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COURSE SELECTION FOR 2017-2018

Counselors will be in the Language Arts classrooms in mid-February to talk with students about course selection for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will receive course request forms at this time.  If a student is absent when the counselor is in his or her class, the student should go to the Counseling Office to pick up the form. On February 21st, 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 2017-18.  Students should go on to IC and input their course selection choices by midnight on February 26th. Counselors will return to classes on Feb 27, 28 and March 3rd to confirm course selection with students.

BVSD ONLINE COURSES FOR SPRING 2017 TERM

  • Full Course RegistrationSign up is closed at this time.
  • Credit Recovery Session 1 Registration- Sign up is closed at this time.
  • Credit Recovery Session 2 Registration- Open through March 10th.
    • 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 with no extensions.
    • Courses run March 15th through April 28th.
      • No late registration accepted.

UPCOMING COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINES 

SENIORS: Many colleges have upcoming application deadlines in February – 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.

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 11th.  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 at a later time.

PSAT 10

Reminder, ALL SOPHOMORES in the state of Colorado will take the PSAT 10 on April 12th. 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.  Please keep an eye out for information about Sophomore College Planning Night which is tentatively planned for March 21st at 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!

ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVERSITY COLLEGE FAIR

All Colorado high school students and parents are invited to attend this unique college fair on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 from 9:30 am- noon.  The fair will feature representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools, the armed forces, and non-profit organizations focused on providing students of all backgrounds with high-value post-graduate opportunities.  More information can be found here.

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
720-561-4204
alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org