Counseling Quarterly

Stay in the know!

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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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 Please 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.

PSAT/NMSQT and Other Testing Information

The PSAT is offered by CollegeBoard as part of the National Merit Scholarship Qualification process. The PSAT will be offered for Juniors on Tuesday, January 26th. Registration will be open on November 30th thru December 31st.

Link to Register

More information will be distributed in your ELA classes before Thanksgiving break. The fee is $24, but fee waivers are available. Contact Mr. Rodriguez at if you have any questions.

The ACT Exam will be provided (for free) to all Juniors on Tuesday, March 30th. You will want to make sure you are in school on this day to take advantage of this opportunity.

ASVAB is usually offered each Fall for Juniors and Seniors but is currently being postponed. If you are interested in taking it, please contact your military recruiter.

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.

Freshmen ECAP, Registration and Transcript Review will be completed in ELA Classes in Mid to Late January.

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 January 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.

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West-MEC and CTE Programs

Looking for an exciting program that can lead to a competitive advantage after high school? Check out the DVUSD CTE and West-MEC Programs.

Link to DVUSD CTE Programs

Link to West-MEC Programs

These programs require an application process. Please contact your counselor if you have questions. West-MEC information session is available via Zoom on Thursday, November 18th at 5pm. Zoom Link

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:

  • Questions? See Ms.Wilson in the counseling office.

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

The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY)

The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. The Arizona Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) will be held this summer. BGHS may nominate sophomores to attend the seminar. For more information please visit Please join us on November 17th for the information session, sign up at:

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