Counseling Office

 

Welcome to the BHS Counseling Office!

 

Please scroll down on this page for information regarding registering a new student at Belchertown High School (or see New Student Registration tab), obtaining transcripts, and other important information.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Lynn Drawec, Counseling Office Administrative Assistant, at 413-323-9351, press 4 or at ldrawec@belchertownps.org.

 

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PSAT

 

The PSAT exam will be administered here at BHS on Wednesday, October 13th, during the school day. 

The timeline to register is as follows:

Monday, September 20th - Juniors may begin registering for the PSAT exam in the Counseling Office. 

Monday, September 27th – Sophomores may begin registering for the PSAT exam.

The final deadline for juniors and sophomores to register is Wednesday, October 6th by 2:15 pm. 

An $18 fee (payable by check made out to the Town of Belchertown) is due at the time of registration – a receipt and practice booklet will be provided.  Space is limited so sign up early.

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NEACAC College Fair

 

Mark your calendar!  Western New England University is proud to be hosting the NEACAC (New England Association for College Admission Counseling) College Fair scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The fair will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center. It will be preceded by an Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session in CSP at 5:00 p.m. At this time, masks will be required for this event regardless of vaccination status but please check our COVID website as the event gets closer for any changes.

Please see your School Counselor with questions.

https://www1.wne.edu/become-a-student/visit/college-fair.cfm

 

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College/Military/Trade School Visits

 

In-person college/military/trade school visits will begin taking place on September 14th. Please click on the link below to view the schedule. Check frequently for updates. Students interested in meeting with representatives from these visiting institutions must obtain a pass from the Counseling Office.

2021-2022 College/Military/Trade School Visits

 

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College Financial Aid Webinars

 

Need to learn about financial aid? The trusted experts at MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) are hosting FREE college financing webinars once per week beginning Tuesday, Sept 21st through Thursday, Nov 18th.  Webinars will occur during both daytime and evening hours, and feature industry experts, both from within MEFA and from colleges and organizations across Massachusetts. Register for a webinar at  mefa.org/events.

 

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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships

Please click on the link below for information regarding the Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarships.  The application is open to high school seniors until 5 pm EST on October 31, 2021.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

 

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Summer Tasks for Rising High School Seniors

 

Below is a link to helpful tasks regarding the college application process.  Taks include developing a final list of colleges, visiting college campuses, cleaning up your social media profiles, reviewing the Common Applications's essay prompts, and pinpointing who will write your letters of recommendation.

 

Summer Tasks for Rising High School Seniors

 

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Employment Opportunity

 

There is an employment opportunity for high school students at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley.  Click on the links below for more information.

Mt. Holyoke College Kitchen Assistant Position Description

Mt. Holyoke College Kitchen Assistant Position Application

 

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Work Permits
 

Work permits are issued in the Superintendent's Office at the Belchertown Public Schools Central Office, 14 Maple Street, Belchertown.  The hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The phone number is 323-0423 extension 100.  Please click on the link below for more information.

Work Permit Application Process

 

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2021-2022 PROGRAM OF STUDIES AND COURSE SELECTION SHEETS

BHS Class of 2025 Information Night Audio Presentation

BHS Class of 2025 Information Night Slide Presentation

Program of Studies 2021-2022

Course Selection Sheet 2021-2022

Grade 9 Course Selection Sheet 2021-2022

 

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2021-2022 School Counselor Student Assignments are listed under the "Contacts" tab or at the link below.

 

2021-2022 School Counselor Student Assignments

 

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RMV Documents for Learner's Permits and Driver's Licenses

Documents required by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can be obtained by calling or emailing Ms. Drawec, the Administrative Assistant in the School Counseling Office.  She can provide students with the necessary documents that are accepted by the RMV – Official Enrollment Verification Letter and Official Transcript.  You may contact Ms. Drawec by phone at 413-323-9351 or by email at ldrawec@belchertownps.org.  You will need to provide the student’s name, an email address where these documents can be sent, and a phone number in case there are any questions.

 

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NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

Registration for new students is now being processed by Mrs. Christina Aponte in the Superintendent's Office.  Please click on the link below for access to the Student Registration Packet.  If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Aponte at 413-323-0423 extension 100.

Student Registration Packet

 

The following documents are required to register a new student at BHS:
 

Birth Certificate

Custody/Guardianship Documentation (if applicable)

Current Physical Exam (within 1 year)

Immunization Record

Two (2) Forms of Proof of Residency

Transcript of Grades

Final or Current Report Card

Grades-to-Date of Leaving (if during school year)

Discipline Record/Statement

Attendance Record

MCAS/Standardized Test Results

Special Education Records/504/DCAP (if applicable)  

 

** School Choice inquiries must be made to the Superintendent's Office at 413-323-0423 extension 100. **

 

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NEED TRANSCRIPTS?

If you are a graduate of BHS/attended BHS and you need a copy of your transcript,
you can either email (preferred) the Administrative
Assistant at ldrawec@belchertownps.org or call the BHS School 
Counseling Office at
413-323-9351 Press 4.  

You must provide your name (clearly spelled),
your graduation year or years of attendance, the complete
address or an email of where you would like your transcript sent,
and a telephone number where you can be reached
(in case further information is needed).  

 

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2021-2022 School Profile

BHS School Code = 220115

(for CollegeBoard testing/ACT testing/The Common App.)

 

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