The following are some of the frequently asked questions by students, parents and staff. The most common are addressed below, others are addressed in the subpages. If you have further questions please contact the Counseling Office.
How do I access translation services? ¿Cómo accedoa los servicios de traducción?
How do I meet with my counselor?
Students should sign the appropriate appointment book before or after school, lunch, between classes or during morning office hours. This will alert the specific Counselor that an appointment needs to be set. You will be given a reminder note to show your teacher then use your agenda book as your hall pass at your scheduled time. Students can also stop in if the counselor’s door is open or can ask Darcie Gutierrez or Debbie Moncrief to schedule an appointment.
Parent/Guardians may call for an appointment at any time.
How do I get my Power School password and log in to see current grades?
Students and parents have separate access to the Power School Portals so they have different IDs and passwords. To find out your information contact the Counseling Office, Administrative Secretaries or the BHHS Library Aide. A Power School link is on the district website’s homepage and the Counseling Center homepage.
I need a schedule change for the upcoming school year, how do I do this?
Because students and parents will have early access to their class schedules through Power School (Internet portals) schedule changes should be requested prior to the first day of classes each semester. Students need to plan carefully and make wise decisions. Keep in mind that requests can be denied if the reasoning isn’t appropriate or if a class is full.
How do I get an official copy of my transcripts?
Contact the BHHS Registrar for ordering transcripts. Generally current and recently past students require 48 hours to process information for transcripts. Students that graduated prior to 2003 will need to allow 10 working days to process transcripts. For current students there is no cost for transcripts. Past students have a $5 fee payable to BHHS at the main office.
If you need a new/replacement diploma there is a $15 fee and you must allow 10 working days. Forms for ordering transcripts or diploma requests are in the Counseling office or call 469-2108 ext 4012.
Who can I contact to find out how my student is doing in his/her classes?
Please contact teachers directly regarding your student’s progress. You may contact them through the high school’s website via e-mail, http://www.brookings.k12.or.us/bhhs/bhhs.html or telephone (541) 469-2108.
If you have broader concerns regarding your student’s academic or personal success you may contact the counseling office.
As a senior what is the first thing I should be doing to plan for post-secondary education?
Seniors were encouraged at the end of their Junior year to spend the summer visiting and researching possible post-high school educational interests.
The following is a general guideline to follow during your senior year:
September………….Register to take the SAT in October, November, or December at www.collegeboard.com
…..Sign up with ASPIRE and ETS in the Counseling Office for more one-on-one assistance
Sept/Oct……………Complete & submit any trade, college, university, community college, work force, apprenticeship, application by the end of October. Submit to 3 to 5 schools/programs that you are considering. Most applications are now on-line. You can use computers in the Bruin Career Center to assist you if needed.
October 1.………….Complete & Submit FAFSA. Parents and students should work together on this. Use of prior year's tax numbers will be needed. www.FAFSA.ed.gov
Nov/Dec…………….Take advantage and attend Financial Aid workshops at the high school or Southwestern Community College. Begin Scholarship searches.
Jan/Feb…………….Complete Scholarships: OSAC, BHSF, Bruin General, and others. Visit the Bruin Career Center, your counselors, and this site for links and downloads. …..Update FAFSA if needed
March/April…………Wait on financial aid & scholarship information
…..Keep grades up, get any credit recovery done, and finish strong
May 1.……………..Notify most colleges/universities of intent to attend. …..Notify Counseling of scholarships, post-secondary decisions
…..Request final transcript sent to your chosen college/trade school
Where can I find out about scholarships and financial aid?
There are several resources you can go to for this information; make an appointment or drop into the Bruin Career Center. ASPIRE volunteers are available for mentoring and drop-in visits are always welcome in the Bruin Career Center. Val Cowan with Education Talent Search and our ASPIRE Coordinator are located in the Bruin Career Center. We encourage you to search on-line, contact colleges of interest or visit the financial aid page on this website. The Bruin Career Center has many college, university and trade school catalogs available. There are also computers for student and parent use in the center.
When and Where is graduation?
For the class of 2020 Graduation is Saturday, June 13th at 2:00pm at Elmer Bankus Field. Mandatory Practice will be on Friday June 12th at 9:00 a.m. All seniors must plan to attend.
When does the school year end?
Wednesday, June 17th is the last day of school for students. Teachers finish up grades and room clean up on Thursday, June 18th. Administrators, counselors and administrative office staff remain an additional week. Check the current calendar on the district website www.brookings.k12.or.us
What are my graduation requirements?
24 Credits- see curriculum guide for specific credit requirements
Passing Oregon Essential Skills in Reading, Writing, and Math
Completion of CIS Portfolio
Completion of EA Service Learning Project
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