BJHS: School Counseling Services--Go Patriots!
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BJHS School Counseling Services
The Guidance Counseling Offices are open to students before, after, and during school. Patriots, we look forward to working with each of you and wish each of you the best this year! If you need to see us, please feel free to send us an email or stop by!
Your BJHS School Counselors:
- Students A-Go: Mr. Timothy Van Dorn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Students Gr-O: Ms. Demarius Anderson (email@example.com)
- Students P-Z: Mr. Cedric J. Delbridge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 1/2 Time Virtual Students/Special Services: Mrs. LaTonya McGuire (email@example.com)
- College and Career Counselor: Mrs. Stephanie Bostick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- School Counseling Administrator: Mrs. Courtney Horton (email@example.com)
GPA Calculator (Click the Calculator.)
This GPA Calculator will help you calculate your GPA and provide you with an estimate of what your GPA could potentiall be if you take certain courses at certain weights. Be sure to follow the instructions highligted in yellow.
Click (here) to be directed to the course registration information page.
IMPORTANT!!!! NEED TO KNOW INFO BELOW!
The COURSE/SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST FORM is at the VERY bottom--SCROLL DOWN.
Please note: BEGINNING WITH THE 23-24 SY, there will be a $20 charge (cash, check or provided reciept from being paid online) for unwarranted (You decide you don't want to take a class/elective that you selected.) schedule changes that are approved. This must be paid prior to the change being made.
SCHEDULE CHANGE GUIDELINES, COURSE SELECTIONS, OFF BLOCKS, & DUAL ENROLLMENT INFO BELOW
Parents and Students,
Selecting courses is one of the most important tasks students and parents can do. Proper course selection allows students to meet graduation requirements, explore possible career interests, prepare for post-secondary education opportunities and engage in activities he/she enjoys doing. Course selection is vital to the school as well, as our schedule for the next school year is built on the choices our students make now. Teaching assignments and teacher selection are based on the needs of our schedule.
To make all of these different pieces work together, it is imperative that students make the right choices now. The school’s role in course selection will be to confirm with the student his/her choices, and verify that the courses selected are indeed wanted or needed by the student. Once this is complete in the spring, schedule changes will be limited. Students will be expected to stay in the courses they choose.
Simply changing one’s mind after the schedule is built, or believing a course is “too hard” are not valid reasons to change classes. Therefore, we expect students and parents to choose courses for their schedule wisely. The counseling office and administration are here to assist in any way possible. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
*Please see the updated schedule request change form at the very bottom of this page.
AP & Honors Courses:
- Once selected, AP and Honors courses cannot be dropped without administrator approval (choose wisely).
We take a lot of time to develop our master schedule and balance classes to accommodate you based on the selections you make in the spring, so PLEASE choose wisely. Look at the course descriptions and schedule an appointment with your counselor if needed.
"OFF BLOCKS" (JUNIORS & SENIORS)
Students, "off blocks" are ONLY provided for juniors and seniors who are taking an virtual class, a dual enrollment class or are participating in a 5th block sport such as soccer, swimming, track, or bowling ONLY. In order to receive an off block, you must:
- be enrolled in a virtual course, a dual enrollment course or an approved 5th block sport
- have transportation because YOU CANNOT remain on campus during that time
- be on track for graduation
DUAL ENROLLMENT (JUNIORS AND SENIORS)
It is your responsibility to ensure you have received and turned in the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner to your counselor. Paperwork for dual enrollment can be obtained from the counseling office. Please be sure to follow up with your counselor prior to the semester starting if you plan to dual enroll. Remember, after the paperwork has been submitted, all other correspondence will come from the college.
Click the following link to be taken to the dual enrollment information page: DUAL ENROLLMENT INFO.
COURSE REQUEST CHANGE FORM LINK BELOW: