The sophomore year guidance curriculum is devoted to career exploration, and information will be presented in Sophomore Seminars. 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.


Sophomore Seminars






Helpful Links

Program of Studies 



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:

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


Guidance Parent Talk via Zoom 10/22/23


Power Point Slides 



Pre-ACT - November 18, 2023 @ Westwood High School 

Pre-ACT Registration Form will be emailed to all sophomores

We encourage sophomores to take the Practice ACT, or Pre-ACT, which prepares students for the ACT.    



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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