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 413-323-9419, press 4 or at ldrawec@belchertownps.org.

 

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COUNSELING OFFICE CONTACTS

 

Counseling Office:  413-323-9419 Press 4 or direct extension (below)

Counseling Office Fax:  413-323-9353

 

Ms. Maggie Folli                                       Ext. 5203

Counseling Department Chair/School Counselor

mfolli@belchertownps.org

Class of 2023 - Grade 12       Last names beginning with A - E

Class of 2024 - Grade 11       Last names beginning with A - G

Class of 2025 - Grade 10       Last names beginning with A - E

Class of 2026 - Grade 9         Last names beginning with A - E

 


Ms. Laura Lucarelle                                 Ext. 5204

School Counselor

llucarelle@belchertownps.org

Class of 2023 - Grade 12     Last names beginning with F - Mi

Class of 2024 - Grade 11      Last names beginning with H - M

Class of 2025 - Grade 10      Last names beginning with F - Mi

Class of 2026 - Grade 9        Last names beginning with F - O


Ms. Debra Davidsohn                              Ext. 5205

School Counselor

ddavidsohn@belchertownps.org

Class of 2023 - Grade 12      Last names beginning with Mo - Z

Class of 2024 - Grade 11      Last names beginning with N - Z

Class of 2025 - Grade 10      Last names beginning with Mo - Z

Class of 2026 - Grade 9        Last names beginning with P - Z


Ms. Fran Frederick                                  Ext. 5207

School Adjustment Counselor

ffrederick@belchertownps.org


Ms. Lynn Drawec                                     Ext. 5200

Administrative Assistant

ldrawec@belchertownps.org

 

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HCC and STCC Instant Accept Days

 

Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College will be holding Instant Accept Days here at Belchertown High School. HCC will be here on February 7th from 9:00 to 11:00, and STCC will be here on February 9th from 9:00 to 11:00. Seniors must sign up for an appointment in the School Counseling Office and complete the online application for HCC or STCC or both prior to the Instant Accept Day they will attend. There are no fees. The School Counseling Office will provide transcripts. Seniors should see or email their counselors if they have any questions. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

 

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Pre-College @ UMass Amherst

 

Unlock your potential while having fun this summer! Get a taste of the college experience, explore your interests, and experience campus life.

Discover pre-college opportunities available this summer for rising 10th-12th graders at UMass Amherst. Offering academic intensives in over 3 dozen topics including STEM, art & design, business and more, plus unique 6-week lab research experiences.

Our year-round college prep workshops offer students the practical skills and knowledge to confidently navigate the college application process.

 

Pre-College @ Umass Amherst

 

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College/Military/Trade School Visits

 

Please click on the link below for the list of colleges/military branches/trade schools who will be visiting Belchertown High School.  Visits will be held in the Counseling Office.  Seniors who are interested in learning more about these colleges/military branches/trade schools can stop by the Counseling Office the morning of the visit to get a pass.  

 

College/Military/Trade School Visits

 

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Check out the $ for College flyer if you want money to help with college expenses.  It's as easy as applying for scholarships!  Any amount of money will help!

 

$ Money for College Flyer

 

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Class of 2023 Scholarships

 

Please visit the link below to see what scholarships are currently available.  Check often as scholarships are added frequently.  Please remember that some of our local scholarships can only be viewed by BHS seniors using their school email (belchertownps.org).  If you are a parent of a BHS senior and would like to view any of our local scholarship applications, please ask your student to print the application and/or scholarship information out for you.   

 

Class of 2023 Scholarship List

 

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Class of 2023 Local Scholarship Application

 

Local Scholarships are scholarships awarded to Belchertown High School graduating seniors by benefactors and groups from Belchertown or the surrounding areas or who have ties to Belchertown High School.  Some local scholarships require that the Local Scholarship Application be attached to their forms.  The Local Scholarship Application may also be required for some of the chosen scholarships (those scholarships chosen by a selection committee).  You must use your belchertownps.org account to access this scholarship form.

 

Class of 2023 Local Scholarship Application

 

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Class of 2023 Transcript Request/Counselor's Letter of Recommendation for Scholarships

 

To request a transcript and/or a counselor's letter of recommendation for a scholarship application, click on the link below.  You must be signed into your belchertownps.org account to access this Google form.  The Counseling Office will be notified automatically when a new request form has been submitted.

 

Scholarship Transcipt Request Form

 

 

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Horatio Alger Association Scholarships for High School Juniors (Class of 2024)

 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships for high school juniors (Class of 2024) reward juniors who possess the character to succeed in life and believe in the American Dream.  These scholarships help students overcome the financial barriers to pursue higher education.  To qualify, juniors must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require critical financial assistance to attend college.  The application deadline is March 15, 2023.

 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships for High School Juniors Poster

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships for High School Juniors Website

 

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Become a DCR Lifeguard

 

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2022-2023 Counseling Office Important Dates

 

For 2022-2023 important dates, please click on the link below.

 

2022-2023 Important Dates

 

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2022-2023 PROGRAM OF STUDIES AND COURSE SELECTION SHEETS
 

Program of Studies 2022-2023

Course Selection Sheet 2022-2023

Grade 9 Course Selection Sheet 2021-2022

 

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Financial Aid Night

 

Financial Aid Night was held on Monday, October 3rd, in the BHS Veterans' Memorial Auditorium.  A representative from MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) presented valuable information to students and families.  If you missed this presentation, you may click on the link below to view the presentation slides.  You may also visit mefa.org for more information. 

 

Financial Aid Night Presentation October 3 2022

 

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BHS College Information Night

 

The BHS College Information Night for Juniors and Junior parents was held on Monday, March 21st, at 6:00 pm in the Veterans' Memorial Auditorium.  If you were unable to attend this event, please click on the link below to view the PowerPoint Presentation.  If you have any questions, please contact your student's School Counselor.  

 

BHS College Information Night 

 

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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 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.  You must have a job prior to obtaining a work permit.  

Work Permit Application Process

Work Permit Application

 

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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 Option 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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2022-2023 School Profile

BHS School Code = 220115

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

 

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