Counseling Office

Welcome to the BHS Counseling Office!

 

THE MINI COLLEGE FAIR IS COMING!

 

Belchertown High School will be hosting the Fall 2019 Mini College Fair on Thursday, October 24th.  Seniors will attend during Period 2.  Juniors will attend during Period 3.   Please click on the link below to see the list of this year's attendees.  

Fall 2019 Mini College Fair Attendees

 

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FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

In case you missed Financial Aid Night, which was held September 23, you can view the presentation at the link below.  If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.

MEFA Financial Aid Presentation

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PSAT REGISTRATION

FOR JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

The deadline for Juniors and Sophomores to register to take the PSAT exam has been extended to Friday, October 11th, at noon.  The PSAT test will be given on Saturday, October 19th, from 7:30 am to 12:00 noon here at BHS.  A $20 cash fee is due at the time of registration – a receipt and practice booklet will be provided.  Space is limited so students are encouraged to sign up early.

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AP TEST REGISTRATION

The AP exam registration deadlines are fast approaching! The College Board has made changes to the registration process for the 2019-2020 school year. Please be advised that registration dates have changed. This year fees may apply to exams ordered or cancelled after November 15, 2019. This year AP students may elect to take any of the following AP exams:

U.S. Government and Politics - May 4 - 8:00

Calculus AB - May 5 - 8:00

English Literature and Composition - May 6 - 8:00

Physics 1 - Algebra Based - May 7 - 12:00

U.S. History - May 8 - 8:00

(VHS) Art History - May 8 - 12:00

(VHS) Computer Science A - May 8 - 12:00

Biology - May 11 - 8:00

(VHS) Psychology - May 12 - 12:00

Computer Science Principles - May 15 - 8:00

The balance of $34 per test is due by Friday, February 7, 2020. The February 7th date for the balance is also firm.The total cost per exam is $94. Students can now register in the Counseling Office to take these exams by submitting a $60 deposit (cash or check made out to the “Town of Belchertown”) for each test they plan to take. The final day to register is Friday, October 25, 2019. This is the firm date for registering and submitting the $60 deposit.

Please plan accordingly so that you do not miss out on this opportunity. Feel free to call the Counseling Office at 323-9351 with any questions.

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Upcoming College/Military Visits

 

Sept 9 – 9:00

Marist College

Sept 10 – 12:30

Becker College

Sept 11 – 9:00

Savannah College of Art & Design

Sept 16 – 1:30

Emmanuel College

Sept 20 – 12:30

University of Scranton

Sept 24 – 9:00

American International College

Sept 25 – 10:00

U.S. Army

Sept 26 – 9:30

Bentley University

Sept 27 – 8:30

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Sept 27 – 10:00

Porter & Chester Institute

Sept 30 – 10:30

Dean College

Oct 2 – 1:00

Acadia University

Oct 8 – 1:30

Columbia University

Oct 9 – 10:00

U.S. Army National Guard

Oct 9 – 12:30

Rivier College

Oct 10 – 9:00

Fitchburg State University

Oct 11 – 9:00

University of Connecticut

Oct 11 – 10:00

Western New England University

Oct 16 – 8:30

Westfield State University

Oct 17 – 9:00

Elms College

Oct 18 – 8:30

Rhode Island School of Design

Oct 18 – 12:30

Rochester Institute of Technology

Oct 21 – 1:00

University of Vermont

Oct 22 – 12:30

Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Oct 23 – 9:30

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Oct 24 – 12:30

BHS Mini College Fair

Oct 30 – 12:30

Sacred Heart University

Oct 31 – 8:30

Holyoke Community College

Oct 31 – 9:30

Fisher College

Nov 1 – 12:30

Johnson & Wales University

Nov 6 – 12:30

Lasell University

 

College/military representatives will meet with seniors who are interested in learning more about their college/military branch in the Counseling Office.  Interested seniors must obtain a pass from the Counseling Office the morning of the visit.  

 

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Program of Studies 2019-2020

9th Grade Course Selection Sheet 2019-2020

Course Selection Sheet 2019-2020

 

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Scholarships

The 2020 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students is now open. The deadline for submission is January 17, 2020.  Click on the link below for more information.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

 

Most scholarship information will be available in the Counseling Office beginning in late Fall.  Seniors should stop by the Counseling Office often to see what scholarship opportunities are available.  

 

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2019-2020 School Profile

 

BHS School Code = 220115

(for CollegeBoard testing/ACT testing/The Common App.)

 

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NEED TRANSCRIPTS??

If you are a graduate of BHS/attended BHS
and you need a copy of your transcript,
you can either (1) call the BHS
Counseling Office at
413-323-9351 or (2) email the Administrative
Assistant at ldrawec@belchertownps.org.

You must provide your name (clearly spelled),
your graduation year or years of attendance, the complete
address of where you would like your transcript sent,
and a telephone number where you can be reached
(in case further information is needed).  

 

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School Choice inquiries must be made to the Superintendent's Office at 413-323-0423 extension 100.

 

The following documents are required to register a new student at BHS:
 

Birth Certificate

Custody/Guardianship Documentation (if applicable)

Current Physical Exam (Within 1 Year)

Immunization Record

Two (2) Forms of Proof of Residency

Transcript of Grades

Current Report Card

Grades-to-Date of Leaving (if during school year)

Discipline Record/Statement

Attendance Record

MCAS/Standardized Test Results

Special Education Records (if applicable)  

 

Please contact the Counseling Office at 413-323-9351

for more information.