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From the Counseling Office

Senior One on One Meetings

Seniors should come to the Counseling Office to schedule their senior meeting with their counselor to discuss post-secondary plans, college application questions, and other important issues.

PSAT Sign Up

PSAT sign up for Juniors is closed.  Sign up for Sophomores closed on October 7th.  The PSAT Test will take place on October 19th.  Room assignments will be sent out on October 17th.

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 28th.  The Powerpoint from the Financial Aid Presentation can be found on the Monarch High School Counseling Website or by clicking here.

Coffee with the Counselors

Coffee with the Counselors will take place twice in October.  These events will be held in the Monarch High School Post Grad Center ALL DAY and provide an opportunity for Seniors to get answers to their questions about the college application process.  Seniors should come in during lunch or during an off period.  Students will have an opportunity to ask questions on topics such as how to order transcripts or request letters of recommendation, how to begin the scholarship search, find a college fit, use Naviance in the college search in the application process, etc.  Dates are October 7th and October 28th.

ICAP Lessons

Monarch Counselors will be going into 9th through 11th grade classrooms over the next two months to talk with students about their ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) and help them update their plan. Students will learn about ICAP  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, align course work and curriculum, apply to post-secondary education institutions, secure financial aid, and ultimately enter the workforce.

Students who are identified as talented and gifted will be completing their Advanced Learning Plan requirements through ICAP.

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 or remedial courses.

Important Dates and Deadlines for 2016-2017

Fall Term Full Courses

Registration is NOW CLOSED.

08.29.2016 – 12.09.2016  Courses Open, No Extensions.

Fall Term Credit Recovery Courses

Now through 10.21.2016; Registration Window Open for Session 2*

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

Credit Recovery Courses will be open for seven (7) weeks after the start date (no extensions).  All Fall Term Credit Recovery Courses must be completed by December 9th.

Contact Information
Last names beginning A–D: Thomas 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: 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 new and improved MHS counseling website here.

Alexandra Cyr
School Counselor