BHS Counseling Newsletter

2019-20

Upcoming Events

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!

Battlefield High School Counselors: Back Row (left to right) Mr. Brier, Mr. Sisson, Ms. McGann, Ms. Epps, Ms. Lark, Ms. Byrne (Director). Front Row (left to right) Ms. Bridges, Ms. Swift, Ms. Bopp, Ms. Smith, Ms. Nguyen

High School Survival Tips for Parents

Read "High School Survival Tips for Parents," created by the Battlefield HS counseling department.

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

Seniors

Transcript Request Process

How-to videos have been created to help navigate the college application process. Click the link below to watch how to request transcripts for colleges, NCAA and scholarships all through Naviance Student.


How to Request Transcripts

ASVAB

The ASVAB will be given at Battlefield on Wednesday, November 6th at 7:30AM. Students must register with their school counselor by Wednesday, October 30th.

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.


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

Big picture

2019 Regional College Fairs

2019 Prince William County/Manassas/Manassas Park Regional College Fairs.


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

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

October 26, 2019


Conference Career For Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them


Please visit: futurequestgmu.org

NASA Opportunities

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.


10TH GRADE

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