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.
Virginia Space Coast Scholars
The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for sophomores focusing on the science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and in collaboration with NASA Wallops Flight Facility, inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers.
The program features two key elements: 1.) an on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2.) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA where selected scholars will learn first-hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest, cutting edge technologies and missions.
Questions: Contact Elizabeth Joyner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 757.766.5210) for assistance.
For work permits, please visit www.doli.virginia.gov. Per the new state guidelines, schools no longer handle work permits.
Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) Program
BLAST, an exciting, FREE program for current 8th and 9th grade students, will offer two programs at Virginia Tech and one at the University of Virginia in July 2014. Students will have the opportunity to explore the fun and excitement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while residing on a university campus. The BLAST Program is designed to attract students who are motivated to learn and are interested in discovering the excitement of STEM.
The programs at VT an UVA will bring STEM alive through a series of engaging and dynamic experiences led by experienced faculty and staff and designed to spark interest in STEM opportunities. Faculty demonstrations and activities will showcase some out-of-the ordinary science and engineering results with the goal to increase student curiosity. Students will have an opportunity to choose one of two sessions at VT, July 13-16 or July 20-23, or the UVA session, July 27-30, 2014.
For program information and application, please visit blast.spacegrant.org. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2014.
Steamfitters' Apprenticeship for Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Process Piping and Environmental Systems Field
Interested in an exciting career in Process Piping, heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Construction and Service)? The Washington, D.C. Joint Steamfitting Apprenticeship Committee will accept applications, in person only, at the following locations and times:
January 3, 2014 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the MD location
January 8, 2014 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the MD location
January 10, 2014 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the MD location
January 13, 2014 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the VA location
January 15, 2014 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the VA location
January 17, 2014 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the VA location
UA Mechanical Trades School UAM Steamfitters Local Union 602
8509 Adrwick Ardmore Road 7552 Accotink Park Road
Landover, MD 20785 Springfield, VA 22150
· Minimum age of 18 by August 15, 2014
· High School Diploma earned by June 30, 2014 or GED certificate by December 31, 2013
· There will be a $50.00 non-refundable application processing dee due at the time of the application, payable in cash or money order only. All money orders to be made payable to HPRTF.
The following documents are required at the time of application- no exceptions will be made and no substitutions will be accepted:
· High School Diploma (If you are a high school senior, a letter stating that you will graduate by June 30, 2014.)
· Official Transcript of high school grades
· GED certificate and scores (Only GEDs that are American Council on Education accredited will be accepted. Visit www.acenet.edu.)
· Social Security Card
· State or county issued Birth Certificate
· Valid Driver’s license or a Valid State issued I.D. card with picture
· DD214 (for Veterans only)
For more information, please visit www.Steamfitters-602.org.
Financial Aide and College Plannin Workshops
Attention Seniors, Juniors, and Parents!
Need money for college?
Have questions about college?
Let us answer your questions and guide you through this process!
Wednesday, December 4th
Doors open at 5:30pm for light refreshments
For Seniors/Juniors/Parents: Financial Aid Workshop will begin at 6:00pm
All juniors and their parents are invited to stay for the College Planning Workshop that will begin at 7:30pm
Located in the BPHS Media Center
The workshops are free but you will need to register in advance by calling the
BPHS Counseling Center at 540-658-6080.
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) invites high school students to apply to SEAP, an eight week summer research opportunity at a participating ONR laboratory. Stipends are $3,300 for new students and $3,800 for returning students. Eligibility requirements are:
*U.S. citizenship required
*High school students who have completed at least 9th grade. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply.
*Must be 16 years of age or older (15 year olds may be able to apply to some labs, please check the website).
For more information and to apply, visit www.asee.org/seap, email email@example.com, or call 855-592-3557.
Germanna Community College News
Registering at Germanna Community College? If so, be sure to attend one of their Orientation Sessions now being offered. After registering, attendance at an orientation is strongly encouraged, as it will help your transition into the Germanna community a successful one. At orientation, you will receive the information you need to prepare for, select, and pay for your classes. Information regarding placements tests and disability services will also be provided. Orientation registration id open online at www.germanna.edu and is required. Look under the event calendar and find the orientation date that you would like to attend then click the "register" button at the top right of the web page and provide the required information. For more information call 540-891-3069
Need to use the Common Application? Please visit the following two and a half minute video on how to link the Common Application with Naviance.
College Visits coming to BPHS!
If interested in attending a college visit, students may sign up in the Counseling Department.
Please see Mrs. Gose. Students must sign up in order to receive a pass for the meeting.
Hollins University 9/13 7:50am
George Mason U. 9/23 9:30am
Greensboro College 9/30 1:00pm
Christopher Newport U. 10/1 8:00am
Virginia Tech 10/1 8:30am
Bridgewater U. 10/1 9:00am
Paul Mitchell the School 10/1 1:30pm
Old Dominion U. 10/8 8:00am
U. of Mary Washington 10/9 9:15am
Randolph College 10/11 1:00pm
Longwood U. 10/15 9:00am
Germanna Comm. College 10/15 10:00am
Averett U. & On-Site Admitt 10/16 8:00am
College of Charleston 10/16 9:30am
Methodist U. 10/16 10:30am
James Madison U. 10/17 8:00am
St. Andrews U. 10/17 9:00am
Shepherd U. 10/17 1:30pm
Radford U. 10/18 8:00am
U. of Virginia 10/18 9:30am
U.of Virginia at Wise 10/18 10:00am
Emory & Henry College 10/25 10:15am
Johnson & Wales 11/1 9:30am
Lincoln Tech Institute 11/4 8:00am
Virginia Wesleyan College 11/7 10:00am
Bryant University 11/14 8:00am
Roanoke College 11/21 9:15am
U. of South Carolina Aikens 12/4 1:00pm
Radford University 12/18 10:30am
-On Site Admissions
SAT Test Dates for 2013 - 2014
Register on-line at www.sat.org/register
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
Thinking about going in to the military? Want to find out which occupations are right for you? Sign up for the ASVAB (Armed Services Aptitude Battery) test beginning Nov 4th in Counseling. The test is open to 11th and 12th graders and will be administered on NOV 20TH from 8am-11am in the Library.
Commonwealth Challenge Youth Academy
The Commonwealth Challenge Youth Academy is a free, five and a half month military style and mentoring program, for at-risk youth which fosters academics, leadership development, personal growth, self-esteem and physical fitness for qualifying 16-18 year olds. Students can earn their GED and also receive job training through this program. Class begin every January and July. For additional information see www.vachallenge.org.
Prospective College Guide
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 will help you turn what can be a confusing and complicated process into a much more manageable way of researching schools. You may download this pdf online at: www.ConsumerReports.org/college.
Important Forms and Handouts
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.
Information on School Profile, policies, county calendar, etc.
Find information on planning for college, trade school or enlisting in the military and helpful websites to assist you with additional research.
Information on requesting a transcript from Germanna for DE students as well as enrolling.
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.
General information page for seniors
Learn about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Steven Covey's program)
Do you know what courses you need to complete in order to graduate? Look here to check on your graduation requirements!