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    Freshmen

    Orientation- Shortly before school starts, freshman participate in an orientation program.  They will meet faculty advisors and student mentors.  Orientation program includes

    • A tour of the building

    • Locker locations and use

    • Bus schedules

    • Walk-through the building

    • Common concerns and questions of freshmen 

    Freshman Advisory Class- The Advisory Curriculum includes Counselors making frequent visits throughout the year.  Topics presented include academics, planning for college and careers, and social issues.

     

    “Putting the Pieces Together” Program-  This  parent evening program presented in December will focus on graduation requirements and the development of the Barrington High School four-year plan.  Special attention is given to registration topics pertaining to sophomores.

     

    Introduction to Naviance and Career Cruising

     

    Harper Promise Program

     

    Career Pathways

    Sophomores

    Focus on Financial Aid- This evening program, presented in the FALL, is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and parents.  Topics include:

    • FAFSA and CSS Profile instructions

    • Federal and State aid programs and eligibility

    • Future financial planning

    Practice SAT Assessment-This test taken in the spring, further assesses the academic progress students have made within the last year.  In addition, it helps parent and staff identify student’s strengths and weaknesses and provides experience for the SAT format.

     

    College Night- This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet with college representatives and admission officers. This evening program takes place in April in the BHS Main Gym with approximately 250 colleges in attendance.  Students can:

    • Speak with admission representatives face to face

    • Ask specific questions about each college

    • Gain useful information to help with the college selection process

    Sophomore Advisories

     

    Naviance and Career Cruising

     

    NCAA & College- Bound Student Athletes

     

    Ask the Experts

     

    College Planning Program

     

    Career Pathways

    Juniors

    College Planning Program- This evening program in November for juniors and parents presents detailed information about:

    • Junior timeline

    • Available resources

    • Course selection for senior year

    • Entrance exams (SAT and ACT)

    • Senior resume

    • College application preparation

    • College admissions policies and trends

    • Evaluating college information

    • Campus visits

    Focus on Financial Aid- This evening program, presented in the FALL, is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and parents.  Topics include:

    • FAFSA and CSS Profile instructions

    • Federal and State aid programs and eligibility

    • Future financial planning

    College Night- This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet with college representatives and admission officers. This evening program takes place in April in the BHS Main Gym with approximately 250 colleges in attendance.  Students can:

    • Speak with admission representatives face to face

    • Ask specific questions about each college

    • Gain useful information to help with the college selection process

    Student Ambassadors- This is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to serve their fellow students, parents, faculty and community.  Ambassadors attend various BHS programs and assist as helpers, tour guides and greeters. For more information contact Sue Oakley soakley@barrington220.org

     

    Junior Advisories

     

    PSAT/NMSQT

     

    Ask the Experts

     

    College Counselor Appointments

     

     

     

    Junior Meetings

    Seniors

    Counselors and College Counselors assist senior with the following:

    • College application Process

    • Letters of Recommendation

    • Parchment

    • Graduation Information

    Focus on Financial Aid- This evening program, presented in the FALL, is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and parents.  Topics include:

    • FAFSA and CSS Profile instructions

    • Federal and State aid programs and eligibility

    • Future financial planning

    Student Ambassadors- This is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to serve their fellow students, parents, faculty and community.  Ambassadors attend various BHS programs and assist as helpers, tour guides and greeters.  For more information contact Sue Oakley soakley@barrington220.org

     
     

    Senior Advisories

     

    College Bound Program

     

    Senior Assessments

    Career Information

    Career Treks- These are unique career exploration opportunities available to juniors and seniors to travel to work sites.  Usually 10-20 students, along with school chaperones participate in a Career Trek.  This program is designed for students who are focused on a specific career area and want to gain insight into opportunities in that field.  For more information contact the Career Advisor- Linda Griffin

     

    Career Readiness- Barrington High School is a member of the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS Partnership), along with high school districts #211 and #214 and Harper College District #512.  The purpose of the partnership is to promote student success through career awareness and exploration.  Visit NECSS Partnership for more information.

     

    Career Pathways

    Alumni

    Alumni can order transcripts through parchment.