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March Counseling News

2018-19 Course Selection Update

Counselors were in Social Studies classrooms on February 22nd, 25th, or 26th to talk with students about course selection for the 2019-2020 school year. Students received course request forms at that time. Counselors returned to classrooms to check course input on 3/8, 3/11, 3/12.  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.

SAT Strategies Session

Wednesday, March 20th from 8:30-9:30 in the auditorium. This is a great opportunity to learn some great strategies a couple weeks before you take the SAT!

CTE

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  Check out all the Boulder CTEC has to offer. Deadline to sign up is March 17th.

—-Did you know? Many CTEC Classes offer College Credit and Embedded

High School Credit. Learn more about the course offerings here: http://arh.bvsd.org/academics/Pages/CTE.aspx

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 through www.fafsa.ed.gov/  (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 9th.  This test is free and students DO NOT register online. 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) at http://bvsd.org/guide/Pages/disclaimer.aspx.  Pre-registration will be Monday, March 18th from 2:00-3:00pm.

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.  Pre-registration will be Monday, March 18th from 2:00-3:00pm.

PSAT 9

Reminder, ALL FRESHMAN in the state of Colorado will take the PSAT 9 0n April 9h. This test is free and students DO NOT register online.  Pre-registration will be Monday, March 18th from 2:00-3:00pm.

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–E: Tom Hacker, thomas.hacker@bvsd.org, 720-561-4207

Last names beginning F–K: Ben Holloway, ben.holloway@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 at http://www.mohicounseling.com