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Premier Members Credit Union's $5000 Scholarship Deadline Is May 14, 2021

Great news for graduating seniors! Premier Members Credit Union will award two $5,000 College Scholarships this year. We recognize graduating seniors with proven academics, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. Start your application today. Get all the details (qualifications and application checklist) at pmcu.org/scholarship. Scholarship application must be received by email at 11:59 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021. Don’t miss this scholarship opportunity. Questions? Please email scholarship@pmcu.org.

Important SAT/PSAT Testing Information for April 13, 14, and 15

Boulder High Families,

Please see below for some important information about the upcoming SAT/PSAT testing. All tests will be held in person at Boulder High.

2021 SAT/PSAT Testing Schedule

Important Testing Day Details!

  • All tests are in person at Boulder High, and only students testing are allowed in the building.
  • Parents must complete the COVID SCREENER before 7:45 am on the testing day.  Please set a reminder. 
  • Students must arrive between 8:00 and 8:25 am. They will use their alpha-assigned entry where their COVID screen will be checked. Room assignments will be posted at each entrance on testing day.
  • Doors open at 8:00 am and testing begins at 8:30 am.
  • All students, whether remote or in-person, are registered for these tests unless their parent/guardian has opted them out. 
  • Students MAY NOT bring cell phones with them into the building. BHS does not have a place to store them, and CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE IN THE TESTING ROOM. Please make arrangements for pickup ahead of time. 
  • The PSAT 9 is about 3 hours long, the PSAT 10 is about 3.5 hours long, the SAT is about 4 hours, and the SAT w/ Essay is about 5 hours. See below under “Additional Information” for the estimated time tests will end.

What to Bring

All students must bring the following items with them on their testing day:

  • Two #2 pencils (mechanical pencils are not allowed).
  • Approved calculator. Students may bring an approved calculator for the calculator portion of the test. We cannot provide calculators. (More info)
  • Water bottle. Students may bring a water bottle of their own. Water fountains will not be available.
  • Small snack. Students may bring a small snack. Lunch or snacks will not be provided.

DO NOT BRING: Cell phones, purses, bags, or any electronic devices. (There is a phone in the main office students can use, if needed.) To minimize contact, we cannot provide storage for cell phones or any other items.

Additional Information

Please contact Assistant Principal Scott Cawlfield (scott.cawlfield@bvsd.org) or Testing Coordinator Marianne Chavez (marianne.chavez@bvsd.org) with any questions.

 

Colorado Virtual Career Fair April 19-22

 

BVSD Online Summer Registration Is Open

BVSD Online Summer School

Are you thinking about taking a BVSD Online summer school class? Go to the BVSD Online website for more information and to view the high school course offerings. 

Catch-Up Plan—FREE Summer Credit Recovery

If a student failed a course during the Pandemic (spring 2020–spring 2021), they may take a Credit Recovery or a full-semester academic core course to replace a failing grade or an NG/NC score for FREE through BVSD Online. For information on eligibility and registration, go to the BVSD Catch-Up Plan Website.

Seniors! AP Achievement Recognition Cord Application Due May 1

Hello, Seniors!

Please check below to see if you qualify for the Boulder High Advanced Placement (AP) Achievement Recognition Cord. If you do, you must complete this form as soon as possible in order to earn your purple graduation cord. The application deadline is midnight on May 1, 2021. More information is also available on the BHS Advanced Placement website.

This application is for students who are graduating with the Class of 2021. The requirements for the Boulder High Advanced Placement Recognition Cord are as follows:

1. Take five year-long AP courses in four different content areas. The content areas are Art, Computer Science, Language Arts, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. You can combine two single-semester Social Studies courses to equal one year. These Social Studies courses are AP Psychology, AP Micro, AP Macro, AP Human Geo, and AP US Gov. 

2. Complete all AP courses with no grade lower than a B. (For current courses, you must have a B or higher on May 1.)

3. Have taken or are registered to take the AP test in each AP course that counts as the content area requirement.

4. Complete and submit the 2021 BHS AP Achievement Recognition Cord Application by the May 1, 2021, 12:00 am (midnight) deadline.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Malkinson: julie.malkinson@bvsd.org.

~ Boulder High Counseling


Formulario de solicitud de diploma AP. Fecha límite el 1 de mayo

¡Estimados estudiantes de 12º grado!

Por favor verifique, si califica para el Cordón de Reconocimiento de logros de Boulder High AP (Diploma de colocación avanzada). Si lo hace debe completar el formulario de solicitud adjunto lo antes posible para obtener su cordón de graduación morado. La fecha límite de solicitud es el 1 de mayo de 20201. Más información también está disponible en BHS Advanced Placement website.

Los requisitos para el Cordón de Reconocimiento de logros de Boulder High de colocación AP son los siguientes:

1. Tomar cinco 5 cursos AP de un año en áreas de contenido diferentes. Las áreas de contenido son  Arte, Informática, Artes del Lenguaje, Matemáticas, Música, Ciencias,, Estudios Sociales  e Idiomas del Mundo .Pueden combinar dos cursos de Estudios Sociales de un solo semestre para igualar un año. Estos cursos de Estudios Sociales son Psicología AP, Micro AP,  Macro AP, Geografía Humana AP y Gobierno de EE.UU AP

2. Completar todos los cursos AP sin una calificación inferior a una B. (Para los cursos que toman actualmente debe tener una B o superior antes del 1 de mayo.)

3 Haber rendido la prueba AP o estar inscritos  en cada curso AP que cuente como requisito de área de contenido.

4. Complete y envíe la solicitud. La fecha límite es el 1 de mayo, 12:00 am (medianoche) fecha límite. Enlace a 2021 BHS AP Achievement Recognition Cord Application.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a la Señora Julie Malkinson: julie.malkinson@bvsd.org.

~ Consejería de Boulder High 

Vintage Panther Scholarship Deadline Is April 23

Attention Seniors! 

A $3,500 one-year scholarship will be awarded to TWO graduating Boulder High School seniors who have made a difference at Boulder High School and/or the community through demonstrated citizenship. Students must have been accepted by a 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational institution. The award will be based on demonstrated willingness and capacity to serve BHS and/or the community through experiences as noted in a one-page essay. The award will be paid directly to the institution by the Boulder High School Alumni Association (Vintage Panthers). 

Please email your application to counseling assistant Theresa van Zante at theresa.vanzante@bvsd.org. Applications must be received no later than 3:30 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021. Final candidate interviews will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 situation in late April/early May, and the award winners will be announced shortly thereafter. Please make sure to include your email address and phone number so your interview can be scheduled. Students do not need to have ACT/SAT scores to apply.

Again, the deadline for receiving applications is Friday, April 23, 2021, at 3:30 pm.

Link to the 2021 Vintage Panther Scholarship Application now!

— Boulder High Counseling


¡Atención estudiantes de 12º grado!

Se otorgará una beca de $3,500 por un año a DOS estudiantes de Boulder High School 12º que se gradúen este año. Estos estudiantes deben haber contribuido positivamente en Boulder High School o la comunidad haciendo patente su civismo. Los estudiantes deben haber sido aceptados por una institución de educación superior, universidad o instituto vocacional, con un programa de 2 ó 4 años de duración. El otorgamiento de la beca se hará con base en una demostrada voluntad y capacidad para servir a BHS o la comunidad mediante experiencias que figuren en un ensayo con longitud de una página. La Asociación de Ex alumnos de Boulder High School (Vintage Panthers) hará el pago de la beca directamente a la institución.

Sírvanse enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a la asistente grupo de consejeros, Theresa van Zante a theresa.vanzante@bvsd.org. El plazo de recepción de solicitudes vence a las 3:30 p.m. del 23 de abril. Las entrevistas a los candidatos finalistas se harán virtualmente por la situación de la COVID-19 a fines de abril-comienzos de mayo. Poco después se anunciará quiénes son los ganadores. Asegúrense de incluir su dirección de correo-e número telefónico para programar su entrevista.

De nuevo, el plazo para la recepción de solicitudes vence el viernes 23 de abril de 2021, a las 3:30 p.m.

¡Enlace a la Solicitud de Beca 2021 Vintage Panther!

— Oficina de consejeros de Boulder High

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Dates & Times for May 2021

 

Boulder High’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams will take place May 3–17. All exams will be held in person at Boulder High School. Registration for these exams is now closed. For questions, please contact our test coordinator, Marianne Chavez (marianne.chavez@bvsd.org), or visit the BHS AP Focus Program website for more information.

Several Colleges in Colorado Are Hosting an Info Session for Spanish-Speaking Students and Families April 16, 6:30 pm

This exciting new event is intended for Spanish-speaking students and their families. Open to all interested students from grades 9 to 12, this presentation focuses on demystifying the college search/application process (in Spanish) and features Spanish-speaking representatives from CU Boulder, Regis University, Western Colorado University, CSU Pueblo, Adams State University, and Fort Lewis College. Representatives will provide an overview of the application process for their respective institutions, as well as discuss Financial Aid—including FAFSA and CAFSA, scholarship opportunities, athletics, study abroad programs, and networking/career development. This event will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm (MST). Register in advance: https://admissions.western.edu/register/guia_para_la_universidad_abril15. For more information contact: nivardo.vivar@colorado.edu.

“Guia Para la Universidad”
¿Listo para encontrar la universidad indicada? Únete a nuestro seminario virtual aprender acerca del proceso de admisión, ayuda financiera, solicitud de FAFSA/ CASFA, costos de asistir y mucho más! Este seminario será presentado por las universidades – Adam State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, Regis University, University of Colorado Boulder, y Western Colorado University. 
 
Este evento será el Jueves 15 de Abril a las 6:30 pm (MST).
This event will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm (MST).

Por favor contactar a nivardo.vivar@colorado.edu con prequntas sobre el evento.
Registration: https://admissions.western.edu/register/guia_para_la_universidad_abril15

2021 SAT & PSAT School Day Test Schedule: April 13, 14, & 15

Boulder High Spring 2021 Assessment Schedule

Room assignments for testing will be posted at each entrance. Students should use their alpha-assigned entry and plan to arrive starting at 8:00 am. Testing begins at 8:30 am. Parents must complete the Daily Health Screener the morning of the exam, before their student arrives at the building.

Tuesday, April 13, 8:30 am

SAT & SAT with Essay (Juniors Only)

Asynchronous learning for freshmen, sophomores, and seniors.

Wednesday, April 14, 8:30 am

PSAT 10 (Sophomores)

Asynchronous learning for freshmen, juniors, and seniors.

Thursday, April 15, 8:30 am

PSAT 9 (Freshmen)

Asynchronous learning for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

*Important Update: The CMAS test that was scheduled for April 6 has been canceled by the state of Colorado. We will now follow a regular school day schedule for April 6.

Study Guides

Study guides are available from the counseling office, the main office, or online at collegeboard.org.

Opting Out of Testing

If your student does not want to participate in their respective exam, they have the opportunity to opt-out. To do so, the student's parent/guardian must email Assistant Principal Scott Cawlfield (scott.cawlfield@bvsd.org) directly. Please include the student’s full name, grade, and the specific exam they wish to opt-out of taking. Our Spanish-speaking families can email Community Liaison Carla Barry (carla.barry@bvsd.org) with this information. We must receive your email by Friday, April 2, 2021.

Lastly, these exams are in-person ONLY, there is not an online option for students. For home-learners who would like to come in, parents will simply need to complete the Daily Health Screener the morning of the exam, before the student arrives at the building. Home learners not coming in to take an exam should email Mr. Cawlfield to OPT OUT. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Cawlfield.

What to Bring

All students must bring the following items with them on their testing day:

  • #2 pencil (mechanical pencils are not allowed)
  • Approved calculator (more info)
  • Water bottle

The following items are NOT allowed: cell phones, purses, bags, or any electronic devices.

Please contact Assistant Principal Scott Cawlfield or Testing Coordinator Marianne Chavez (marianne.chavez@bvsd.org) with any questions.

For more information about these tests, please go to the BVSD State and District Assessment Website or the BHS Testing Information Website. Online practice tests are available to give students the opportunity to prepare for these exams. Refer to the Test Preparation section on our website for more information. 

 

New Student Tour and Meet-and-Greet on March 29, 12:00 pm

Join us for a New Student Tour and Meet-and-Greet on Monday, March 29, at 12:00 pm. This event is for current 10th-, 11th-, and 12th-grade students who are new to Boulder High this year, and 9th graders who joined after Freshman Seminar was complete. We will tour the building then meet with our student ambassadors to answer any questions you might have about BHS and student life. To register, complete this Google form. Please note that all attending students must complete the COVID Daily Screener before entering the building on March 29. Contact counselor Jen Valenzuela-Sliger if you have any questions.

Two Upcoming Virtual Events for Students Interested in the Military: March 15 & April 12

The virtual Women in Leadership Conference is for young women in high school and college who would like to learn from strong female professionals in leadership roles. This will take place March 15-19 at 4 PM MT each day. It is completely free, and students can find the zoom registration link on the website below:

https://sites.google.com/afrotcadmissions.com/womeninleadership2021/home

 Virtual Women in Leadership Symposium Flyer.pdf

Then on April 12, Second Lieutenant Julia Wallace will host a Colorado Air Force and Space Force Information Session for students interested in either pursuing the enlisted or commissioning/officer route. This is also free, on zoom, and will include presentations by Air Force ROTC (CU Boulder and Colorado State's Detachments), the US Air Force Academy, and Enlisted Recruiters. More information can be found on the flyer below:

 Total Force Event Flyer.pdf

CDHE Portal Allows Undocumented College-Bound Colorado Seniors to Apply for State Financial Aid

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) has partnered with Regent Education to deliver the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). CASFA is a safe, easy way to apply for state financial aid if you are a Colorado ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Tomorrow) student. Non-U.S. citizen resident and non-resident students can use the CASFA to apply for institutional aid.

Learn More About the College Financial Aid Process! Join the Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat on Wednesday, March 10, 6:00 pm

On Wednesday, March 10, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, admissions counselors from four universities from around the state of Colorado will host a Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat. Join representatives from Adams State University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado School of Mines, and the University of Colorado Boulder to learn some basic financial aid terminology, get advice on what questions to ask, and gain some confidence on how to navigate the financial aid process. This event is open to Colorado incoming first-year students and any families who are curious about the college financial aid process. Click here to register or for more information.

College Before Graduation Virtual Information Session on Monday, March 8, 6:30 pm

 

BVSD will host a virtual College Before Graduation information session for students and parents on Monday, March 8, at 6:30 pm. There will be an overview of the college opportunities as well as representatives from FRCC who will present on the College Now programs. Spanish interpretation will be available. People can receive the link to the presentation by registering (English or Spanish). Links to the presentation can also be found on the calendar on the CBG webpage

 

College Before Graduation: Summer & Fall Enrollment Is Open for Classes at CU & FRCC

If you are interested in taking a class at Front Range or CU–Boulder in the summer or fall, check out the BHS College Before Graduation Website. The deadline to submit paperwork is now April 15 (new date) for summer classes and May 1 for fall classes. Please contact your counselor if you are interested.

College Before Graduation: Summer & Fall Enrollment Is Open for Classes at CU & FRCC

If you are interested in taking a class at Front Range or CU Boulder in the summer or fall, check out the College Before Graduation website: College Before Graduation—Boulder Valley School District (bvsd.org). The deadline to submit paperwork is March 15 for summer classes and May 1 for fall classes. Please reach out to your counselor if you are interested.

European Universities Consortium North American Tour March 2 & 3

The European Universities Consortium (EUC) North America Tour will stop in the US from March 2nd through March 3rd before heading to Canada. The EUC's aim is to introduce parents and students to different universities in Europe. To register for the event, please visit https://eucnorthamerica.europeanuniversities.eu.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Internship Opportunity

Apply for a hands-on summer internship with the Science Division staff at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. To be eligible, applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2021. More details ...

Rising Freshmen & Parents! Join Our Virtual 8th Grade Transition Night on Feb. 10 at 6:00 pm

Future panthers and parents! Boulder High's 8th Grade Transition Night (Virtual Event) is February 10, 2021, at 6 pm. This night is designed to acquaint you with high school expectations and advanced versus regular course work. Link to join this event: https://boh.bvsd.org/school-life/school-events/8th-grade-transition-night

For more information and course selection resources, go to the BHS Course Selection webpage. 

Spring 2021 College Rep Visits Are Virtual

All college rep visits will be held virtually on Mondays. To join these meetings, go to your Naviance account. Click on "Colleges>Colleges Home>College Visits." Oftentimes, you will need to register in advance with the college to attend these meetings. You can use the link provided in the College Rep Visits Calendar to register for a visit and view all upcoming visits. Use the Search Calendar function to check for a specific school.

This is a great opportunity for admitted senior students to meet with an admissions rep from a school they've applied to. It's also a chance for juniors to start meeting with reps as they begin their college search.

View Boulder TEC's Virtual Open House

Take the Boulder TEC Virtual Tour! Click here

Taking classes at Boulder TEC can help you go further to achieve your goals after graduation. You will learn the highly specialized skills to help you land that dream job or get accepted to that dream college. There are classes to help EVERY student on any path enhance their skills.

What programs are offered at Boulder TEC?
Programs at Boulder TEC are centralized programs that require large spaces and unique resources which would be unfeasible to have at every high school in the district. 

  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Construction Trades
  • Cosmetology - Esthetics, Hair Styling & Design, and Nail Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Forensics Investigation & Criminology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Welding

Please be sure to visit Boulder TEC's website at bouldertec.org for the most up-to-date information.

Update on Course Selection for 2021-22

To begin course selection for the 2021–22 school year, counselors will meet with students during ICAP (Individualized Career and Academic Plan) sessions starting February 2. The ICAPs include a video presentation and a virtual Q & A. Please refer to the course selection timeline below for more information.

Timeline for 2021–22 course selection

  • February 2–9: Counselors will discuss course selection with each grade level in virtual ICAP presentations that will take place during Advisory. Links to join will be emailed to students on the day of their ICAP.
    • Freshmen: Feb. 2 (Tue.), Advisory (3:00–3:45 pm)
    • Sophomores: Feb. 4 (Thu.), Advisory (3:00–3:45 pm)
    • Juniors: Feb. 9 (Tue.), Advisory (3:00–3:45 pm)
  • February 8: Watch course selection video. Teachers will post the link to the PTV course video on Monday, February 8, during asynchronous learning. The video link will also be available on the counseling website so students and families can view it again. 
  • February 10: Course advising with teachers. On Wednesday, February 10, your current teacher will make a course recommendation for next year during the school day. During Advisory on Wednesday, February 10, students should meet with their semester 1 teachers to obtain a course recommendation. Teachers will have course override forms available if your student wants to take a different course from what is being recommended.
  • February 10–18: Input course selections into Infinite Campus (IC). The IC portal will open Wednesday, February 10, at 4:00 pm, and students must input their courses by February 18 at midnight. Instructions for entering courses in IC will be emailed to students on February 10. Counselors will host a virtual Q & A on February 16, 17, and 18 during lunch breaks from 11:15 am to 12:05 pm. A Google Meet link will be emailed to students for these Q & A sessions.

For more information and resources, go to the BHS Course Selection webpage.

Juniors: Do You Want to Add the Essay to Your SAT Test on April 13?

Information for junior parents and students: On April 13, 2021, all 11th-grade students will take the SAT at Boulder High School. The result of this test is a college-reportable score.

The April 13 SAT is the state assessment and all juniors are pre-registered. There is no cost for this test.

When taking the Colorado school day SAT on April 13, 11th-grade students have the choice of taking the SAT with or without the optional essay. Adding the free essay to their SAT registration is a student’s choice. The default registration for all students is the SAT without essay. Individual students who wish to take the optional free essay must register for it in advance, on the student’s College Board account. The essay registration window is open Jan. 18–Feb. 16, 2021. This will be the ONLY opportunity for students who wish to take the optional essay to add it to their April 13 school day test registration. Students may add the essay to their registration through their online College Board account at collegeboard.org or by calling College Board during the essay registration window. Information about the optional essay can be seen here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/essay
 

Registering for the Essay
To see information for registering for the optional free essay portion of the SAT, click here: SAT Essay Registration Directions (link directions in Spanish)

What Schools Need the Essay?

Students are encouraged to check the College Board Website or reach out to the colleges and universities that they are interested in on whether they recommend or require the SAT with Essay. 

Questions

If you have any problems or do not have a College Board account, call the SAT Student Help Line: 1-866-917-9030, selection option 2.
Want a great score?? Learn more about Free SAT Practice tools here:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice

College Admission in the Era of COVID-19 Presentation

College Admission in the Era of COVID-19 Presentation

Former dean of admission, Peter Van Buskirk, assesses the impact of the current health and economic crises on the college search and selection processes. This district presentation was given on October 26, 2020. Watch it now: College Admission in the Era of COVID-19 Presentation.

Seniors: Your Diploma Name Form Is Due Nov. 2

Seniors: Your Diploma Name Form Is Due Nov. 2

All senior students were emailed the Diploma Name Form. Your diploma name must match your full, given legal name, as listed on your birth certificate or other legal document. This form must be submitted by November 2, 2020. (Note to seniors: You must use your BVSD email account to submit this form.) Contact theresa.vanzante@bvsd.org if you have questions. 

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