The sophomore year guidance curriculum is devoted to career exploration. New for the 2017-2018 school year, students will participate in four Sophomore Semianars. Guidance counselors will introduce students to Naviance, where they will complete a career interest inventory that can help inform potential college majors and career paths. Our Social Worker will present a seminar on stress management.




Pre-ACT Letter to Students and Parents, December 2017

Pre-ACT score reports have arrived and were distributed to students in Sophomore Seminar.



Sophomore Seminars

Four sophomore seminars will be presented:


  • Topic: Career Exploration (2 sessions)



  • Topic: Pre-ACT & Standardized Testing Timeline





Helpful Links



Free Scholarship Searches


Financial Aid & Paying for College

  • FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, on the Federal Student Aid website.
  • EFC Calculator, Estimated Family Contribution, or EFC, determines what a family is expected to contribute to their child's college costs.
  • MEFA, Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority's website offers valuable tools and resources to plan for paying for college.



Helpful Forms & Resources:

Colleges Requiring Subject Tests

College Admissions Selector (Abridged Barron's Guide List of Colleges)


Internships & Community Service Opportunities

Internships provide an excellent opportunity for students to explore potential career interests. WHS partners with The Education Collaborative, TEC, to offer internships during the school year and the summer.


Community service and volunteer opportunities are available in Westwood and the Greater Boston Area.




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