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About Us

The Guidance Department assists students in dealing with academic decisions, career plans, personal problems, social skills, and other areas in preparing the student to take her/his place in our society. The Guidance Department is located behind the main office area.

During the school year, the counselors have group meetings and individual conferences to address the issues of each year of high school and to help students make good decisions. Counselors meet with juniors and seniors regularly to begin the college orientation process. They provide support to all students throughout the year, and have a wealth of information that will help students plan their future. Students should feel free to make appointments with their counselor when they need advice on any problem. 

AP Exam Registration
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Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the AP® Program is introducing new resources and processes.

Here’s what you and your student(s) need to know:

AP class and exam registration sign up will take place online through College Board. Please encourage your student to sign up for a College Board account. All College Board programs are connected through one account, so if your student created one for the PSAT/NMSQT® or  SAT®, they’re all set. They’ll just need to have their username and password available. Additionally, students will need to know a join code in order to access their AP classes online and to register for the correct exams. Teachers will give out the appropriate join codes needed for registration. See attached worksheet for more information about how to join your AP class section.

Students will be asked to register for AP Exams in the fall of this year. AP Exams will continue to be given in May, see AP Exams schedule.

If you intend to take an AP Exam and you are not registered for a corresponding course, you need to see Ms. King in Guidance ASAP.

Our standard exam fee is the same from last year - $98 per exam. The College Board has added additional fees for late processing, cancelled exams, or unused exams. If you register for AP Exams after November 15th, you will be charged an additional $40 on top of the $98 exam fee. Additionally, if you cancel an exam or do not show up for an exam, you will also be charged an additional $40 per exam.

Belmont High School will collect fees in the Guidance Office from November 4th to November 8th. This will allow us enough time to place our order before College Board’s deadline. We will only be accepting checks, no cash will be accepted. Please print your students name and the tests they are signing up for in the notes portion of the check.

Students will get personalized feedback through new digital tools that provide daily support for every AP classroom. Their teachers will be able to track their performance throughout the year using monthly personal progress checks.

Learn more at parents.collegeboard.org.

Financial Aid Seminar

On September 25, 2019, Guidance hosted a Financial Aid seminar presented by MEFA. The seminar slides are available on the sidebar of www.mefa.org/events.

Department Contact

Office hours: Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Office phone: (617)993-5910
Fax: (617)993-5919
Department Secretary: Ms. Carole Sceppa

CEEB code: 220123

Address: Belmont High School
221 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
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Guidance Counselors:

Ms. Brittany King
Ms. Stacie Ross
Ms. Sherri Turner
Mr. James Brown
Ms. Jessica Truslow
Mr. Matthew Ruane

Parents/guardians are welcome to make appointments with their child's counselor to discuss concerns about their child.

 

Guidance Counselor & Assistant Principal Assignments 2019-2020

Counselors assigned by first letter of student’s last name.

YOG Ms. Ross Mr. Brown Mr. Ruane Ms. King Ms. Truslow Ms. Turner
2023 A - C D - Ha He - Lit Liu - N O - Sh Si - Z
2022 A - Cl Co - Fe Fi - J K - Mc Me - Sa Sc - Z
2021 A - Cm Co - E F - H I - Man Mar - R S - Z
2020 A - Car Cas - Di Do - I J- Mi Mo - Sm So - Z
Assistant Principal Ms. Ruane Mr. O'Brien Mr. Bruno Mr. Brow
 YOG

2023 (Grade 9) A - H
2021 - (Grade 11)

2023 (Grade 9) I - L
2020 - (Grade 12)

2022 - (Grade 10)

2023 (Grade 9) M - Z
Support All (Grades 9-12)

 

Contact Us

To excuse a student’s absence, the parent/guardian must call the high school attendance office the night before, or the day of the student’s absence.

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