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School Guidance Mission

School counselors at GNB Voc-Tech work closely with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to reach their full potential and be productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world. To address students’ academic, career and social/emotional needs, the school counselors provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to maximize strengths and enable all students to experience a fulfilling high school education and be college and/or career ready upon graduation.

Counselor

Grade Level/Division Assignment

CVTE Shop Assignments

Erica Monteiro

9-1

Exploratory

Michelle Morris

9-2

Exploratory

Rachel Medeiros

10-12

Academy A: CR, EC, ES

Kate Correia

10-12

Academy B: DA, MA, LP, HS

Lin Fortunato

10-12

Academy C: AM, BT, CL, CS

Gregg Silva

10-12

Academy D: EN, ME, MT, SE, VI

Wadley DaSilva

10-12

Academy A & C: DS, HT, PL, IT (IS/PW)

Lucia Williams

10-12

Academy B & D: CU, ED, MJ, DT (MD/AD)

Steve Paul

As Assigned

 

Jose Botelho

As Assigned

 

Lael St. Tripp

As Assigned

Academy C: FD

Lucia Garcia Ext. 755 – Receptionist

Stacey DeAlmeida Ext. 779

Sandra Poirier Ext. 740

Susana Dorman Ext. 785

  • SAT Test:
    • October 5, 2019
    • November 2, 2019
    • December 7, 2019
    • March 14, 2020
    • May 2, 2020
    • June 6, 2020
  • PSAT: October 16, 2019
  • ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
  • NHS: National Honors Society Induction for Juniors and Seniors, October 22, 2019
  • MCAS: Download MCAS Dates
  • College Fair: October 8, 2019
    • Students only
  • College Financing Seminar: October 30, 2019 – 6:00pm
  • ASVAB: November 5, 2019 – 7:45am – 10:45am
    • Registration beings on October 15th
 
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline (Available 24 hours) – 1-800-273-8255
  • New Bedford Crisis Center – 508.996.3154
  • Student/Parent Handbook 
  • Exploratory Program/Selection of Permanent Career Majors – Page 14/15
  • Academic Instruction – Page 13
  • Career Majors – Page 14
  • Grading – Page 17
  • Class Rank – Page 22

What is Career Cruising?

Career Cruising Intro
Career Cruising Logon
Activity 3
Awards and Certificates
Career Selector
Extra Curricular Activities
Hobbies and Interests
Learning Styles
Matchmaker and My Skills
My Saved Careers
My Saved Clusters

Career Cruising is an industry-leading online career guidance and planing system. People of all ages use out tools to find the right career, explore education & training options. Our add-on products extend Career Cruising’s functionality, making it easier for schools to manage their course selection process.

9th Grade:
Follow your binder instructions.
10th, 11th, and 12th Grade: 
End of November, all “completion standards” must be completed. “Reflect & Confirm” must be redone every year. 

 

School Counselor Calendar

9th Grade 

  • New Student Orientation (refer to school calendar for date/time).

Parent Portal

  • Instruction Packet will be provided at parent orientation, please activate the parent and student portal ASAP, as this will allow you to actively be involved in the students progress throughout the school year.  

Begin College Applications  

Letters of Recommendation for College and Scholarships Registration 

  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • ACT

FAFSA

  • Available for Completion (10/1)

Parent Night Meeting (refer to school calendar for date/time)

  • Grade 10, 11 & 12

Progress Report Grade – Trimester I

  • accessible/viewable through the Parent Portal

Testing

  • PSAT Test (see PSAT website for test date) 
  • SAT Test (see SAT website for date/time/location)

GNB Voc-Tech College Fair (refer to school calendar for date/time) National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

  • Trimester I Grades Close
  • Open House (refer to school calendar for date/time)
  • November 1st College Deadline
  • SAT Test (refer to SAT website for date/time/location)
  • Career Cruising Due Dates
  • ASVAB – Military Exam

 

 

 

Trimester I – Report Cards  

SAT Test (refer to SAT site for date/time/location)

Career Cruising Due Dates 

Credit for Life Fair

 

 

9th Grade Shop Exploratory

  • Distribution of 9th Grade Shop Selection Forms (refer to school calendar for date)
  • Collection of 9th Grade Shop Selection Forms (refer to school calendar for date)
  • Freshman Shop Placement Letters distributed (refer to school calendar for date)

Progress Report Grades – Trimester II

  • accessible/viewable through the Parent Portal
Trimester II – Report Cards

SAT Tests (refer to SAT website for date/time/location)

Bristol Community College

  • Onsite Admissions (sign-ups in Guidance)

 

Trimester II – Report Cards

MEFA

  • College Planning Parent Meeting (refer to school calendar for date/time) 
Progress Report Grades – Trimester III

  • accessible/viewable through the Parent Portal

SAT Test (refer to Sat website for date/time/location)

Senior Awards Night (refer to school calendar for date/time)

Senior Sign-Out (refer to school calendar for date) 

 

 

Trimester III – FINAL Report Card

  • Student will receive final report card through the mail  

Graduation 

Forms Available on School Website

  • College Tour Visits (forms available on school website)
  • Scholarships (available on school website)
  • Student Emergency Contact Information (forms available on school website)
  • Transcripts (requests available on school website)

 

  • Attend IEP Teams
  • Attend 504 Meetings
  • post-Secondary Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Graduation Planning
  • Awards
  • Admissions/Registration of Students
  • Middle School Recruitment
  • Grade 9 Transition
  • Family Communication
  • Assist in Testing Coordination (ASVAB, PSAT, MCAS, SAT, etc.)
  • Counseling/Crisis Intervention
  • SAT/PSAT/ACT Registration
  • Common App Reports
  • Classroom Lessons
  • Tracking Grade Progress
  • MA Model Implementation
  • Career Cruising
  • Curriculum Development
  • College Rep Meetings
  • College search and preparation
  • Plans of Remediation
  • Parent Meetings
  • Upward Bound Liaison
  • RAPP Program Liaison
  • Whaling Museum Apprentice Program Liaison

Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

SATs

  • SATs:
    • October 5, 2019
    • November 2, 2019
    • December 7, 2019
    • March 14, 2020
    • May 2, 2020
    • June 6, 2020
  • PSATs: October 16, 2019

Most colleges and universities in the U.S. accept and use the SATs as part of the admission process. A college SAT score can help a student identify the right college for them and find opportunities for scholarships. Contact your Guidance counselor for more information about the SATs and PSATs.

 

Useful Resources for Students and Parents