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September 19, 2017 – North Shore Community College Open House

September 19, 2017 – Lynn Community Health Center’s Transitions Group

September 15, 2017 – Peabody High School College Fair

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School will be hosting its annual College Fair from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. An updated list of attending colleges and universities can be found on the PVMHS website. Below is the most recent list. Educational Talent Search (ETS) is running a field trip to this college fair. If you are a member of ETS, click  ETS Permission Slip.

September 15, 2017 – Dartmouth College Admissions Session

September 14, 2017 – F.I.R.E. Speech Contest

September 13, 2017 – Harvard Medical School’s Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP)

September 13, 2017 – Girls Inc.’s Teen Leadership Academy

September 8, 2017 – Duke University Admissions Session

September 8, 2017 – LEDA Scholars Program

LEDA is searching the country for the next Cohort of LEDA Scholars!

The LEDA Scholars Program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. Each year, we recruit high school juniors from all over the country, and host them for a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT prep, and intensive college guidance counseling. When they return home for their senior year of high school, LEDA counselors support them remotely through each stage of the college application and financial aid process to ensure that these incredible students gain admission to top colleges that are great fits for them academically, socially, and financially.

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have demonstrated leadership ability, and have succeeded in taking rigorous coursework at their school.

To learn more about the LEDA Scholars Program and the eligibility requirements visit  our website and download our flyer and brochure.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to stay up to date with application tips and to learn more about the program!

If you or your students have any questions, please contact [email protected].

The deadline for the application is December 12, 2017.

September 8, 2017 – Khan Academy Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Good at explaining science or math? Want a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship? Khan Academy is proud to support the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year. To qualify, create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. If you win, you’ll receive the college scholarship, your teacher will receive a $50,000 prize, and your school will get a new $100,000 science lab! Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017. For more information, click Breakthrough.

September 5, 2017 – NACAC College Fairs

Boston National College Fair – Sunday, September 17th

Performing and Visual Arts College Fair – Monday, September 18th

August 31, 2017 – United States Military Academy at West Point

An Open Letter to High-Achieving High School Students:

Hi. My name is West Point. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, because my name often gets lost among the myriad of colleges vying for your affection and tuition. Ivy Leagues like Harvard, Yale and Stanford; Public schools like Alabama, Clemson and Penn State. These are all great schools, and no matter where you end up, if you’re willing to work hard, you’ll go far. But before you make your final decision, I’d suggest you add one more name to the list.

Mine.

It’s true, I’m not an Ivy League. But I consistently rank among the nation’s top colleges, and to be frank, I’m even more selective than the Ivies. In addition to being academically competitive, qualified applicants must be physically fit, have leadership experience, acquire a congressional nomination and pass a rigorous medical exam just to be considered for admission. So if you’re into history, prestige, academic rigor and competitiveness, then I’ve got what you’re looking for.

If you’re attracted to State Schools, then you’re in luck. I’m a state school, only my state is the entire United States. Of America. Our traditions and school spirit rival any public school in the nation.  We’ve got dozens of NCAA Division I athletic teams, and the fiercest rivalry in college sports (Go Army. Beat Navy.). Beyond that, my Long Gray Line of graduates includes presidents, generals, governors, astronauts, CEOs, and captains of industry. As members of that close-knit circle of people, my students are instantly connected to the countless numbers of graduates who are shaping our nation’s future.

It’s possible that you heard about me in your history class. (My location was kind of a big deal during the Revolutionary War. A couple of guys—George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—scouted me out as an essential defensive position against the British.) Yes I’m a military school and yes my students wear uniforms. So I understand that some people might assume I’m uptight or stuffy. I get that a lot.

But I promise you this: look beyond the brass, the buttons, and the saluting, and you’ll be amazed.

For starters, my campus looks like Hogwarts, only nothing about me is make believe. My facilities are world-class and my students are on the forefront of cyber technology, international politics, and engineering. They travel the world—not just to Snapchat from Paris, but to study, meet with foreign Ambassadors, become fluent in other languages, or to train with counterparts in other nations. Defense Against the Dark Arts? Yeah. We teach that. My students jump out of planes, shoot targets, climb ropes, forge through rivers, build bridges, explode things, and they have fun while they’re doing it.

All kidding aside, what happens here may look like magic, but it’s a product of more than two hundred years of excellence. I’ve been around since 1802, and I was built specifically for people who want to get the most out of life and be the best they can be. People like you.

No one who comes to me leaves the same as when they arrived. While most colleges exist to convince their students that they’re already the best—I do things differently. I help America’s best students achieve more than they could imagine; I exist to make them better. Around my campus, being better means being a better leader. To me, leadership means putting yourself last and others first.

I know, this isn’t what most people teach about leadership, but like I said, I do things differently.

No, I’m not what you would call a “normal” school. But what is “normal” anyway? And who wants “normal” when you can have exceptional?

When it comes to tuition, my price is steep, but I won’t cost a penny of your money. Tuition here is fully funded—that means free room, board, full medical and dental, and I pay a monthly salary to my students too. But I require a lot in return: I require mental toughness. I require students to reach their physical limits, and then go a step more. I require dedication, determination, and selfless service. And in exchange for all this—a free education and priceless leadership training—my students serve for five years in a career that matters, as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

I know that you have a lot of options for where to go to college. And no matter where you go, if you’re destined to be a leader, you will find a way to be one. I know that’s true.
I also know that I may not be the one for you. And that’s okay if that’s the case. But I would hate for you to miss out on a chance of a lifetime, simply because you didn’t take a second look. So before you decide—before your life changes forever—consider adding my name to your list of options.

What do you have to lose?

Very Respectfully,

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point

For more information, click West Point.

August 30, 2017 – SAT Prep Classes at North Shore Community College

August 30, 2017 – Architecture / Design College Fair

August 29, 2017 – NEACAC College Fairs

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) will host numerous college fairs at various colleges throughout the Fall 2017. For a list of fairs and college attendees, click NEACAC.

August 29, 2017 – Carnegie Mellon University Information Session

August 29, 2017 – Industrial Engineering Program at UMass-Amherst

August 29, 2017 – University of Pennsylvania Admissions Panel

August 29, 2017 – Trinity College Preview Weekend

August 7, 2017 – Questbridge National College Match Program

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges.

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge’s college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.

Learn about more opportunities offered through the National College Match >>

Who Should Apply

  • Academically outstanding high school seniors
  • From families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four

How to Apply

  • Application opens in the summer (before senior year)
  • Research college partners
  • Submit free application and other materials in late September

August 7, 2017 – KMart Job Opportunities

At the Saugus, Massachusetts KMart, they strive for excellence. They are seeking energetic and enthusiastic  individuals to fill their part-time hourly positions. The store provides flexible scheduling and strongly believes in a promotion-from-within policy. The current open positions are listed below along with Requisition Numbers that interested individuals can use to search for the job that most interests them. They numbers will be valid until August 24, 2017. Interested individuals can apply online at http://www.searsholdings.com/careers and perform a search by city using “Saugus” as the search word.

Cashier – 865556BR

Customer Service – 865863BR

August 7, 2017 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Discover: The Diversity Experience

The WPI Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites African American, Latino, Native American, as well as students interested in diversity to apply for a special overnight visit from November 9-10, 2017.

Discover: The Diversity Experience will allow you to:

  • experience life in a residence hall
  • dine and stay with a WPI student host
  • enjoy the campus community
  • meet potential classmates

For more information and to apply, click WPI.

August 7, 2017 – Brandeis University’s SEED Multicultural Fly-In Program

SEED is an on-campus program that partners with our Intercultural Center and student-run multicultural clubs to give prospective students the opportunity to explore all aspects of campus life at Brandeis and to celebrate our diverse student body. This program encapsulates our founding mission by seeking to build an academic community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. SEED participants will be hosted by Brandeis students and will have the opportunity to attend:

  • Classes taught by renowned Brandeis professors
  • A student panel
  • An evaluative interview to support a candidate’s application for admission
  • Student performances
  • An admissions information session and tour

The application deadline for students to apply is August 15. Students will be notified of their decision no later than September 5.

For more information, click SEED.

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