This page will be used to keep everyone up to date on guidance-related issues of importance to the ASD community.

PSAT registration for Fall of 2015

posted Jun 11, 2015, 9:19 AM by Jessica Golden   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 11:35 AM ]

The College Board has changed the PSAT including the day of the week!  ASD will be offering the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 14th.  This is a teacher workshop day which means there is no school for the non-test takers.

Please fill out the google form emailed on September 8th.

Getting Records

posted Mar 11, 2015, 6:36 AM by Jessica Golden

Getting Records

As a number of you get ready to transition into your next school experience, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

1.  If you are staying at ASD, great!!!  Fill out your intent to re-enroll form.

For students not staying at ASD for high school:

1.  Fill out intent to re-enroll form indicating that you are leaving.

2.  Make a transcript request in writing to Mrs. Doyle.

3.  Allow 1 week for transcripts to be processed.

4.  Pick up for transcripts is at the main office on Fridays.

5.  Register at your new school.

At the end of the year, the new school will send ASD a records request (after you have registered) and we will send your file.

Best of luck,

ASD Guidance Team

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua

posted Feb 19, 2015, 8:08 AM by Jessica Golden

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua and Greater Salem is now Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH!  Partnering with 3 other NH Agencies we are on a mission to serve more children in the Nashua, Salem and Derry regions.  We are endeavoring to increase the number of kids served by 400%! 


To do that, we NEED volunteers!!  BBBS NH Nashua/Salem region is currently scheduling Volunteer Recruitments for March and April at local High Schools and Colleges.  The commitment is small, but the difference a Volunteer makes in a child’s life is BIG!


To find committed High School Bigs we recruit in two ways.  Lunchtime recruitments give us an opportunity to interact with any student interested in volunteering.  Students are able to talk to our professional staff about our programs during their lunch period.  Staff will then follow up with interested students outside of the school setting.

We also do more Targeted Recruiting.  For example, we would come to your Early Childhood class and talk about our programs, answer student questions and start the enrollment process. 


We currently have many dates open, but do hope to fill them up fast.  Please contact me, Michelle Paquette, Site Based Mentoring and Volunteer Recruiting Coordinator via email or by phone if you have any questions and to set up a time for me to come and talk to students at your school.  Thank you!



Michelle Paquette

Site Based Mentoring and Volunteer

            Recruitment Coordinator

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH

Serving the Greater Nashua and Greater

         Salem Areas

33 Main St Suite 501

Nashua, NH 03064


Salem: (603) 890-1285

Derry: (603) 434-4414

Fax: (603) 883-4833

USA Today: Top Engineering Colleges

posted Aug 22, 2014, 5:53 AM by Jessica Golden

Bedford College Consulting

posted Jul 10, 2014, 8:48 AM by Jessica Golden

This is a great resource at a reasonable cost.  Joan attended the June 16, 2014 meeting at ASD with our Rising Seniors, class of 2015!

Contact Joan :)

Joan Buchanan 

Bedford College Consulting LLC
Bedford Village Shoppes
172 Route 101 Suite 25 B
Bedford NH 03110
603 345 7903

AP Exam Schedule and Ordering

posted Mar 4, 2014, 7:32 AM by Jessica Golden   [ updated Feb 2, 2015, 7:15 AM ]

Below is the AP Exam Schedule.  

AP Exam Dates for 2014-2015

Week 1

Test DateMorning (8 AM)Afternoon (12 PM)
May 4
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Psychology
May 5

AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

AP Seminar
AP Chinese Language and Culture
May 6
AP English Literature and
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
May 7
AP Computer Science A
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Art History
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
May 8
AP German Language and Culture
AP United States History
AP European History

Studio Art: Last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teachers well before this date.

Week 2

Test DateMorning (8 AM)Afternoon (12 PM)
May 11
AP Biology
AP Music Theory

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Special Exam time.
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
is the only exam given at 2 p.m.

May 12
AP United States Government and PoliticsAP French Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
May 13
AP English Language and CompositionAP Statistics
May 14
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Macroeconomics
May 15
AP Human Geography
AP Microeconomics
AP Latin 

College Acceptances!! Great job Seniors

posted Jan 13, 2014, 9:07 AM by Jessica Golden   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 7:28 AM ]

The guidance department has had the privilege of tracking the 2014-2105 college and university acceptances.  Its only January and our students are building quite an impressive list!

Currently, the senior class of 2014 has received acceptance into the following colleges and universities:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dartmouth College
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of Maine
University of Rhode Island
University of Vermont
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Hartford
State University of New York Potsdam
Norwich University
Gordon College
Ithaca College
Green Mountain College
Colby-Sawyer College
Unity College
Juniata College
Geneva College
Western New England College
Hope College
Case Western Reserve University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Drexel University
Purdue University
Hofstra University
Clarkson University

Boston University Admissions Presentation October 7th 8:30 AM

posted Sep 26, 2013, 11:04 AM by Jessica Golden

Junior/Senior Area- See you there.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admission's Presentation on Friday, 10/18/13 12:45-1:45 (period 6)

posted Sep 20, 2013, 10:08 AM by Jessica Golden   [ updated Sep 20, 2013, 10:09 AM ]

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