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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:
! High School Concurrent Enrollment Updates - Fall 2019
Now is the time to begin thinking about concurrent enrollment at CU-Boulder or Front Range Community College for Fall 2019. 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 Thursday, May 9 at noon.
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
See below for updates to this program.
- Students who are NOT currently enrolled in courses at CU will need to complete the online application for high school concurrentenrollment at CU and the MOU in addition to district approval forms. Both the application and MOU will be available online on March 11th 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 enrollunless approved.
- Students enrolled at CU this semester will be automatically rolled forward for the Fall 2019 semester (excluding graduating seniors). These students will NOT need to complete the online application, but must submit a new MOU for the term.
- The schedule of Fall 2019 courses will be available March 6th to view online at https://classes.colorado.edu/.
- 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 Program Director, if you have specific questions. 303.492.8734, [email protected]
- If you need additional information about Concurrent Enrollment at CU-Boulder, you can plan to attend an information session on Wednesday, April 17th, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Institute of Behavioral Science, room 155A to learn about CU Boulder’s High School Concurrent program. We will be reviewing the application & registration processes and will have representatives from both Continuing Education and main campus Admissions. More information about the event is available on our website here: https://ce.colorado.edu/event/high-school-concurrent-information-session-3/
! Junior Newsletter - Class of 2020
Please click on the link below to view the latest edition of the Junior Newsletter for the Class of 2020:
! College Planning Information for Juniors
If you are a Junior who will be graduating in 2020 and you missed the College Planning Information Night in April, please click on this link to view the presentation materials:
- 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.
! 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.