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.
"The professional school counselor is a certified/licensed educator trained in school counseling with unique qualifications and skills to address al students' academic, personal/social and career development needs. Professional school counselors implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student achievement." (ASCA, The Role of the Professional School Counselor.) Click here for a more thorough description of the school counseling program.
Counselor Students' last names Email addresses
Ms. Jill Simoniz A-Col Simonizjm@staffordschools.net Mrs. Katrina Palyo Com-Gr email@example.com Mrs. Bethany Falk Gu-Ly firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Kristen Tuxbury M-Qu email@example.com Mrs. Teri Hassek Ra-Tra firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Jessica Wood Tre-Z, Counseling Director email@example.com Mrs. Heather Ayers Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Stacee Atchley Data Processor email@example.com Mrs. Kelly Thompson Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Center FAX: 540-658-6074
BPHS CEEB Code: 472142
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Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Career Fair
VDOT is hosting a transportation fair in Manassa, VA on Thursday, October 3 from 9 am until 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to network with future employers in the fields of construction, civil engineering, technology and more. Click here for more details.
Discover Your Future! Career Readiness Event!
QuestBridge - For Seniors planning to attend a 4 year University
QuestBridge connects academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships to the nation's leading colleges. Click here to find out if you are eligible. The application deadline is September 26, 2019.
SAT: The next SAT deadline is September 6 for the October 5 exam date. This is the last date for Seniors to be eligible to meet all college deadlines. Free study booklets for the SAT and the ACT are available in the counseling office. Click here to register and to see upcoming dates.
Attention all Juniors and Seniors who are taking the SAT this semester: Personal Best Tutoring will provie an SAT prep seminar at no cost to students between 2:45 -4:45 pm, September 23rd through 26th. Registration flyers will be provided by English teachers and posters with QR codes are located throughout the building. Registration closes on September 19th at 3:00 pm.
ACT: Click here to register and see upcoming dates.
There are excellent study sites available on the internet. They include: http://www.freerice.com; http://www.sat.collegeboard.org/practice; http://www.prepfactory.com, http://www.princetonreview.com,https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/sat,https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/act freeteach4teachers.com and http://www.varsitytutors.com.
KHAN Academy is an excellent resource! Click here for step by step instructions to link your collegeboard account to KHAN Academy. Click here for continued instructions.
ASVAB is coming to the Nest on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Sign up for Juniors and Seniors starts on September 3 and will go until the 50 spots are filled. There will also be a voluntary study session offered by Staff Sargeant Odom on Thursday, October 3 after school. Sign up for both events is in counseling. Click here for more details.
A great tool to study for the ASVAB and the SAT is March2success.com.Click here for more details.
College Visits at the Nest!
Many colleges and universities come to Brooke Point to meet with Juniors and Seniors during the school day. Students are allowed to sign up for no more than three visits a year. Click here for a list of colleges scheduled to visit as of 9/5/19.
Information on Dual Enrollment
SY 18/19 Dual Enrollment Students
In order to receive credit for your dual enrollment class at the community college or university you are planning to attend in the fall, you will need to officially ask for your transcript from Germanna. Click here for step by step instructions on how to request that transcript.
2019/2020 Program of Studies!
ATTENTION ALLL YOUNG MEN...
Do you want to keep your driver's license and be eligible for college loans, job training, government jobs and citizenship if your're an immigrant? Then make sure your register with Selective Services within a month of your 18th birthday!
Federal law says that you must register. If you don't, you miss out on all of these opportunities and more. Don't let that happen to you! It's quick and easy to register. Click here to register.
ON-LINE COURSE PROVIDERS ACCEPTED BY THE VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Click here to access a list of online providers. If you are planning to take a course over the summer or outside of school hours, please check with your counselor first before you sign up to ensure that you are eligible for credit towards graduation.
NCAA & STUDENT ATHLETES
Student/Athlete Information: Students who are planing to play competitive sports in a Division I or II college need to register with the NCAA clearinghouse. The NCAA needs to see a copy of your transcript after your Junior year is completed. You will need to fill out a transcript request form. Click here to access the transcript request form. Click here to go to the NCAA website. www.ncaa.org
The nationally acclaimed program, "Guiding the College-Bound Athlete" was presented to a packed crowd llast year. Click here to access the website http://www.dynamitesports.com
The NAIA Eligibility Center is another option for athletes with more than 300 colleges participating. For more information, click here http://www.playnaia.org
Mental Health Resources
Suicide Hotline: If you are feeling alone and suicidal there is help. See your school counselor for help or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Suicide is preventable.
Click here for more information about the Rappahannock Area Community Service Board Child and Adolescent Services. RASCB also offers emergency services that provide crisis intervention services 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. The number in Stafford County to call is 540-373-6876
Click here for more information about Poplar Springs Hospital. Poplar Springs also has a program specifically for the treatment of active duty military and veterans.
Snowden at Fredericksburg provides an adolescent partial hospitalization program. For more information, call 540-741-7157.
Another great resource on post-secondary planning is the NextStepU Magazine. This excellent college planning magazine is now available online. http://www.nextstepu.com