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FAFSA Completion Night

Counselors will be hosting a night to help families complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application on October 10 from 5-7pm in the Monarch High School Library on a drop-in basis. Both the student and parents should be present as financial information from both parties is necessary to complete the application. What to Bring: Laptops, Social Security Numbers or Alien Registration Number, FSA ID (can be created night of if need be) 2017 Tax Information, Information about assets, Driver’s License Number, List of colleges student is applying to.

PSAT

The PSAT Test will take place on SATURDAY, October 13th. Room assignments will be sent out by 10/11.

Daniels Fund Scholarship Application

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. It is a “last dollar” scholarship that pays toward tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the United States. For more information, visit www.DanielsFund.org/Scholarships. Application is open from October 1 – November 29.

Boettcher Scholarship

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship provides a four-year annually renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado to any in-state institution. Applicants are chosen based on superior scholastic ability, evidence of leadership and involvement, service to community and school, and outstanding character. Information can be found at https://boettcherfoundation.org/colorado-scholarships/. Application closes November 1.

Jump Start College

The next Jump Start College will take place on October 26th.  These events take place in the Monarch High School Post Grad Center ALL DAY and are opportunities for seniors to get answers to their questions about the college application process.  Seniors should come in during lunch or during an off period.  Student can ask questions on topics such as how to order transcripts, requesting letters of recommendation, beginning the scholarship search, finding a college fit, using Naviance in the college search and application process, etc.

Senior One-on-One Meetings With Your Counselor

Seniors can come to the counseling office to schedule a meeting with their counselor to discuss post-secondary plans, college application questions or other important issues.

ICAP Lessons

Monarch Counselors are going into 9th through 11th grade classrooms to talk with students about ICAP and help them update their plan. Students will learn about ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) and the incredible tools available at their disposal through Naviance.  According to the CDE: The intent of the ICAP policy is to ultimately decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates by assisting students in developing and maintaining a personalized postsecondary plan that ensures readiness for postsecondary and workforce success. An ICAP should be designed to assist a student and his or her parent or legal guardian in exploring the postsecondary career and educational opportunities available to the student, aligning course work and curriculum, applying to postsecondary education institutions, securing financial aid and ultimately entering the workforce.

We will work with students to develop a 4 year plan, complete interest and career inventories, and explore career and college options. Students and parents can access Naviance through the counseling website.  Parents/Guardians can obtain log in information by contacting their assigned counselor or calling the counseling office at 720-561-5634.

BVSD Online Courses

BVSD Online is a District program offering online courses to students enrolled in Boulder Valley School District.  Students can choose supplemental, extension and remedial courses.

Important Dates and Deadlines for 2018-2019:

Fall Term Full Courses
Registration is now CLOSED

Fall Term Credit Recovery Courses
Now through 10.26.2018  Registration Window Open for Session 2*

Enrollment takes place approximately 2 business days after registration and payment.

Ben Holloway, NCC
Counselor (F-K)
Monarch High School
ben.holloway@bvsd.org
720-561-4204