Bend Senior High School
Our Future Center Coordinator and community volunteers are here to help students think about and prepare for college and career opportunities. Drop by or make an appointment to learn more.
Counseling & FC Google Classrooms by Class
Please click here to find the code for your class to get important updates from Counseling & the Future Center! You will need your school Google account to sign-up!
SO YOU NEED TO RETAKE YOUR ACT/SAT BUT THERE'S A PANDEMIC...
Juniors who took the Bend-La Pine Schools' administered ACT should receive results in the mail by mid-April. In a non-pandemic world, many students decide to retake the test to better their scores (even if they do "well"). During this unusual time however, there are some other factors to take into account. We try to explain them in this document (and include the next test dates here as well). Reach out to us if you have questions or need further assistance
Future Center Appointment Sign-Up Sheet
If you would like to talk to Ms. Holt or Ms. Moore in the Future Center,
We will get back to you to set up a meeting via phone or WebX. Thank you for reaching out and thanks in advance for your patience. We'll talk with you soon!
* Tuesday, October 13, 5pm: LIVE FINANCIAL AID Q & A (VIA ZOOM)
* Wednesday, October 14, 5:30pm: LIVE “COLLEGE 101” WEBINAR (VIA ZOOM)
* Tuesday, October 20, 11am: LIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WEBINAR (VIA ZOOM)
CLICK HERE TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR (on the date/time listed above)
Click below for a complete list of Future Center Events, including: College Rep Visits, Info Sessions, Test Dates & More
The Future Center hosts events that help students meet College Representatives, explore paths for after high school, as well as provide hands-on work sessions in a variety of topics. The Future Center is also often the place for students to sign-up for special events and communicate key dates. Weekly events are posted outside the Future Center; upcoming events are updated on a white board just inside.
Click here for the most current events list and, please, keep checking back. This list is updated frequently.
Internships available through "Youth Career Connect". See Mrs. Holt in the Future Center for information on these and all other available internships.
Note: College rep visits and events take place in the Future Center Room A4, unless otherwise noted. Please obtain a pass from the Future Center to attend.
Applying to college and for financial aid and scholarships can feel daunting. We can help.
Scholarships are available through a variety of sources.
The college you plan to attend will have both merit and department scholarships available. The BSHS Future Center compiles a list of national, state, and local scholarships that can be found on the Bend-La Pine School District (BLPS) scholarship list (see link below). Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) offers 450+ scholarships with one application. National search sites such as Fast Web, and Sally Mae give you the ability to search for thousands of scholarships. Select the "Scholarship List" link below for a list of national, state and local scholarships compiled by all area high schools.
Although undocumented students cannot apply to federal financial aid there
are several financial resources available.
Click here for details.
Students can earn credits for participating in these work-based programs. Our school offers several programs including:
Job Search, Available Internships, Resumes, Letters of Introduction, Interviewing Skills
Students interested in a foreign exchange program during high school have many options to consider. Each year our local Rotary Club sends and hosts high school students in their programs. Applications are available in late September for travel in August of the following school year.
Other programs include:
Those considering a Gap Year between high school and college can look at these resources:
For students wishing to go straight from high school into the military, a call to one of our local recruiters is the best place to start. Meetings can be set up in the recruiting office or in the Future Center.
ROTC is offered at some colleges and is designed as officer training, while students are going to college. Once selected for a ROTC program most likely you will be offered either a full or partial scholarship. The ROTC department at the school you plan to attend will have detailed information about post-college commitments.
The Academies offer students a very prestigious education, one that is filled with rigor and regimentation. To admission process is arduous, but worth it, if this is the route for you.
Whether your student would like to get help for work credit, career exploration or navigating the process of college admissions, we are here to help. At BSH, we have a unique Mentor Program that matches juniors with adult mentors who assist them through their senior year to help them understand their post-high school options. Links to a variety of resources are available on this page. If you do not find what you need, please email the Future Center and we will assist you.
Please consider volunteering as a Mentor in the Future Center. We have 5 training sessions, beginning each October to show how you can assist our students (and your own!) with post-graduation plans. Please contact Anita Moore to find out more.
If you have questions about enrollment or graduation, please visit our Counseling Page.