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Counseling Website

Be sure to use the Counseling Website as a resource for important upcoming dates, college information and ECAP presentations.

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Find out today!

Seniors planning to attend any kind of post-secondary institution (university, community college, trade school, etc) that would like to apply for financial aid are encouraged to complete FAFSA as soon as possible at Mr. Rodriguez is available in the College Center during lunch time to help students get started.

NEED Help with any of the above steps?

Stop by and see Mr. Rodriguez during lunch time in the College Center. The College Center is located right inside the library. Mr. Rodriguez is also available by appointment by using the Counselor Request Form

Need a Transcript??

All transcript requests will be processed through All students should create a FREE Account today. Unofficial transcripts can be downloaded and viewed for no cost and Official transcripts can be sent to universities for the cost of $3.95.

Education Career Action Plan (ECAP)

ECAP is part of the 4-year process here at BGHS. Each year, you will receive an ECAP Presentation, evaluate your transcript and post-secondary goal. These presentations will also be posted on the Counseling Website. Completion of the ECAP Survey is required each year as part of your DVUSD graduation requirements.

Senior ECAP Presentation was completed in Government and Economics classes early September. Here is a link to the presentation

Junior ECAP Presentation and registration was completed in ELA classes in October.

Here is a link to the presentation

Sophomore ECAP Presentation and registration will be completed in ELA classes in November.

Here is a link to the Sophomore presentation.

Freshmen ECAP Presentation, Registration and Transcript Review will be completed in ELA Classes beginning of February. It is highly recommended that all Freshmen create a Parchment account to be able to view and download an unofficial transcript. Students will use their unofficial transcript to complete the ECAP survey during the ECAP Presentation.

Counselors review the Registration Process during the ECAP Presentations. Students should begin selecting courses for next school year and will have until the end of March to make changes in PowerSchool.

It's very important to verify that your course requests are correct and that you have selected the courses you want for next school year. Not sure what to take? Ask! Counselors are available before school, after school, at lunch and by appointment. Counselor Request Form

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BGHS will offer the following NEW Courses!

The following NEW classes will be offered for the 2021-2022 School Year. If you are interested in adding any of these courses to your course request, you can simply make the appropriate changes in PowerSchool or contact your counselor for assistance.

Early College Programs

Why wait to start college?

Programs include PUMA, ACE and Hoop of Learning

  • Attend weekly college classes during the summer and throughout the school year.

  • Experience life in college now, and discover if college is right for you.

  • Earn college credits by the time you graduate high school and finish college faster.

    For more information on the PUMA Program, visit:

  • Applications are still available! Questions? See Ms. Wilson in the counseling office.

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Need Credit Recovery?

DVUSD Pathways is an after school program for students who desire to accelerate their learning, require flexibility in their school schedule, or want to recover credit. Our program provides an additional path to academic success through the Deer Valley Unified School District.

For more information, check out the website: DV Pathways

Summer Programs for all grade levels!

The Counseling Website offers some great options if you are considering a summer program. Summer programs offer students a great experience to demonstrate leadership and to make their academic resume stand out at time of college admissions. Check out the listing today and start your summer planning. Summer Opportunities

Need Help Planning??

Helpful High School Checklist

Every student should use the Helpful High School Checklist. Checklist can be found here;

Stay Healthy! Protect Each Other!

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  • Remember to wash your hands