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BCHS Counseling Center

Counseling Center News 

Jump Start Your College Admissions Journey on Mar. 28

The Bethlehem Central High School Counseling Center will host a special event on March 28 for families of students in grades 9 and 10 providing information about how to begin preparing for a student’s college search. Learn more about the March 28 event here.

2018 Bethlehem Central Community Foundation (BCCF) scholarships

The Bethlehem Central Community Foundation has 10 scholarship opportunities available to students. All BCCF scholarship information can be found here

Counseling Center restructuring at the HS for 2017-2018 school year

Recently, the district has recognized a need for additional student assistance in the Counseling Center. To meet that need, the counseling center’s caseload has been restructured for 2017 and beyond. View the letter that was emailed to parents on Tuesday, July 10 here.

Visit Naviance to view the Counseling Center newsletters and other important documents (in the document library folder.)

Counseling Center Presentations:

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What can your school counselor help you with?

College Admission Representative Appointments:

If you are a college admission representative and you’d like to set up an appointment with our high school, please use Counselor Community to schedule an appointment.

Visit and use your account to get on our calendar.
Important: When filling out “Client Name” please add your College/University name in the “First Name” field, followed by your first name. Thank you!

Summer 2018 Driver Education –
Pre-Register May 7-25

Pre-registration for Summer 2018 Driver Education will take place Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 25 in the Athletic Office.

  • Registration will take place Thursday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the BCHS Cafeteria (All pre-registered students must attend).
  • Session 1 classes are scheduled to begin Thursday, July 5 through Thursday, July 26.
  • Session 2 classes are scheduled to begin Friday, July 27 through Friday, August 17.

Read more about Summer 2018 Driver Education here [UPDATED].

Scholarships and Financial Aid Information

These links to resources are provided to help families through the process of figuring out how to pay for college. In many situations, this requires a combination of financial aid and scholarships.

Student Loan Calculator: The New York Times has created a student loan calculator to offer a guide to the borrowing picture at various institutions — and what it takes after graduation to repay the loans. Use the calculator.

Financial Aid

Scholarship Websites

New York State Excelsior Scholarship

New York’s tuition-free degree program makes college possible for hundreds of thousands of students across the state by helping to alleviate the crushing burden of student debt. The program begins immediately for students whose families make less than $100,000 annually in 2017. The proposed scholarship will extend to those families making $110,000 in 2018 and $125,000 annually by 2019. Applications for the scholarship for 2017  is open until Friday, July 21. For more information on requirements click here

New York State Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program:

New York State has launched a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program, which will encourage the best and brightest high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers and build their future in New York. The program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10% of students in every New York high school if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation. Read more about this program.

Career Exploration Links and Resources

The following links to resources for career exploration will take you away from the BCHS Counseling Center site.

Military Information