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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.
- Apr 01
! Metropolitan State University Open House - App Fees Waived!
Metro State University in Denver at Auraria Campus, holds an Open House on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Student Success Building at 890 Auraria Parkway. This event allows students to experience being on campus and gives the opportunity to start the admissions process and apply to MSU Denver. The $25 application fee will be waived for those applying during Open House so RSVP at msudenver.edu/openhouse to check into the event faster and get started. Students can also get help with financial aid and scholarships and learn what to expect their first semester as well as meet professors in their program of interest!
! Graduation is Sunday, May 21!
SENIORS: GRADUATION is just around the corner. Seniors, you are responsible for monitoring your grades, credits, and graduation requirements. Check with your counselor and/or the Attendance Office if you have any questions about your graduation status. This is not a time to let up on your grades. Graduation may be at risk when grades drop or students stop attending class. It is possible that with a drastic drop in grades, colleges may use the right to rescind offers of acceptance. Keep up your good work! Not yet applied to college? College applications are still being accepted by many colleges throughout the spring semester. Come to the Counseling Office College/Career Center for help. https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/college-applications/applying-to-college-start-here
! 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/
! 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.
! 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.