Monday, February 29, 2016

Boston Red Sox Service Scholarship

Good morning everyone. This is another friendly reminder from the HU Guidance Department about this excellent scholarship opportunity from the Red Sox Foundation. If you are a Senior and have engaged in any type of community service you qualify! This is a unique opportunity offered to only a select few high schools in Vermont! The deadline is Friday March 4. Please see Mr. Miller in the HU Guidance Office for more information.

Follow this link for more information about this scholarship:

Follow this link to go directly to the application:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

PSAT....What is it and why does it matter?

On Wednesday February 17 Mr. Miller gave a presentation to students who took the PSAT in October. Here is the presentation with useful information this test.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Medquest Applications are in for current Sophomores

Attention all 10th grade students. Are you interested in exploring a career in medicine or another health care related field? If maybe then Medquest is a great opportunity worth your time!

With Medquest you can spend a week at Johnson State College engaged in a rigorous program that will provide you opportunities to explore a variety of health care related careers.

Please see your TSA Advisor or stop by the HU Guidance Department and speak with Mr. Miller about this great opportunity.

Application deadline is March 1.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Attention HU Juniors and Parents of Juniors!

There are  many important upcoming events you should be aware of. While you will be receiving assistance and support through the Guidance Office it is also important that you take some initiative in shaping your future.

  • Register now for SAT Prep class being taught at Hazen. It will begin the week of March 14 and will include 7 sessions focusing on preparing for the Math and English tests. It will require a $20 per session ($140 if you plan on attending all 7) deposit. Deposits will be refundable if all sessions are attended. Please see Mrs. Laporte in Guidance for more information and to sign up.

  • Register now for VSAC College Pathways 2016 at Lyndon State College. Clink on the picture to register  In addition to many great workshops there will also be a college fair. This is an excellent opportunity to explore important steps in the college process such as:
    • The admissions process step by step
    • Free college during high school
    • Applying to selective colleges
    • The college essay
    • Intercollegiate sports 

  • SAT at Hazen on June 4. Registration deadline is May 5. Visit the College Board to register or click the photo and go directly there!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Governor's Institute of Vermont Summer Institute

Are you interested in specific topics that just aren't offered at Hazen? Do you have a unique skill you'd like to develop more formally with peers from other high schools? If so the Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV) may be an excellent resource for you.

GIV's Summer Institutes are now online and ready for you to apply! Offerings (with links to each description) include:
If you are interested and would like to apply please follow this link to the application or if you would like more information please stop by the HU Guidance Office and talk to Mr. Miller. 

Please note the deadline for all applications is Friday March 17. 

PSAT Scores are in. Now what?

Attention students who took the PSAT in October. I will be providing a general presentation during TSA on Wednesday February 17. Following this presentation I will be scheduling you to come in and discuss your scores and what they mean.

PSAT is an important college readiness tool that allows you to take an assessment that is similar to the SAT. In addition PSAT and Khan Academy have partnered to offer you specific SAT study modules that are linked directly to YOUR PSAT scores. A very cool study tool!

Here are a couple of videos that describe how to read your PSAT scores and how link them to Khan Academy.