The Advisor Newsletter

College of the Month

College of the Month will be a monthly series where we explore a college or university selected by the counselors. Oftentimes, this institution is overshadowed by peer institutions, however this college has institutional qualities that are of interest to our students. Our hope is to highlight some of the features that make this college or university the College of the Month

NYPD and FDNY Requirements

Are you interested in becoming a New York City Police Officer or Firefighter? Talk with your school counselor and check out the requirements.

ACT Superscore

Superscoring is the process of averaging your four best subject scores from all of your ACT test attempts.

Juniors - Teacher Recommendation Update

To our juniors who are considering which teacher to ask to write a letter of recommendation for college. We have been asked by students if it is acceptable to ask a sophomore year teacher for a letter of recommendation

Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness month, a month dedicated to the national movement to put a spotlight on the importance of mental health and wellness. 

 

While 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness over the course of their lifetimes, everyone will face challenges that can and will affect their mental health. We focus on our physical well being, the food we eat, exercise, and getting regular check-ups for vision and dental care, but we often forget to take stock of our emotional and spiritual needs. Everyday demands take their toll. 

Summer School

The summer vacation provides an opportunity for some students to pursue additional coursework for enrichment (new courses) or remediation (repeating courses). In either case, prior permission must be obtained in order to receive academic credit at BHHS. Approval forms are available in the Counseling Office.

SAT vs. ACT

The question whether you should take the SAT vs. ACT starts with whether you should take a standardized test for college admission.

College of the Month

College of the Month will be a monthly series where we explore a college or university selected by the counselors. Oftentimes, this institution is overshadowed by peer institutions, however this college has institutional qualities that are of interest to our students. Our hope is to highlight some of the features that make this college or university the College of the Month.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April was Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to bring awareness to this public health problem.  

The issue of child abuse includes all types of abuse and neglect against a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role (such as a religious leader, a coach, a teacher) that results in harm, the potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child.