BHS College & Career Center Announcements!

 College Center September Update

The following are current happenings for September 2015 at the College Center:

   The College Center is continuing to register seniors for the SAT and ACT Exams. Students can register anytime during the school day with a pass to the College Center. Juniors will take the ACT and SAT for the first time May 2016 and June 2016.

   Admissions representatives from various universities are scheduled to present to our students throughout September 2015. I have attached the College Center Calendar so that you can share this information with your students. Passes to attend university presentations are available in the College Center, all grade levels are encouraged to attend.

   East Los Angeles College Courses are set to begin next week in Room 135 after school. We are offering Criminal Justice 1 every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 6:10 pm. Child Development 1 will be offered every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 6:10pm. Both courses are transferable to the CSU and UC Systems. Students can sign up in the College Center or report to the class (CJ1 Room 135, CD1 Room TBD) on the first day.

   All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 14, 2015. Any 9th grade student that wants to take the PSAT must pick up an application in the College Center and pay $15 at the student store. Homeroom teachers, thank you in advance for assisting with the administration of this exam. An in-service is forthcoming for all proctors. Familiarity with the PSAT exam structure will improve scores when the SAT is taken during their Junior and Senior year. Therefore, exposure will increase the likelihood of students applying to four year universities.

   College Prep Mondays-The College Center will be open every Monday from 3:00-5:00 to assist students with everything related to college admissions. Encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity without having to miss class time. Snacks will be provided!

Thank you all for continuing to improve the college going culture at Bell High School.

College Center Reminders:

-PSAT/NMQST will take place at BHS October, 14th at 7:30 am - Extended Homeroom Schedule.

-California State University (CSU) application opens October 1st. Due Date – November 30th.

-University of California application opens August 1st. Due Date – November 30th.

If you have further questions about this or any other college or career information, please see Mr. Frank Marquez, Bell High School College and Career Counselor (323) 832-4779