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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AP EXAM REGISTRATION

It is time for AP students to register for the May 2022 AP exams. Exams will be held here at BHS. 

Below is the link to the informational letter that was mailed home and emailed to AP students' BHS email accounts.

AP Letter to Students and Caregivers

The final day to register is Tuesday, November 9th.

 

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ASVAB

Are you interested in the military or need more detailed career exploration information? The ASVAB test will be administered on Friday, November 5th, at 7:45 am here at BHS. The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Program is a FREE comprehensive career planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools. This is a requirement for those students who wish to pursue a career in the armed forces. Stop by the Counseling Office for further information or to sign up. The last day to sign up is Wednesday, November 3rd.  In order to take this test you must be at least 16 years old.

 

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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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Scholarship List 2021-2022

The list of scholarships for 2021-2022 is now available and is updated every time a new scholarship becomes available.  Keep checking back!  In order to view the Scholarship List 2021-2022 you must be signed into your belchertownps.org account.  Click on the link below to view the list to see what scholarship opportunites are available.

 

Scholarship List 2021-2022

 

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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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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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