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From the Counseling Office

Course Selection

Counselors will be in the Language Arts classrooms on Tuesday, February 16, Friday, February 19, and Monday, February 22 to talk with students about course selection for the 2016-2017 school year. Students will receive course request forms at this time. If a student is absent while we are in his or her LA class, he or she should go to the Counseling Office to pick up these forms. Students should talk with their current teachers, counselors, and parents or guardians if they have questions about what to take. Counselors will return to classes on March 1, 4, and 7 to review course selection choices with students and assist them in entering their choices into Infinite Campus.

Career and Technical Education

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: check out all the Boulder Career and Technical Education Center has to offer. Did you know most CTEC classes offer college credit and embedded high school credit? See your counselor for details!

Online Courses- Spring 2016 Term

Full Courses
Sign-up is closed at this time.

Credit Recovery Courses
November 16, 2015-February 24, 2016 registration window is open.

Students are strongly encouraged to discuss course enrollment with their counselor before registering for courses. Students may register using the online registration application at www.bvsdonline.org.

Only students that have previously taken the course and earned a F or a D are eligible to take credit recovery courses.

Upcoming College Application Deadlines

Seniors: many colleges have upcoming application deadlines in February, so plan ahead! Be sure to check your college 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.

Free Application for Financial Student Aid

FAFSA went live on January 1 and seniors/parents must submit as soon as possible for consideration for many financial aid opportunities as well as many scholarships. Do you need help filling out the FAFSA? We can help! Come to the Post Grad Center for FAFSA support. Parents and guardians are welcome.

Remember, you must submit the 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 through www.fafsa.ed.gov/. This is the official free application through the government.

ACT Colorado State Test

Remember, all juniors in the state of Colorado will take the ACT on April 19. 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 (see below), in the Counseling Office, and online through Community Connections (A Student Resource Guide) at http://bvsd.org/guide/Pages/disclaimer.aspx. 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 much more!

Contact Information

Last names beginning A–D: Erin Gee, erin.gee@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 MHS counseling website here.

Alexandra Cyr
Monarch Counselor
alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org