Old Rochester Regional High School Guidance Department

CEEB Code: 221403

The Old Rochester Regional High School Counseling Department is committed to advocating for all students, and providing a comprehensive guidance curriculum as an integral part of education for students on all levels. Counselors provide students with the necessary tools to support their educational, social-emotional, and career interests through individual, small group, and classroom experiences. Counselors promote responsible, active citizenship and lifelong learning.

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For JUNIORS: Big Future

BigFuture™ is here to connect students, families, and educators with tools and resources to explore careers, plan for college, and pay for college. In early 2022, you and your students will see a new user experience that includes a personalized dashboard with steps to plan for life after high school. Informed by student and educator feedback, we’ll continue to evolve BigFuture in the months ahead.


Ahead of these changes, this week, we’re launching BigFuture Scholarships (formerly known as College Board Opportunity Scholarships) for the class of 2023 to reward efforts to plan for college on BigFuture. Here’s what to expect for this year’s juniors:


  • Two $40,000 winners each month: BigFuture will reward progress wherever students are on their college journey. Each month, between January 2022 and February 2023, BigFuture will award two $40,000 scholarships and hundreds of $500 scholarships to students in the class of 2023 who complete steps on BigFuture.

  • Simple participation: Juniors with a College Board account will be automatically entered into monthly drawings for $40,000 and $500 scholarships when they complete steps. They can opt out of drawings at bigfuturescholarships.org/opt-out. There are no minimum GPA, essay, citizenship, or application requirements to earn an entry into monthly scholarship drawings.

  • More ways to earn $40,000: By completing ANY of the six scholarship steps on BigFuture, juniors will have a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship, in addition to $500. The more steps students complete and the earlier they start, the more chances they have to win.


Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year will have extra chances to win scholarships. Encourage your students to earn their first entry for $40,000 and $500 scholarship drawings, beginning in January, by building a college list of six or more schools on BigFuture.

Visit this page to see the college planning steps that qualify students for entries in the monthly drawings. Feel free to use this video, educator flyer (.pdf/1.80 MB), and student flyer (.pdf/2.83 MB) to spread the word about BigFuture Scholarships. Visit this resource page for more.

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Learn about MassTransfer

(From the website...) "What if you could get everything you want out of college but keep cost—and therefore debt—to a minimum?

Beginning your college career at a community college is a smart choice. If you're from Massachusetts, attending a State U or UMass is already one of your most affordable options, but your tuition and fees can cost half as much during any time you spend at a Community College!

To help you leverage those savings toward completion of a State U or UMass bachelor's degree, Massachusetts’ public college and universities have joined together to offer a variety of cost-saving transfer pathways to reduce the sticker price of a State U or UMass bachelor’s degree. These pathways vary in requirements and total expected savings, so be sure to explore your options and choose the best pathway for you." READ MORE.


TRANSCRIPT RELEASE FORM - Past graduates looking to obtain a copy of their transcript must fill out this form, sign, and return to Rosa Pedrosa, Registrar.

OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION

Secretary

Kelly Bertrand kellybertrand@oldrochester.org

Guidance Phone: 508-758-3745 ext 1414

Guidance Fax: 508-758-9589

Registrar

Rosa Pedrosa rosapedrosa@oldrochester.org

508-758-3745 ext 1424

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