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From the Counseling Office

COURSE SELECTION for 2018-19

Counselors will be in the Language Arts classrooms on February 20th, 23rd, or 26th to talk with students about course selection for the 2018-2019 school year. Students will receive course request forms at this time.  If a student is absent when we are in his or her LA class, he or she should go to the Counseling Office to pick up a form. On February 27th, students will speak with each of their core academic teachers during class to discuss placement for next year.  Students should then speak with the appropriate parties (counselor, guardian and teacher, if necessary) to determine which courses they would like to register for during 2018-19.  Students will then go on to Infinite Campus and input their course selection choices by 10 PM on March 4th.  Counselors will return to the classroom to check course input on March 5th, 6th and 9th.

COLLEGE REP VISITS

College representatives from all over the country (and beyond) come to the Monarch High School Post Grad Center to meet prospective students. Be sure to check out the upcoming college visits on Naviance. Students must sign up through Naviance in order to have their absence excused.

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 10th.  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) found here.  Information about pre-registration will be provided at a later date.

PSAT 10

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

PSAT 9

Reminder, ALL FRESHMAN in the state of Colorado will take the PSAT 9 on April 11th. This test is free and students DO NOT register online.  Information about pre-registration will be provided at a later time.

SOPHOMORE COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT

Sophomore Class Students and Parents: It’s time to start thinking about planning for college.  Keep an eye out for information about Sophomore College Planning Night.  Topics covered during this night event will include:

– College Planning Timeline
– Making the Most of College Fairs
– Review of Naviance and how to use it for College Search and Planning
– And more!

ONLINE COURSES –  Spring 2018 Term

BVSD Online Spring 2018 Course Registration is closed with the exception of Credit Recovery Session 2!
Credit Recovery Session 2 Registration open through March 14th
Courses run March 19th through April 30th.
No late registration accepted.
Only students that have previously taken the course and earned a F or a D are eligible to take credit recovery courses. Credit recovery courses are open for 4 weeks (no extensions).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Last names beginning A–D: Tom Hacker, thomas.hacker@bvsd.org720-561-4207
Last names beginning E–K: Alex Cyr, alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org720-561-4204
Last names beginning L–Rn: Jo Harpring, jo.harpring@bvsd.org720-561-4210
Last names beginning Ro–Z: Jill Benisch, jill.benisch@bvsd.org720-561-4203

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

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