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Guidance

Welcome to the Guidance Department

The Bellows Free Academy's school counseling program provides a comprehensive
developmental program which promotes the academic, career, and personal/social
development of all students, PK - 12th grade.  In partnership with educators, parents,
and community resources, the program promotes the mission of all students becoming
informed, literate, critical thinkers who demonstrate responsible social and civic behaviors.

The Guidance Office is also responsible for managing student records, student registrations
and transfers, and student scheduling (Grades Prek -12). Resources are available in the
Guidance Office including information on parenting, post-secondary education, and
career information.

Please feel free to stop in or call the Guidance Office (849-0899 ext. 13072)

Guidance News
This calendar shows when colleges will be visiting BFA and some open houses at local colleges.
Our VSAC counselor, Nancy Schwartz, will be available to help with two important financial aid forms for college,the FAFSA form as well as the Vermont State Grant. She will be here on Wednesday, January 14th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab. See link to the right on what financial information you will need to bring.
For students who are interested in taking the ACT or SAT this winter please be aware of the following registration deadlines. Visit act.org and sat.org for more information and registration.
ACT Testing
Jan. 9th deadline for Feb. 7th test
SAT Testing
Dec. 29th deadline for Jan. 24th test
Files
 College Essay & Letters of Recommendation
This folder has helpful tips and resources as you prepare your essay and ask for letters of recommendation.
 Kindergarten Registration 2014-15
Registration Information for School Year 2014/15
 Career Web Resources.doc
Career Resources for students
 Course Fair Flyer 2015-16.pdf
High School Planning Night & Course Fair Information
 Deadlines for vt colleges 2014.doc
Application Deadlines for some Vermont Colleges
 Education Conservancy WeAdmit2011.pdf
The heart of the College Admission process that all students and parents should understand.
 High School Planning Night Presentation 2014-15 [Compatibility Mode].pdf
Course Fair Presentation for 8th Graders 3-6-14
 Information for Juniors.ppt
This presentation has information for juniors as they begin to plan for senior year and college application process.
 Preschool Handbook 2014-15.pdf
Preschool Handbook for 2014-2015
Academic School Year
 Program of Studies 2014-15 Publisher.pdf
Program of Studies 2014-15
PDF Version
 Scholarships 1-16-15.pdf
Class of 2015
Scholarship Booklet as of 1-16-15
 School Brochure 2014-15.pdf
School Brochure for 2014-15 Academic Year
 Senior Packet.pdf
Class of 2015
Senior Packet
 State-wide School Choice Application - Non Winooski Valley Collaborative Form 15-16.pdf
School Choice Application: State-Wide(Non-Winooski Valley Regional Public School Choice Collaborative) 2015-16
 Summer Opportunities.xlsx
Summer Programs. This document will be updated as more information becomes available.
 Winooski Valley Regional Public School Choice Collaborative 2015-16 Application.pdf
School Choice Application for Winooski Valley Regional Public School Choice Collaborative 2015-16 Academic Year
 Write a letter to yourself.docx
8th Grade Career Unit-Write a letter to yourself
Graduation and Scholarship Information for the Class of 2013
No "Graduation and Scholarship Information for the Class of 2013" exist(s)
Contacts
+ Buckingham, David
+ Gardener, Lynn
+ McElroy, Katherine
+ McNall, Karen
+ Moran, Katie
+ Rogoti, Tric
Click on name to see details.