High School Guidance

College Counseling

As students approach the end of their high school experience, we take great care guiding them and their families through their personal college search process. We believe that the search process should be primarily focused on discovering universities that offer the student an education and experience that will enable them to pursue their future aspirations. 

Counselors work collaboratively with families to discern their goals and financial needs and to define their expectations throughout junior and senior year. Through this collaborative partnership a well-balanced list of universities will be developed. After admission decisions are received, counselors will support students throughout the final college decision-making process.

Jerry '16

"My school counselor was very helpful throughout the whole college application experience. She helped me to find various methods to really gain and understanding about choosing the right college for me."
The department offers a comprehensive college counseling program which involves: 

  • Over 20 course meetings in junior and senior year
  • Fall and spring college fairs at BC High featuring nearly 150 colleges and universities
  • Individual presentations from over 100 colleges and universities
  • The chance to interview with over 25 colleges on our campus
  • Individualized support with the creation of a personal "College List" and applications. 
The department also sponsors summer college trips for students and hosts over 10 evening events for parents and students to help families navigate the intricacies of the college search and financial aid processes.

Events for Families

  • Freshman College Fair
  • College Financial Aid Night
  • College Athletic Information Night
  • Junior Parent College Night
  • "After the Acceptance" Program
  • Selective College Admission Panel
  • Sping College Fair
  • 120 College Information Sessions Held on Campus