Welcome to the BCHS Counseling Department
Boulder City High School’s counselors are here to help students navigate the complexities of high school: first day freshman jitters, difficult emotional events, academic and career plans, personal dilemmas, college admissions, etc. If you deal with it in high school, we are here to lend a hand.
Today’s school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Please feel free to reach out to one of our counselors if you have questions or concerns about your student.
Our school counselors are available to talk with your child and/or provide support to parents during this time. The best way to contact your child’s counselor is by sending a message through their respective Google Forms (listed below). All meetings at this time are held through Google Meet. The forms are monitored M-F from 7:30am to 2:30pm. If it is after hours or an emergency, please contact emergency personnel or use SAFEVOICE.
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health
If you or someone you know is considering suicide or self-harm, then please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website by clicking on the “CONTACT THE SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE” button below.
For other mental health issues, please talk to your parent or guardian and reach out to your healthcare provider. There are many ways to get help online from home, with or without insurance. You can also text HOME to 741741 (Crisis Text Line) to text with a trained Crisis Counselor by clicking on the “GET HELP ON THE CRISIS TEXT LINE” button below.
To submit anonymous tips and reports, submit a SafeVoice at 1-833-216-SAFE or visit their website by clicking on the “SEND AN ANONYMOUS TIP ON SAFEVOICE NOW” button below.
Lastly, please click on the “SUICIDE PREVENTION INFORMATION” button to access an informative article on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide.
BCHS Counseling Team
GPA’s & Levels of Academic Honors
Add up all grades and divide by the number of classes taken.
A= 4 points, B= 3 points, C= 2 points, D=1 point, F=O points
Honors courses carry an additional .025 weight (bonus points).
Advanced Placement courses carry an additional .05 weight.
GRADUATING WITH HONORS DISTINCTION
Based on the 7th semester standing
3.50 – 3.85 GPA = graduating with honors
3.86 and up = graduating with high honors
GRADUATING VALEDICTORIAN 2021+
The GPA is now uncapped so the student with the highest GPA will be Valedictorian.
ACT vs NEW SAT
For information on the similarities and differences between the ACT and the New SAT, please click the button below.
Dates for upcoming tests and associated registration deadlines are not yet available, but will be posted here as soon as they have been distributed for publication.
The ACT (“American College Test”) is now the more popular college admissions standardized test in the US, with the number of test-takers exceeding that of the SAT. The ACT covers skills that you’ve learned in school. The test has four sections: English, Math, Social Studies, and Natural Sciences. You can find out more information by visiting www.actstudent.org. In college admissions, the ACT Composite Score is by far the most important score. It is calculated by taking an average of your four core section scores, with these important points: The Composite is rounded to the nearest whole number; and 0.5 is rounded UP to the nearest whole number.
**ALL JUNIORS IN THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL TAKE THE ACT TEST FOR FREE**
Students must register to take the ACT and may do so using the button below. The information you provide during registration will be visualized on your score report to help you explore possible careers that align with your stated interests. Registration takes approximately 40 minutes and you should be prepared with the following information:
- Desktop or laptop with an internet connection
- Credit card or other form of payment
- High School course details
- Headshot photo – now or anytime before the photo deadline
- BCHS Code: 290020
The SAT test is broken down into four categories: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay. You can find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the SAT and what the test will measure by visiting collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat.
Students must register to take the SAT and may do so using the button below. Below is a list of what you will need to do:
- Sign in to your free College Board account – your parent or counselor can’t register for you
- Provide your full, legal name and other identifying information. Make sure it’s the exact same name and information shown on your photo ID
- Decide if you want to answer other questions about yourself. This takes time, but it’s worth it if you want colleges and scholarship organizations to find you (learn why you should opt in to Student Search Service®)
- Decide whether to sign up for the SAT with Essay (see which colleges recommend or require it)
- Upload a photo that meets very specific photo requirements
- Check out and print your Admission Ticket
The Clark County School District recognizes that family engagement is essential foracademic achievement. When parents and families support their children’s education, the attitudes, behaviors, and achievement of students are positively enhanced.
Parents and families provide the primary educational environment for children; consequently, families are vital and necessary partners with educational communities to prepare students for lifelong learning. Please click the button below to access family resources provided by CCSD to develop and promote strategies that enhance family engagement and reflect the needs of students, parents, and families.
Official transcripts for CURRENT students are available directly from the Boulder City High School Registrar.
Clark County School District’s Student Record Services Department maintains the archiving of educational records for former Clark County School District students. CCSD is now offering a convenient and secure website for former students, K-12 Districts, attorneys and corporations to request transcripts, student records, immunizations, and graduation verifications online.
Please select the appropriate button below to request an official transcript.
The Counseling Department has provided the below helpful links for post-secondary planning. Additional information about the many opportunities available after graduation from high school are available on the College & Career Center page, accessible by clicking the button below.