BHS Counseling Newsletter


Upcoming Events

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.

Click the here to view newsletter

Spring 2019 SOL Remediation Opportunities

Activity buses will run Monday-Thursday, April 2-May 9

See flyers below for the SOL remediation opportunities that are being offered after school.

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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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

Academy Day 2019

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Military Service Academy Night

Congressman Gerald Connolly will host Military Service Academy Night on Monday, May 6, 2019, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Woodbridge Middle School. Woodbridge MS is located at 2201 York Dr, Woodbridge 22191.

This event is open to the public.
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Celebrating four students who were awarded a total of $63,960 in scholarships through an essay competition at the Leesburg Aviation Expo! Way to go Gannon Sudweeks, Andrew Maggs, Connor McHugh, Ashton Neff, and Eleanor Knudson!
(L-R)Gannon Sudweeks , Andrew Maggs, Connor McHugh, Eleanor Knudson