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Monthly Counseling Updates

Freshman Parent Night

Monarch High School counselors will provide information and answer your questions about the Counseling Department, Boulder Valley School District graduation requirements, and college entrance requirements. Oct 28, 7-8:30 p.m., in the MHS auditorium.

In-State College Fair

BVSD high school counselors are holding the In-state College Fair from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, at Centaurus High School, free to students and parents. This is a chance to meet with college admissions representatives from around the state.

Out-of-State College Fair

BVSD high school counselors and the Colorado Council on High School and College Relations are holding the Out-of-State College Fair at MHS on October 7, 6-8 p.m, free to students and parents. There will be a financial aid presentation from 5:15-6 p.m. in the auditorium. This is a chance to meet with college admissions representatives from around the country. More information can be found at http://www.collegefairsdenver.org/

PSAT Registration

PSAT registration for juniors is September 23-October 2, and registration for sophomores is October 5-9, if seats are still available. Students must pay at time of registration. The PSAT testing date is October 17, 7:30-11:30 a.m. More information to follow.

Coffee Talks

Coffee talks will take place throughout the year in the MHS Post Grad Center and are
opportunities 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 can ask questions on topics such as how to order transcripts, requesting letters of recommendation, beginning the scholarship search, finding a college fit, using Naviance in the college search and application process, etc. Dates (thus far) are September 19, October 9, and October 30.

ICAP Lessons

Monarch counselors will be going into freshman, sophomore, and junior classrooms over the next two months to talk with students about 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 Colorado Department of Education, “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 post-secondary career and educational opportunities available to the student, aligning course work and curriculum, applying to post-secondary education institutions, securing financial aid, and ultimately entering the workforce.”

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 BVSD.  Students can choose supplemental, extension, and remedial courses.

Important Dates and Deadlines for 2015-2016

Fall Term Full Courses
August 24, 2015 – September 23, 2015  Registration Window Open*
September 15, 2015 – December 15, 2015  Courses Open (no extensions)
*Registrations and payments received after September 11, 2015, will result in late enrollment into the class. No extensions are granted due to late registrations.

Fall Term Credit Recovery Courses
August 24, 2015 – October 28, 2015  Registration Window Open*
*Fall Term begins Tuesday, September 15. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, September 11, to start on Tuesday, September 15.

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

Credit Recovery Courses will be open for six weeks after the start date (no extensions). All Fall Term Credit Recovery Courses must be completed by 10 p.m. Mountain Time on December 15.

Alexandra Cyr, counselor

alexandra.cry@bvsd.org