• Announcements & Upcoming Events:

     

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

    • Kutztown University is hosting a Junior Preview Day event that is geared towards high school juniors.

      During the program attendees will learn about Kutztown University, the admissions process, student life, programs of study, financial aid, and more. They will also be provided with a tour of the campus and lunch at our highly touted dining facility. Three of the event dates are in-person and the other is virtual.

      Please click on the registration link below if you are interested. Please keep in mind that the in-person events are limited capacity, so please register at your most immediate convenience.

      KU Junior Preview Day – Register Here

    • An Admissions Representative from Montgomery County Community College is offering a Presentation, Question & Answer Session, Application Assistance and Advising Scheduling via Zoom on Thursday, April 22nd. There will be sessions at 9 am and 12:30 pm. If you have questions or would like to participate, please email Ms. Gallagher in the Counseling Office at sgallagher@boyertownasd.org

    • Do you want to compete in college sports?

      Join the NCAA Eligibility Center for their spring webinar for college-bound student-athletes and your families on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern. This webinar will teach you about the initial-eligibility requirements you must meet in order to study and play sports at an NCAA Division I or II school. Click here to register.

      Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    • BASH is proud to present a virtual FUTURE CAREER EXPO!

       This will take place on Wednesday, April 21 @ 6:30pm.  ALL students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend!

       Sign-ups by April 14th are required for this event at this link.

       We have more than 15 members of our community who will share information about their careers, their education/career journey, and answer any questions you may have.  Join us to learn more about possible careers that might interest you!  You will be able to choose two career presentations to attend.

      Please CLICK HERE for more information.
    • Juniors!

      Have you always wanted to attend BCTC, but thought it was too late?  Well, here is your chance!

      We wanted to share information with you about Berks Career and Technology Center’s Future Ready program.  The Future Ready program is specifically designed for high school students to make the most of their senior year.  The program will help students prepare for their career and gain some skills before entering college, the work force, or the military.

      Current high school Juniors can apply to one of the 3 Future Ready options until May 15, 2021

      The Future Ready program has 3 options to choose from:

      • Level 1 Training – students can start their training at the beginning of the curriculum in any of the 34 programs offered at BCTC, if space is available.  Students will start on-line OSHA safety training during the summer before their senior year.     

       

      • Specialized Career Training – students will learn the basics of a program and with an instructor’s recommendation, gain supervised work experience at the end of their senior year.  Students will start on-line OSHA safety training during the summer before their senior year.  Specialized Career Training is available in 10 of BCTC’s programs:
      1. Automotive Collision Repair Technology
      2. Cabinetry & Wood Technology
      3. Culinary Arts
      4. Horticulture
      5. Masonry
      6. Painting & Decorating
      7. Protective Services Homeland Security
      8. Recreational & Power Equipment Technology
      9. Video & Media Content Production
      10. Welding Technology

       

      • Evening Programs – if students are interested in high-demand specialized trades, but are unable to attend BCTC during the day, the evening programs are a great option.  The programs are self-pay and run from September through May.  Classes are 2 nights per week from 6pm-9pm.  Evening programs include:
        1. Welding
        2. Electrical Trade Preparation
        3. Plumbing Trade Preparation
        4. Carpentry Trade Preparation
        5. HVAC/R Trade Preparation

       

      Students who would like to apply to the Future Ready Level 1 or Specialized Training program, should complete BCTC’s online application.  Students who are interested in the Evening programs should contact Kathy Benyak, BCTC Continuing Education Evening Program Coordinator at 484-255-3389 or KJBenyak@berkscareer.com.

      Please click HERE to view the 2021-22 digital Future Ready brochure for more inforamiton.  Please also check out this video that explains the program more in depth- BCTC Future Ready Program 2021-22.

      If you have any additional questions about the Future Ready program, please do not hesitate to contact your School Counselor.

    • Are you a TikTok user?  If so, please see the below opportunity to win a cash prize!

      The Highway Safety Network has partnered with State Farm to offer a Distracted Driving Awareness TikTok contest for students in grades 7-12. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the students are tasked with creating a TikTok video highlighting the dangers of distracted driving.

      To enter:

      1. Students must post the video on their public account between April 5-12.
      2. Follow and tag @highwaysafetynetwork
      3. Use hashtags #HSNandSF, #stopDD and #ContestEntry

       

      The prizes are:

      Grand Prize $500

      Runner Up $300

      2nd Runner Up $150

      For more information, please click here:  flyer, graphic and official contest rules. Also, you can visit Traffic Safety Tara on Facebook.

    • PHEAA is offering another Statewide Webinar on April 21st on Financial Aid.

      This webinar is about understanding the financial decisions students need to make concerning higher education. PHEAA will discuss higher education costs, the types of financial aid available, and how to apply for financial aid.

       Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:30 pm

      Please click HERE to register/attend.

    • If you are interested in the math/finance field, please see the below opportunity…

      Lebanon Valley College is running a one-week summer program for rising high school seniors who want
      to learn more about being an actuary. Here's a link to the program web site:

      http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/actuarial-science-camp/

      An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk, so it's a great career for students who are strong mathematically but who are not necessarily interested in teaching. It's also great for students who like business and have good math aptitude.

      Due to the pandemic, they are running this year's camp remotely and reducing the price from 950 to 600. However, they are preserving the vital aspects of the experience:

      • students will work in teams and present their solutions to relevant problems;
      • practicing actuaries will give real time presentations and work with students on mini-projects;
      • RAs will facilitate co-curricular programming for students.

      If you have questions, please contact Patrick Brewer, the Director of Actuarial Science at Lebanon Valley College.  His email address is brewer@lvc.edu, and his phone number is 717-867-6082.

    • 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/

    • Thanks to the Teachers in the Workplace Grant awarded to Boyertown Area School District in the fall of 2019, we are proud to introduce the BASH Career Exploration program to help answer the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” for our students. Please see the attached flyer for more informaiton: BASH Career Exploration

       

    • 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.

    • 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!