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Welcome to the Guidance & Student Services web page!  Here, you will find useful information regarding the many aspects of your school year that are covered under the "umbrella" of our office.

Guidance & Student Services is here to assist students, their family, and our school faculty and administrators.  Whether one is making big plans for his or her future career, applying to college or the SATs, or simply in need of a new copy of his or her schedule, the office of Guidance & Student Services is here to help.  Please stop by before or after school, or during lunch, to make an appointment.  If we are available then, we will be able to see you immediately; otherwise, adding your name to our check-in list will ensure that we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Toward the bottom of this page, you will find answers to frequently asked questions.

You may also navigate our site using the links to the left side of the screen, to find the following:

Meet Our Staff & Contacts
Find out who your guidance counselor is and have access to the contact information of each person in our department. 

College Application Process
Learn about websites that can be used to assist in your college search process.  We have also provided tips, that will help you along your way, and guidelines to consider when applying to post-secondary schools of your choosing.

 
College
Financial Aid
Info


This is where we post information about our annual MEFA Financial Aid Night.  You can access the slideshow that the MEFA representative presents.

Community
Service
Requirement
&
Form

 
Read about our school's community service requirement and access the documentation form necessary to make sure you are getting credit for the service you have completed.

Dual
Enrollment
Information

 
Check out this section to learn about the Dual Enrollment Program sponsored by the state of Massachusetts.  If found eligible, students may begin to take college classes while enrolled in high school.

Grade
Level
Presentations
 
Click on this section to view the presentations given by the guidance department to each of our graduating classes each year.  The presentations are designed to assist students in navigating through their years at NVTHS and begin planning for their lives after high school. 
Scholarship Information
Each year the scholarship application and database will be updated.  This section of the site gives you access to the scholarships at our school and tools that can be used to locate scholarships elsewhere.


Student Record & Transcripts Request


Learn the process of receiving copies of your student records and transcripts.



Special Announcements:

CLICK here to go to FAFSADAY.org

Slides from the Annual Financial Aid Presentation are here:
MEFA College Financing Presentation



FAFSA Day

Dear Junior Class Students:

Junior year is a busy year, but senior year can become even busier!  For the remainder of your junior year, you should be thinking about what you would like to do after high school is over.  Take this time to begin formulating if you are going to go straight to work, join the military, or apply to college after you graduate.  Fall is right around the corner, and at that point you should know what you are planning to do so that your senior year will start off successfully.  If you are looking for work, we can assist with detailing your resume.  If you are thinking of going the military route, we would encourage you take the ASVAB exam (which you can start practicing for now).  We host the test right here at NVTHS each year.

If college is your plan, you will need to apply during senior year!  Community Colleges do not require that you take the SAT; however, 4-year schools both public & private, do typically expect that you have taken the SAT.  There is no reason to wait to sign up for the test, once all the seats are sold out, they are sold.  You can sign up for the exam over:  www.collegeboard.org  They are already registering test takers for this academic year's testing dates (Juniors typically take their first SAT in the Spring of they junior year) – March, May, and June (deadlines to register are one month prior to the exam, but there is no need to wait).  If you are having difficulties in registering or are eligible for a test fee waiver, please visit us down at Student Services.  We would be more than happy to assist.  We recommend, if you are going to be applying to schools that require the SAT, that you take it once in the spring of your junior year and then AGAIN in the fall of your senior year – if you are not happy with your first test’s scores.  If you wait until senior year to take the test for the first time, you may not achieve the results you wanted and have no further opportunities to take the exam.

Finally, if you are thinking about going to college, spend time researching your prospective schools.  Look up requirements, check for upcoming admissions events.  One great time to actually tour universities is the summer between junior and senior year, when things are less stressful.  We can be of assistance in your college search down in Student Services.  Additionally, we have many college search tools on our Student Services webpage.  

We look forward to planning with you as you move forward in your junior and senior years of school.  Throughout the spring we will be calling you down individually to discuss your preliminary plans, please come down and sign our check-in sheet if you need to be seen sooner.  Thank you!

Sincerely,
 The Student Services Department


 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -

I would like to apply for co-op, where do I begin?
Co-op applications can actually be picked up at the Curriculum Office.  Eventually, while filling out the paperwork, you will need your teacher and counselor signatures approving your application.

While registering for the SAT and the Common Application, I was asked for the "CEEB code".  What is that?
CEEB code is a standardized ID number that is assigned to a high school,college, or university.

Nashoba Valley Technical High School's CEEB code is: 222333


How do I access Nashoba Valley Tech's high school profile?
You can access the school profile here:  NVTHS School Profile

How many hours of community service must I complete in order to meet the graduation requirement?
A graduating senior must complete 20 hours of community service in order to graduate.  It is suggested that a student complete 5 hours per year.  If a student joins NVTHS after 9th grade, then he or she must complete 5 hours of community service per each year that NVTHS is attended.

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NONDISCRIMINATION:

Nashoba Valley Technical High School does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI); on the basis of sex, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; on the basis of disability, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); or on the basis of age, in accordance with the Age Discrimination Act of 1974 (Age Discrimination Act). Nor does it discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or homelessness status in accordance with Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1971 (M.G.L. c.76 §5) and Chapter 151B of the General Laws.