The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. Vince Lombardi
Counseling and College/Career News
! CTE Field Trip & Tour
Fairview High School students are invited to attend a field trip tour of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center on January 25 at 11:50-3:00 with FHS staff. Students interested in participating need parents or guardians to sign them up on the link. Scroll down to the FHS time spot on the website, to register. Bus transportation is available. The CTE offers tuition free courses to BVSD students during their 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. CTE programs give students an advantage in preparing for college & career. See your FHS counselor for info. Some CTE students can be eligible to earn high school and college credits at the same time, by concurrent enrollment or articulation agreements with local community colleges!
CTE Programs at the Arapahoe Campus Include:
+Auto Collision Repair
+Web and Gaming/Computer Information Systems
+Criminal Justice/Forensic Technology
+Career Digital Arts
Parents and guardians are invited to come back with their students to attend the Arapahoe Campus Showcase Night on Thursday January 26, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 6600 Arapahoe Road, Boulder to tour our CTE Programs. See a video of CTE here, or visit the website.
During the school year, transportation is provided from the BVSD high schools to the CTE Center at the Arapahoe Campus.
! Midyear Transcript Requests
The forms for sending midyear transcripts to schools that require them, are available, in the counseling office. Now is the time that many colleges want updated transcripts with 1st semester grades. Check with colleges you’ve applied to, and if 1st semester transcripts are required or requested, fill out the yellow “Request to Send Mid-Year Transcript” form and give it to Jill Pries or Sharyn Corson. A list of Common App schools which may require a Mid-Year Report is available for viewing, in counseling.
- Feb 02
! An Interactive Presentation - College Admission Process
Fairview is excited to host an appearance by renowned speaker and former college admissions dean, Peter VanBuskirk! His presentation "*The College Admission Game"* is open to BVSD students of all grades, and is especially recommended for Juniors and their parents. Learn what happens to your application behind closed doors. The presentation is Thursday, February 2 at 6:30pm in the Fairview Auditorium.
! College Application Deadlines
See our NEW video “Requesting your transcripts” for info on filling out your Green Sheet. If you need to request counselor letter of rec there are additional steps of completing the parent brag sheet and student questionnaire. Parents call Jill 720-561-3212, if you need help with your brag sheet/Naviance access. Please note the Common Application DOES require a letter of recommendation from the Counselor, and may also require one or two teacher letters as well. See our new step-by-step application reference guide for help. Most non-common app schools ask for teacher letter, not counselor letter. For all college applications needing a letter of rec from your counselor by February 1, the deadline is December 15.
! FAFSA, Scholarships AND Financial Aid
Are you filling out the FAFSA soon? See the video: How to fill out the FAFSA, and get information on the CSS profile here. Extensive information is available by viewing articles on the tab in the red ribbon above, in the "Paying for College" section. Specific scholarships are listed on our scholarship page as well. Our list is updated as new opportunities are being offered, so check back frequently. Recently, Fairview families enjoyed a wonderful presentation by Mr. Rob Drybread, a financial aid officer at CU Boulder. His presentation covered updates on FAFSA and financial aid that are common to most college FAFSA situations. View his presentation slides on our “Paying for College - Start Here” webpage. Extensive information is available on the counseling website in the “Paying for College” section.
! Ask your student about ICAP!
Students in all grades at FHS participate in a school wide career and post secondary planning curriculum delivered by Fairview Counselors. The ICAP program encourages students to think about and plan for their future. Ask your student about their survey on Naviance. Parent can see the results on their own log in. Email [email protected] or [email protected] for help accessing Naviance.
+Freshman students completed surveys about career clusters. They also take surveys later in the semester for setting goals and identifying post graduate choices. Learn about career clusters here.
+Sophomore students completed surveys about their personalities and possible career choices, using the "Do what you are" survey based on Myers/Briggs personality types. See more about this activity here.
+Junior and Senior students complete ICAP lessons in September about graduation, choices for higher education, and college app processes.
See more about our ICAP program curriculum here!
! Travel / Gap Year Programs
Students who are interested in gap year, study abroad, or travel programs may want to visit our webpage here for updated information about these alternatives.
! Attention Seniors! Thursdays-College App Help in Counseling!
Every Thursday during CAT time, 11:05-11:45am FHS counselors are in the College & Career Center helping students individually with the admissions process. Do you need help with your college applications? Do you have questions regarding your essays? Would you like help with the Common Application or other college admission issues? Stop in the CCC on Thursday during CAT and find our Fairview Counselors helping students with application details and the admissions process. Hope to see you there!
! Testing information
See our webpage here for an overview of tests, options, preparation and timing.