THE COLLEGE DATABASE IS HERE!
Looking for a resource that gives you the top basics facts about colleges across the U.S.? Look no furhter!! The College Database has created partnerships and utilized government data sources to build an updated, non-commercial directory of all large universities, small colleges, community colleges and trade schools nationwide. In addition they've also incorporated Google maps and highlighted key data points for each college, including tuition rate, enrollment, and institution type – vital decision-making factors for potential students. Click HERE to go directly to their main page and start your college search TODAY!
Check out this new website designed to help navigate the vast ocean of information about engineering careers! This engineering careers focused website helps educate visitors on the different Engineering careers that are out there. They work closely with College and University sites to help provide the best information available for students and job seekers in the engineering realm. Click here for the link to EducatingEngineers.com.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps
Are you interested in a "GAP YEAR" experience? The NCCC program, which is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, offers a full-time, 10-month, team based service program full of unique experiences, benefits, and the opportunity to impact the lives of others. The deadline to apply for the fall 2013 program is April 1st! For more information and a link to their website, click here.
U-CAN - College & Scholarship Search website
If you are looking for another resource to help you navigate through the college and scholarship search then check out the U-CAN website here! This site was developed through extensive polling and focus group discussions and reflects what parents & students say they want. It is maintained as a free website by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Check it out today!!
JUNIORS!!! Common Application Essay Prompts
The Common Application has released it's essay prompts for the 2013-2014 college application year. Please go to this link (Common App) to see the prompts and get a jumpstart on your essay writing for your senior year!
New to Bearden this year is the option to sign up to have reminders of important upcoming events sent via text message directly to your cell phone (or to your email addresss, if you prefer). If you are interested in signing up to take advantage of this new service, please see Mrs. Mongeon in the College & Career Center!
THE SCHOLARSHIP BOOK!
Need $$$ for college???
The 2012-13 version of The Scholarship Book needs your attention! Almost all of the scholarships have been updated in Section 2 and 3! The dates that are highlighted in green are current. It is important to remember that although some are not updated yet, most scholarship links are still valid. If you find a scholarship you are interested in, just go to the link and check it out!! Scholarships are arranged by application due date. Some have rolling dates and some have multiple dates so look closely!! Seniors, there is still time to apply to several scholarships! Juniors, get a jump on your own list of scholarships for next year! See Mrs. Mongeon in the College & Career Center if you have questions or need clarification!
Futures Magazine - Todays Military
As you weigh your choices upon graduation from high school you may be considering a career in the military. Futures Magazine can provide insight into every branch of the military, including personal experiences from real service members. Copies of the magazine and DVD's will soon be available in the College & Career Center. Until then, you can access a PDF of the current issue by clicking here!
COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES VISITING BEARDEN
Here is a list of college/trade school representatives and military recruiters who will be visiting Bearden High School over the next several months. Check here often for changes and to see if the school you are most interested in has been added to the list!! Mark your calendar and stop by their table for detailed information!
Senior Info Timeline/Powerpoint - Class of 2013
Consumer Reports offers a free guide for the college choice search!!
Consumer Reports has produced a free guide to help prospective college students navigate the steps in college research and selection. Find the Best Colleges for You: Focus on the information that matters distills the sometimes confusing and complicated process into actionable, research-based advice and includes two worksheets that help simplify and support the research and evaluation process. You can access the interactive content and download a pdf online at: www.ConsumerReports.org/college.
FALL 2012 COLLEGE WORKSHOP SERIES
Dates have been set for this popular College Workshop Series. These are an excellent resource for Seniors and Juniors (and their parents) and are presented by Bearden Guidance and Bearden PTSO Parent to Parent!
Make plans now to attend these informative sessions that will help de-mystify the college application process! All workshops take place promptly at 6:00 p.m. in the BHS library!
Next Step U Magazine - Great Resource!
The Next Step U Magazine website is a great resource for high school students. There is a college match section, a career finder, planning resources, forum postings, thousands of relevant articles and scads of scholarship listings. The magazine is now available as a free digital e-Mag, too. Check out the following website for the latest edition: http://www.nextstepu.com.
This form will help your counselor write a great Letter of Recommendation for you. Just answer the questions, get your parent's input and attach your response sheet to the form. Give this to Mrs. Mongeon in the College & Career Center, or directly to your Guidance Counselor.
A description of Bearden High School, including grading scale, level of courses and demographics.
Some scholarships require the school to select only one or two nominees. If you want to be considered, you need to fill out the BHS Scholarship Nomination Form and submit it, along with any supporting documentation, to Mrs. Mongeon in the College & Career Center
This folder includes a file for each grade level with a calendar of things to do each year of high school in order to best prepare for college.
Use this link to access power points and handouts that were presented during the College Workshop Series.
If you want a teacher to write a terrific letter of recommendation, you need to provide some information. This form will walk you through the process. Make sure you ASK FIRST, then provide all the help you can! Help the teacher help you!
All 2003 to current BHS graduates/students, follow these directions. Official Transcripts must be sent directly from the guidance office to the destination desired. A request to send your transcript must be signed by the student and submitted with a $2.00 fee per transcript. Note: If the student is over 18, the parent may not request the transcript, it must be submitted by the student. Graduates prior to 2003 must request through the county by calling (865) 215-5657.