BCS Counseling Office Memo

April 2016

Pre-College Experience Program in Physics (PREP) at University of Rochester

PREP is a summer science program for selected students currently in 9th or 10th grade from Rochester area public and private high schools. Our aim is to encourage young women's interest in science. Occasionally 8th grade students are accepted. The three week program, on the University of Rochester campus, provides an introduction to physics and science through a sequence of hands-on, inquiry-driven activities with experienced instructors. Tours of many of the University's research facilities and presentations by researchers give PREP students exposure to a range of science and technology careers.

For additional information and application: PREP

Career Quest: Agriculture Career Day April 25 8:30-1:30

A collaborative effort between the education system (K-12, post-secondary institutions, including trade schools) and local farmers, vineyard owners and other agriculture/agribusiness employers which will introduce and prepare the workers of tomorrow for career opportunities in agriculture—which has both immediate and long term workforce needs. Permission slips are available in the HS counseling office.

For more information: AG Day

Junior College Prep meetings and upcoming College Admission Rep visits

Juniors have been meeting in small advisement groups to research college options. College bound juniors are encouraged to register for the ACT or SAT this spring. In addition, admission reps will be visiting BCS this spring to meet with students. Rep visits with be listed in the student's naviance account and announcements.


Wednesday, April 27th, 10:30am to Thursday, April 28th, 12:15pm

1 Oakmount Avenue

Bloomfield, NY

Decision day is an opportunity for seniors to notify the counseling office which college they will be attending in the Fall. ALL seniors will be treated to an ice cream sundae during their lunch break to celebrate post secondary plans.

Finger Lakes East JSEC Scholarship

Finger Lakes East JSEC is offering at least one $750 scholarship for eligible high school students from Ontario, Seneca, Yates or Wayne County who plan to pursue full time, higher education leading to a degree in any area.

For more information and application: JSEC


In October 2013, while still employed by the Ontario County Office of Sheriff, Corrections Officer Joe Babb lost his battle with a serious illness. Joe spent over 20 years in public service helping to keep the community safe. To honor his life, family and career, the Ontario County Sheriff's General Unit decided to present an annual scholarship in his name.

Application: Joseph Babb Scholarship Applicaiton


ALL scholarship information will be passed on to students via their school gmail accounts.

This time of year there are several opportunities to apply to one of more scholarships. Please encourage your senior to check their emails!