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.) This link provides for a more thorough description of the school counseling program.
Counselor Student last name Email address
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
Follow us on twitter @BPHSCounseling
DUAL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES
FOR THE CLASSES OF 2021 and 2022
Brooke Point has a wonderful, new opportunity for students to earn college credits by taking Dual Enrollment classes in their Junior and Senior years. Dual Enrollment means that you are enrolled in a high school and college class concurrently. While the courses are taught at Brooke Point, the teacher is certified to teach at the college level. Colleges often view these classes favorably when granting credit towards their graduation requirements. There is a fee associated with these classes.
The classes in the below pathway are aligned to support and complement each other. For example, the teacher’s class will draw on statistical analysis in their curriculum. In order for a student to take a DE course, they must have a 3.0 GPA. Please contact Mrs. Falk at Falkbw@staffordschools.net, or your school counselor with any questions.
DE Teachers for Tomorrow I (three college credits and one high school credit).
DE Teachers for Tomorrow II (three college credits and one high school credit)
(Seniors are encouraged to take both teaching classes simultaneously but it is not required)
DE Statistics (six college credits and one high school credit) Students must have completed Algebra II before enrolling.
DE History (six college credits and one high school credit) Most students in Stafford County take US History their Junior year. If a student has taken US History, they can still take DE History for an elective credit.
CLASS OF 2020 DECISION DAY SLIDE SHOW
We are so proud of our Seniors as they adjust to a different end of year then they planned. Please share with us a celebration of their future plans through our Decision Day Slide Show. We are updating the slide show frequently so check back often! Click here for slideshow.
NEWS FROM GERMANNA ON DUAL ENROLLMENT ENGLISH FOR SY 20/21
POSTED ON MARCH 24,2020Germanna Community College will no longer require the VPT for students planning to take Dual Enrollment English for SY 20/21. The new requirement, as outlined below, is that as long as a student has a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 they can enroll in Dual Enrollment English (English 111). (We will be using your GPA at the semester point of your Junior year.) You will be contacted separately if you do not have a 3.0 GPA, otherwise, you can expect to be enrolled in the course. You still need to register with Germanna and return the registration form via email to Mrs. Falk (see attached.) If you have not done so already, please do so right away.
FROM THE GERMANNA NOTICE:
For rising high school juniors and seniors who have not already taken the VPT or who do not have access to other test scores (Compass, Asset, PSAT, SAT, ACT, SOL), Germanna Community College can use the Dual Enrollment COVID-19 Emergency Admission and Placement Procedures, outlined below, for enrolling students in summer and fall 2020 terms:
Dual Enrollment COVID-19 Emergency Admission and Placement Measures
Rising Junior or Rising Senior Cumulative High School GPA*
Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Eligible for Placement in:
3.00 or greater
ENG 115, ENG 131, or ENG 111
Resources to Share with your family on the Coronavirus
Summer 2020 Opportunities
Virginia Tech's 2020 Hispanic College Institute will now be a virtual 3-day program that gives students the opportunity to learn about the college admiissions process while meeting Latinx professionals and engaging with Latinx college students from all over the Commonwealth. The institute runs from July 9 -11. Applications are due May 3, 2020. Click here for more information.
The University of Mary Washington's Summer Enrichment Program will run from July 12-18, 2020. This unique one-week residential program is open to motivated students currently enrolled in 8th, 9th or 10th grades Click here for more information.
Randolph-Macon College is offering Pathways to Science -- a free summer residential experience for high school Latinas in Virginia. The application opens in early January. Please click here for more information.
The Roanoke College Summer Academy provides a glimpse into the college experience. Click here for more information.
Another great resource on post-secondary planning is NextStepU Magazine. This excellent college planning magazine is now available online. http://www.nextstepu.com
SAT: Click here to register and to see upcoming dates.
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.
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 you're an immigrant? Then make sure you 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 planning to play competitive sports in 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 last 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.