Welcome to the Lynn English Guidance Website
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May 17, 2019 – FREE SAT Prep & College Admissions
May 8, 2019 – Raw Arts
To apply, click RAW Arts Application
May 3, 2019 – Exploring College Options
May 1, 2019 – City Year – A Gap Year Option for Graduating Seniors
May 1, 2019 – NEACAC College Fair @ Merrimack College
April 29, 2019 – FedEx Job Opportunities
April 25, 2019 – Lynn Public Schools Voter Registration Drive
April 23, 2019 – Early College Program @ North Shore Community College
North Shore Community College has partnered with the Lynn Public Schools to offer an Early College Program. Lynn English students can earn up to 30 college credits, for FREE. Applications are now available for the summer 2019 semester. Students can choose from many courses, including The Body in Health & Disease, Composition 1, Info Tech & Its Applications, First Year Experience with a Health Science Focus, The Human Services Worker, Intro to Statistics and Introductory Psychology. More information about this FREE program, including applications, can be found in the Guidance Department and here – Early College Program – Summer 2019. Applications are due as soon as possible, and seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure all applications steps are followed in order and to completion. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor at 781-477-7361. For more information, you can also visit the Early College Program website – www.northshore.edu/early-college
April 23, 2019 – Girls Inc.’s Ready, Set, Go! Conference
Girls Incorporated of Lynn invites female students, grades 9, 10 & 11, to the Ready, Set, Go! College Readiness Conference. The purpose of the College Readiness Conference is to increase the number of female students from Lynn who matriculate into an institution of higher education by increasing their preparedness for the college application process. The girls will participate in two interactive workshops facilitated by college staff and professionals and hear from a panel of students. The Ready, Set, Go! College Readiness Conference will be held at Girls Incorporated of Lynn on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 8:30-1:00 p.m. Transportation to and from Girls Inc. will be provided.
Each Lynn high school in Lynn may select up to 33 girls in grades 9, 10 & 11 to attend the conference. Permission slips must be returned to your guidance counselor by 8:00 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019.
For more information, click Girls Inc Ready Set Go Program Description
For an English permission slip, click Girls Inc Ready Set Go Permission Slip – English
For a Spanish permission slip, click Girls Inc Ready Set Go Permission Slip – Spanish
April 23, 2019 – Summer Jobs in the City of Lynn
Summer job applications are now available for Lynn youth ages 16-21. Applications are available below, on the City of Lynn website and in the offices of the Lynn English Guidance Department. Applications were also emailed to each student’s Naviance account. Applications for jobs in the Department of Public Works are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, May 3rd. Applications for jobs in Community Development are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, May 17th. When submitting either application, students must also submit a North Shore Youth Career Center application. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s guidance counselor at 781-477-7361. Thank you.
April 23, 2019 – Lynn Fire Department Poster Contest
April 22, 2019 – $140,000 Posse Scholarship Boston
Posse Boston is pleased to announce that they are recruiting urban public high school JUNIORS (next year’s seniors) from the greater Boston area for full-tuition college scholarships worth $140,000 each. Since 1989, the Posse Foundation has placed almost 4,000 Posse Scholars in top colleges around the country. Posse Scholars have won hundreds of millions in full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse partner universities. The Posse Foundation identifies and trains diverse teams of exceptional students and sends them to some of the top colleges in the nation. This year, Posse Boston will recruit a total of 50 Scholars – 10 students for each of their schools: Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, Centre College, Denison University, and Union College - all of which are in the top 10% of colleges and universities in the nation. Posse Boston and Bryn Mawr College will select ten women to pursue undergraduate majors in the fields of science, math, and technology.
…..are leaders in their high schools and communities
…..are committed to their education and demonstrate academic potential
…..are resilient and rise to meet challenges
…..are interested in teamwork and diversity
…..are positive, motivated, talented, ambitious young people
Last year’s winners had weighted GPA’s ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 and SATs (combined math and verbal scores) from 990 to 1350. It is important that a student is committed to their education and demonstrates academic potential. Personal hardships that may have stood in the way of reaching that potential are seriously taken into account. GPA’s on the upswing (grades significantly improved from freshman to junior year) are a good indicator of potential. Posse Boston is looking for students that have the perseverance and drive to make it in a highly competitive academic environment once given the support of a positive team of peers – a Posse. They are also looking for students who are excited, though maybe still a little nervous, at the opportunity to go out of state and away from home to one of the best colleges in the country.
Posse Scholarship winners act as a force of positive social change while supporting on another on campus. These students, often missed by the typical college recruitment process, exhibit strong leadership (traditional or non-traditional) in their schools or communities and demonstrate significant academic potential and a passion for learning.
Once nominated, students will attend a large group interview. The students’ first interview will be in mid-September. All nominees must attend this first interview.
Representatives from Posse will be at Lynn English on Thursday, May 2nd, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, in the Library. If you are sincerely interested in the Posse Scholarship, and you meet the above requirements, let Mr. Wilkins know by Tuesday, April 30th, at 8:00 AM. He will invite you to the meeting with Posse representatives.
March 26, 2019 – Local Scholarship Application ( for Seniors ONLY )
The Local Scholarship Application is now available for seniors to complete. In order to be considered for any local scholarships, the application ( Local Scholarship Application ) must be fully completed and submitted to your guidance counselor by Monday, April 29th.
Keep in mind – submitting a Local Scholarship Application does not mean that you will definitely receive a scholarship; it only means that you will be considered for scholarships. Also, most scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic record.
Hard copies of the application are also available in the shelving unit between the two secretaries in the Guidance Department. If you have any questions, contact your guidance counselor.
March 26, 2019 – Earthwatch’s Girls in Science Student Fellowship
To apply, click Earthwatch
To apply, click Earthwatch
March 20, 2019 – Malden Catholic High School College Fair
March 20, 2019 – Lynn Youth Summer Jobs Program
March 20, 2019 – Boston Junior Derby for Girls & Non-Binary Students
March 8, 2019 – Lynn English Band Concert
March 8, 2019 – North Shore Community College’s Direct Support Certificate / Associate’s Degree Program
- Great program for students wanting to work in the field of disabilities services and continue their education
- Special grant funding available to cover some costs
- If interested, contact Erinn Gilmore at [email protected]
March 6, 2019 – Living in Two Worlds
March 6, 2019 – Woburn SEPAC College Fair
March 5, 2019 – Lynn Teen Drop-In Center
February 26, 2019 – High Sierra Pools Lifeguard Job Opportunities
Company will visit Lynn English during the lunches on Thursday, March 28th
February 15, 2019 – Lynn Housing Authority Job Preparation Workshops
February 13, 2019 – Puritan Lawn Essay Contest
February 11, 2019 – T.A.P. @ Lynn Tech
Adobe Illustrator & Screen printing – Skill set that can be gained in a 60 hour course
Student will get an overview of Adobe Illustrator. Create T-shirt designs and prepare screens for silk screening. One, Two, and three color silk screens will be done. Learn how to use a digital and offset press. Design basics with hands on silkscreen techniques.
- Course will be great for students working on art portfolio (college). Students interested in the fashion industry, graphic design, or screen print business.
Culinary Arts – Skill set that can be gained in a 60 hour course
Students will become ServSafe® Food Handler certified. The five sections are Basic Food Safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation. students will also learning knifing and cooking skills. Student will also learn wait staff basics and serve at a function.
- Course will be great for students interested in the food service industry as a career/college or looking for food service industry skills for a summer job.
February 11, 2019 – Centerboard’s T.R.U.E. Mentoring
The T.R.U.E. Mentoring program stands for Teach One, Reach One, Uplift One, Empower One and it’s geared towards mentoring young males ages 6-18 years old who experience an absent father due to deportation, incarceration, death, or just not active. Centerboard’s goal is to match these young boys with adult male role models who look like them and can relate with some of the challenges that the young boys experience daily.
February 7, 2019 – Girls Inc.’s Teen Health Ambassador Program
February 7, 2019 – Girls Inc.’s Peer Leadership Program
February 7, 2019 – FAFSA Help @ North Shore Community College
February 7, 2019 – 100 Males to College Event
If interested in attending, see Mr. Cullinane in Room 144.
Free transportation, meal and apparel. Undocumented students are welcome.
February 7, 2019 – Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program ( for Juniors ONLY )
For more information, click Questbridge Flyer
For more information, click Questbridge Flyer
February 7, 2019 – Positive Coaching Alliance’s Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship ( for Juniors ONLY )
January 28, 2019 – Lynn English Writer’s Club
January 24, 2019 – Girls, Inc.’s Perception Versus Reality
January 19, 2019 – Girls, Inc.’s Teen Leadership Academy
For an application, click Girls Inc. – Teen Leadership Academy Application
January 8, 2019 – Lifeguard Jobs
January 8, 2019 – Boston University Summer Journalism Institute
Do you have a student who excels at writing, works for the school newspaper, or is thinking about Boston as a college destination?
If so, you’ll want to tell them about a special opportunity: Boston University’s Summer Journalism Institute, presented by the College of Communication and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.
Each summer, high school students from around the country and world travel to Boston to learn the craft of journalism from award-winning reporters. They start each day in class to cover core skills but soon everyone is out interviewing sources, checking facts and writing original news stories.
Students leave with a solid foundation in news literacy, writing, interviewing and research – skills that any student can apply in college and beyond, whether or not they pursue journalism as a career.
But we make time for fun, too. Students see what Boston is all about – from Red Sox games to the historic Freedom Trail. They also have an opportunity to schedule college tours and meet with the admissions team at BU and other nearby campuses.
Two-week sessions begin on June 24, July 8, and July 22. To apply, students will complete our online application and submit their unofficial transcript (including recent grades), a recommendation from a teacher, and a letter explaining their interest in the institute.
I encourage you to learn more about the Summer Journalism:
If one of your students is a fit, pass along this email or have them contact us directly at [email protected].
January 8, 2019 – Positive Coaching Alliance ( for Juniors ONLY )
December 19, 2018 – Noonan Scholars Program
December 10, 2018 – VNA Community Service Hours
December 10, 2018 – First Book Drive
December 5, 2018 – Selective Service ( for senior males )
December 5, 2018 – Woke Women @ Girls Inc Lynn
November 30, 2018 – Lynn Arts Winter Holiday Sale
November 16, 2018 – FREE Thanksgiving Dinners
November 14, 2018 – Early College Program @ North Shore Community College
North Shore Community College has partnered with the Lynn Public Schools to offer an Early College Program. Lynn English students can earn up to 30 college credits, for FREE. Applications are now available for the spring 2019 semester. Students can choose from many courses, including Composition, Criminal Justice, First Year College Experience with an Education Focus, Pre-Calculus, Marketing, Medical Ethics and Speech. Applications are due December 14th, and seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure all applications steps are followed in order and to completion. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor. For an application, obtain one in the Guidance Department or click Early College Program
November 13, 2018 – Bezos Scholars Program
November 13, 2018 – Zion Baptist Church Presents:
November 5, 2018 – 2019 Massachusetts Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest
Submission Deadline = December 14, 2018
For more information, click 2019 MA Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest
October 30, 2018 – Sacred Heart Parish Harvest Festival
October 24, 2018 – Bank of America Student Leaders Program
Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,500 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders.
The 2019 Bank of America Student Leaders program will be open for applications from November 11, 2018 – February 1, 2019 (no deadline extensions). This signature philanthropic program that operates nationwide offers youth the opportunity to receive a paid, non-profit internship and to attend a weeklong conference in Washington, D.C. to learn about positive social change in July. The program runs for eight weeks each summer.
Student Leaders® recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better.
As a Student Leader, you will:
- Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
- Attend the weeklong Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
- Develop leadership and career skills
- Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country
Juniors & Seniors – apply from November 11, 2018 to February 1, 2019 at www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders
October 24, 2018 – M.I.T. Leadership Training Institute
October 18, 2018 – College Board Opportunity Scholarships
The College Board is thrilled to introduce the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:
- Build their college list.
- Practice for the SAT®.
- Improve their SAT score.
- Strengthen their college list.
- Fill out the FAFSA.
- Apply to college.
The College Board hears from students and families across the country that getting into college is an overwhelming and complicated process. They’re hungry for a simple guide that tells them what to do and when to do it. The six steps highlighted by College Board Opportunity Scholarships help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, prepare so they can take their best shot at getting in, and pay for college by earning scholarships and applying for financial aid.
Beginning with the class of 2020 (current juniors), the College Board will be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.
This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships were designed to save counselors time by providing simple guidance to all kids. By taking each step, students can show college admission officers their resourcefulness and grit beyond test scores alone, while being rewarded along the way.
The College Board’s message today to all students, not just those at the front of the class, is that they can be a scholar and that they can go to college. The College Board is asking all students to step up no matter where they stand, no matter where they’ve been.
Students can begin today by signing up on the College Board site. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges they want to attend. Just by making that list, they earn a chance for a $500 scholarship.
Visit the College Board Opportunity Scholarships website for detailed information and additional resources.
October 17, 2018 – YMCA Paid Internship Opportunity
October 15, 2018 – Joi Childcare Job Opportunity
October 9, 2018 – Harvard University Admissions
October 3, 2018 – FAFSA Day (Salem, MA)
September 28, 2018 – City of Lynn Ski Program
September 28, 2018 – Yale University Information Session
September 27, 2018 – North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ Youth ( nAGLY)
September 27, 2018 – T.A.P. @ Lynn Tech
September 26, 2018 – North Shore Community College Open House
September 26, 2018 – Service Academy Night
September 21, 2018 – North Shore Community College On-the-Spot Admissions
The Guidance Department is hosting North Shore Community College (NSCC) On-the-Spot Admissions Days on October 24 and 25. This program is intended for seniors who plan to attend NSCC or for those seniors who are looking for a safety school. The process is quick, easy and free. Applications are available in the Guidance Department and must be submitted to the senior’s guidance counselor by 8:00 AM on Friday, October 19th.
September 18, 2018 – Duke University Admissions Session
September 18, 2018 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Discover: The Diversity Experience
To apply, click WPI
September 18, 2018 – North Shore Community College’s Direct Support Program
September 17, 2018 – Peabody High School College Fair
Peabody High School College Fair
Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
For a list of attending colleges and updated information, click Fair.
September 17, 2018 – College Financial Aid Nights
September 13, 2018 – Workshop for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
September 13, 2018 – Chick-fil-A Job Opportunities
September 13, 2018 – Grand Army of the Republic Museum Restoration Celebration
September 12, 2018 – Girls Inc Tutoring Jobs
September 10, 2018 – LEDA for Juniors
September 7, 2018 – American Red Cross FREE Smoke Alarms
September 7, 2018 – US Naval Academy
September 6, 2018 – FREE SAT Prep from Kaplan
September 5, 2018 – ASVAB
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test administered by the United States Military and used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. The ASVAB is also administered at American high schools to help students identify academic strengths and weaknesses, in addition to career paths that may interest students as they apply to colleges or directly enter the workforce. There are nine sections of the ASVAB ranging from 10 minutes to 36 minutes. Students will be tested in the following areas: general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, automotive and shop information, mechanical comprehension, assembling objects, and verbal expression. If interested in taking the ASVAB, your parents/guardians must complete a permission slip and return it to Mr. Wilkins by 9:00 AM on Friday, October 12, 2018. For a permission slip, click ASVAB Permission Slip
September 5, 2018 – University of New Hampshire Field Trip
The Guidance Department is hosting a field trip to the University of New Hampshire on Friday, October 5th. Juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.8 weighted GPA are invited to attend. Permission slips are due to Mr. Wilkins in the Guidance Department by Friday, September 21st. For a permission slip, click UNH Permission Slip 2018
September 4, 2018 – Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program at Harvard Medical School
August 31, 2018 – Tufts University’s “Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences”
The Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, are overnight programs designed to expose high school seniors to the vast diversity that exists in our community. Participants have the opportunity to experience academic and social life by staying in a residential dorm with an undergraduate student, attending lectures from professors, eating in the dining halls, and watching a student-led showcase by several on-campus performance groups. Travel assistance is available for students for whom the trip would present a financial hardship.
Students apply to and attend one of the following Voices programs:
OCTOBER 18-19, 2018
OCTOBER 25-26, 2018
For students interested in majoring in an engineering field, please apply to the Engineering Experience. Students interested in all other academic disciplines (including the natural and physical sciences, and the SMFA at Tufts), please apply to the Arts & Sciences Experience.
Please note that students in either school can study Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or Architectural Studies. If any of these academic interests apply to you, please select either experience.
A completed application will consist of the following materials:
- The Voices Application, which includes a 100-word response addressing your interest in visiting Tufts and participating in Voices
- High school transcript (including your senior year courses)
- SAT or ACT scores (if available)
- Recommendation letter from your high school counselor
- Engineering Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 2, 2018 to be considered.
- Arts & Sciences Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 9, 2018 to be considered. Priority for travel assistance will be given to applications completed by October 4, 2018 5:00 PM EST.
August 31, 2018 – NEACAC College Fair
New England Association of College Admission Counseling College Fair
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
Sunday, September 9th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
UMass Dartmouth Tripp Athletic Center
285 Old Westport Road
For attending colleges, visit www.neacac.org
For UMass Dartmouth tours, visit http://www.umassd.edu/visit/
August 31, 2018 – BSA Architecture / Design College Fair
August 28, 2018 – Peabody YMCA Job Opportunities
August 28, 2018 – Girls Inc. College Mentoring Programs
For an application to either program, click Girls Inc College Mentoring Program Application
For an application to either program, click Girls Inc College Mentoring Program Application