ASVAB - What is that???
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a career planning and exploration program that combines a multiple-aptitude test with an interest self-assessment and a wide range of career exploration tools. And it's FREE to participating schools! It is scheduled for Thursday, November 7 at 8:30 a.m. in FT-12 (NJROTC bldg). Sign up in the Guidance office if interested. It stands for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of tests, but you do not have to be interested in the military to take the assessments.
THE SCHOLARSHIP BOOK!
FRESHLY UPDATED 12/6/13!!
The The Scholarship Book for 2013-14 has been updated again! The dates that are highlighted in green are current. The links to the scholarship applications are live, just browse, click and apply! (Even the ones that are not updated yet are usually still valid links.) Scholarships are arranged by application due date. Some have rolling dates and some have multiple dates so look closely!! Seniors, don't stop now, there is plenty of time to apply for many good 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!
FALL 2013 COLLEGE WORKSHOP SERIES
There are two sessions left in this popular College Workshop Series. If you missed any of the workshops the Powerpoint presentations can be found in the Workshop Series folder to the right.
Click here for the handout to post on your refrigerator! These are an excellent resource for Juniors and Seniors (and their parents), but all grade levels are welcome to attend! The workshops 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, unless otherwise noted!
Admission Info Sessions for Parents/Students
WASH U, YALE, U of VIRGINIA, U of CHICAGO, DUKE, HARVARD, PENN, STANFORD, GEORGETOWN, MTSU, CENTRE!!!!
We often get notification that a college representative will be in the Knoxville area to present a general admissions information session to any interested students/parents. These usually take place at an area hotel, library, school or other public area. In order to make that information more readily available to you we are going to place it on the College & Career Center calendar that is located at the bottom right of this page. Please check back often for updates!!
Senior Timeline - Class of 2014
In case you missed the Senior meeting on 8/19/13, or have misplaced your copy of the awesome handout that gives you all the info you need to know, click here for your very own copy!!
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!
NEED A REMINDER? GET A TEXT MESSAGE!!
Once again Bearden will offer students and parents the option to sign up to have reminders of important upcoming events sent via text message directly to their cell phone (or to an email addresss, if you prefer). If you are interested in signing up to take advantage of this service, please see Mrs. Mongeon in the College & Career Center!
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. Type educatingengineers.com into your browser for information!
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!!
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!
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.
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 these two grade levels with a calendar of things to do each year of high school in order to best prepare for college. Junior Timeline and Senior Timeline will be posted in the announcement section with a link to the document. (Note....Junior Timeline will not be available until mid-September.)
Use this link to access the power points and handouts that have been presented during the College Workshop Series! Check back after each presentation for the latest addition!
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.