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2018-19 Course Selection Update

Counselors were in LA classrooms on February 20th, 23rd, or 26th to talk with students about course selection for the 2018-2019 school year. Students received course request forms at that time.  If a student was absent when we were in their LA class, they should go to the Counseling Office to pick up their forms. On February 27th, students should have spoken with each of their teachers during class to discuss placement for next year.  Students should also speak with any appropriate parties (counselor, guardian and teacher, if necessary) to determine which courses they would like to register for during 2018-19.  Students needed go into IC and input their course selection choices by 10 PM on 3/4.  Counselors are returning to classroom to check course input on 3/5, 3/6, 3/9.  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.

CTE

FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  Check out all the Boulder CTEC has to offer.
—-Did you know? Many CTEC Classes offer College Credit and Embedded
High School Credit. Learn more about the course offerings here.

Upcoming College Application Deadlines

SENIORS: Many colleges have upcoming application deadlines in March – plan ahead! Be sure to check your schools’ websites in order 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.

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.

COLLEGE REP VISITS

College reps from colleges 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) here. Information about pre-registration will be provided soon.

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 soon.

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 soon.

Sophomore College Planning Night

Sophomore Class Students and Parents: It’s time to start thinking about planning for college.  Sophomore College Planning Night will take place on March 21st @ 6:30 PM.  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.org, 720-561-4207
Last names beginning E–K: Alex Cyr, alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org, 720-561-4204
Last names beginning L–Rn: Jo Harpring, jo.harpring@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 MHS counseling website HERE.

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