BHS Counseling Newsletter


Upcoming Events

BFHS Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony: Wed, June 5th, 1:30pm at Jiffy Lube Live

Last day of school: Tuesday, June 11

Report Cards mailed: Wednesday, June 19

Women Can Fly Aviation Events: Various Dates & Airport Locations throughout June, Register here

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.

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2019 Summer School Program

Dates have been set for the Prince William County Public Schools 2019 Summer School Program. Find out more information here.

Financial Aid - Evaluating Award Letters

Did you miss the Financial Aid Information Session? Click here to view presentation.

Download the PowerPoint below! View the Award Letter Comparison Worksheet.

Completing the FAFSA

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2019-20 FAFSA Form

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 Scholarship Search

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

Click here to begin!

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.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2020 students, students in the class of 2021 will be eligible next year.

Click here for this great opportunity!

Student Resources

Battlefield Big Brother/Big Sister

If you know any 9th or 10th grade transfer students, who could use a Battlefield Big Brother/Big Sister, please complete the BB/BS referral form. Upperclassmen are looking to help younger students or transfer students feel connected to Battlefield.

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.

PSAT Information Night

Did you miss PSAT information Night? Click here to view a video of the presentation.

College & Career Night

Did you miss College & Career Night on 03/28/19? Download the PowerPoint and watch the embedded video of the panel discussion!

Trades & Apprenticeships

Department of Labor and Industry Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprenticeship Job Postings

Youth Registered Apprenticeship

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

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Women Can Fly - Aviation Events for Summer 2019

Women Can Fly will be hosting aviation events across the Commonwealth this summer to share their passion for aviation and inspire others to take to the skies!

Women Can Fly of Virginia encourages women and girls to fly recreationally, become private pilots, or pursue careers in aviation. A series of six special Saturday events scheduled for June and September of 2019, will introduce aviation to girls and women of all ages in Virginia. Please see the attached brochure for detailed information on each event and how to register for a complimentary airplane ride!

Plan to attend on June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 or September 21, 2019 Online Registration begins on April 1, 2019 at

Please see flyer below for contact information and the airport closest to you!