Guidance News


The PSAT test will be administered on the morning of Oct 17th at Bellbrook High School.  This test can qualify 11th-grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  This year the PSAT will be a digital test.  Sign-up now using this link, https://sugarcreek.hometownticketing.com/embed/event/732?access_code=fb5c8261b68731668241d2dc234f18116cb791af.  Cost is $20.  Deadline to register is Sep 10th.  Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information about the PSAT/NMSQT.
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Infinite Scholars Program

Free College Scholarship Fair, Sep 29th 4-8pm.  See attached flyer for more details.

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Future Teachers Day

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College Prep Night

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CareSource is Hiring High School Students for PAID IT and IT Business/Communications Internships

There are six available internships in IT and IT Business/Communications at CareSource, a local healthcare company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio (https://www.caresource.com/about-us/). The first step for interested students is to apply. For this particular internship, the deadline to submit the SOCHE application is Friday, 9/9/22. This will give CareSource representatives ample time to select and interview prospective interns. The tentative start date for this fall cohort of internships is Monday, 10/10/22. Some positions are in-person at their 230 N. Main Street location in downtown Dayton; whereas, others are remote or hybrid. Students can complete the high school application form at either of these links: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOijDLC-92r-Mg_9bfb_vQMCrGJQ7GiJnLA3ZpMkqmTca7sg/viewform or https://www.soche.org/apply/ (Click on the “High School Students Apply Here” button.) 
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The PSAT test will be administered on the morning of Oct 12th at Bellbrook High School.  This test can qualify 11th-grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Sign-up now using this Google form.  Cost is $20.  Students can bring cash or check to Mrs. Kramer in the counseling office.  Deadline to register is Sep 13th.  Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information about the PSAT/NMSQT.  
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October 7 is MFG Day.  You can find companies to tour by visiting www.mfgday.com – click “Find an Event” at the top, then enter “Ohio” in the search bar to narrow the results. More companies are signing up every day!  Learn more about why manufacturing is essential at Making Ohio or Creators Wanted.

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Miami Valley Christian College Fair

Sept 19, 2022
Troy Christian High School

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You Made The Grade

“Military students have experienced a great deal of uncertainty and disruption to traditional learning in the last year,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “You Made the Grade, now in its 21st year, celebrates their resiliency and commitment to thriving in the classroom.”

To receive the $5 Exchange gift card, students simply visit their nearest BX or PX, present a valid military ID and proof of a B average or higher at customer service.  Students who make the grade qualify to enter a worldwide sweepstakes to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. Drawings are held in December and June. 


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Miami University Summer Scholars Program

Miami University's Summer Scholars Program is a selective program that provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will get a glimpse of life on campus as they dive into a specific academic program with faculty and other students who share their interests.

Students who attend Summer Scholars and then apply for undergraduate admission to Miami receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and admission to selective programs.

Session 1: July 9 - July 15, 2022

Session 2: July 17 - July 23, 2022

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University of Findlay Pharmacy Summer Camp

Visit this website, https://www.findlay.edu/pharmacy/pharmacy-summer-campfor more information on a pharmacy camp at the University of Findlay.  
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UC College of Engineering and Applied Science Summer Camps

Rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the annual Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) summer camps.  Applications close soon.  Limited spots available!  https://ceas.uc.edu/about/news-events/camps.html 
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Summer Engineering Experiences at UD

Rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the SEE-UD summer camps.  Check out  for more information on the many summer camps available at the University of Dayton.  https://udayton.edu/engineering/k-12-programs/see-ud/index.php   
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YMCA Junior Leadership Dayton

Calling all sophomores to check out this program that meets one time per month to discuss different topics (leadership, diversity, government and justice, etc.).  Check out the program online at https://www.ymcaonline.org/programs/youth-family/junior-leadership-dayton.  Applications are due Apr 4th. 
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WPAFB Summer Hires

Student summer employment starts in May and runs through September depending on students' school schedules.  
How to Apply:
1. Create an account on USA Jobs at https://www.usajobs.gov.
2. Upload an updated resume or create a resume using the USA Jobs Resume Builder.
3. Search for jobs in the desired duty location using keywords such as "Pathways"," Intern", or "Student Trainee".
4. Once a position has been found, carefully follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section of the job announcement. 
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Buckeye Boys State

This is a week long "hands on" workshop where young men will learn about Ohio government by operating the agencies and levels of a mythical state government.  This program will be held June 12-19 at Bowling Green State University.  Interested Junior boys should complete a questionnaire (see attached) and return to your school counselor.  Visit http://www.ohiobuckeyeboysstate.com/ or https://www.ohiobuckeyeboysstate.com/assets/School_Resources/Benefits_to_Students_and_School.pdf for more info.  
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Buckeye Girls State

This is a week long "hands on" workshop where young women will learn about Ohio government by operating the agencies and levels of a mythical state government. This program will be held June 12-18 at University of Mount Union.  Visit http://buckeyegirlsstate.org/ for more info. 
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College Credit Plus

Any student interested in doing a College Credit Plus class next year at BHS or a college should watch the CCP information meeting.  Details were shared about eligibility rules, application deadlines, and required testing can be found on our webpage at http://www.sugarcreek.k12.oh.us/CollegeCreditPlus.aspx.  Any student interested in participating in the college credit plus program during the 22-23 school year must complete the intent to participate form by April 1st.  A password is required to complete the form and can be found at the end of the video presentation.  If you are a returning CCP student for the same college, you only need to complete the intent to participate form.
  • Students taking French 3/4/5 for college credit next fall must complete the WSU CCP application by May 1st!  Apply online at http://www.wright.edu/college-credit-plus/enrollment-process.  
  • Students taking Supply Chain Management or Spanish 3/4/5 for college credit must complete the Sinclair application by May 1st at https://www.sinclair.edu/academics/ccp/get-started/.  
  • Students planning to take College English 12 (ENG 1111) for college credit should apply to Clark State Community College at https://emas.clarkstate.edu/ApplyforHighSchoolPrograms.aspx by May 1st.   
  • Students planning to take a course at a college campus or online must complete the college CCP application by the required deadline.  Most schools have an application deadline of May 1st.  Students must then meet with Mrs. Scohy after acceptance to complete your 22-23 schedule. 
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Campus Caravan

Campus Caravan, IT'S BAAACCCKKKK!  There will be a campus caravan trip to Miami University and University of Dayton on April 12th.  Students can register by completing the google form and paying for the campus caravan in the counseling office.  The trip will cost $20.  Lunch will not be included due to COVID restrictions.  Pack your own lunch.  This trip is open to Juniors.  If we do not fill the bus with juniors it will be opened up to sophomores.  Seats are limited so sign-up now.   

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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. 
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Buckeye Student Leadership Academy

Ohio State's Buckeye Student Leadership Academy. The BSLA is a special summer to autumn program for rising high school seniors who are high achieving, first-generation, rural or underrepresented minority students.  Deadline for applications is Mar 1st. 
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Local Bellbrook Scholarships

Local Bellbrook scholarship information was emailed to all seniors on Jan 24th to their school email. Deadline to complete the application is Feb 21st. 
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22-23 Scheduling timeline

February 10 – HS counselors at BMS to talk to 8th graders about scheduling 
Feb 11, 14, & 15 - classroom meetings with directions for 11th, 10th, and 9th graders to input schedules online
Feb 17th - 8th graders input course requests with HS counselors
Feb 17th - Curriculum Night (your chance to talk to teachers about courses being offered next year)
Feb 28th  – Deadline for all students to input course requests online  

Virtual 8th grade scheduling parent meeting, 9-11th grade scheduling parent meeting, CCP meeting: All presentations will be recorded and posted on our website, emailed to parents, and posted in the google classrooms for students.  All students will be given a scheduling form that must be signed by a parent and turned back in to homeroom teachers no later than March 2nd.  
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Future You: ACT/SAT Practice Test

The Dayton Metro Library will be hosting free Future You: ACT/SAT Practice Test programs to aid students in grades 7-12 prepare for their upcoming ACT/SAT college exams.  Both the ACT and SAT practice tests will be available. All sessions will run from 10 am – 1:30 pm.
Locations and dates:
Vandalia Branch Library, Saturday, January 22
Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, Saturday, January 29
West Carrollton Branch Library, Saturday, February 5
Northwest Branch Library Saturday, February 26
Advanced registration is required for all the sessions. To register or for more information, please visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.
If students aren’t able to make one of the above dates, the Dayton Metro Library has numerous free resources available on their website to help with college prepping. Teens can access Brainfuse’s “Skill Surfer” link by visiting DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Research and gain access to many college and test prep tools to help them prepare for their college journey.
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GCCC Applications for 22-23

Sophomores the Greene County Career Center (GCCC) is now accepting applications for 22-23.  Some programs will fill faster than others so get your application completed soon. https://greeneccc.esvportal.com/ApplicationsLogin.aspx.  There will be an open house at the GCCC on Jan 27th from 5-7 pm.  We would encourage you to check out their new facilities!   
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Scholarship CONNECT

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 4th, apply online at https://www.daytonfoundation.org/scholars.html. 
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PreACT for Sophomores Mar 1

On Mar 1st all 10th graders will participate in a PreACT.  The PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, math, reading, and science.  Results predict future success on the ACT test, and provide both current achievement and projected future ACT test scores on the familiar 1-36 ACT score scale.  For more information on the PreACT visit: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/preact.html 
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PSAT Results

Student scores from the October PSAT/NMSQT will be available online Dec 6-7.  Students who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet will receive an email reminder from College Board explaining where and how to view their scores. Students should set up a free College Board account.  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/getting-scores.  Here are videos to help you interpret your scores.  In addition, we strongly encourage students to link their collegeboard account to Khan Academy.  Students will be able to get individualized SAT practice by uploading your PSAT results.   Go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/k12-educators/advising-instruction/practice-resources/link-accounts to get started.
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Ohio State's Buckeye Student Leadership Academy

Ohio State is pleased to announce the fourth annual Buckeye Student Leadership Academy, a special summer to autumn program for rising high school seniors who are high achieving, first-generation, rural or underrepresented minority students.  BSLA will take place June through November and is free to participants.

Participants attend a one-day conference on Ohio State's Columbus campus, followed by monthly virtual sessions. They learn broadly about college life and resources through:
  • Attending personal development workshops
  • Meeting with faculty and staff
  • Interacting with Ohio State students
  • Participating in sample classes
  • Taking part in leadership, cultural and social activities
In addition, they learn how to navigate the college admissions process, finance their education and be a student leader.

Deadline to apply for the BSLA by Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Selection is competitive.

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Job Shadowing at Premier Health

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Premier Health offers opportunities for students to learn about a variety of health care careers in clinical and non-clinical settings, or for the college student to obtain experiences for degree requirements.  Check out more details on the following website:  https://www.premierhealth.com/healthcare-professionals/careers/residencies-fellowships-and-internships/job-shadowing.
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ROTC Scholarships and US Military Academies Admissions

ROTC Scholarships and US Military Academies Admissions: An Overview for Parents of High School Students on Nov 2 at noon. 
Do you have a college-bound high school student who is interested in going to a military academy or earning an ROTC scholarship? This webinar highlights admission requirements for both. It also shares tips and lessons learned from families who have gone through the process.

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If you missed the FAFSA workshop last night, you can contact the WSU financial aid office with questions.  Call 937-775-4419.  Or you can call the financial aid office at any college for help with completing the FAFSA.

In addition, here is a presentation from the WSU financial aid office explaining all the different types of aid.

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Greene County Career Center Presentation for Sophomores

The GCCC will be at our school on Wed. Oct. 27th from 1:20 to 1:50 in the auditorium to meet with all sophomores and share information about all of their excellent programs.  It is important that all sophomores attend this meeting.  Click on the link to see all of the GCCC programs as well as a short video presentation about the GCCC.      

Any sophomores that would like to go visit the GCCC and see the programs that interest them will be able to do so on Friday Dec. 3rd.   We will leave the HS at 8:30 a.m. and return by 1:30 p.m.  Students will be able to sign up to visit the GCCC after the Wed. Oct. 27th meeting.  

If you have questions about the GCCC please see Mr. Hartley. 

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Thanksgiving Food Boxes/Christmas assistance

If you are in need of a Thanksgiving food box for your family, please sign up here.  If you need assistance purchasing Christmas or holiday gifts for your family, please sign up here 
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Tutor.com for Military Students

U.S. military families get no-cost access to expert writing review for essays, cover letters, and more! Check your eligibility: tutor.com/military. 

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AP Test Registration

Students are required to log-in to their collegeboard account and join their AP classroom.  Each student was provided an AP class join code in the first week of school.  Students must register and pay for their AP tests in Mrs. Scohy's office.  Registration and payment for the AP tests will be open until Oct 29th!  The cost is $96 per test and checks can be made out to Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools.  There is a $40 late fee for anyone who registers for a test after the deadline.  There is also a $40 unused or cancelled test fee this year.   
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Ohio Care Line

The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and administered in community settings. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives. When callers need additional services, they will receive assistance and connection to local providers.  Call 1-800-720-9616 to connect.

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Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices. Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes.  https://mha.ohio.gov/Families-Children-and-Adults/Get-Help/Crisis-Text-Line 
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Miami University Virtual Campus Tour

Check out this virtual campus tour for Miami University, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cz0dAZfSi0..

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Community Support Center Bi-Annual Clothing Distribution

Bi-Annual Clothing Distribution
Wednesday, September 29th, 11am - 1pm and 5:30pm - 7pm

@CSC, 51 S East St, Bellbrook
If you are in need of fall or winter clothing, please join us! This event will be held outside! 
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Dayton Regional Manufacturers Association - Virtual Manufacturing Tours

Check out this website from DRMA with several virtual manufacturing tours.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz9CK9uZNS9Z8rqUuwJB8REq6CWO_sEGr
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We Pause for Peace: A Candlelight Vigil

The Family Violence Prevention Center will host a candlelight vigil on Oct 4th at 6pm at The Greene to honor survivors and victims of domestic violence.

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FAFSA Workshop Oct 20th 6-7 pm

BHS will hold a FAFSA Workshop, hosted by the Wright State University Financial Aid Office, Oct 20th from 6-7 pm.  You must bring your own device and create your FSA id before the workshop.  Attached is a list of what to bring.  

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ACT/SAT Test Prep - Dayton Metro Library

The Dayton Metro Library is providing FREE  help to 7th-12th graders in preparation for the ACT and SAT exams.  Practice tests given and scored immediately following.  Register at daytonmetrolibrary.org for Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library - Saturday, October 2, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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One Miami Admission Days

Students will meet with admission representatives from Miami's Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown campuses and learn more about admission requirements and next steps for applying to each campus.

Prospective high school, non-traditional, and transfer students and their families are welcome. Attendees will also receive an admission application fee waiver.

For more information on event info, visit MiamiOH.edu/admission/onemiami. 

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Christian College Fair

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College Prep Night

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WSU Open House

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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! 
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Military Families

We are asking any military affiliated family to please complete the 2021-2022 BHS Military Families Google Form.  This year we will have additional support for our military families.  Beth Bench, MFLC, will be joining our staff.  Please see the attached introduction letter and parent-consent form.  If you are interested in her services, please complete the attached parent-consent form and return to Mrs. Scohy. 

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Practice ACT

Practice ACT
, sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, will be offered at BHS on Oct. 16th.  Cost is $20, register here.  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.  See attached flyer for more details.

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The PSAT test will be administered on the morning of Oct 13th at Bellbrook High School.  This test can qualify 11th-grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Students can sign-up now using this Google form.  Cost is $18.  Students can bring cash or check to Mrs. Kramer in the counseling office.  Deadline to register is Sep 14th.  Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information about the PSAT/NMSQT 
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Southwest Ohio Regional College Fair

Southwest Ohio Regional College Fair.  Save the date for Thursday, October 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at Miami University's Hamilton Campus Gym (1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45011).  More information, including directions and parking, can be found here 

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Military Appreciation Night

Join us as we honor our military veterans and students at BHS on Sep 17th!  Community tailgate before the game from 5-7 pm behind BCI.  
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Sinclair Fall Affair Virtual Open House

Thursday, October 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us for our Fall Affair Virtual Open House to discover how Sinclair Community College can help you begin your pathway to success. 

At Fall Affair Virtual Open House you can:

  • Learn how Sinclair can help you reach your career and educational goals
  • Discover more about our academic programs
  • Attend virtual sessions to find out more about financial aid and scholarships, transfer opportunities, regional locations, and transitioning from College Credit Plus or Tech Prep
  • Get help filing the FAFSA during our virtual FAFSA workshop from 6-8pm

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Virtual Financial Aid Night

Wednesday night, Oct 14th at 6:30 pm we will be hosting a virtual Financial Aid Night using Google Meet.  A guest speaker from the UD Office of Admissions will be our guest speaker for the event.  The speaker will deliver a 15-20 minute presentation and then answer any questions you may have about the different types of financial aid.  To join the google meet, use the meeting code: Financial Aid. 
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Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, September 10, 2020
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDT/UTC-4

Students are invited to attend The Forum’s Virtual Study Abroad Fair and interact with study abroad providers from across the globe who are ready to welcome you to their programs. Your ideal education abroad experience is out there and we want to help you find it!

»Visit exhibit booths to learn more about programs offered all over the world;
»Chat with providers via live chat or on-demand meetings in Zoom;
»Attend live presentations by study abroad providers during dedicated time slots;
»Visit your institution’s virtual meeting space to speak with an advisor or ask questions.

The Virtual Study Abroad Fair is FREE for students to attend.

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When:   September 21, 2020
Time:     6-8 pm
Where:    Troy Christian High School 700 S. Dorset Rd., Troy, OH 45373
FREE Admission.
For latest up-to-date information and to get your BARCODE: ChristianCollegeFairs.com
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We have changed our platform for requesting transcripts.  All transcript requests NOT ON COMMON APP or SENDEDU will be requested using this link Order Transcripts.  This includes any unofficial transcripts you may need for the application process. 

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MFG day MFG day 2020 has gone virtual.  This 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, click on find event.  Learn more about why manufacturing is essential at www.makingohio.com or www.creatorswanted.org.
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NACAC will host the following Virtual College Fairs***
Sign up now at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring. 

September 13: 12-8 p.m. ET
October 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
October 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
November 8: 2-10 p.m. ET

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Practice ACT, sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, will be offered at BHS on Oct. 3rd.  Cost is $20.  Sign-up now using this Google Form.  Students can bring cash or check to Mrs. Ralston 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 Sep 25th. 
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PSAT The PSAT test will be administered on the morning of Oct 14th at Bellbrook High School.  This test can qualify 11th-grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Due to COVID we only have space to offer this to 10th and 11th graders this year.  Sign-up now using this Google form.  Cost is $17.  Students can bring cash or check to Mrs. Ralston in the counseling office.  Deadline to register is Sep 15th.  Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information about the PSAT/NMSQT.   
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