Career & Life ReadyPreparing our teens for this fast-paced world is one of our top priorities. Today's high school students face challenges and opportunities that past generations never dreamed of. Globalization, the Internet, and new business models have changed the way students understand the world and their place in it. Helping your teen prepare for life beyond high school has never been more challenging or more exciting. But where to start?No matter what your teenager dreams of doing with their career, preparing for life after graduation is important. Whether their goal is to earn their vocational licensure, enlist in the military, or pursue further academic education, our school counselors in partnership with our career enrichment teachers and our vocational programs, will help them get there.
Research Tools & Resources
The following tools and resources can assist students and families in the career planning process:
As part of post-secondary planning, we assist juniors and seniors in developing their Career Actions Plans for their portfolios. These assignments require students to do significant research and create an individualized step-by-step plan for meeting their post-graduation goal. Students also complete a Career Action Plan as freshmen and sophomores in their Career Enrichment courses.
Naviance is a comprehensive, interactive website tool for career planning that all of our students have access to. Naviance:
• Allows students to research different careers and colleges
• Houses local scholarship listings and applications
• Provides up-to-date information that is specific to BVT, such as GPA, Class Rank,
and College Application Statistics
• Can be used to complete career assessments and store college planning activities
• Houses a document library containing pertinent information from the counseling
office, such as exploratory information; college process timelines, procedures,
and related forms; and financial aid information
CollegeBoard BigFuture is a website tool where students can do career and college research, as well as learn about paying for college.
College tours are a great way for students to narrow down their college list. They can ask questions, interact with current and prospective students, and get to know the college on a deeper level. If you're interested in touring a college, be sure to fill out the "Campus Visit Form" on the School Counseling Canvas page.
Paying for Future Career Plans
Navigating the costs associated with your teen's future plans is a big part of the process. These tools can help:
PSAT Fee Waivers: Students participating in the free and reduced meals program are eligible to receive a PSAT fee waiver on a first-come, first-served basis when registering for the PSAT in the Business Office.
ACT/SAT Fee Waivers: Students participating in the free and reduced meals program are eligible to receive a fee waiver for the ACT and/or SAT from their school counselor on a first-come, first-served basis prior to registering.
College Application Fee Waivers: Students participating in the free and reduced meals program are eligible to receive college application fee waivers. Please contact your school counselor for more information.
MEFA is a government agency that offers families free expert guidance around planning, saving, and paying for college; tax-advantaged savings plans; and low-cost loans.
Scholarship & Awards: Encourage your teen to apply for the many scholarships and awards that provide an opportunity to advance their careers, pay for college, or tools for the workplace or apprenticeship programs.
Mark Your Calendar!
Thursday, September 7th
College Application Process Workshop
Tuesday, September 12th
Career Action Plan
and Financial Aid Lesson
Tuesday, November 14th
College Application Process Lesson
Tuesday, November 21st
Junior Parents: Virtual College Application
Process Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
Career Action Plan
MEFA'S VIRTUAL EVENT CALENDAR
From choosing a career to
financial aid and college admissions,
MEFA's free webinars and online
community events will help guide you
through the career planning process.
Browse their calendar of events.