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    BHS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
    Phone: (206) 842-2913
    Fax: (206) 780-1498
     
    Registration for 2019-2020 is approaching!
     
    The online registration platform is open to all students from Friday, March 8th - Friday, March 22nd. Students must register for courses during this window. Students receive a copy of their transcript and credit check sheet on Thursday, March 7th, to aide in the process. Counselors are speaking to all students on March 8th to give detailed information on credits, graduation requirements, and their High School & Beyond Plan.
     
    See link for registration information, course descriptions, and graduation requirements.
     
    Upcoming Parent Nights:
     
    Future Freshman Night (for parents of current 8th graders): Wednesday, March 13th 
    6:15 - 7:00pm--  "Open House" in the 200 building
    7:00pm-- Formal presentation begins in the BHS Commons
     
    See presentation here
     
     
    Junior Parent Night: Wednesday, March 20th  7:00-8:30 PM (Rms. 328, 330 & 334)
    Counselors will hold three 25 minute sessions that parents rotate through. This night focuses on post high planning, specifically for students planning to attend a four-year school. 
     
    The 3 sessions will include:
    • "Getting Out"- What should your junior be doing right now to be prepared for applications in the fall? Also, SAT vs ACT and registration information for senior year.  Slideshow here
    • "Getting In"-Outlines the four-year application process for public and private schools, including resources to aide in the process. Slideshow here
    • "Getting Help"- Financial Aid, FAFSA, Need-Based Aid versus Merit-Based Aid and Scholarship Resources
      
      
    All Students: 
     
    • AP Test Registration closed on Wednesday, February 27th. Please make sure you have paid for AP exam(s) online or in person (via check payable to BHS). Check out the 2019 AP Schedule here and make sure you read and understand the AP Bulletin for Students and Parents.

     

    Class of 2019:
     
    • If you used the Common Application to apply to a college/university, the BHS Counseling office will automatically send the required Midyear Report. The Midyear Report includes the transcript which has the student's 7th semester (fall) grades. Once grades are posted (on January 30th), the counseling office will be working diligently to get these reports sent ASAP.  Thus, you do not need to do a thing for Common Application colleges.
    • If you applied to a college and did not use the Common Application AND that school requires a Midyear transcript, then you must log into Parchment.com and have an updated transcript sent AFTER GRADES HAVE BEEN POSTED ON January 30th.

    Please know that colleges understand this schedule which happens every year and students are never penalized for “late” transcripts.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  In June, seniors will need to log into Parchment and request a FINAL TRANSCRIPT to be sent to the one college they plan to attend.  Be sure to request “Hold for Grades” so your transcript will not be sent until all final grades are posted. Also, transcripts will not be sent to colleges if you owe any fines!

     
    Class of 2020:
    • Counselors will be meeting with Juniors in one on one meetings in March to discuss post high school planning. If students would like to get a head start, please look at the information under "College Planning." Students should also login to their High School and Beyond Plan to make any updates.
    • Juniors were given the following worksheets to aide in planning for college.  "Selecting a College"  AND "Junior Year Checklist"

     

    Class of & 2021 and 2022:
    • Counselors will be working with students on their High School & Beyond Plans in March. To graduate from high school, all students must develop a High School and Beyond Plan on how they will meet the high school graduation requirements and what they will do following high school. A student’s plan, which starts in 9th grade, is revised as he/she moves forward and should include the classes needed to prepare for a postsecondary pathway, such as a two-year or four-year college, technical college, apprenticeship program, certificate program, the workforce or military training.