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Counseling and College/Career News
! Seniors Requesting Transcripts for College Apps & Scholarships
Seniors, your wonderful class has made a video, in conjunction with the counselors, to walk you through the steps using Naviance and the "green sheet" to request transcripts for your college applications. It also covers requesting letters of recommendation from FHS teachers and from FHS counselors. Watch the video here:
! 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 Cecily Breit. A list of Common App schools which may require a Mid-Year Report is available for viewing, in counseling.
- Feb 28
! USA Gap Year Fair @ New Vista High
New Vista High (700 20 thSt., Boulder) hosts a Gap Year Fair on Thursday, February 28. Speaker at 6:00, fair 6:45-8:30pm. Preregister at https://usagapyearfairs.org/fairs/?state=CO Visit gapmatcher.com to find out which programs might be a good match for you.
- Jan 31
! Boulder Career & Technical Education Open House
Boulder Career and Technical Education center hosts an open house for all BVSD high school students on January 31 from 4:00- 7:00pm. See information on this event: https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/bouldertec 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.
- Apr 14
! Denver Spring College Fair @ Cherry Creek HS
Visit College Admissions Reps from several colleges and universities at the RMACAC Spring College Fair. See more here: https://rmacac.org/college-fairs/denver/
! CU Denver Summer Lynx Camp in music, film & animation
Find out more about CU Denver's summer camps, applications and preview days by visiting the CU Denver site here. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CAM/LYNX_Summer_Camps/Pages/LYNX_Summer_Camps.aspx
! College Rep Visits at Fairview
College representatives begin visiting Fairview during the first week of September and continue throughout the year. The biggest concentration of visits will be during the week of October 1-5, and most of the presentations take place in the College/Career Center in the Counseling Office. Junior and Senior students can attend during a free period or during class period ONLY if they have received permission from their teachers in advance. Sophomore and Freshman students may attend only during free periods. Coming to these visits helps students become more familiar with the variety of campuses and allows them to meet with reps who will be reading their applications. The college representative visit schedule is posted on our College Rep Visit Calendar, which is updated frequently, so check back. When students list the colleges they are considering on their Naviance software account, they will automatically receive an email about when reps from those colleges are coming to Fairview.
In addition to these, many colleges combine to hold evening meetings in cities across the country. These meetings occur throughout the year so watch for them on our College Rep Visit Calendar, which is updated frequently, so check back often. You might also check college webpages to see travel schedules.
! 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.