Welcome to the Bryan Station Counseling Department
Please visit the Counseling website often for information about college and career preparation, BSHS registration, scholarships, colleges and more. Check back often for new information, links and additional pages.
College Rep Visits
Each fall is the big travel season for college representatives. They travel all over their region talking to students about their college or university. This is a great time for juniors to start narrowing their options, choosing the top 5 or so schools they like best, and for seniors to make their final selections and make intentional connection with the college reps.
Seniors and Juniors should visit the link www.bshscounseling.eventbrite.com and order a ticket. You will need to create a free account and the tickets are free. While you can avoid creating an account, having the account streamlines your ordering for future college visits that aren't on the calendar yet.
A few things to remember:
- This is for students only.
- Juniors can get bumped if a senior needs a ticket.
- Sign up only for the meetings you plan to attend. If you schedule one and then find out you have a test, cancel your ticket.
- Sign up only for the ones you are serious about getting information.
- We do check attendance and there will be no announcements. Students who don't arrive on time risk being counted absent.
No Pass/ No Drive
For your drivers permit verification, visit the registrar's office, room 301, before/ after school at least two days BEFORE your permit test. In order to be eligible, students must have less than 9 unexcused absences and be passing at least 3/4 of classes in the PRIOR semester. Visit the DMV.org website for a copy of the drivers manual.
Transcripts including final transcripts
Transcripts for current students and graduates 2008 through present should be requested through Parchment at the link above. Transcripts for graduates requesting prior to 2008 are $5 and should be requested at the BSHS Registrar's office, 859-381-3306. We cannot FAX any transcripts.
Several mistakes are being made when creating accounts that prevents Parchment from matching the transcript requests with what we send to Parchment. The following mistakes have been the most common mistakes and are taking time to be resolved:
- Using a nickname instead of the name on the transcript (same as on your birth certificate).
- Misspelled student names
- Using gradation leave date from college instead of high school
- Incorrect date of birth
- Parents completing the requests and using parent's information like birth year instead of the student's info.
These mistakes can be prevented by using the registration code that was given to current students via student email. All current 10th-12th graders have been emailed with this code.
If you have requested a transcript via Parchment, the transcript will be delivered electronically. Senior need to request a final transcript through Parchment during May/June. If you have never been on Parchment, please use the registration code to create your Parchment account and complete your request. If you have to create an account, make sure to follow the notes above.
Steps to follow:
- Go to bit.ly/bshstranscriptrequest. Log into your Parchment account. If you haven’t logged in before, you need to create an account.
- Setudents requesting their own transcripts would be using a learner account.
- Click the Order button. Select your destination by searching or entering a mailing or email address manually.
- If you don’t see the Order button, then you need to add BSHS to your account. To do this, click +Add another school or organization you attended.
- You'll land on the Order Details page. To wait until your next grades are in before sending your transcript, select Hold for Grades from the drop-down menu.
- To send your transcript to another destination, click + Add Another Destination.
- Your total charges appear on the right side, and include any shipping fees. This will remain free for students until the August of the year you graduate.
- Click Save & Continue.
- Continue following directions until you can click Checkout.
- For more detailed instructions, go to bit.ly/parchmentdirections. Transcripts requested after August 1 of the year you graduatewill be charged a fee.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for federal, state and college-based financial aid. FAFSA now opens October 1st. Awards are income-based, so appying early does not guarantee you will get an award. However, applying late could mean the money has been distributed before you apply. Apply early.
Make sure you have active email accounts for both the student and at least one parent of dependent students. Visit fsaid.ed.gov to set up your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) for the student AND at least one parent of a dependent student. Using your most recent tax information, set up your FAFSA account at www.fafsa.gov.
Set by step tips are listed on this FAFSA Checklist from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
ACT TEST DATES
Test Date Registration (Late Fee Required) September 8, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 11-26, 2018 October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018 December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-9, 2018 February 9, 2018 January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019 April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019 June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019 July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019
Registering for the ACT
Registering for the ACT is more than just signing up for a test. The information you provide is used to make recommendations for majors and careers.
Here's what you'll need:
- About 45 minutes to complete the registration process
- A credit/debit card or fee waiver
- A laptop or desktop computer is preferred
- Up to four colleges and universities to send your score reports for free during registration (additional score reports can be purchsed later)
- Your photo to upload during registration or later
Visit www.act.org. Students on free/reduced lunch program can request a fee waiver on the bit.ly/requestcounselor form. Choose "ACT fee waiver" as your reason. Mr. Rogers will contact you in a day or two with information about your fee waiver. You can also stop by and see Mr. Rogers in the College and Career Room.
Taking the ACT on National Test dates
Many Bryan Station students wishing to raise their scores will take the ACT at Henry Clay. There are several items you will need to take with you on test day. ACT site has a Test Day Checklist. Included in the checklist are items that you are required to bring with you.
Local ACT testing locations, like Henry Clay, have a significant number of students showing up for the ACT on national test days expecting to have an ACT Identification letter or admissions ticket printed for them. Testing centers cannot print those on site. You must bring it with you.
When taking the ACT on national test dates, make sure to bring the following with you:
- Your admission ticket with your photo on it. Your testing center will not print it for you on site.
- A government issued photo ID or an ACT Identification Letter prepared by a Notary or their School Official. The school profile summary is not accepted. If you need assistance with this ACT Identification Letter, please contact your BSHS school counselor or librarian at the beginning of a school day prior to your test date.
- Pencils and a calculator. They do not supply calculators or pencils.
Be sure to refer to the Test Day Checklist for the most complete list.
- Engineering Academy
- Freshman Academy
- IT Academy
- Leadership Academy
- Medical Academy
- Cindy Anderson
- Lorie Daugherty
- Brandy Jones
- Dana Lawrence
- Yvette Thompson
- Andraya White
What Does A Counselor Do?
Talks with students individually and in groups.
Gains understanding of your child's behavior through observation and participation in the classroom to help identify their needs.
Intervenes with potential dropouts.
Helps students relate to others.
Provides counsel to teachers and parents so that they can better help their children and students.
Helps parents find and make better use of community resources.
Identify student abilities, achievement, interests, and needs.
Utilize other school specialists to aid students in their growing process.
Coordinates referrals to outside agencies.
Hosts and facilitate parent discussion groups.
Helps with school, college, job, career, and personal plans.
Participates in curriculum development.