BHS School Counseling
What's Happening in School Counseling:
Course Selection - The counseling team is gearing up to assist students with their course selections for next year. Beginning on January 22nd, counselors will meet one on one with all students in grades 9-11 to review their course requests for next year. Students, now is a great time to review your graduation requirements and consider what course work you have remaining. Also - remember to review the program of studies to check out our full list of course offerings as well as helpful descriptions to aid in your decision making. Finally, if you are considering participating in one of our Pathway Programs be sure to check out the course requirements to ensure you are on track!
Individual Junior Post-HS Planning Meetings - The counseling department began conducting individual junior post-HS planning meetings with students in the class of 2019 this week. Each year we look forward to the opportunity to work one-on-one with our junior students and their parents to initiate the discussion of post-HS planning.
Kick Start - On April 12th, Bethel High School’s Counseling Department will conduct our annual “Kick-Start” conference at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Danbury & Waterbury, CT! “Kick-Start” is an all-day program for seniors and juniors who are interested in NVCC or who may be unsure of their post-graduation plans. There are presentations on several possible educational and career paths that students can follow after high school, as well as guest speakers who shared their perspectives. Students in the class of 2018 will have an opportunity to receive their acceptance on the spot! If you are interested in attending please let your school counselor know.
Senior Post HS Planning Appointments- Appointments are still available for seniors who still need to meet with their counselors in preparation for college applications and post high school planning. If your son or daughter has not yet scheduled their senior meeting with their counselor, please encourage them to do so. Prior to scheduling their meeting, students must complete the required documentation (Individual Data Sheet and Student Activity Form). We also ask for the parent’s help in completing the Parent Brag Sheet. All of these forms are available in the Student Services Office as well as in the College and Career Center. Once a student has their forms completed they are to bring them into Mrs. Hook who will then schedule the student’s appointment with their counselor.