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Seniors, please plan to attend. This is the time when we communicate everything you need to know about the college application process, how Naviance and Monarch “talk to each other,” how to use the Common Application, and much, much more!  Really, you need to be there!

There are 428 seniors, so coming to this presentation means we can give you the info you need. Please read your emails and take advantage of the opportunities we give you to get the information and support you need!  September 12th, 6:30-8 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium.


Boulder Valley School District high school counselors are holding the In-State College Fair from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. October 2nd, at Broomfield High School. Free to students and parents. A chance to meet with admissions representatives from around the state.


Boulder Valley School District high school counselors and the Colorado Council on High School and College Relations, are holding the Out of State College Fair at Monarch High School on September 27th.  There will be a Financial Aid Presentation from 5:15 pm-6:00 pm in the Auditorium. The College Fair will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free to students and parents. This is a chance to meet with admissions representatives from around the country. More information can be found here.


The PSAT will be held on SATURDAY, October 14th from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  This test is excellent preparation for the SAT which takes place in April for all juniors in Colorado.  It is also the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  All sophomores will take the PSAT10 in April, so this test is simply additional practice for you.

PSAT registration will run from September 11th- October 6th.  Students may register through RevTrak or bring a check/cash to the Counseling Office (Checks payable to Monarch High school.) The cost is $35.00 and, if that fee is a barrier, please see your counselor.  We want everyone to take advantage of this opportunity, so we will work with you. Priority registration is given to our juniors and we will contact you if space is not available. More information can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10.


Coffee talks will take place throughout the year.  These events take place in the Monarch High School Post Grad Center 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.  Dates to follow.


Monarch Counselors will be going into 9th through 11th grade classrooms over the next two months 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 post-secondary plan that ensures readiness for post-secondary and workforce success. An ICAP should be designed to assist a student and his or her parent or legal guardian in exploring the career and educational opportunities available to the student, aligning course work and curriculum, applying to post-secondary 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 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 2017-2018

Credit Recovery Session 1:
Registration closes 09/08/17.
Running 09/11/17-10/21/17.

Credit Recovery Session 2:
Registration closes 10/27/17.
Running 11/01/17-12/15/17.

Full Semester Courses:
Registration closes 09/08/17. – Late Registration
Running 09/01/17-12/15/17.

Please visit the Monarch Counseling Office website for more information by clicking here.

Alexandra Cyr
School Counselor