BHS Counseling News
🆕 What's new!
🆕 Sophomores - Apply to the Next Level Scholars Program
🆕 Apply for free to MSU
🆕 *More* Virtual College Info Sessions
🆕 FAFSA & Michigan Achievement Scholarship Virtual Info Sessions
📆 Events & Important Dates
09/13 - Kalamazoo College Info Session - sign-up!
09/13 - Drop-in College App Help for seniors @lunch *every Wednesday until Nov!
09/13 - Curriculum Night at BHS!
09/15 - Rochester University (MI) Info Session - sign-up!
09/19 - Eastern Michigan University Info Session - sign-up!
09/20 - Ferris State University Info Session - sign-up!
09/22 - University of Vermont Info Session - sign-up!
10/06 - Oakland County Manufacturing Day Field Trip - more information to follow.
10/11 - PSAT/NMSQT for juniors - more information to follow.
🏫 BHS College + Career Fair - Sept. 20th
Over 70+ colleges, universities, military, career options participating!
Please register for a barcode before the fair (skip the optional questions). During the fair, colleges will scan your barcode to send you more information about their schools. The day after the fair, you will receive a report with information on the colleges with whom you scanned. Your information will not be sold to any third parties.
Check out some questions to ask when attending the fair!
💁♀️ College Info Sessions @BHS
💻 Virtual College Info Sessions
🆕 Cornell University, Emory University, Pomona College, Rice University, and Washington University in St. Louis
You're invited to join to hear more about our more about our distinctive learning opportunities and dynamic communities. Each of our schools is unique, but we are united in our commitment to support counselors, students, and families as they navigate the college admissions process. We look forward to seeing you!Wednesday, September 27 8 p.m. ET: Register
University of Michigan, Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Texas-Austin, & Yale
Join Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and Yale University to discover the exceptional opportunities our schools have to offer!
The college admissions process is an opportunity to reflect on your many options for the future. Whether you imagine yourself studying in a city, a suburb, or in a rural area; at a large, public university or a smaller, private school; or cheering on your favorite team or sleeping in on game day, you can learn about the features that will make your future college home a perfect fit for you!
September 21: Virtual Group Session 7pm CDT Register
October 19: Virtual Group Session 7pm CDT Register
Harvard, Princeton, University of Virginia, Wellesley, & Yale
Don't miss your opportunity to hear admissions officers from all five schools (Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, & Yale) discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and our generous need-based financial aid offerings. We are committed to making education at our schools affordable, accessible, and unforgettable.
Please click on a date to register for one of our programs. After registering, you’ll be able to submit your questions in advance.
Virtual Program: Sunday, October 1
Virtual Program: Sunday, October 15
💻 College Admissions from A to Z webinar
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 7:00 PM
Join ACT as we team up with Collegewise on Wednesday, September 13 and learn what admission officers are really looking for. From making the most of your high school experience to researching colleges and ultimately crafting your best application, Collegewise’s expert college application counselors (some of whom are former admission officers) will guide you through every step of the college admissions journey - all while keeping you feeling confident and stress-free through the process. Learn more!
Register for this free virtual event today at act.org/registermyjourney. Can’t make the live event? Register anyway to get the recording sent to your inbox.
🎖️ US Naval Academy Detroit Admissions Forum
Saturday, September 23rd from 12-1:30 PM @Cranbrook
This will be a unique opportunity to meet with your Regional Director of Admissions, learn more about the Naval Academy admissions process, and ask questions. This event is open to students, parents, counselors/school staff, and anyone interested in learning more about the Naval Academy
When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 12 - 1:30 PM
Where: Cranbrook Schools Upper School - Kingswood Auditorium
Address: 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
☑️ College Planning Checklists
🆕 Apply to the Detroit Regional Next Level Scholars program!
Applications due by October 24th
Only 10 students are selected each year for the Next Level Scholars Program at BHS.
Students must be interested in continuing their education after high school (preference given to first generation college student, 2.5 GPA, lower household income). There is no cost for students to join the program. Interested students should apply at apply.drdfs.org by October 24th. (There is a Parent/Guardian form to be completed as well).
For more information, visit drdfs.org today or contact your high school advisers, Hillary Tye and Christina Belsky.
🆘 Drop-in College Application Help
College + Career Center every Tues & Wed @lunch!
Are you a senior confused about the college application process?... filling out college applications?... unsure where to start? Bring your device, lunch, and a friend! Be sure to check out the BHS Counseling College website for answers to many of your questions!
☑️ Completing the Common App
✏️ Tips for Activities Section of Common App from the College Essay Guy
🆕 MSU Free Application Month is Oct. 1-21st!
💲 How to Get a College Application Fee Waiver
🎓 Seniors: Midnight Golf Program
App due Sept. 18th
About the Midnight Golf Program
We are invested in eliminating barriers to success for all of our students. Starting in their senior year of high school, through college graduation, and into the workforce, the Midnight Golf Program provides a comprehensive support system and essential resources so students can thrive during this exciting time in their lives. Our flagship 30-week program offers transformational empowerment and mentoring to approximately 250 high school students each year. Learn more about our program.
Applying to Midnight Golf
The Midnight Golf Program is accepting applications from incoming high school seniors in metro Detroit to join our Class of 2024. To be considered for the Midnight Golf Program, please complete the APPLICATION by noon on Monday, September 18.
💰 StudentScholarships.org Scholarship List
🆕 FAFSA & Michigan Achievement Scholarship Virtual Info Sessions
Register to attend!
FAFSA & Financial Aid Info Sessions
Students and their families interested in learning about financial aid basics are encouraged to register for a virtual presentation provided by Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid team.
Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:
- FAFSA application information
- Federal financial aid programs
- State financial aid programs
- Scholarship searching resources
- October 5, 2023, 12:00-1:00pm
- October 19, 2023, 6:30-7:30pm
- November 2, 2023, 12:00-1:00pm
- November 16, 2023, 6:30-7:30pm
Michigan Achievement Scholarship Info Sessions
Students and their families looking to secure more financial aid for college are encouraged to register for an informational webinar about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, which is the newest State of Michigan scholarship program expected to impact the majority of students.
Participants will be able to gather the following information:
- Michigan Achievement Scholarship eligibility requirements
- Michigan Achievement Scholarship award amounts
- Important action items for students and families
- Additional resources and program information
- October 4, 2023, 6:30-7:30pm
- November 1, 2023, 6:30-7:30pm
👩⚕️ Perry Outreach Program for Young Women in STEM at Henry Ford Hospital
👩💻 Ladder Internship Program
Ladder Internships is a selective start-up internship program for high school students, founded and run by Harvard graduate students. In the program, students work 1-1 with supervisors from top start-ups to work on real-world projects in a real start-up environment. Our companies and supervisors come from Y Combinator, Harvard iLabs, Wharton, Google, Microsoft, and McKinsey & Company.
No prior working experience is required. The application deadline for the fall cohort is September 10 and this is the application link.
🎉 Troy Escape is hiring!
🚗 Star Trax Valet is hiring!
🧒 HW Latchkey is hiring!
👋 Meeting with your Counselor
Counselors meet with students by appointment only. (Unless it is an emergency)
💁 College + Career Center course in Schoology
All BHS students have been added to the "College + Career Center" course in Schoology. In this course, students will have access to info on colleges, careers, jobs, etc. Event dates and Counseling news will also be posted for students.
Parents/Guardians can join the "College + Career Center" course in Schoology by using the appropriate join code below:
- Class of 2024 - BGB4-PSRM-GV93P
- Class of 2025 - R8HQ-9D83-XX2XQ
- Class of 2026 - K82D-N48J-93NTM
- Class of 2027 - Q92Z-K9B2-WWGGJ
You'll know what we know...
Find information on:
- Meeting with your counselor
- Mental health resources
- BHS course information/schedules
- Life after BHS! (college, jobs, careers, scholarships, financial aid)
- Calendar of upcoming BHS Counseling events