BVHS Guidance

BV Baron
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone:  (740) 363-4340
Fax: (740) 417-9459
Follow us on Twitter using @longocounselor
 
John Longo, Counselor for 11th and 12th grade; jlongo@mybvls.org
Jessica Combs, Counselor for 9th and 10th grade; jcombs@mybvls.org
Amanda Allen, Secretary; aallen@mybvls.org
 

College Credit Plus (CCP): 

There will be an informational meeting regarding CCP on January 17, 2019 at Delaware Hayes HS. This meeting begins at 6:00 pm and is mandatory for any student wishing to potentially earn college credit next year.

There will be NEW information to present, most of which can be found in this year's College Credit Plus Program Specifications


2018-19 Newsletters (click on each month): September October November December

Previous Year Newsletters: January February March

 

Seniors were visited in August to review the transcript request process. For a downloadable version of the Naviance instruction sheet, click here: NAVIANCE 

COLLEGE 101: Parent information night/ HERE IS THE LINK!!! Click for the PowerPoint from Sept. 26th's presentation

FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid): Many universties require incoming freshmen to complete a FAFSA report to determine how much financial aid they can offer. We encourage all students to complete the FAFSA, regardless of if you think you will qualify for financial assistance. A helpful link is: https://fafsahelpoh.org 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Free money for college (scholarships) come in three categories. National, Specific to the College, and Local. 

National: Sometimes referred to as "Lottery" scholarships, they are hard to obtain because the applicant pool is so large. If five scholarships are awarded annually, but tens of thousands of students from around the nation apply, the odds of winning are similar to winning a lotter. However, there may be very specific scholarships (for students with diabetes, as an example) that narrow down the applicant pool. Two good websites for these specific scholarships are https://www.unigo.com/ and https://scholarshipbee.com/. Keep in mind, you should NEVER have to pay for a scholarship search service!

Specific to the College: Most colleges and universities will entice high school seniors to apply for scholarships that may only be used if the student decides on that specific college. Frequently check the universities' admission and financial aid webpages for links or information on how to apply for these scholarships

Local: All local scholarship information can be accessed through the Naviance Accounts for Juniors and Seniors only.  You will need to log in, go to the ‘colleges’ tab at the top, and then scroll down to "Scholarships and Money" and click on "Scholarship List" to find our local scholarship list. (Information that is currently in Naviance is for last year, but many scholarships "repeat" each year) Students are also encouraged to look at college or university websites for their own scholarships! 

 

IMPORTANT: All Buckeye Valley Juniors will be taking a free ACT on March 12, 2019. Go to your Naviance account for test prep!

Sample ACT test resources are also available for examinees. Here are the links to the three sample test documents (when prompted, enter passcode ODE 2017):

There are outside agencies that can help with ACT and SAT prep. You already have the ability to do test prep in Naviance/Student, but some students have asked for additional help, and here are some options:

Mr. Dan Morrison offers workshops that families pay for (typically around $35) here in Delaware prior to each ACT as well as individual private tutoring.  His contact information is 740-362-1495 or 
morrisoncgd@yahoo.com.  

Another option is a Free 5-Hour ACT Crash Course that have open spots, but they are moving fast. Click here for more information: PrepAccelerator.com/Events

And lastly, The Smith family out of Upper Arlington offers test prep services for Central Ohio students. Their website is: 

https://collegesmiths.com/Home_Page.html

 

EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR:

Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) ALL SOPHOMORES were invited to attend a field trip on Tuesday, November 20th. For more information about upcoming events please go to www.delawareareacc.org  

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL STUDENTS

Click here  *This is an external link to one of our educational partners; At The Core. The list is very comprehensive!

 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT & ASSESSMENT (Information/practice tests for the new Ohio assessments) 


CAREER AND COLLEGE INFORMATION (current 12th graders): 

20 Questions to ask your school counselor about college planning

SELECTIVE SERVICE REMINDER All 18 year-old men must register with the Selective Service. It’s the law. Register on-line at www.sss.gov

 

College Athletics Click on "NCAA" for a .pdf on how to register for NCAA
 
 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS

Students must earn a cumulative number of 18 points, using seven end-of-course state tests. To ensure students are well rounded, they must earn a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across the science and social studies discplines. Buckeye Valley will begin testing students who are taking these classes for the first time in April, 2019.

Option 1: State Tests

The seven end-of-course exams are:

• Algebra I and Geometry (4 pts combined are required)

• English 9 and English 10 (4 pts combined are required)

• American History and American Government

• Biology

 

Option 2: Industry Credential and Workforce Readiness

Students earn 12 points through a State Board of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and achieve a workforce readiness score on the WorkKeys assessment. The state of Ohio will pay one time for those who take the WorkKeys assessment.

Option 3: College Admission Test

Students earn “remediation-free” scores in English language arts and mathematics on a nationally recognized college admission exam. The state of Ohio will pay one time for all 11th grade students in the classes of 2018 and beyond to take the exam free of charge.

Scores that will qualify a student for graduation through this pathway are as follows: 

ACT

English

Reading

Math

 

18

22

22

SAT

Writing

Reading

Math

 

430

450

520

 

 

If you have any questions about where your child stands currently, in terms of points or pathways to graduation, please contact your child’s school counselor.

 

COURSE CATALOG:

TEEN TOPICS:


CREDIT FLEX OVERVIEW & APPLICATIONS:
 
SUMMER SCHOOL:  Please download this form: 2018 BVHS Summer School if you are considering taking any classes this summer! Keep in mind, TRECA is only applicable for Health or Phys Ed unless you previously failed a course.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION WAIVER:
 

Stay Safe. Speak Up.

bullying hotline

To Parents,

Buckeye Valley Local Schools is fully committed to curbing student bullying and school violence, and providing a positive learning environment for all students that enhances personal safety and promotes respect, dignity, and equality among students.  We believe our schools play an important role in helping faculty, staff and parents prepare students to be respectful and responsible citizens.  As part of our commitment, the district is initiating a new, integrated program, developed by former school officials, that provides: 

  • Online and telephone reporting tools for students, parents and staff. 
  • Student training regarding the need to speak up about safety and bullying issues. 
  • Staff training in recognizing and responding to incidents of bullying and violence.
  • Administrative systems to manage incidents and document district and school response to reported concerns of bullying or violence.

Buckeye Valley Local Schools will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students, parents and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner.  Also, every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.

New Student/Parent Hotline!
Students who believe they have been harassed, bullied, victimized by fellow students, or have other concerns which may jeopardize the safety of students, employees or school facilities, are asked to Speak Up! and promptly report the issue using our district’s new student/parent Hotline – accessible both online and by telephone. 


Options to report an issue:

1.  Call 1-866-listen2me (1-866-547-8362) and talk with a live attendant.  When the student talks with the live attendant, he/she has the option of being forwarded to one of the following national hotlines:

  • 911 (Urgent response) 
  • National AIDS Hotline (AIDS / HIV) 
  • National Runaway Switchboard (Homeless - Runaway)
  • NINELINE Hotline (Relationship issues - peer/parent; alcohol/drug abuse)
  • RAINN (Sexual assault; domestic violence; physical abuse)
  • Suicide Crisis Center (Suicide)

2.  Call 1-866-listen2me (1-866-547-8362) and leave a voice message.  

3.  Click on:

speak up

Buckeye Valley Local Schools has contracted with a company called PublicSchoolWORKS to provide this service and to ensure you remain anonymous.  If you use the telephone reporting system, the person you will be talking with is not affiliated with our district.  The attendant will listen to your issue, complete a written report, and then, if you'd like, transfer you to a specialist or other support person. 

After you finish your call or make your report online, the district will receive a confidential report from PublicSchoolWORKS.  Your issue will then be investigated by our district.

To ensure your information is sufficient, please give names, times and event details which you feel we should know.  Please try to provide as much information about the situation as possible. 
Remember, this service is for the safety of everyone.