Fairview High School

Fairview High School

FHS Counseling Staff

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— Albert Einstein

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Counseling and College/Career News

  • ! High School Concurrent Enrollment Updates

    Now is the time to begin thinking about concurrent enrollment at CU-Boulder or Front Range Community College for next Fall. If you are in need of an advanced-level course or are interested in trying something new, you can apply for the High School Concurrent Enrollment Program. Information is available on the BVSD website (http://www.bvsd.org/students/Pages/Concurrent-Enrollment.aspx ) and you should email Ms. Wendy Herron for the application forms. Applications must be completed and returned to Ms. Herron no later than May 10. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED! See below for updates to this program.

    1. Students who are NOT currently enrolled in courses at CU will need to complete the online application for high school concurrent enrollment at CU and the MOU in addition to district approval forms. The Fall 2018 CU Concurrent application will be available March 12th, and students can find both the application and MOU online at: http://ce.colorado.edu/programs/high-school-concurrent/#enrollment . Students can complete the online application which will be routed directly to our enrollment staff. It will be processed immediately, but with enrollment holds in place, so students may not enroll unless approved.

    2. Students enrolled at CU this semester will be automatically rolled forward for the Fall 2018 semester (excluding graduating seniors). These students will NOT need to complete the online application, but must submit a new MOU for the term.

    3. The schedule of Fall 2018 courses will available online at https://classes.colorado.edu/ on March 7th.

    4. Many classes at CU – including math and science courses – will now require documentation for placement. Copies of AP exam scores or college transcripts are typically sufficient. Please contact Jared Martin, CU High School Program Manager, if you have specific questions. [email protected]

    5. Students, parents, and high school counselors are invited to attend the High School Concurrent information session, which will be held on the CU campus Monday, April 9th from 5:30-6:30pm. More information on this event is available on the Continuing Education website, here: https://ce.colorado.edu/event/high-school-concurrent-information-session-2/
  • ! Seniors: College applications in spring

    Many colleges accept applications for admission throughout the spring semester. Come to the Counseling Office College/Career Center for assistance, or visit the counseling website’s college application page.

    College reps continue to visit Fairview in spring, and there are college fairs occurring in April and June. See the rep visit calendar here.. Please visit the counseling office for assistance or information.

  • ! Career & Technical Education (CTE) in 18-19

    The CTE offers tuition free courses for BVSD students during their 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years. CTE programs give students an advantage in preparing for college & careers. 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 agreements with local community colleges. CTE programs at the Arapahoe Campus include: Auto Collision Repair, Auto Technician, Welding, Web and Gaming/Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice/Forensic Technology, Career Digital Arts, Medical Science, Esthetician, Hairstyling, or Nail Tech. See a video describing CTE here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HFGaEJ89_w&feature=em-share_video_user or visit the CTE website. During the school year, transportation is provided from BVSD high schools to the CTE center at Arapahoe Campus.

  • ! Denver STEM College and Career Fair

    NACAC provide the opportunity for families and students to meet representatives from several colleges and institutions relating to STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) interests. The STEM College and Career Fairis held Sunday June 3, 1:00-4:00pm at the University of Denver's Gates Field House and Daniel L. Richie Center for Sports Wellness at 2201 E. Ashbury Ave in Denver. Register for the fair and see details by visiting the NACAC college fair site here.

  • ! 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!

  • ! 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.

  • ! 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.