Guidance News

FAFSA Night

FAFSA Night is Oct 30th.  Sign-up for appointments at 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm by calling the guidance office or emailing linda.tortoricci@bss.k12.oh.us.  Representatives will be available to help walk you through filling out the FAFSA. More +

Campus Caravan

BHS will be hosting a campus caravan for Juniors and Seniors on Nov 19th visiting Sinclair Community College and the University of Cincinnati.  The purpose of this trip is to provide an opportunity for students to visit different colleges and learn about campus life, admission requirements, academic programs, and financial aid.  Cost is $20, students can sign-up in the counseling office.  Deadline to register is Oct 25th.  Seats are limited so don't wait.  If we do not fill the bus, sophomores will be given an opportunity to go.  http://filecabinet9.eschoolview.com/E35A2D09-F0A2-4071-BFF7-66F21019031B/CampusCaravanUCandSCC2019.pdf More +

AP Test Registration

Collegeboard changed the process for registering for AP exams.  Students are now required to log-in to their collegeboard accounts and join their AP classroom.  Each student was provided these AP class join codes in the first week of school.  Students must go into their AP classroom and denote whether they will be taking the AP test for that class.  Students must also register and pay for their AP tests in Mrs. Scohy's office.  Registration and payment for the AP tests will be open until Nov 1st!  The cost is $94 per test and checks can be made out to Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools.  This is a major change from the last few years.  Please pay extra attention to the Nov 1st deadline to pay and register for the tests taking place in May.   More +

PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT test will be administered on the morning of Oct 16th at Bellbrook High School.  This test can qualify 11th-grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program. 10th and 11th graders can register to take the PSAT/NMSQT and 9th graders can register for the PSAT 8/9.  Sign-up now in the counseling office.  Cost is $17.  Students must bring cash or checks made out to Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools at time of registration.  Deadline to register is Sep 13th.  Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice for practice tests.  ***If your student receives accommodations for testing (extended time, small group, etc.) at BHS, please email your counselor immediately so we can apply for Collegeboard accommodations for the PSAT test.*** More +

Practice ACT

Practice ACT, sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, will be offered at BHS on Oct. 19th.  Cost is $20.  Sign-up now in the counseling office.  This is a full length practice test.  Students will attend a review session the following week with a 10-page breakdown of scores indicating strengths and areas to improve as well as test taking tips.  Deadline to register is Oct 4th. More +

University of Kentucky

UK Previews!  UK will be at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Monday, September 16th.   Attend a presentation hosted by the UK Admissions team that guides you through the college application process; then walk through the resource fair and talk with representatives from academic colleges, financial aid and scholarships, housing and dining and many others. Students can register at go.uky.edu/2019Preview.
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MFG Day

MFG day on Oct 5th, is a great opportunity to learn about high-skill, high-pay career opportunities available in contemporary manufacturing facilities.  Register to attend one or more open houses by visiting www.mfgday.com.   More +

The Career Path Less Taken

Whether it’s the workforce, postsecondary education or additional training for a specialty field, Ohio’s career-technical education programs prepare students for success in every pathway. PBS will showcase our state’s vibrant and innovative career-tech learning community in a new documentary, The Career Path Less Taken,debuting next monthThe documentary will air on many of the state’s PBS stations on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. and will be available everywhere on demand in the PBS Video app.  More +

Miami University Bridges Program

Miami University Bridges Program is an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to and appreciation for cultural diversity.  You'll be immersed in campus life: engage with students and professors in the classroom, eat in the award-winning dining halls, stay overnight in a residence hall, and journey through campus to uncover the Miami college experience.  Miami will cover the cost of food, lodging, and activities.  Apply online: miamioh.edu/bridges by Sep 27th! More +

Cincinnati National College Fair

Cincinnati National College Fair will be held at Duke Energy Convention Ctr on Sep. 14th from 1-4 pm.  www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/Cincinnati-national-college-fair/   More +

Fifth Third Bank's College Prep Night

Fifth Third Bank’s College Prep Night will be on Sep 25 from 6-8 pm held at Fifth Third Field. Local college-bound students can attend this FREE event and learn everything they need to know about college.  Students can register for this event at https://mandalaycs.wufoo.com/forms/z1sras501nrb1ar/. More +

College and Career Planning Night

Wednesday, Sep 19th we will hold our annual College and Career Planning Night.  The event begins in the auditorium at 6:30pm.  All grade levels are welcome to attend.  Counselors will give timelines and expectations on how to navigate the college admissions process. More +

Miami University Summer Scholars Program

Miami's Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented, rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intensive, two-week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice alongside our leading faculty and professional experts. Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive an admission application fee waiver and priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic programs — the University Academic Scholars Program and the University Honors Program. More +

College and Career Fair

Centerville High School will host a College and Career Fair on Mar 5th from 6:30 - 8 pm.  Over 150 representatibve from two-year, four-year, trade schools and the armed forces will be in attendance.  Go and explore!  This event is free of charge and open to surrounding communities.  Plan on arriving early to avoid traffic.
 
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Case Western Reserve University Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs

 Case Western Reserve University’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs fully immerse ambitious high school students in a college curriculum, conversations and activities.

June 23 - July 13


Application deadline is May 1 for U.S. citizens and April 15 for international students.
Review of applications begins March 1.
Learn more about the 
curriculum, program costs, and how to apply
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Pharmacy Camp

Please see the attached flyer for more details about a summer pharmacy camp.
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UD Summer Leadership Program


  
 

UD Summer Program June 17-29, 2019

Currently Accepting Applications!

During this one-week, residential learning experience high school junior, seniors and incoming college freshman will learn about the specific behaviors and actions of exemplary leadership; how to develop, lead, and participate in highly effective teams; and examine how critical skills such as communication, self-awareness, and conflict resolution impact leadership and your ability to lead others.

For more information go.udayton.edu/leadership101

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UD Engineering Camps

 
The University of Dayton hosts three, week-long summer engineering camps that allow students to explore the different fields of engineering through hands-on activities. Our programs are residential, so participants will also get a taste of life on a college campus!

1. Minority Engineering and Technology Camp for Young Men (METEC)  Registration to come! June 16-June 22, 2019.  
Minority high school males who will be seniors in the fall are invited to this weeklong program: Live on campus, conduct experiments, network with professional engineers, and visit engineering and science laboratories on campus and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Plus, work with a coach to build the skills you need to ace your ACT and SAT and apply for college. Minimum GPA 3.0. 

Registration open! June 23-June 28, 2019.  
Explore engineering through hands-on experiments showcasing different engineering disciplines and use your creativity to solve real-world engineering problems. You’ll get an inside look at what it’s like to choose engineering as a career from our faculty. Plus, you’ll have time to hang out with fellow campers, enjoy our fitness complex and explore campus. Open to students entering 11th–12th grade in the fall. Minimum GPA 3.5. 

Registration open! July 7-July 12, 2019. 
During this camp for women entering 10th–12th grade in the fall, you’ll gain experience in different engineering disciplines through cooperative hands-on experiences. You’ll also meet female engineering students, learn about life at UD, take a field trip to visit a local engineering company and meet local women engineering professionals.

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Operation Prom Dress

Epiphany Lutheran Church's goal is to decrease the financial burden of prom by offering donated dresses, shoes, and accessories to young women. The event also consists of professional hair and make-up, a professional mini photo shoot, door prizes, and lunch. See attached flyer for more details.  http://filecabinet9.eschoolview.com/E35A2D09-F0A2-4071-BFF7-66F21019031B/OPD2019StudentFlier2.jpg
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2019 Service Academy Information Night

This spring the offices of Senator Brown and Senator Portman will be co-hosting informational nights for all students and families who are interested in learning more about the service academy process.
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UC College of Engineering and Applied Science Engineering summer Camp

The applications for the College of Engineering and Applied Science annual women’s and men’s engineering summer camps at the University of Cincinnati is now open! Rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the annual Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) summer camps. Click for more information: women’s and men’s.
 
Applications close February  15, 2019 at 5 PM. Limited spots available!
  • Women in Engineering and Applied Science (July 8-12, 2019): APPLY HERE
  • Men in Engineering and Applied Science (July 22-26, 2019): APPLY HERE
 
The CEAS summer camps are one-week non-residential camps (housing available per request) that will provide a unique opportunity to develop creativity skills and provide an opportunity to learn and network with faculty and industry leaders. Students will spend time with different engineering departments on campus and will also visit various corporate engineering plants, such as GE Aviation, Dow Chemical, Duke Energy, Northrop Grumman Xetron, and Procter & Gamble. These experiences will allow students to learn about the breadth and variety of engineering fields and complete hands-on projects to better understand engineering concepts and teamwork.
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Sinclair Engineering Technologies Open House

March 13, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., learn about all of the great Engineering opportunities at Sinclair. Students can engage with faculty and current students, see labs and equipment, and learn about everything Sinclair has to offer.  The Invite with the RSVP link is attached.
 
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ACAP - Ohio

The Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio) is a week-long program for racially and ethnically underrepresented high school students interested in exploring careers in accounting and business.  ACAP is June 9-14 at The Ohio State University.  If you are interested visit http://www.ohiocpa.com/ACAP for more information. More +

ScholarshipCONNECT

The Dayton Foundation, ScholarshipCONNECT is now open!  ScholarshipCONNECT provides helpful links to scholarships and financial aid resources.  College-bound students will find multiple resources to assist in preparing for college.  After completing the application, students will be matched with scholarships for which they may be eligible.  Deadline is March 8, apply online at https://www.daytonfoundation.org/scholars.html. More +

Dayton Dragons Summer Job Opportunity

The Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team is looking for highly qualified individuals to fill roles during the Spring/Summer of 2019. 

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Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country's top colleges.  Check out the website for program details and to start your application.  More +

Military Appreciation Night

Military Appreciation Night will be held January 19th at 7pm at the Boy's Basketball Game.  Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools would like to invite all of our military families to attend this event.  Active duty members and veterans will be let in free.  We will be honoring all of our Bellbrook military families and staff members.    More +

John Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer (EI) Program

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer (EI) Program will be held at Clark State Community College in Springfield, OH.  EI is the summer version of a course offered to first year engineering majors at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).  The semester-long course has been condensed into four or five weeks.  During the program, students complete lab activities in computer, chemical, electrical, computer, civil, mechanical engineering, and materials science.  Course materials, including labs and sample quizzes, can be viewed here.  Students who earn an A or B in the class receive three college credits from JHU.  This course is rigorous, and students must have As and Bs in their high school math and science classes. They also must have taken the following subjects to be eligible to apply: Algebra II, Physics or Chemistry, Trigonometry.  Course dates 6/24 - 7/19 9am - 3pm.  If you are interested, send an email to ei@jhu.edu.   More +

Free Parenting Class offered at TCN Behavioral Health

TCN is offering free parenting classes.  These classes are for parents/caregivers in the community.  You can attend any session of interest to you.  Refreshments are provided.  All classes will be held on Mondays at TCN from 5:30 - 7 pm at 452 W Market St in Xenia.  Pre-registration is appreciated by calling Rachel Miller at 937-347-1813 to reserve a seat. www.tcn.org
 
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College Prep Night at Fifth Third Field

Local college-bound students can attend this FREE event and learn everything they need to know about college, get entered to win a $1,000 scholarship, and chat with over 60 colleges/universities from all over the country.  It’s a great way for students to gather tons of information – all in one spot! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 (6PM – 8PM)  Students must pre-register and attend this event in order to have the chance to win the scholarship provided by Fifth Third Bank, although they do not have to be present to win. Students can now officially register for this event at www.daytondragons.com/collegeprep.  

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Case Western Diversity Overnight - Nov 11 and 12

Case Western Reserve University is currently accepting student applications for their Diversity Overnight on Nov 11th and 12th.  Applications are due Monday, Oct 1st.  Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds, to give them an in-depth look at the opportunities available to their students.  Visit Case Western Reserve to submit an application.   More +

Campus Caravan to Miami and UD - Oct 16th

Juniors and Seniors can sign-up now in the counseling office for the Campus Caravan to Miami University and the University of Dayton on Oct 16th.  Cost is $25, this includes transportation and lunch.  Spots are limited so don't wait.  Deadline to register is Sept 18th.  Students will leave at 7:40 am and the bus will hopefully return to Bellbrook by 3:30 pm. More +

MFG Day

MFG Day 2018 on October 5!  MFG DAY provides a great opportunity for students to imagine themselves in exciting, high-tech manufacturing careers.  Put teaching and learning in context by discovering more about employer expectations and about the wide range of high-skill, high-pay career opportunities available in contemporary manufacturing facilities. 

Manufacturers across the Dayton Region, and throughout the entire country, are holding open houses designed to showcase manufacturing in action and to highlight manufacturing’s vital role in regional and national economies.  You and your students are invited! 

Register to attend one or more open houses by visiting www.mfgday.com.  Be sure to search on “Ohio” to see all the open houses in the Dayton Region. Check this list often as new open houses are added daily. Please register to attend online AND contact the company directly to set up a time to attend. Or, if you need help finding an open house, contact DRMA at Info@DaytonRMA.org or (937) 949-4000.  Students under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult or participate as part of a school group.

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Practice ACT

Sign-up for a practice ACT, sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, offered at BHS on Oct 20th.  Cost is $20.  Sign-up now in the counseling office.  A review session will be held at Huntington Learning Center where students will receive a 10-page analysis with a breakdown of strengths and areas to improve as well as helpful testing taking tips. More +
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