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Regional Technical/Vocational School District
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Student & Parent Resources

Students and their parents can find a variety of resources on this page for use while at Assabet, or for planning their next steps after graduation. 


Maki Faria, College & Career Counselor
MFaria@assabet,org | 508-263-9625 
Michele Nichols, Student Services Administrative Assistant | 508-263-9626
Student Services Fax: 508-303-8493
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Resources By CATEGORY

Resources By CATEGORY

Assabet Students (Current)

Assabet's Career / Workforce Bound Students

Be prepared to enter the workforce. Beyond the technical skills you obtain at Assabet, employers expect you to have the soft skills in order to successfully navigate the work environment. 


  • Assabet Cooperative Placement Program
    There is nothing more employers enjoy seeing on a resume than experience. Take advantage of Assabet's Coop Program. Learn all about the requirements and opportunities!

  • Assabet Job Board
    Looking for a job? Check out our own job board containing part-, seasonal or full-time opportunities posted by local employers looking for skilled, dedicated employees.

  • JobCorps
    A federally-funded comprehensive program that provides essential academic and career skills training and prepares students for success in every aspect of their lives.

  • Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers
    Career Centers offer employment and training services for job seekers and employers.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations. 

  • Zippia
    Job Search Tips for High School Students

Apprenticeship Programs

Employment Opportunities

Assabet's College Bound Students

Finding the right college is like finding the right pair of shoes: you need to make sure it's a good fit! All colleges have something unique to offer, and you need to prioritize what's most important to you. Be an informed consumer: research colleges, visit the campus, and meet with students. That way, when you apply to schools, you have made an informed decision.

Planning and Preparing

  • College Visit Form
    Assabet juniors and seniors are allowed two college visits per school year. Visiting a college does not count against your overall attendance record. You will still be responsible to make up any missed school work due to the visits. This form must be returned to the Assistant Principal's office the next day following the absence. 
  • College Covered
    Resources covering getting into college, paying for college, campus life, etc.

  • MyMajors
    Resource designed to help you connect with a meaningful college major.

  • NCAA Eligibility Center
    Want to play college sports? Creating an account is the first step to becoming an NCAA student-athlete.

Testing/Test Prep Resources

Creating a List of Colleges

An important step to the college application process is identifying colleges that fit your goals and interests. There are a variety of resources geared to help you narrow down your list, here are a few to get you started:
  • MEFA Pathway
    Make sure to select 'Log in with Clever' to connect your student Google account. Great resource for college and career searches; interest, work values, and skills inventories; MA college specific resources; financial aid and much more!

  • Big Future - College Search
    Select your filter criteria such as location, housing, academic credit, sports and activities, etc. to create a list of schools that match your criteria.

  • Choosing a Vocational School or Certificate Program
    Article by the Federal Trade Comission Consumer Advice regarding vocational schools and training opportunities. 

  • Niche
    Explore rankings, reviews and statistics on U.S. colleges.

  • Campus Visit Checklist
    Check out this list to get an idea of what you should be looking for when you visit campuses.

Application Resources

  • Common App
    Undergraduate college admission application students may use to apply to member colleges.

  • Common App Ready Tool Kit
    Find resources to help you navigate the Common Application tool.

State Specific College Info


Additional Resources to Consider

Assabet's Military Bound Students

Joining the military is a big commitment - by both you and the military. This commitment is not to be taken lightly. The more information you have, the better position you will be in as you make the commitment to enlist.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Expenses will be made regardless of the pathway you choose. Make sure to do your research and see what's available.
Financial aid can be especially a big help in paying for college. Apply for financial aid from a variety of sources in order to get as much assistance as you are eligible to receive. 
Financial Aid is an annual process, and applications must be filed every year. 

Types of Financial Aid

Not all financial aid is "free money." When you receive financial aid, it may consist of any or all of the following types of aid: 

Grants and Scholarships— Gift aid that does not have to be repaid, and may include federal grants, scholarships from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, institutional aid based on merit or financial need, and local scholarships. 

Work-Study— Federal and institutional work-study programs allow students to work part-time on or near campus while in college. 

Parent and Student Loans— Loans are available for parents and students and may come from the federal government or private lenders (including some colleges and universities). 

For further information about financial aid, please visit MEFA's website. Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority is a non-profit organization that serves students and families in Massachusetts and out-of-state students and families pursuing higher education in Massachusetts. 

Helpful Resources

  • Compare College Costs
    Add some information about the schools you're considering to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's website to see the financial impact down the road. If you don't have a financial aid offer, we'll show you where to find cost info for each school. You can compare up to three schools.   

  • CSS Profile
    The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by certain colleges and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds. For a list of colleges that require the CSS Profile click on the following link: CSS Profile College List

  • DREAMer's Roadmap
    Dreamer's Roadmap is a national non-profit app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. 

    All federal funds are awarded based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students should complete their FAFSA as soon as it becomes available for the entering college year (typically Fall of senior year). Please note FAFSA

  • Federal Student Aid
    Site designed to assist in understanding the types of aid, who gets aid, FAFSA and loan repayment.

  • LendEDU's Guide to College Scholarships
    Scholarships broken down by various categories including brand, state, major, etc.

  • Registering for Selective Service
    In order to apply for federal funds, males 18 and under must register with the Selective Service. It is one of the questions on the FAFSA application.

  • Student Loan Report
    The Student Loan Report helps keep students and their families up-to-date on the latest student loan and financial aid news and information so they can make the best decisions when it comes to paying for college and repaying debt.


Assabet Scholarships 


Former Students

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Assabet grads have their own corner of this website under Give Back > Alumni

Former students who transfered out of Assabet can request a transcript here.
If you didn't graduate, don't give up. You can still complete your education or pursue a new avenue for learning at a community college or with Assabet Community Education. If you are a former student that did not graduate, please let us know what resources we can add to this website to help you by sending an email to Possible resources might include:

Graduation Information

Graduation is tentatively scheduled for June 1, 2024

Visit the senior student microsite:
for the most up to date information on graducation clearance, paying dues, senior week events & more!

Parents & Guardians

iPass Parent Portal: online access to progress reports, grades
My School Bucks: For making payments online (cafeteria, class dues, damaged or missing school property, etc.) 
Summer Youth Program: Register your child for a fun summertime experience that builds self confidence