institute for International 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: 
http://www.tec-coop.org/career-exploration-internships-college-fairs

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/

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

Career Information Sites
http://www.careersandcolleges.com

http://www.math.unl.edu/~nmsi/tQ2/assessment.html

http://campus.monster.com/

https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/healthcare-career-guide

 

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