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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.
For students who are interested in taking the ACT or SAT in the fall please be aware of the following registration deadlines. Visit act.org and sat.org for more information and registration.
ACT Testing
Sept 19th deadline for Oct 25th test
Nov 7th deadline for Dec 13th test
SAT Testing
Sept 12th deadline for Oct 11th test
Oct 9th deadline for Nov 8th test
The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), in collaboration with the BFA-Fairfax Guidance Department, has scheduled a Paying for College presentation at the school on Wednesday, October 29th, at 6:30 p.m. The session is free and open to the public.
The presentation, which normally runs between 90 minutes and two hours, provides students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for college. Time is allotted for questions.
Among the topics covered are types of financial aid, ways to apply, how family contribution is calculated, how financial aid is awarded, student and parent loans, and alternative payment options. Use the link on the right of this page to preview the presentation.
The PSAT is the practice SAT and will be offered to interested 10th and 11th graders on Wed Oct 29th. The cost is $18 and sign up is available in the Guidance Office.
The PLAN is the practice ACT test and this will be given to all 10th graders free of charge on Thurs Nov 13th.
This is a great opportunity for students considering a health related career. Shadow Day is organized by Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center on Thursday October 30th. For more information or to sign up please visit www.cvahec.org.
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
 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 10-2-14.pdf
Class of 2015
Scholarship Booklet as of 10-2-14
 School Brochure 2014-15.pdf
School Brochure for 2014-15 Academic Year
 School Choice Application for 2014-15.pdf
School Choice Information & Application for 2014-15 School Year
 School Year 2012-13.pdf
School Profile Class of 2013
 Senior Packet.pdf
Class of 2015
Senior Packet
 Summer Opportunities.xlsx
Summer Programs. This document will be updated as more information becomes available.
 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
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