BHS Counseling Newsletter
Spring 2019 SOL Remediation: April 2nd-May 9th after school
Community Health Expo: Saturday, April 13th, 11:00-2:00pm, at NOVA Medical Education Campus
Spring Break: April 15th-19th
Deadline to submit course request changes for 2019-2020: Friday, April 26th at 3:00pm
Academy Day 2019: Saturday, April 27th, 10-1pm at The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA
Military Service Academy Night: Monday May 6th, 7-9pm at Woodbridge Middle School
BFHS Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony: Wednesday June 5th, 1:30pm at Jiffy Lube Live
See below for further information on upcoming events!
Course Request Verification Mailer
Course request verification letters will be mailed to all rising 9th-12th grade students on Friday, April 12th. Parents/Guardians and students should review course requests carefully for accuracy.
If corrections are necessary or changes are desired, including level changes, please indicate on the letter the course(s) to be added and/or dropped and return the letter with parent/guardian signature to the Battlefield Counseling Department by 3:00pm on Friday, April 26th. After this date, changes will be done only to resolve conflicts of classes or to facilitate correct placement of students due to failure of a required course.
Please contact your student's counselor via e-mail if you have any questions or concerns regarding his/her course selection for the 2019-2020 school year.
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.
Spring 2019 SOL Remediation Opportunities
See flyers below for the SOL remediation opportunities that are being offered after school.
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.
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.
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
MEC Open House & Community Health Expo
Are you considering a career in health sciences or are interested in receiving FREE healthcare services, we can help!
The Open House & Community Health Expo (April 13th) is a family-friendly event to learn what NOVA’s Medical Education Campus and the local community can offer you.
Prospective students and their families can meet with NOVA students and faculty who can answer questions and help start or complete a health sciences degree or certification. Speak with academic advisors and attend information sessions on several topics, tour our state-of-the-art facility and enjoy free attractions and giveaways for the entire family.
Attendees can also take advantage of free health screenings, participate in a walk-a-thon or speak with local healthcare providers and agencies about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
For additional information or questions, please contact Kristina Ogburn, NOVA-MEC High School & Community Outreach Coordinator at the information listed below.
To register, click the link provided https://mecopenhouse2019.eventbrite.com/
Academy Day 2019
Military Service Academy Night
This event is open to the public.