Oliver Ames High School
Oliver Ames School Counseling Department

 College Planning  College Testing  Financial Aid   Presentations/Events
 Social Emotional Counseling  Career Resources  Forms  Summer School

The School Counseling Department has numerous events throughout the school year.  Students should pay attention to daily announcments and emails that are sent home.  

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The School Counseling Department gives presentations to every class every year.  Freshmen learn how to log onto Naviance, set goals, and take a Multiple Intelligence Test.  Sophomores learn about the world of work and take an Interest Inventory.  Juniors learn about the basics of college searches and the application process.  Seniors learn the nuts and bolts of the applications process.  

OA School Counseling Department had representatives from Stonehill College, Bridgewater State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Massasoit Community College for a question and answer.  Watch Here

We offer a Senior Parent Night in the fall and a Junior Parent Night in the spring.  These power points are available below.

Senior Parent Night Handouts - Senior Parent Night 2019 Powerpoint, Notes for Seniors, Financial Aid Handout
Junior Parent Night Handouts - Junior Parent Night 2019 PowerpointACT vs. SAT, College Planning, Questions to Ask, College Counseling.

Every February the School Counseling Department goes into classrooms to provide information on course selection for the next school year.  Teachers make recommendations of what classes the students should take in the main core classes.  If students have questions regarding the recommendations, they should speak with their current teacher.  When the portal opens students are able to make their choices and are encouraged to select several alternatives to their elective choices.  Below are the forms handed out at the presentations.  

Course Selection Directions
Grade 10 Course Selections
Grade 11 Course Selections
Grade 12 Course Selections