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Counseling News and Information

Welcome to Counseling!

Counselors are assigned to alphabetical caseloads, based on students' last names.  This allows us to work with the same students during all four years of high school and to provide more appropriate information on an individual basis.  Counselors are available to help with scheduling issues, academic assistance, career planning, college planning, records management and personal issues.  We are located near Commons II.

Counselor                               Students                  E-mail Address

                                           (By Last Name)

Ms. Courtney Portell                  A – Cl                       portellca@staffordschools.net

Ms. Levette Jones                     Co – Haq                   joneslj@staffordschools.net

Mrs. Bethany Falk                     Har – Me                   falkbw@staffordschools.net

Mrs. Alyson Calvello                  Mi – Sa                     calvelloam@staffordschools.net
Dr. Marialena Bridges,                Sc – Z                      bridgesm@staffordschools.net

        Director

Mrs. Janie Berry                      Registrar                     berryjg@staffordschools.net

Mrs. Christine Donlan               Data Processor           donlanch@staffordschools.net

Mrs. Karen Gose’                     Secretary                   goseka@staffordschools.net

 

Counseling Center FAX:  540-658-6074
BPHS CEEB Code:  472142

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Brooke Point High School Counseling Department is to promote optimal learning and psychological wellness in the areas of academic, personal, social and career development through the use of developmental psychology, educational philosophy and counseling methodology so that students will untimately become active, contributing members of society.


Click HERE for the approved  SCPS 2014-2015 High School Program of Studies


 

Need a work permit? Please visit www.doli.virginia.gov. Per the new state guidelines, schools no longer handle work permits.

 

Announcements
New Course Recommendation Override Policy
Please see the attached Course Override Request Form HERE if, as a parent/guardian, you would like to override the SCPS Course Catalog recommendation for a specific class for your student. This signed form must be received by July 25th.
SAT/ACT Test Prep for military families
College Bound?
eKnowledge Offers Free $250 SAT and ACT Test Preparation Programs Eligible Recipients Include: Active Duty, Transition Military, Veterans, Retired Military, Reserve, National Guard and Federal Employees. Please click HERE for more information on the classes and HERE for information on free software, if eligible.
ZAPS Summer ACT and SAT Prep
Looking  for continued learning opportunities over the summer months?  Take advantage of preparing for upcoming college entrance exams in the comfort of your own home with a ZAPS ACT or SAT test prep webinar. With live instruction online and study materials delivered right to your home, ZAPS ACT and SAT test prep webinars are a convenient, affordable, and effective way for students to prepare for their upcoming tests.
Please review the ZAPS webinar information HERE and visit HERE for the summer schedule.
Summer School Registration Information
During the summer of 2014, Stafford County Public Schools will offer academic classes for new and repeat credit, and driver’s education (both classroom and Behind the Wheel). Information about the SOL remediation/test review for students, who pass a class but fail the SOL test, as well as the Jump Start program, are also included. Please click HERE to visit the SCPS summer school webpage for more information and  registration forms.
Selective Service Registration
The Selective Service NOW accepts early submission of registration information by 17 year-old-men. Information can be submitted to the Selective Service at age 17 years and 3 months old and be automatically registered when they turn 18. Under federal law, virtually all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. For the fastest way to register, or for more information, visit: www.sss.gov.
Global Scholar 2014
Are you eager to make your mark on the world? Global Scholar is an intensive global leadership program, at American University, for high school students who are eager to build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. We empower young leaders who possess a firm understanding of global challenges, are confident in their ability to lead others, and have the skills and vision to make change happen. Seminars include topics on policy with experts working on key global challenges, global leadership, strategic communications, social change and innovation clinic, career planning, as well as visits to Embassies, the World Bank, think tanks, and other D.C. institutions. Join us! Space is limited, scholarships are available and an affordable commuter option is available for local students! For more information, visit www.globalscholar.org, call: (202)709-6172 or email globalscholar@aidemocracy.org.
Georgetown University Summer Programs
Georgetown University's Summer Programs for high school students afford students from around the nation and the world the opportunity to invest in and plan for their futures while expanding their horizons and finding their passions.  The programs take students out of the classroom, allowing them to experience the action of congressional hearings, medical school labs, Pentagon briefings, foreign embassies, Capital Hill offices, prominent government institutions focused on security and intelligence, and other exciting Washington, DC events.  Georgetown is now accepting applications for their summer programs, which fill up quickly.  All materials are available here.  Please note that April 15, 2014 is the Priority Application Deadline. 
Rappahannock United Way Community Resources
The Rappahannock United Way connects people with free information on available community services and provides access to services in our community.  If you, your family, or someone you know could use assistance for food, clothing, shelter, or more, please visit this link.
SAT Test Dates for 2013 - 2014

Register on-line at www.sat.org/register
Fee is $51 for regular registration
To change a test date or location, or to register late, there is a fee of $27.50

Test Date       

Register by

Oct 5

Sept 6

Nov 2

Oct 3

Dec 7

Nov 8

Jan 25

Dec 27

Mar 8

Feb 7

May 3

Apr 4

Jun 7

May 9

ACT Test Dates for 2013 -2014
Register on-line at www.actstudent.org
Fee is $36.50 (No Writing) or $52.50 (ACT plus Writing)
Late registration has an additional cost
 
Test Date       
Register by
Sept 21
Aug 23
Oct 26
Sept 27
Dec 14
Nov 8
Feb 8
Jan 10
Apr 12
Mar 7
Jun 14
May 9
Important Forms and Handouts
 2013 - 2014 Registration Info
Registration information is available here. This includes the parent letter that has been mailed home, a sample registration form, and lists of the electives that available to the different grade levels.
 BPHS Information/Procedures
Information on School Profile, policies, county calendar, etc.
 College/Trade School/Military Planning Information
Find information on planning for college, trade school or enlisting in the military and helpful websites to assist you with additional research.
 Germanna Community College Documents/Procedures for DE
Information on requesting a transcript from Germanna for DE students as well as enrolling.
 Transcript Request Forms
Forms for both current and former students/graduates who need his/her transcript sent out. Please be sure to submit the correct form to the Counseling Department.
 Senior Year Tips and Tidbits.doc
General information page for seniors
 Success Strategies for Life.doc
Learn about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Steven Covey's program)
 Virginia Diploma Requirements.mht
Do you know what courses you need to complete in order to graduate? Look here to check on your graduation requirements!
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