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From the Counseling Office


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.


  • 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.


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).


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.


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 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!


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

Starting off 2017 on the Right Foot at the Premier Credit Union

Raising Money $mart kids doesn’t happen by accident. Like sports, music, theater, and academics, parents must continually work with their kids to ensure they have the financial literacy skill set they need to succeed and not resort to learning the hard way as trial and error can be very costly.

Where you bank DOES matter and, over the long-term, it can really make a big difference. The Student Credit Union (sponsored by Premier Members Credit Union) is located at Monarch and was designed to help students understand the importance of managing their money and using credit responsibly. The Credit Union also has lower fees, minimum balance requirements and financing rates to help everyone (including parents) save more money over the long run. And, unlike banks, there are in-network ATMs and Shared Branches in ALL 50 states for additional savings and convenience when students move away to college.

Don’t wait any longer. Discover the credit union difference and get on the road to savings every day. For more information and incentives to join, click here or contact our school liaison, Steve Carr, at the address below.

Steve Carr
Education Specialist, Premier Members Credit Union
303-657-7558 or scarr@bvcu.org

New Call-n-Ride Service to Benefit Monarch Students

Recently, the Town of Superior, through a grant, was able to bring back the Call-n-Ride service.

How will Call-n-Ride benefits our students? Call-n-Ride is a personalized bus service that travels everywhere in Superior (or Louisville if you’re a Louisville resident), as well as a host of major destinations like the mall, hospital, and Monarch campus. One phone call can connect you, door-to-door, wherever you may want to go within the service area. Plus, it’s cheap at just $1.30 for students.

Here are a few additional ways our school community will benefit:

  • For students who aren’t on a bus route, it’s a great way to get to and from school.
  • In a pinch, if parents get tied up at work, they can call and get a ride home for their student, a real bonus in bad weather.
  • For students involved in before or after school activities, when buses aren’t running and parents may have other obligations, it’s a great way to get where you need to be.
  • It’s a great way to manage a day with an alternative schedule such as late arrival Wednesdays or Exam Days.
  • And for teachers or administrators who would like to use the RTD bus system, but find it difficult to get to school from the US-36 drop, this will provide a ride directly to the school, super easy.
  • Or … if you bike to school and the weather turns bad, Call-N-Ride can take you and your bike home.
  • Not to mention it’s a safe way for teens, who don’t have licenses/vehicles, to safely get around town.

Since Monarch services both Superior and Louisville families, this attached flyer includes numbers and maps for both programs.  Families that live in Louisville need to utilize the Louisville bus and Superior families need to utilize the Superior bus.

For more information, please click here for the website.