Hello KP Students and Families,
We hope you are all healthy and managing this event with optimism and flexibility.
Here are a few school-counseling related resources & activities:
All students & families:
Mental Health Resources:
If anyone is in need of mental health assistance, please contact Riverside Crisis Team at 800-529-5077. If there is a mental health emergency, families should call 911
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Call2Talk: 1-508-532-2255 or Text C2T to 741741
Samariteens: 800-252-TEEN (8336)
Parent Stress Line: Counselors are available to listen to your concerns and problem-solve with you.
24-7, free and confidential. CALL: 800-632-8188
Mindfullness Enrichment--Guidance Enrichment
Stress relief through coloring--Free Printable Mandalas
Practice Academic Skills-Khan Academy
AP Exam Information Updates--College Board All students taking the 2020 AP exams should review the information on the College Board site about exam day procedures, print out the Exam Day Checklist, and participate in the Exam Demo to avoid any technical issues on the day of the exam.
Free AP Class Review--beginning March 25th
Complete your Graduation Survey on Naviance! This is mandatory for all seniors. Click here for instructions.
Many colleges are extending their application deadlines and/or their deadlines for enrollment deposits. Check with the colleges directly for additional information!
Actively check your email for information on colleges--they may be looking for term grades or updates from you. Reach out to your counselor or the guidance secretary Mrs. Gannon with transcript/grade report needs.
Research and apply for scholarships outside of the KP Scholarship Packet--check out the scholarship informaiton page of this website for more resources.
Click here for the Class of 2020 Koplik Application--Applications are now due on June 30, 2020 for all current seniors. You can scan the application and email it to her or email her your qualifying achievements. Email: NutterJ@kingphilip.org.
College planning resources:
- College Planning for Juniors--Spring 2020
- College Resource List about admissions changes for next year (thank you Dover-Sherborn HS!)
- College Resources for students with ADHD or a Learning Disability (thank you Mansfield HS!)
If you have not already done so, please complete the Junior Questionnaire Packet and scan it or mail it to your counselor. Click here for a copy of the Class of 2021 Junior Questionnaire Packet.
Let your counselor know if you'd like to have your Junior meeting now, in September, or if you're in a good place and will email with questions. We are here to support you! Here's the Google Form.
Stay active on Naviance for college and career research. https://student.naviance.com/kingphilip
Under Colleges--Find Your Fit--Various college search tools, such as SuperMatch.
Due to school closures and cancelled standardized testing, many colleges are moving to a "test optional" format within their admissions requirements over the next few years. Please check with college specific websites for more information.
Colleges are offering virtual campus tours; check out the website of the specific college you are interested in for more information.
ACT Academy-practice for an upcoming exam
Resume Building--Free Resume Builder
Resume Building--Free Resume Builder
Please feel free to email the counseling staff with any questions during school the closure as we are continuing to check our email.
2020 AP Exam Updates
The College Board released the newly revised AP Exam schedule, more specific information about the tests, and their security measures. Their official announcement can be found here College Board's Updated AP Information.
When students log in to AP Classroom, they will now see free-response questions that can help them practice their knowledge and skills as they prepare for this year's AP Exams. They will see scoring criteria to help them revise their responses and they can get direct feedback from their teachers. Students should also be using the YouTube AP classes and review materials that are widely popular:
Please share the Parent Webinar on AP changes archived from April 16. Please know that parents must register for the webinar as a first step. A follow up link will be sent to parents once the registration information is complete. Parent Webinar Archived
On Monday, April 13, The College Board sent personalized emails to all AP students, asking them to confirm their AP Exam schedule, and to connect them to free online AP lessons, student practice on AP Classroom, and an intake form should they need tech access for AP Exams.
On April 17, teachers received their students’ responses. Student survey responses do not impact the official exam order status of any student. Teachers can use the responses to further guide their students through the end of the school year and help them prepare for at-home testing.
2020 AP exam dates fall between May 11-May 22, 2020. All exams are taken online at home. There are 3 exams per day spaced 2 hours apart (12pm, 2pm, 4pm). Each subject's exam is taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide. Each exam is a 45-minute free-response section; there are no multiple choice sections for the 2020 AP exams. Students should plan to participate in the primary exam dates in May and will only test in June if they are unable to take the May exam for an emergency reason.
The College Board has also stated that fewer topics will be covered on each test and they will only test concepts and skills that AP teachers have covered through early March. To find which specific course units will be covered, click the link and scroll down to the relevant course.
Students who have approved testing accommodations through the College Board, will be given their accommodations through the online AP Exam. For example, if you are approved to test with 50% extended time, once you log into the exam you will see your testing clock set to 68 minutes, not 45 minutes. More information about testing with accommodations will be available on the College Board's website in late April.
Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened anxiety for students across the country. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your AP Exam for the 2020 year and receive a refund, you do not need to do anything; simply do not log-in to take the exam. Once the testing window has ended the College Board will send KP a list of the students who took the exam and I will work with the district to refund those who did not participate.
Students wishing to swap AP Calculus AB or BC exams must email me at email@example.com before April 17th.
Students enrolled in portfolio courses (Studio Art, Research, Seminar, etc.) will not have an online exam and instead will submit their portfolios online by May 26, 2020.
If any student experiences technical difficulties on an exam they will submit an incident form (accessible within your exam login screen) and the College Board will determine if you can retest in June.
Please continue to check the College Board's website for updated AP exam information at https://pages.collegeboard.
King Philip Regional High School Guidance Department
The school counselors at King Philip Regional High School are assigned students to assist in the development of a meaningful high school program, to explore interests and abilities, and to develop educational and career plans through the developmental guidance curriculum.
Parents/guardians concerned about their child's mental health should contact the assigned guidance counselor and/or school psychologist for supports, resources and assistance.
KPRHS College Board CEEB Code: 222-562
When making an appointment, please contact the appropriate counselor. For full contact information please click on Meet the Guidance Staff on the left sidebar.
Counselors Student Last Names:
Mrs. Jessica Nutter A
Mr. John Adams B-E
Mrs. Marissa Falcone F-L
Ms. Mallory Connors M-Q
Ms. Julie Habib R-Z
Dr. Angela Sheble Grades 9 & 11
Mrs. Morayo Sales Grades 10 & 12