• Announcements & Upcoming Events:

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

    • Information on the Modern Male Barber Academy in Lansdale, PA.  Please click on the flyers for more information: FLYER 1, FLYER 2
    • Attention Seniors who are attending college in the FALL of 2023- Many colleges are contacting students requesting their final transcripts. Your transcript will be finalized approximately 2 weeks after graduation. The Counseling Office WILL send your final transcript to the school you indicate you are going to attend on your SENIOR SURVEY. Please be sure you complete the SENIOR SURVEY.  You should have received a G-form titled "Senior Survey 2023" in your ELA class. In the event that you missed it, please Click Here (you must be logged into your BASD Google Account) to complete this senior graduation requirement.

    • If you have requested an AP/DE/Honors course for next school year, you must join the Summer Work 23-24 Google Classroom. This is where all of the summer work will be listed for your course. The Google Classroom Code is: 2vxi3dk.  After you have joined the classroom, please go through the classwork tab and look for the topic with your course name. Within that topic, you will find the summer work that is required and a note or video from your teacher with class-specific instructions. Please email the teacher directly with any questions you may have.
    • 2023 Reading Aviation Festival and Career Fair-  The second annual RDG Aviation Career Fair will be held on Saturday October 21st, 2023.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.
    • Camp Connect- Free bereavement camps for children and teens ages 6-16 who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  Please see the attached flyer.
    • Mental Health Awareness Month Events hosted by Victim Services Center-  Please see the attached flyer.
    • Starting on Monday, May 1st, applications open up for the 2023-2024 Youth Advisory Board.  This leadership opportunity is provided through Berks County Community Foundation and Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading.  Being a part of this Board as a high school student is an excellent way to cultivate personal and professional growth, become aware of community issues, learn to work more effectively in teams, practice leadership skills, and initiate community change through direct service, advocacy, and capacity building (via grant funding).

      We want to encourage you to take a step out of your comfort zone to make a difference in both your community and your own life!

      Please see the attached flyers for more details. FLYER 1 & FLYER 2

      If you have any questions, please contact Casey Trexler at casey@voiceupberks.org

    • The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania National Guard and American Legion are seeking applicants for its annual youth camp. The Elmer Hafer-American Legion-State Police-National Guard Youth Camp will be held June 11-17, at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.  The camp is free of charge as their local American Legion post sponsors their attendance. Interested applicants can read more about the camp by visiting pa-legion.com. The application can be found here. It must be returned to the applicant’s local American Legion by May 15.  
    • ASM Materials Camp-  A fun in-person summer camp experience in Materials Science and Engineering.  See flyer.
    • Community Resource Fair for Health, Wellness & Special Needs!  Hosted by The Pottsgrove Village.  Please click here for more information.
    • Service Academy- Are you interested in attending the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy?  Congresswoman Dean offers nominations to competitive applicants who aspire to be the next generation of America's leaders.  To apply and for more information, please see this flyer.
    • Free Community-Wide Family Wellness Event, Saturday April 29, 2023 - EMPOWER-PALOOZA!
    • Upcoming West Point Admissions events in the Keystone State- Please see the attached flyers: Flyer 1, Flyer 2
    • If there is interest in a career in the trades, specifically Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR).  LCCC offers programs that may be of interest to them. Employment opportunities in all the trade fields are very high. For more information, please click on the attached flyers. FLYER 1, FLYER 2
    • Exploring Speech-Language Pathology Summer Camp at LVC for rising High School Juniors & Seniors. See attached flyer for more details.
    • PA State Police Troop L Camp Cadet- 

      Camp Cadet is a police-oriented summer camp for youth ages 12 through 15 from Berks, Lebanon, and Schuylkill Counties.  Please see the attached document for more information.

    • BIOMAN Academy- Biotechnology Workshop for High School Students.  Please see the attached FLYER.
    • Women in STEM Event- Please see attached Flyer
    • High school student-athletes focused on playing their sport at the NCAA level won't want to miss this informative hour with the Eligibility Center staff. Learn about next steps, based on your year in high school and how the removal of standardized test score requirements may impact your eligibility experience. Parent/families/advocates encouraged to join! Click here to register

    • York College- The faculty and alumni from the York College of Pennsylvania Psychology Department will be present to describe and answer questions about their career paths.  Please see this flyer for more information.
    • Camp Millie- A summer bereavement daytime camp where children and young teens can find friendship, support and feel less alone in their grief of a family member. Please click on this link to view the flyer.

    • Juniors!

      Please see the below opportunity.

      This summer HOPE church is offering a College Essay Academy course to help prepare current Junior’s for their Senior year and any college they would apply to (Common App Accounts will be set up).  Hope Community Church desires to equip young people in the community.  They are offering this course at a discounted price. The class is limited to 20 students. The flyers attached have further details. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact HOPE Church’s office at 610-327-3722.

      Information / Link to Register:

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    • Are you thinking about what you can do after high school?  Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is hosting informational sessions to help you explore specific areas of study and their associated career pathways in their college series.  Please see the attached flyer for more details and registration information.
    • Attached is a flyer for a great educational summer opportunity! LVHN Emergency Medicine Institute will be hosting a full-week in August dedicated to Teen EMS Camp. This camp is a great opportunity for students interested in health or public safety careers. The flyer lists all the fun and educational activities planned, including a field trip to Dorney park and certification courses for CPR, First Aid, Stop the Bleed, and Safe Sitter. Throughout the week, students will be exposed to various health and public safety professionals talking about their career. Finally, students will have the opportunity to tour Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest which includes the MedEvac helicopter and Stroke Ambulance.

    • Hello Juniors & Seniors!  Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is offering a shadowing opportunity!  This shadow program is designed to provide a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to shadow in the OR environment at Reading Hospital.   Please see the attached flyer for all the information needed to register for this experience.  Gwen Jackson is the Surgical Technology program director.  Gwen has asked that you reach out to her with any questions about the program.  You can reach Gwen directly at Gwendolynn.Jackson@towerhealth.org.
    • Attached is a flyer about an amazing summer program and opportunity for students who are interested in entrepreneurship!  This is a 6-week summer program (schedule listed on flyer).  This program provides you the opportunity to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, learn what leadership is, the critical steps required to start a business, and take a deep dive into networking and marketing skills.  To apply for this program, please scan the QR code listed on the flyer.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Warren at nwarren@boyertownasd.org or Ms. Gallagher at sgallagher@boyertownasd.org.
    • Please click HERE for information on the Emerging Entrepreneurs Academy
    • Please view the attached flyer for information about Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW). PFEW is an exciting summer education program where you’ll explore modern business and your future!  By running your own company with students from all over the state, you’ll gain invaluable knowledge, relevant skills, powerful tools and discover how your talents translate into great careers.  The great thing about PFEW is that it is different for everyone, but personal to you.  We guarantee one thing- there will be a spark, a new thought, an innovative idea, or a new direction that will change your life in new ways.  No matter what, you’ll be better prepared for your future and ready to take on the world! 2023 Dates: Week 1- July 2-7th, Week 2- July 9-14, Week 3- July 23-28, Week 4- July 30-August 4th.  To apply, you complete the online application at www.pfew.org/student-application.
    • The School Counselors provided all juniors with a handout outlining important tasks they should consider and/or complete between now and the start of their senior year. That handout can be accessed by clicking on  JUNIOR’S Next Steps Worksheet.
    • The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences would like to announce new scholarship opportunities that are available to their Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Surgical Technology students.  The purpose of these scholarship programs is to provide educational financial assistance to our future healthcare providers.  I’ve attached a video from Dr. Debbie Rahn, our school director, who will share the details involved in these scholarships.  https://alvernia.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=0e1743e3-67ab-4e64-9657-af3400f0ec06.  For questions and more information about these scholarship opportunities, please contact the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences at 484-628-0100.
    • Attention Seniors,  Do you need help with The Common App?!  Check out these YouTube videos for the 2022-2023 year, featuring members of the Common App team! Topics include a full application overview of first-year students, how to approach each essay prompt, and the most popular questions we hear about the application process.  You can view more information and helpful videos/resources at the Common App’s YouTube Channel.  They will be posting more videos throughout the season.  Other helpful Common App Resources can be found below (click for link):
    • Upcoming PHEAA Financial Aid Webinars!
    • Great resource for parents- Remake Learning Parent Webinars: CLICK HERE for more information.
    • Find the college that fits you at an upcoming NACAC Virtual College Fair.  It's easy! Just drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges. It's one day to explore your options and get started on your college dreams.  Hear about student life, majors and programs, financial aid, scholarships, and more, plus ask questions and text chat. Sign up now for free at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring. Families invited, too!  Click this link to register:  https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/students/