Welcome to the Bellevue High School online Counseling Center. This site is designed to assist Bellevue students and their families in gaining information regarding academic achievement, college preparation, post secondary options, and community referrals.
To make an appointment with your counselor, contact them directly or e-mail Nyree Krikorian, Counseling Secretary, or call at (425) 456-7031. Students may stop by any time and make an appointment.
2013 College Rep Visits: None at this time
We have just 1 weeks left before the close of the Verizon and Chen Foundation Scholarship Programs, please forward this email to interested students and all appropriate listservs. The scholarship programs will close promptly at Midnight on April 30, 2013. Application, recommendation, and official high school transcripts must be received BY midnight, April 30th.
The Chen Foundation scholarship is specifically for students planning to attend California State University and are considered "Low Income" based on the California Low Income Level. The scholarship is renewable, allowing scholarship recipients to receive an additional $2,000 award after their first quarter/semester of college if they maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and active involvement in community service.
We also have Verizon Scholarship Awards Program that offers 10 - $1,000 awards for current high school seniors who are residents of California, Oregon or Washington or who are planning to attend college in one of those states. They must be entering their first year of college in Fall 2013 at a 4-year, accredited college/university, and planning to major in math, engineering, or any science field.
The scholarship application and information for both the Chen Foundation and Verizon scholarships can be found here:
Specific requirements available here:
Chen Foundation Announcement Flyer | Verizon Announcement Flyer
Applicants only need to submit one application for both the Verizon and Chen Foundation Scholarship Programs. Applicants will be considered for either or both programs based on eligibility. To be eligible for the Chen Foundation Scholarship Program, you MUST complete the “Family Financial Information” section.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or (213) 624-6400, ext. 6 if you have any questions or would like additional information. Thank you for your time and interest!
Naviance: The counselors went into Sophomore English classrooms to deliver the results of the PLAN test and to launch Naviance. Naviance is a web-based program designed to help students and parents make decisions about courses, colleges, careers and financial aid. Your student(s) activated their account this past week. They should now be able to access their Naviance account from anywhere.
The counselors plan on using Naviance in our presentations for college and career readiness. As we continue to roll-out Naviance in phases, we plan on using it more and more as a form of communication. Counselors can update students and parents about up-coming meetings, news, events, and other Web resources for college and career information. Please encourage your student(s) to access their Naviance account often!
The FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) is the first step to receiving aid for college and is used by most schools and states to award financial aid and scholarships. The FAFSA goes “live” on January 1st so will be available at that time. Many financial aid deadlines are in mid January so complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st! To complete the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Start with the online tutorial if you have questions on how to complete the application or watch this youtube video: www.YouTube.com/federalstudentaid.
There are websites that offer links to a wide range of general scholarships. A reputable scholarship site is www.thewashboard.org. Also check out www.fastweb.com and www.finaid.org. The College Scholarship link below has numerous offerings.
Volunteer Hours Required for Graduation - District Requirement
Please hold on to your community service forms until you have accumulated 40 hours. Volunteer Opportunities are available in the counseling center and on the right side of this webpage. Once you have hours totaling 40 hours you may turn your forms in to Mrs. Krikorian in the Counseling Office. Community Service Form
WOLVERINE GUARD CANDIDATES - PTSA Honor
Please remember that all paperwork is due by April 30th, 2013 at 3pm sharp. We look forward to receiving your applications! Leslie Geller - firstname.lastname@example.org or Marianne Mowat - email@example.com.
Struggling with a class?
SENIOR YEAR GRADES ARE IMPORTANT. If students are applying to private colleges, their first semester grades will be sent to colleges in early February and will influence whether or not they are admitted. If students are applying to public colleges, final year transcripts will be sent in late June; colleges reserve the right to rescind the student’s admittance if senior year grades are different than 9th-11th year grades. If students are struggling in a class, they should talk with their teacher. They can use our school library for computer access and a quiet place to study – it is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 5:00 pm.
Struggling with your Teenager?
There are some wonderful classes being offered through Youth Eastside Services (YES): Positive Discipline, Temperament and Parenting through Separation and Divorce. All of these classes focus on building up the parent-child relationship and reducing family conflict using genuine respect. Positive Discipline is neither Permissive nor Authoritarian. It promotes the Authoritative parenting style which is the parenting approach recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. For more information go to www.YouthEastsideServices.org orInfo@YouthEastsideServices.org Registration required, call 425.747.4937
Information for Students and Parents - Click on the links below to access the information.
Course Catalogue for High School - Link
8th to 9th Grade Registration Answers
9th Grade Explore & Transition
9th Grade entering 10th Grade Registration
10th Grade entering 11th Grade Registration
11th Grade entering 12th Grade Registration
College Planning & Preparation - Click on the links below
20 Questions to ask your Counselor
College Financial Aid Information
College Scholarship Information
College Application Deadline Working Spreadsheet
College Planning Workbook
Senior's College Application Workbook
College Application Workshop
Senior Classroom College Presentation