BHS Counseling Newsletter

2019-20

Upcoming Events


2019-2020 School Year

Back To School Resource Fair: Saturday, August 17 from 9am-2pm at Hylton High School

School Begins: Monday, August 26

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. Will also broadcast through Facebook live.

Eastern PWC College Fair: October 22, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Forest Park High School


See below for further information on upcoming events!

Back To School Resource Fair

The Back to School Resource Fair will be held at Hylton High School on Saturday, August 17, 9:00am-2:00pm. Free school supplies and other services will be offered.

Please register your child by August 15.

Hylton High School is located at 14051 Spriggs Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22193

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

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARmYAk3f4E

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.

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.

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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2019 Regional College Fairs


2019 Prince William County/Manassas/Manassas Park Regional College Fairs. Click here for more information!


Western PWC College Fair

September 23, 2019

Patriot High School

10504 Kettle Run Rd.

Nokesville, VA 20181

6:00-8:00pm


Eastern PWC College Fair

October 22, 2019

Forest Park High School

15721 Forest Park Dr.

Woodbridge, VA 22193

6:00-8:00pm