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Counseling and College/Career News
! 2017 - 18 Course Selection for Current Students
FHS students will be receiving lots of information during upcoming weeks in order to make course selection decisions. Students will be beginning the process of course selection in February and course selections won't be finalized until March. Rest assured, there is adequate time to gather information about course choices--both academic and elective--and begin to organize a list of courses for next year and beyond. Although counselors don't typically meet individually with students/parents regarding course selection, students will be receiving teacher and parent input about the best course of study for next year in both academic and elective classes. Teachers and counselors will be assisting students in entering their courses into Infinite Campus in early March. Just a reminder, there is extensive information about the FHS curricular offerings on the FHS course selection section of the counseling website, including the 2017-18 FHS Course Description Guide, and links to the course request forms for each grade level. Students and parents are encouraged to access the FHS Honors program website for specific questions about AP/IB/PIB course offerings and pathways. We have a proven history of students being successfully placed in courses every year and we are confident that students, teachers, and parents will work collaboratively to make these decisions.
- Mar 08
! CU Boulder Science Discovery Teen Cafe
CU offers the chance for teens to attend an evening science presentation and interact with scientists at CU’s Museum of Natural History. This month’s gathering “From the Slopes to the Stars: Science in Extreme Places” with featured scientist, Dr. Ulyana Horodysky, is March 8, 5:30-7:00. See http://sciencediscovery.colorado.edu/teen-cafe-schedule/ for schedule and reservations.
- Feb 24
! Front Range Community College Rep Visit
Gaby Rivera, our Front Range Community College Representative, will be at FHS on Friday, 2/24/17, from 11:00-1:00 to talk about the many different programs and certificate options offered at FRCC. Hope to see you in the CCCC on Friday. 2/24.
- Mar 19
! Denver Spring College Fair
RMACAC Spring College Fair has something for everyone! For over 25 years, RMACAC has sponsored annual college fairs supporting higher education options across the country for the students in this region. These fairs are free for students and parents. The Denver Spring College Fair is Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:30pm at the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver, 2201 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80208. Click for details and to register.
! Jobs, Internships, Volunteer Opps, & Travel Programs
Summer is just around the corner. Any of these opportunities can be an excellent way to explore your areas of interest and contribute to your self-discovery! They can also help develop a compelling resume for college applications. For searchable listings of student opportunities click here for the student opportunities page. For complete listings in ANY of these areas, see our "experiences' website link here. or https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/interests-and-careers/internships for internship info, and summer programs information: https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/interests-and-careers/summer-programs.
For a complete listing of all opportunities on our database click here https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/student-opportunities for the searchable list.
FOLLOWING ARE ONLY A SAMPLING OF MANY SUMMER OPPORTUNITES AVAILABLE: • BOULDER COUNTY YOUTH CORPS SUMMER JOBS: Students, 14-17, can apply for community service projects including building trails, constructing fences, landscaping, and more. http://www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps • TOWN OF SUPERIOR - Summer Jobs. Assistant Pool Manager, Lifeguard, Lifeguard/Swim Instructor, Swim Instructor. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/superiorco/default.cfm for more information and to apply. • COLORADO BOYS STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: http://www.CoLegionBoysState.org • COLORADO GIRLS STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: http://www.alacolorado.com/girls-state.html • ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (RYLA): http://www.rmryla.org • NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: http://nationalleadershipacademy.org/ CCU campus. • UCSB RESEARCH MENTORSHIP: Many subj. areas. Current 10th/11th graders, research, writing, presenting. http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/pre-college/pre-college-programs • SUMMER ARTS CAMP: The LYNX National Arts and Media Camp at the CU Denver campus. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CAM/LYNX_Summer_Camps/Pages/LYNX_Summer_Camps.aspx • STEM RESEARCH AND STEM ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAMS: At CU Boulder. http://www.summerdiscovery.com/
! 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.
! 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!
! College Leadership Programs
ATTENTION SENIORS: Many colleges have scholarships and formal programs for leadership training, and these may include dorms. Examples: The leadership program at CSU in Fort Collins is PLP SLICE: http://lsc.colostate.edu/slice/slice-leadership/presidents-leadership-program/ and The Women's Foundation of Colorado Girls Leadership Program is taking applications at http://wfco.org/girlsleadershipcouncil
- Feb 28
! Summer Experience Fair
This fair happens Tuesday February 28, 2:30-4:30pm, at Peak to Peak High 800 Merlin Dr., Lafayette. Representatives present options for internships, research, volunteer and job opportunities. See Fairview counseling webpage titled “alternatives to college” for current information on some summer opportunities for Fairview students.
! 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.