College, Scholarships, Internships, Jobs & More

From time to time the PTSO receives information about college fairs, testing and more.  Stay tuned as information comes in throughout the year!

Please note that none of these postings have been vetted by the PTSO or WPSStudents and their parents are solely responsible for researching and vetting these opportunities. If you have a posting you would like us to share please email us.

College Fairs, Testing & More

 

Interested in learning more about Senior Military Colleges, Federal Service Academies, or ROTC?

Posted 10.21.19

Wednesday, November 6th 2019 29th Annual New England Service Academy Night, hosted by Norwich University!

There will be a brief overview of the Academy appointment process,  ROTC scholarship applications, and Senior and Junior Military Colleges.  Representatives will also be available to meet one-on-one to answer all of your questions.

For a full list of schools and services that will be attending and a downloadable PDF, click here.

Danversport Yacht Club

161 Elliott Street

Danvers, MA 01923

ACT July test administration

Posted 10.21.19

Beginning in 2020 WHS will no longer provide school based accommodations for those who qualify following the July ACT administration only

 

Students interested in taking the ACT and are in need of their school based accommodations should plan on taking the ACT in June or September. Please contact Ms Sweet if you have questions: sweetj@wellesleyps.org

Auditioning Basics - Preparing for College

Posted 10.18.19

Hosted by Boston Lyric Opera and VOICES Boston
 

Are you a High School student considering getting a bachelors degree in Vocal Performance or Musical Theatre? Now is the time to start preparing for upcoming college-auditions! Boston Lyric Opera and VOICES Boston are teaming up to host a workshop for High School Juniors and Seniors who wish to gain important skills and tips to ace their college-audition or summer program audition experience. Participants will have the opportunity to sing for and get feedback from a distinguished panel of professionals working in the industry. During this two-day workshop, participants will work with acclaimed Boston Lyric Opera faculty on repertoire, resume, theatrical movement techniques, physicality, and characterization. Singers who have participated in this workshop in the past have gone on to attend highly accredited institutions and summer programs, such as The Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Northwestern University, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

 

When: Sunday, Nov. 10 & Monday, Nov. 11 (Veteran's Day) from 10:00am-4:00pm each day

Where: First Parish in Brookline, MA (382 Walnut St. Brookline)

 

Registration Deadline: November 1st, 2019

 

Fee: $200*

 

To register, please follow THIS LINK.

 

* VOICES Boston is committed to making outstanding arts education and performance opportunities accessible to all motivated students, regardless of their family’s financial circumstance.  Tuition assistance is available upon request.

For more information, please contact Jojo at programmanager@voicesboston.org, or call or text 617-735-0012.

NACAC STEM College and Career Fair

Posted 10.10.19

Giving College-Bound Students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics the opportunity to interact with Admission Representatives from a wide-range of Postsecondary Institutions to explore the college admissions process; and connect with Industry Partners to learn about STEM Careers and internships.  To learn more click here.

Location:
Northeastern University - Cabot Physical Education Center
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Sunday, October 27, 2019
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mass Bay Community College Open House

Posted 10.1.19

MassBay Community College, a top-ranked two-year college, recognized both for academic excellence and value, will host its annual Fall Open House on November 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and its annual Spring Open House on May 2, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - both dates will be hosted on our Wellesley Hills Campus. Discover why MassBay Community College is the right place for you!

Discover:

  • How to turn your MassBay Associate's Degree into a Bachelor's Degree.

  • How to pay for college and apply for scholarships.

  • MassBay student activities and college athletics.

  • Our curricular and non-curricular offerings in our STEM Division. STEM faculty, staff and students will be participating in the Open House. There will be also be a special STEM Information Session. 

Click here to register.

UMass Amherst at Mount Ida - Pre-College Preview

Posted 9.26.19

The UMass Amherst Pre-College is pleased to announce a series of academic enrichment workshops for high school students over the coming academic year at the Mount Ida campus. We are excited to engage Boston area students in academic programming that highlights the capabilities of the Newton campus.

 

Click Here for more information on pre-College Preview – November 11th, 2019

 

UMass at Mount Ida will offer free workshops in Sports Management, Innovation and Technology and Creative Writing. The day will begin at 10 am and conclude at 3 pm. Free to all high school students currently enrolled in grades 9 – 12, these workshops are interactive, experiential, and provide a sample of what precollege students experience during the UMass summer programs.

Staff will be available to discuss the Pre-College experiences at UMass. Participants will meet students with similar interests from other Boston area schools.

 

Ben Mitchell

Program Coordinator

Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst

777 Dedham St, Newton, MA 02459

blmitchell@umass.edu

Cell 413-588-2606

Important Information re Registering for AP Exams

Posted 9.23.19

The College Board has rolled out a new registration procedure beginning in the 2019-20 school year for AP exams. For students taking an AP course this year, AP exam registration is now in the fall and it is important to meet new deadlines. 

WHS only offers AP exam administration to the following students: students enrolled in an AP course at WHS, students who take VHS (on-line) courses through WHS, and students wishing to take the AP World History, AP Language & Composition, or AP Literature & Composition exams. Students who are studying independently for the exam or who are taking an AP course through another educational setting must seek an alternative test site. Please note you will need to follow the same registration deadlines.

 

For those eligible to take an AP exam at WHS there are two steps for registration:

  • Part 1: Students must "join" the class section of the course they are enrolled in. For students in WHS AP courses, this will be done in class with your teacher September 9th/10th. For students wishing to take AP Literature, AP Language & Composition, your join code will be distributed by your Honors English teachers. For AP World History:Modern, your "join" code will be distributed by Ms Katz. For students enrolled in VHS courses they must join their VHS class section (your on-line instructor will give you the join code), AND must "join" the "exam only' section through WHS as WHS will be the site administering the exam. Mr Kelton will have these codes. When a student enrolls (aka 'joins') in a course section, an exam is automatically ordered and students will also gain access to AP on-line resources.

  • Part 2: In addition, students must register with the Town of Wellesley and pay for their exams by October 1st of this year

 

To reiterate, there are two registrations to complete, one with College Board AP and one with The WPS Activities. If your payment through the WPS Activities is not received by 10/1/19, the exam ordered will be canceled. 

 

Another significant change is that students will use the same AP student ID and the same College Board user account for all exams throughout all the years that they take AP exams. Therefore, students should no longer use their Raiders email address when setting up a College Board account; they should use their personal, home email. In the event that they move out of the Wellesley Public Schools, they retain their access to their AP and College Board records. 

Changes that include opting not to test, registering late for a course, transferring to a different section with a different teacher for the same course or dropping the course after November 15th, a $40 fee will be assessed by AP. This fee applies each time any of the above occurs. Note that if a student transfers into a course from another school where they were already enrolled, there is no transfer fee. 

For students seeking accommodations on the exams who have not already been approved, requests should be made by December 17th. If a student has accommodations that they do not wish to use on an AP exam, they must notify Ms. Sweet, in writing by March 30th. 

 

Summary: All participating students need to register with AP and pay the the fee no later than October 1, 2019. This also applies to students who plan to test at an alternate test site. Any student who wishes to opt out of the exam after they have registered must notify their teacher prior to the November 15th deadline to avoid the $40 fee.  Requests for accommodations should be made no later than December 17, 2019. Students who wish to opt out of accommodations must notify Ms. Sweet in writing by March 30, 2020. 

 

We hope that this clarifies the AP process for you. Please keep this letter on hand to refer to throughout the year. If you have further questions, please let us or the student's guidance counselor know. 

NEACAC College Fair held at Umass Dartmouth

Posted 9.20.19

New England Association for College Fair Counseling (NEACAC) holds several college fairs throughout the year.  Please click here for more information, including a list of colleges attending, on their website.  Note that students do not need to register to attend.

 

Upcoming fair at Umass Dartmouth, Sunday September 22nd - 12 - 2pm.

Navigating the College Search Process for Students with Learning Differences, AD/HD & Executive Function Challenges: A Workshop for High School Students and Their Families

Posted 9.20.19

Please join us for an informative presentation Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:30-8 p.m held at Curry College - 1071 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, MA 

 

Featuring Paula Cocce, Program for Advancement of Learning, Curry College.  For more information, or to register for this event, please contact Elizabeth Burroughs, Associate Director of Admission eburroughs@curry.edu or (617) 333-2210

 

Space is limited!

Newton Wellesley Hospital Career Night

Thursday, October 17th 6.30 - 8.30pm

Posted 9.17.19

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is hosting our 2nd Annual High School Career Fair on Thursday, October 17th at Newton-Wellesley Hospital from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  The goal of this fair is to invite students and parents to learn more about career paths offered in a hospital setting that do not require a 4 year college degree.  There are many students who do not see a 4 year college in their immediate future for a variety of reasons.   We are looking to provide information on opportunities available to these students and their parents.

 

The event will start with an information session in our Auditorium that will include a career journey from one of our Managers, resume creation and interview tips as well as information on Social Media and the Workplace.  We will also have a representative from RTN Federal Credit Union to discuss Financial Preparation and Wellness.

 

After the informational session, participants will be able to explore our Career Booths to learn more about the various careers that will be highlighted that night. No registration is required, and parking is free.

Click here for the flyer.

Visit Cornell University

Ithaca, NY September 29 and 30, 2019

Posted 9.10.19

Campus trip September 29 & 30, 2019 for HS Seniors and HS Juniors including:

  • Bus transportation (from Newton to Millbury)

  • Cornell campus tour

  • Overnight stay in Cornell dorms

  • Meals with current students

  • Opportunity to attend classes

 

Trip cost: $135
Bus fills up fast. Space is available on a first come, first served basis.  Trip is limited to 25 females and 25 males.  

For more information click here or email Chris Oliver and Rob Hale (alumni volunteers) at: Rmh239@cornell.edu

Practice SAT & ACT Exams at Wayland High School

September 21st - 9am - 1pm

October 5th - 9am - 1pm

Posted 9.10.19

Take a full-length practice test under timed conditions.  A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance.  Upon registration your Revolution Prep liaison, David Zimbalist will schedule a score report review at a time convenient for you.  During the session, we will breakdown your child’s score to understand areas of strength and weakness and develop a custom preparation plan.

 

SAT Practice Exam: Saturday, September 21st, 9:00am – 1:00pm, at Wayland High School 

ACT Practice Exam: Saturday, October 5th, 9:00am - 1:00pm, at Wayland High School

 

Cost $20/test. All proceeds support Wayland High School WSPN

 

Students are welcome to register for both exams! To register visit www.revolutionprep.com/partners/497 or contact David Zimbalist at 617.640.0744 or David.Zimbalist@revolutionprep.com. 

 

Registration is required and closes one week prior to the exam.

TEC College Fair @ Waltham High School

October 2, 2019 - 6.30 - 8.30pm

March 26, 2020 6.30 - 8.30pm

Posted 8.29.19

The Education Cooperative (TEC) college fairs are a convenient way for students and parents to have direct access to a multitude of schools while exploring the many options available. It is a great way to kick-off your college search or "visit" your targeted schools before incurring travel expenses.

TEC hosts two college fairs each year:

  • FALL 2019 at Waltham High School - Wednesday October 2, 2019 from 6:30-8:30PM

  • SPRING 2019 at Westwood High School - Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 6:30-8:30PM

 

The list of attending universities, colleges, and other educational opportunities is constantly being updated.  Click here for more information or to register.

Register for Standardized Testing

Posted 8.29.19

Remember it is your responsibility to send your standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) to colleges that require them. Do so by accessing directly through College Board (SAT) or ACT Student (ACT).

 

upcoming test registrations:

SAT

  • Registration deadline for the October 6th SAT is September 6th.

  • Registration for the November 3rd SAT is October 3rd. 

 

ACT

  • Registration deadline for the October 26th ACT is September 27th.

  • Registration deadline for the December 14th ACT is November 8th.

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