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2017-2018 COURSE SELECTION

Course selection is now closed. Students who have not yet turned in their course request sheet (with signatures) or have not yet entered their course requests need to see their counselor.

BVSD ONLINE COURSES

BVSD Online Spring 2017 Course Registration is CLOSED!

BVSD Online SUMMER 2017 Course Registration for Full Courses and Credit Recovery Courses will open on April 10th!

SUMMER SCHOOL ON CAMPUS:

Information about on campus courses that are offered over the summer can be found here.

UPCOMING NAVIANCE WITH COLLEGE ADMISSION DECISIONS

It is the time of year when many of you begin receiving admission decisions from your colleges.  Please be sure to update your Naviance account to show all admission decisions.

The data collected from these decisions (accepted, denied, waitlisted, or deferred) is used to assist us in best supporting future seniors.  Think back to how helpful the Admission Decisions Graphs in Naviance were for you!

If you are choosing another option for post-high school such as military, work, Gap Year, etc. – please let your counselor know so we can also record and celebrate these accomplishments!

Information about how to update your admissions decisions is listed below:

  1. Sign into Naviance.
  2. Go to the “colleges I’m applying to” page
  3. Click on the pencil icon to edit application “results”
  4. Indicate where you have been accepted, denied, waitlisted, or deferred.
  5. Click “Update Applications” to save this information.

If you know what college you will be attending, please update “College that I am attending” on the “colleges I’m applying to” page

If you chose not to apply to some of the schools on your list please ask a counselor to delete those applications.

Finally, this year Teacher Letters of Recommendation were sent to over 1000 schools on behalf of your senior class.  Please remember to thank your teachers for writing your letters of recommendation.

UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES 

SENIORS: Many scholarships have upcoming application deadlines- plan ahead! Be sure to check with the scholarship organization to determine your deadlines. Order your transcripts at least a week in advance and request letters of recommendation a month in advance. Remember, if you order paper transcripts you must pick them up and send them.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

FAFSA went live on October 1st and seniors/parents NEED to submit it as soon as possible for consideration for many financial aid opportunities as well as many scholarships.

REMEMBER: You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you want to apply for federal and state financial aid for college. Many colleges and universities, especially public institutions, also require the FAFSA. Complete your FAFSA here.  (This is the official FREE application through the government).

SAT COLORADO STATE TEST

Remember, ALL JUNIORS in the state of Colorado will take the SAT on April 11th.  This test is free and students DO NOT register online. These test results will be posted on a student’s transcript.

Information about prep classes can be found on the Counseling Department’s website, in the Counseling Office, and online through Community Connections (A Student Resource Guide) here.

Information about pre-registration will be provided at a later time.

PSAT 10

Reminder, ALL SOPHOMORES in the state of Colorado will take the PSAT 10 on April 12th. This test is free and students DO NOT register online.  Information about pre-registration will be provided at a later time.

Contact Information
Last names beginning A–D: Thomas Hacker, thomas.hacker@bvsd.org, 720-561-4207
Last names beginning E–K: Alex Cyr, alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org, 720-561-4204
Last names beginning L–Rn: John Vidulich, john.vidulich@bvsd.org, 720-561-4210
Last names beginning Ro–Z: Jill Benisch, jill.benisch@bvsd.org, 720-561-4203

Please be sure to check out the new and improved MHS counseling website here.

Alexandra Cyr
School Counselor
720-561-4204
alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org