BHS Counseling Newsletter
Western PWC College Fair: September 23, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Patriot High School
Financial Aid Information Night: October 1, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Kelly Leadership Center.
5th Annual HBCU Showcase: October 17th, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Tuscarora HS, Leesburg, VA
Eastern PWC College Fair: October 22, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Forest Park High School
College & Career Conference: October 26, 2019, Please visit: futurequestgmu.org
ASVAB: November 6th at 7:30am, Register with your school counselor by October 30th
See below for further information on upcoming events!
Graduation Success and Beyond Newsletter
The Graduation Success and Beyond Newsletter will be live all school year. This newsletter was created to serve as one stop shopping for parent communication on topics related to post-secondary planning. The newsletter will continually be updated throughout the year as events are held.
Transcript Request Process
Completing the FAFSA
If you wish to complete the FAFSA at home, please follow these steps:
Step 1: creating a FSA ID (both the parent and student must each have one)
Step 2: Start a new FAFSA application, use the log in created through your FSA ID (email address and password)
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Applying to college is a complicated process, so College Board has created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.
Battlefield Big Brother/Big Sister
Our Bobcat volunteers aim to utilize student interests to guide their activities. Though we only have a quarter to go, there is plenty of time to make a difference for a student! The Big Brothers and Big Sisters will include parents when connecting with students email.
Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
Official SAT Practice helps students focus on exactly what they need to work on most. There are two ways to get personalized practice: Students can link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to send their scores from the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, or SAT; or, if students don't have scores to share, they can take diagnostic quizzes.
Trades & Apprenticeships
Department of Labor and Industry Apprenticeship Opportunities
The YRA program addresses the dual role of preparing students for the world of work and providing Virginia with a highly skilled workforce. Local school systems can work with business partners to identify opportunities for youth employment based upon the occupational instruction offered at the school.
The objective of YRA is to expand the state’s skilled workforce by providing young people with career opportunities while completing their high school education. Part-time student apprenticeship is available to students where programs have been established in accordance with agreements with local public school divisions.
Upcoming Events & Programs
2019 Regional College Fairs
2019 Prince William County/Manassas/Manassas Park Regional College Fairs.
September 23, 2019
Patriot High School
10504 Kettle Run Rd.
Nokesville, VA 20181
October 22, 2019
Forest Park High School
15721 Forest Park Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22193
5th Annual HBCU Showcase
5th Annual HBCU Showcase
Thursday October 17th, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Tuscarora HS, Leesburg, VA
Tuscarora HS will be hosting our 4th Annual Historically Black College and Universities Showcase. This evening is designed to expose our school community to the many options that are available at HBCUs. We want to expose and educate our school communities and encourage all students, regardless of ethnicity, to include these institutions during the college selection process.
In addition to the HBCUs that will be in attendance, there will be a NCAA presentation, college test preparation, community scholarships, and on-site application review with college admissions counselors. We hope you make time to come out and get informed about these historic universities.
Spanish translation will be available.
Future Quest College & Career Confrence
Conference Career For Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them
Please visit: futurequestgmu.org
FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!
Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for Virginia high school students in grades 10 through 12. Our online course applications are OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 10th.
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Online course for 10th grade students focusing on missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a week-long summer academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/
11TH AND 12TH GRADE
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Online course for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars with a week-long summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to four free dual enrollment college credits. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/
11TH AND 12TH GRADE
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – This interactive online earth system science course for 11th and 12th grade students features NASA scientific research and data. Students can earn up to five dual enrollment college credits and can also be selected to attend a summer academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS