Current Guidance News:

Recent Guidance Announcements

  • ADMIT in a DAY

    Admit in a Day at WSHS!






    Admissions representatives will be in Guidance to review applications and give students an instant decision on admission and/or required next steps.

    To participate, students must:

    • COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A FREE APPLICATION by the deadline above. Each college is waiving their application fees for these events.
    • Sign up for an appointment in Guidance.
    • Attend your meeting with your application and transcript and any questions you have.

    Posted Oct 17, 2017, 12:07 PM by Floyd Wygant
  • Free SAT Prep and College Application Guidance

    Act Now, Program Start Sept 13

    Applying to college can be overwhelming, but Let's Get Ready is here to help! College Student Coaches help you prepare for the SAT and guide you through key steps in the college application process.

    Let's Get Ready begins with the College Access Program, a FREE 9-week program that includes:

    • SAT prep for the August SAT

    • Two 3-hour classes per week

    • Small classes of 5-8 students

    • 2 full-length practice SAT exams Assistance with college selection, applications, and financial aid scholarships

    • College visits

    Let's Get Ready stays with you after this core program, supporting your transition to college and helping you navigate college life through to graduation




    Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive Waterville, Maine 04901


    September 13-November 15:

    Mondays AND Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    1 Saturday (practice SAT exams)

    Questions? Contact us at:
    Posted Oct 17, 2017, 12:03 PM by Floyd Wygant
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PAST - Archived Articles:

01/08/16 -----
8th Grade Parent Night

    Waterville Senior High School invites you to our Eighth Grade Parents’ Night on Monday, February 8th at 5 p.m. with a snow date of Thursday, February 11th at the same time.  All eighth grade students and parents are encouraged to attend

    The purpose of this event is to share a broad range of information with you so that your child has the best possible opportunity to get off to a strong start in high school.  For many students, the freshman year literally shapes their entire high school experience.  It is our hope that by outlining specific academic, artistic, athletic, and social programs, as well as the nuts and bolts of high school, we can assist parents and students with the planning for these all-important years.


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  • Graduation Requirements & Courses Available to Freshmen (Principal)

  • Course Registration Process (Director of Guidance)

  • Discussion of the WSHS Experience (WSHS Students)

  • How to Succeed in Freshman Classes (Freshman Teachers)

  • Participation in Athletics (Athletic Director)

  • Question & Answer Session (All of the Above)

  • Time for parents to speak with individual department chairs and teachers

B Holt

01/04/16 -----

FINANCIAL AID Information Night:

Please join us on:

Thursday, January 21, 2016 starting at 5:30pm.

Please register with the guidance office by January 14th to reserve your spot.

Pizza will be served at 5:30pm followed by Financial aid Presentation by from FAME. The FAFSA can also be completed that evening!

To complete your FAFSA that evening, you will need to bring MOST RECENT COPIES OF:

  • Social Security Numbers for student and parent(s)

  • Federal income tax information (most recent copies available)

    • Federal income tax form

    • W-2 Forms

    • Last pay stub

  • Asset information

    • Current estimate of amount in checking and/or savings and non-retirement investment accounts

B Holt_

09/10/15 -----
PSAT Planning Day
For your planning purposes...Wednesday, October 14th is PSAT day.  All sophomores are still required to take the exam, but it is optional for juniors.  At community homeroom, Ms Holt will talk about it.  Juniors with a plan to attend a four-year school should re-take the exam because of the possibility for scholarship recognition.
B Holt

6/4/15 -----
Schedules Available
The 2015-2016 student schedules are now available in Guidance.  Review them carefully, the last day to change classes is June 26.   

4/30/15 -----
AP Testing May 4-15,  Local Times and Locations Announced 
Transportation:  You are responsible for your own transportation to the test site locations.
Parking:  Maine Children’s Home's Eskelund Center: The Maine Children’s Home is located at 93 Silver St. Waterville - parking is available behind the Development office; the front parking lot is reserved for staff and clients.  Please ride share if you can.
Payment:  Reminder your payment is due in full prior to taking an AP exam.  Deadline is Friday May 1st

4/6/15 -----
SAT School Day Testing
The SAT testing is schedule for WEDNESDAY(Purple Day), APRIL 15th. If you are testing, be sure you know which room you are going to. The test begins by 8:00 am and will not be finished until close to 12:30 pm. Thus 3 blocks of classes will have to be relocated, as well as many Advisor groups, and some lunch class lunch schedules will also change. All juniors taking the SAT will eat D lunch. For more information, faculty and staff should consult Ms Holt's message concerning SAT testing specifics.

1/14/15 -----
Do you need to take the Accuplacert Test?
Most students applying to Maine Community Colleges are required to take the Accuplacer test to assess their reading, writing, and math skills.
The Accuplacer is a computerized test covering:
Reading Comprehension
Sentence Skills
Elementary Algebra

MMTC is offering to administer the test on Wednesday's from either 7:00-10:45 AM or 11:15-1:35 PM. The test is untimed, but usually takes approx. 90 minutes.
Please come to the Guidance Office to schedule an appointment for the test. There is no fee for the first time takers but, all retakes are $2.50 per unit

Score reports are available immediately upon completion of exam.
Students may choose to:
Print results of exam to be included with college materials or
Request that test results be sent to college of their choice or
schedule to retake any or all test units.

For practice test materials go to locate search box in upper right hand corner, type "accuplacer" in the search box click on button. A list of options appears, click on first link,
This will present you with the practice test page with the various test options.
To start test, click on desired test link.
Recommendations for remediation will be shown with test results.

12/18/14  -----
Great News from UMaine Farmington!
 "University of Farmington no longer requires an application fee. Students can apply to UMF for FREE!" I am very pleased because even though $40 doesn't sound like much, it can be for some folks. Yeah!
Brenda J. Holt
Director of Counseling and Career Education

3/7/14 -----
UMaine Academ-e
Fall 2014/Tentative Spring 2015 UMaine Academ-­e Courses Announcement letter
UMaine informational letter for tuition free online college courses for high school juniors and seniors!