Bulldog Counseling Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2020

This newsletter's purpose is to share events and information from the Counseling Department. Please contact your counselor should you need further or specific information.

Here is a link to counselor home page.

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SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK!

The week of February 3 is National School Counseling Week! It is an honor to work with our students, families, and colleagues here at Bowie High School! We are so fortunate to work at a supportive, thriving, school of excellence. Proud to be Bulldogs!

COURSE SELECTION : COUNSELOR ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS

Bowie Counselors are excited to announce the beginning of 10 minute meetings, one of many ways we help students navigate the course selection process. Every student will be scheduled to meet with their counselor for 10 minutes between the dates of February 24th and March 13th. Students will receive their appointment date and time in their student e-mail. It is important that they monitor their e-mail and create some kind of reminder in their phone or calendar. We will not call each student individually, they will be responsible for telling their teacher they need to leave class to go meet with their counselor. They should show their teacher their e-mail with their scheduled appointment as their pass to leave class.


Important things to keep in mind:

  • Parents are welcome to attend meetings. Please arrive 30 minutes early for parking and check-in.

  • The meetings will only last 10 minutes. It is important for parents and students to come prepared with questions. You can go over course scheduling resources here. Bowie is a big school, with a lot to offer. The resources on this page are extensive, so please set aside a good chunk of time to go over everything.

  • If you feel like you require more than 10 minutes, you can schedule a time to talk to your counselor after Spring Break. Students have until May 28th to make decisions about courses.

IMPORTANT AP EXAM DEADLINES AND FEE INFORMATION


  • For Spring Semester AP classes that just began: January 21 - March 2, 2020 ($94 Exam Fee. No partial payments allowed.)

  • Late Registration for Year-Long Classes & Fall Semester Classes: Opens Nov. 15 - February 28, 2020 ($40.00 late fee per exam + $94.00 Exam fee)

  • All balances owed for those who registered on time, whether Year-Long AP courses or Fall Semester courses, are due by March 2, 2020

  • Any student who ordered an exam and then decides to cancel that exam will be charged a required College Board $40 fee after November 15 at 5 pm.

  • The deadline for requesting for AP testing accommodations has passed.

BEING A TEEN IS HARD ENOUGH

Link to an article here

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWSLETTER


Here is a link to the College and Career Center Newsletter.
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