Author: Guidance


Accuplacer® is a test often given to students to determine their readiness for college-level courses. Many students will take Accuplacer® to assess their skills in English Writing, Reading, and Math. Unlike many other tests, Accuplacer® is an adaptive test administered on computers. Many colleges will ask new students to take an Accuplacer® test to help place them in the proper courses, but some high school students may take the tests as well. As a member of the  Massachusetts Secondary Postsecondary CVTE Linkage Consortium, Old Colony has been provided the opportunity to  early ACCUPLACER  test our seniors and juniors to early-identify students who may need subject remediation. Test dates have been scheduled for October 18th, November 15th and December 13th. There is no cost for the test and it will take place during the school day. Seniors and juniors who are interested in taking the test should sign up in the Guidance Office. For more information regarding the ACCUPLACER, SAT’s, PSAT’s please  click on the following link: Accuplacer.


Financial Aid Night

The Old Colony Financial Aid Night will be held October 24th 2013 at 6:30pm in the Old Colony Cafeteria.  Representatives from MEFA (Massachusetts Eduactional Financing Authority) will be on-hand  to answer questions and to give an overview of the college financing process which will include, searching for scholarships, available types of financial aid, and alternative financing options.The presentation is geared toward Juniors, Seniors and their parents. All are welcome to attend.

PSAT/NMSQT® / College Board Test

The PSAT will be held at Old Colony on Wednesday, October 16th. The PSAT/NMSQT®  is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

 All sophmores and juniors are eligible to take the test. To register, please bring a check or money order made out to Old Colony RVTHS to the Guidance Office. The cost of the test is  $14.00. Juniors who are eligible for free and reduced lunch should see their guidance counselor for a fee waiver. The deadline to sign up for the test is October 4th. If you have any questions please see your counselor.

2013 College & Career Fair

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School College & Career Fair 2013 will be held June 6th, June 13th and June 14th for all grade 11 students. Presentations will begin at 8:00 am and parents are also welcome to attend. Parents please RSVP to Anne Spirlet at 508-763-8011 ext. 128.