BSHS Counseling Special Announcements

  • Virtual College Fairs coming to KY!!
    KYACAC is sponsoring a series of virtual college fairs this fall.  You do NOT want to miss out! Visit our Announcements Page for more details, including dates, where to register, what colleges will attend, and more!

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  • Governor's Scholars Program (GSP) is accepting Applications SOON!

    For more details, visit our Counseling Announcements Page

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  • Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) Application is ready!

    Click on our announcements page for more details and contact information. 

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  • Interested in Governor's School for Entrepreneurs?

    Visit BSHS Counseling announcements page for more details, including how to register, dates for the virtual events, and more!

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BSHS Counseling General Information

  • School Counselors are here to help

    Click on the slide below for contact information for each of our school counselors.  The slide is interactive for other information, as well, from the local college admission pages to transcript requests for current students.  These items are linked directly to those websites.   

     

    AP Exam Registration 

    AP Exam registration and online payments begins in October.  Visit our AP Exam Registration Site for more information and links to the registration sites.

    Information for Seniors

    It's time for college bound seniors to start applying to college, if they haven't already begun. Each Academy school counselor will be giving some overall information to get all the seniors started on their college applications and following that with individual meetings with the seniors over the next several weeks.  
    Some helpful information:

     

    AP Exam Scores

    College Board released AP Exam scores beginning July 5.  You will need your AP number to access your account and scores.  That number was in your student pack (the little book) students were instructed to take home with them after their final exam.  

    No Pass/ No Drive
    Driver's permit verifications are completed through the registrar's office.  Submit a request online 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 

    • Current students and graduates 2008 through present should be requested through Parchment.
    • Graduates before 2008 are $5 and should be requested on this form.  
    • More details and helpful hints to creating your Parchment account on our Transcripts page

    College Rep Visits ARE VIRTUAL

    Each fall is the big travel season for college representatives. Check our college and career coach's website for more information on college rep visits. 

    FAFSA 
    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). 

     

    Registering for the ACT

    Visit www.actstudent.org. Students on free/reduced lunch program can request a fee waiver from your school counselor.  Please use the links above to get their contact information or visit our School Counseling Directory.   
    For more information on what you need to register and suggestions for test day, please visit our ACT Info Page