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Out of State College Fair Was A Success
Boulder Valley School District high school counselors and the Colorado Council on High School and College Relations, held the Out of State College Fair at Monarch High School on September 27th.  The powerpoint from the Financial Aid Presentation can be found on the Monarch High School Counseling Website: http://www.mohicounseling.com/financial-aid-presentation.html

Financial Aid Night
Please come join us for an evening filled with information about financing college.  We will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 in the Auditorium here at Monarch.  Our presenter, Danielle Heath, is a Financial Aid Counselor at CU Boulder.  She will be discussing the nuts and bolts around FAFSA, grants, scholarships and other ways to afford college.

PSAT Sign Up
PSAT sign up for Juniors and Sophomores closes on October 6th.  Sign up for Sophomores will be based on available. Students must pay at time of sign up.  The PSAT Test will take place on SATURDAY, October 14th.  Room assignments will be sent out by 10/11.

Coffee with the Counselors
Coffee with the Counselors will take place twice in October.  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.  Dates are Oct 6th and Oct 27th.

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 2017-2018
Fall Term Full Courses
Registration is now CLOSED

Fall Term Credit Recovery Courses
Now through 10.27.2017  Registration Window Open for Session 2*

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

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