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Updates From Counseling Office

Course Selection for 2018-19

Course selection is now closed. 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.

Please Note: Schedule changes will NOT be made in the Fall. If you have questions or concerns about your course selection, speak with your counselor now.

Online Courses- Summer 2018 Term

BVSD Online SUMMER 2018 Course Registration will open on April 9th!

BVSD Online Summer 2018 Course Registration for Full Courses and Credit Recovery Courses will open April 9th.

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).

Learn more here.

Summer School On Campus Courses:

BVSD Summer 2018 On Campus Course Registration for Full Courses will open April 9th.

Information about on campus courses that are offered over the summer can be found here.

Updating Naviance with College Admission Decisions


It is the time of year when many of you begin receiving admission decisions from your colleges.  Please be sure to update your Naviance account to show all admission decisions.

The data collected from these decisions (accepted, denied, wait listed, or deferred) is used to assist us in best supporting future seniors.  Think back to how helpful the Admission Decisions Graphs in Naviance were for you!

If you are choosing another option for post-high school such as military, work, Gap Year, etc. – please let your counselor know so we can also record and celebrate these accomplishments!

Information about how to update your admissions decisions is listed below:

1. Sign into Naviance.
2. Go to the “Colleges I’m applying to” page
3. Click on the pencil icon to edit application “Results”
4. Indicate where you have been Accepted, Denied, Waitlisted, or Deferred.
5. Click “Update Applications” to save this information.

If you know what college you will be attending, please update “College that I am attending” on the “Colleges I’m applying to” page.

If you chose not to apply to some of the schools on your list, please ask a counselor to delete those applications.

Finally, this year’s Letters of Recommendation were sent to over 1,000 schools on behalf of your senior class.  Please remember to thank your teachers for writing your letters of recommendation.


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 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 Representative 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) 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.)

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