The Brighton High School Counseling Department strives to create a welcoming environment. We support students in the areas of career, academic, and personal/social development.

Meet Our Counselors

Jenna Alba

Student Last Names A-COP

jalba@sd27j.net

303-655-4153

Jeanne Thompson

Student Last Names COR-GO

jmthompson@sd27j.net

303-655-4154

Ryan Sullivan

Student Last Names GR-L

rsullivan@sd27j.net

303-655-4144

Jolene Shedeed

Student Last Names M-PAM

jshedeed@sd27j.net

303-655-4239

Jill Woodford

Student Last Names PAN-SC

jwoodford@sd27j.net

303-655-4188

Chelsea Crowell

Student Last Names SE-Z

ccrowell@sd27j.net

303-655-4159

Kathy Vickery -Registrar

kvickery@sd27j.net

303-655-4157

Elizabeth Morales -

Counseling Secretary

emorales@sd27j.net

303-655-4207

Sign up for REMIND for important class information! Class codes below.

Remind CLASS of 2024

@93cec9

Remind CLASS of 2023

@493fgd

CLICK HERE to go to the remind website

Applicants must attend the Summer Job Launch in order to apply for a summer internship. More information about this event and program can be found at brightonco.gov/summerjobs.


College Planning

Please follow the links below for important info!

COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE

9th Grade

  • Start taking College Prep Courses (regular academic core classes ARE college prep).

  • Start thinking about your college financial plan (how will you pay for college?)

  • Get involved in activities that are meaningful to you.

  • Take the PSAT9 in April


10th Grade

  • Continue challenging yourself academically.

  • Register with the NCAA clearinghouse (athletes).

  • Create consistency with your meaningful outside-of-school activities.

  • Take the PSAT 10 in April.


11th Grade

  • Utilize Naviance for college research.

  • Remember that you are responsible for knowing the admissions requirements for your schools, so practice looking up admission requirements on college websites. (For example, public California school require 1 year of fine Arts)

  • Investigate "Western Undergraduate Exchange" (WUE) schools.

  • Take campus tours of schools in our area and in places you visit.

  • Explore in-state schools, which can be wonderful options that can help keep the cost down. Explore community colleges which will also keep your cost down.

  • Be sure to attend your junior meeting with your counselor.


Summer Checklist

  • Look at online applications and essays.

  • Research schools' entrance requirements as schools differ. Letter(s) of Rec? SAT requirement? ACT requirement?

  • Develop a preliminary college list.

  • Compile resume of activities, honors, leadership positions and job experience you have. This will help when completing applications.

  • Visit as many campuses on your list as you can.


12th Grade -see Senior Information Page-


Senior Information

ASVAB

What is the ASVAB

Earn Your Graduation Demonstration with ASVAB!

The ASVAB Test offered at Brighton High School will meet the Graduation Demonstration, per the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) with minimum score of 31:

Graduation Guidelines - ASVAB

WHAT IS THE ASVAB?

If you’re serious about joining the military, then it’s time also to get serious about taking the ASVAB. The ASVAB is a timed, multi-aptitude test, which is given at more than 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Defense Department (DoD). The ASVAB helps the DoD not just determine whether you are a good fit to join the service, but also which service branch you might be best for and even what military jobs you can hold after you finish basic training or boot camp. The better your ASVAB score, the broader your options.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. The ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success in four domains: verbal, math, science and technical, and spatial.

The ASVAB includes tests in 10 areas: general science (GS), arithmetic reasoning (AR), word knowledge (WK), paragraph comprehension (PC), mathematics knowledge (MK), electronics information (EI), auto information (AI), shop information (SI), mechanical comprehension (MC) and assembling objects (AO). It provides career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors, such as college, vocational school or a military career.

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE ASVAB?

Your scores in four critical areas -- Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge -- count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you are qualified to enlist in the US Military. Your scores in the other areas of the ASVAB will determine how qualified you are for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses. A high score will improve your chances of getting the specialty/job and signing bonus you want.

WHAT SCORE IS REQUIRED?

  • ARMY ---------------- 31

  • NAVY ---------------- 35

  • MARINES ------------ 31

  • AIR FORCE ---------- 36

  • COAST GUARD ----- 45


Below is some information about reading an ASVAB score and understanding what it means; if you have any questions about how to interpret your scores, please see your counselor.

ASVAB Score Sheet Click Here!

You can sign up HERE for the next ASVAB at BHS on February 8th.

NCAA

Student athletes interested in pursuing sports at the collegiate level, Division I or II, need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. You can also create a profile if you are planning to attend a Division III school or are undecided.

How To Register

2022-23 Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete

Frequently Asked Questions

Credit Recovery



Credit Recovery Slides 21/22
Recuperación de Crédito 22-23.pptx

If you know what class you need to register for, click the Credit Recovery Registration Button above!



If you have questions about Credit Recovery contact Mrs. Marie Jones - Online Learning Student Mentor

Classroom - WS1

Email: majones@sd27j.net

Office phone: (303)655-4237 (I do not answer the phone if I have students in the Lab)

Google Voice: (720)507-6627 for texting

Google Classroom code: 7tcbc5s

Office hours: Tuesday - Friday/7:00-5:30

Therapy Dogs


Resources/Learn How to Help a Friend


Get Help Now

Learn How to Help a Friend / Help Yourself

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

Do you want to connect with someone for mental health support outside of school? Colorado recently launched a program to offer a 45-minute appointment to youth who need help. It's called I Matter and you will be eligible for 3 free counseling sessions once you complete a survey on their website. CLICK HERE