Tonight – Transition Planning Presentation

Transition Roundtable Presentation

Natick High School Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Newton, Wayland and Wellesley Public Schools are pleased to announce a Transition Roundtable Presentation on the topic of post-secondary transition options.

Students, parents/guardians, and interested professionals will have the opportunity to hear from local and state adult service providers regarding services and supports.

Following the panel presentation, you will have the opportunity to meet with individual providers to gather specific materials and information, and to ask questions.

**When: Monday, November 19th

**6:30pm to 8:30pm

**Where: Natick High School, 15 West St., Natick

Panel to take place in auditorium, followed by breakout in library

The following providers will be present:

  • Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
  • Mass Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
  • Department of Mental Health (DMH)
  • Advocates
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AP Exam Registration is Open

AP Exam Registration is only intended for students in grades 10 through 12 who are enrolled in an AP course during the 2018-2019 school year. 

Exam registration and payment will kick off tomorrow, Thursday November 1st. This is a drastic change from years prior. Why? Beginning in 2019-2020, registration for AP exams will go directly through the College Board. College Board will require students with AP courses beginning in Semester 1 to register for the exam in November. Students enrolled in Semester 2 AP courses will be given the opportunity to register for AP courses in March. We are mimicking this change in our registration process this year so that the changes next year are not so surprising to the community.  

For more information on the AP Exams in May 2019, click HERE for the 2018-2019 AP Bulletin for Students and Parents.

AP Exam Registration Window & Deadlines:

For courses beginning in Semester 1: November 1st – November 30th

For courses beginning in Semester 2: March 1st – March 22nd (**applies to AP English Language & Composition and AP US Government and Politics only)

Cost:

The cost of the exam in 2019 is $96. The College Board charges $94 – we have added $2 to the cost to help us cover the cost of proctors and other program related costs.

Below is a guide to the cost based on the number of exams a student plans to take.

1 exam:     $96

2 exams:   $192

3 exams:   $288

4 exams:   $384

Late Registration Fee:

In 2019-2020, the College Board will charge $45 as a late fee and a $45 cancellation fee for exams. This year, we are going to charge a $20 late fee.  

Financial Assistance:

If a student / family requires financial assistance with the cost of the AP exams, please contact Mrs. Ross at rossd@holliston.k12.ma.us. Holliston is committed to ensuring every student can take an AP exam, and will work with families on adjusted fees or a payment installment plan.

How to Register:

JHolliston High School students should register online at https://aptestservice.com/holliston/. You can pay by credit card (a small fee is charged), or mail in a check (no additional fee incurred).

Why take the exam?

While taking an AP exam is not mandatory at Holliston High School it is highly encouraged. HHS tends to produce high scores which can save many thousands of dollars at the college level. If you would like to explore the AP credit policies of colleges and universities, you can do so by clicking HERE. Taking the AP exam is also a part of the AP course experience and is good for helping students adjust to the type of exams they will experience in college.   

Students can take an exam for a subject they have not taken a course in. In such a case, we recommend that a student review a practice exam before deciding to register.

Click HERE for the AP testing calendar. The testing dates can also be found on the high school calendar.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Ross at rossd@holliston.k12.ma.us.

Back to School Reminders

We hope you are looking forward to an exciting year. Below is some information from the Program of Studies which might be helpful in the coming weeks.

PRIOR TO THE START OF SCHOOL… Please double check your schedule. If you need to make a change to your schedule (wrong class, wrong level, same course you took in a previous year), please call Guidance to set up an appointment with your counselor.

COURSE CHANGE REQUESTS will be honored within the first five days of the course commencing.  (Add/Drop Period)

LEVEL CHANGE REQUESTS must be initiated no later than the first 10 days of a three term course (some APs) or a semester long course. Such requests should be initiated through the student’s counselor. Any exceptions will be subject to administrative review.

Changes will be honored within the realistic boundaries of class size, time patterns and the student’s overall program. Students must be sure that all school requirements and course prerequisites are met when considering changes to their schedule.

Final Transcripts for 2018 Graduates

Final Transcripts for the Class of 2018 were sent. If you receive a correspondence from your college, please indicate that HHS Guidance sent final transcripts to institutions (electronically or through the means they requested) on or before 6/27/2018. If they say they have cleared those dates in their system and request a second copy, please email or call Mrs. Camiel, Guidance Secretary. (508.429.0677, press 3 or camielv@holliston.k12.ma.us

We loved working with you over the last four years. We hope you have a happy, healthy, safe summer!

PSAT / Pre-ACT Registration Open

Registration for the PSAT and Pre-ACT being offered in the fall is now open. Registration will close on August 1st.
10th and 11th graders will have the option to take one, or both of the tests in the 2018-2019 school year.
The Pre-ACT will be offered on Saturday September 15th
 
The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered on Saturday October 13th
Contrary to widespread belief, both the ACT and SAT are accepted by ALL colleges and universities. Students have 2 options and we wanted to ensure that our students have the best opportunity to test well and in offering the Pre-ACT and the PSAT, we increase the student’s ability to make a more informed decision now instead of when the testing starts to count and costs much more!
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 1st – registration is not complete until payment is received.
 
COST: $35 (one exam); $70 (both exams) 
 
REGISTRATION: http://aptestservice.com/holliston 

All registration and exam questions can be found on this comprehensive website created exclusively for Holliston High School.
 
PAYMENT: Credit card or Check. Details are provided at the end of the online registration form. 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: If a student / family requires financial assistance with the cost of the tests, please contact Mrs. Ross at rossd@holliston.k12.ma.us. Holliston is committed to ensuring every student can take the test(s), and will work with families as needed on adjusted fees or a payment installment plan.
Questions? Please contact Test Coordinator – Dominique Ross at rossd@holliston.k12.ma.us