Counseling and College/Career News
! First semester grades, mid-year transcript requests
Grades from first semester, are being finalized now. The forms for sending midyear transcripts to schools or scholarships that require them, will be available soon, in the counseling office. Announcements will be made as soon as these midyear transcript request forms are available in counseling. See Sharyn or Jill in counseling for more information.
! Schedule Adjustments Second Semester
Students may pick up a drop form, to be signed by parents and returned to drop a class. Clean course drops are through Friday, January 19, 2018. Students may add a course to an open period if a seat is available in a class. Students may visit the counseling office during their free period to ask about open seats. If a student is interested in changing a class within a subject area, one math course for another math; or one science for another science course for example; ask your current subject teacher about the placement and availability of the course.
! College Rep Visits to Fairview in Spring 2018
College representative visits to Fairview continue throughout the year. 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.
! BVSD Career & Tech Ed. Open House @ Arapahoe Campus
BVSD Career & Technical Education center hosts an open house, February 1, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, at 6600 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder. BVSD High School students are eligible to enroll in tuition-free courses at the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center for 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Transportation is provided from Fairview to the CTE Center at the Arapahoe Campus. Click here for more information on the Career and Technical Education program. http://arh.bvsd.org/academics/Pages/CTE.aspx
! Evening of Transition
8th GRADE STUDENTS EVENING OF TRANSITION: Feb. 7, 2018. Future Fairview students and their families are encouraged to attend this important program for an overview of Course Selection. Counselors visit middle schools during the spring semester for actual online course selection for 8th graders. Details will be posted soon on Fairviewhs.org.
! 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.
- Mar 05
! An Interactive Presentation - College Admission Process
Broomfield High hosts an appearance by renowned speaker and former college admissions dean, Peter VanBuskirk! His presentation The College Admission Game is open to BVSD students of all grades, and is especially recommended for Juniors and their parents. Learn what happens to your application behind closed doors. The presentation is Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Broomfield High School Auditorium
! 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.