• Announcements & Upcoming Events:

     

    Just a friendly reminder to check your school email for important/updated information from the counseling department.

    • Dual Enrollment, registration deadlines are coming up!  If you plan to take your Montgomery County Community College course for credit, you must register by this Friday, October 23rd. If you plan to take your Harrisburg University of Science and Technology course for credit, you must register by Sunday, November 1st.  Contact Ms. Gallagher in the Counseling Office for assistance.

    • BCTC will host a virtual Open House on November 11th.  Attached is a post card with information.  The recorded BCTC Program overview/tour and Zoom links will be on the BCTC website closer to the Open House date of November 11th.  They can be found under BerksCareer.com/Public/Open House.  Here is the direct link https://www.berkscareer.com/domain/1233.  Currently this link has Open House “Save the Date” information.     

      Mark your calendars for November 11th so you can virtually visit all of the awesome programs at BCTC! 

      The application process for BCTC will be posted shortly.  More information will be coming your way! 

    • Attached to this e-mail is a FAFSA Guide to help students, parents, families complete the FAFSA.  This guide was created specifically for seniors attending high school in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas by the Financial Aid Department at Montgomery County Community College. It will be useful for any student who intends to continue their education beyond high school at a college or university.

       To help assist with any FAFSA difficulties, the School Counseling Department will be hosting a Virtual FAFSA Assistance Night on Thursday, October 29th.

      During the Virtual FAFSA Assistance Night, a representative from Montgomery County Community College will be hosting individual timeslots for each family who signs up.  It will be an individual 10-minute Q&A session for families who have questions regarding their FAFSA.  The timeslots will be held between 6:00pm-8:00pm.

       Registration is required.  To register, please contact Mrs. Mazzie at cmazzie@boyertownasd.org or call 610-473-3672.

      Participants will need to have:

      • FSA ID# and your already created FAFSA account information
      • Tax & financial information necessary to complete the application
      • Student’s user name and password to login to the Boyertown network

       If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Christen Mazzie at cmazzie@boyertownasd.org

    • The deadline for AP exam ordering is November 6th.  If you haven't already indicated within the MyAP system that you are taking the AP exam, please do so well in advance of this date.  Failure to do so will result in me not ordering an exam for you.  If you are a student who receives free or reduced lunch, the cost of your exam is waived.  You need to apply for free or reduced lunch in order for me to waive your test even if you don't eat here.  Free/reduced lunch status is the only way I determine AP fee waivers.  Payment for all AP exams will be due in spring.  The cost per exam is $95 per exam and $143 per exam for AP Capstone Exams (AP Seminar and Research).  Again, the only way to have exams ordered is by indicating YES within the MyAP system.  Thank you!

    • Are you still figuring out your future?  Can’t decide on a college major?  Don’t know what career to pursue?  Then the ASVAB Career Exploration Program is for you.  Whether you are planning on college, technical school, military, workforce, or just undecided, the ASVAB Career Exploration Program can put you on the right path toward a satisfying career.  Understanding your skills, abilities, and interests will help you make the best decisions about your future. 

      We will be offering the ASVAB- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery on November 23rd  at BASH. This is an assessment instrument to assist with your future educational and career plans. Please complete the parent authorization form and return it to the School Counseling Office by November 2, 2020.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your school counselor.

    • If you plan to take your Harrisburg University of Science and Technology course for HU Credit, you need to register by November 1st.

       Below is the link to the video.  It provides information about CiHS and instructions on completing the application.

       https://myharrisburgu-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/jallison_harrisburgu_edu/EWpH0-sT2-NOsiw2I98K3N0BuR8Te45SqTFQnOEAremjIA?e=FPZ29K

       Additionally, as indicated in the video, HU has launched it’s new website.  Below is the link to the new website for dual enrollment.  Click on “Apply Now”

       https://www.harrisburgu.edu/academics/non-degree/dual-enrollment/

       If you’re not sure of the name of your course, please see the attached brochure.

       Please contact Ms. Gallagher at sgallagher@boyertownasd.org with any questions or concerns.

    • To accommodate our virtual atmospheres, Montgomery County Community college has extended the online registration process until next Friday, October 23rd.

       Here is the information your Dual Enrollment, English Comp, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Intro to Ed, Environmental Science, Economics, CPR and US National Govt. professors have posted to their Google Classroom or BlackBoard.

      Register for a course taught at my high school:

       If you have taken a MCCC, DE course for credit in the past, go directly to step #2.

      1. Create an online account and submit your application to Montco. Once your account is created, you will receive a confirmation email with your new student ID number.
      2. Complete the online registration form. You will need your Montco student ID number, which is located in your acceptance email. As part of this process, you should inform your parent or guardian that they will receive a parental release form via email which requires a signature authorizing permission for you to take the class(es).

       

    • Career Portfolio Night – October 14th from 4-5:30pm 

      Ms. Francica will be available, via Zoom, to support seniors who need help building their Senior Presentations and answering questions. She will email the senior class with the Zoom invite the week before so please keep an eye out for the link. Have your questions ready and be sure to review the rubric and all necessary information in advance.

       If you cannot make Career Portfolio Night, there will be an additional senior presentation support session on October 21st from 1-2:30pm.

       No registration is required! Feel free to pop in to listen, ask questions, and exit when you feel comfortable to do so. Hope to see you there!!

    • Kutztown University is offering a fee waiver code that works on the Common Application and Kutztown’s application.

      The fee waiver code is: GOLDEN.

    • Please review the Student Aid Guide as it provides a complete overview of the financial aid process with information on most of Pennsylvania’s financial aid programs and services.  We hope you find it helpful as you navigate how to pay for college (2 year, 4 year, Technical): https://www.pheaa.org/college-planning/student-aid-guide/pdf/student-aid-guide.pdf

    • Please click on the following link to view a list of test-optional schools:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1b8044-bU5z8RwTNzIx_R9bPzyG3CKQQEH0_hIj7DfmA/htmlview#

    • BLOOMSBURG has released that their college application is now TEST-OPTIONAL. Students are only required to submit the application and official transcripts. This goes for all majors including Nursing!