Counseling Center


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PSAT Exam Sign Ups

The PSAT/NMSQT exam is scheduled for Saturday October 14, 7:45am at BHBL High School. Sign ups will take place with Mrs. Scrivener in the Principal’s Office. Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 20th. registration info here

Calendar of Events

  • Wed, Sept 6 – 9th Grade & New Student Orientations
  • Thurs, Sept 7 – Classes Begin
  • Mon, Sept 18CASDA Regional College Fair, HVCC, 6-8pm
  • Wed, Sept 20 – DEADLINE to register for PSAT registration info here
  • Thurs, Sept 28 – College Fair, High School Gym
  • Thurs, Sept 28 – HS Back to School Night, 6:30pm
  • Fri, Oct 6 – 5 Week Progress Reports, available on eSchool
  • Sat, Oct 7 – SAT Exam at BHBL HS. Registration deadline is 9/7 register here
  • Sat, Oct 14 – PSAT Exam, BHBL HS. Registration deadline is 9/20 registration info here
  • Wed, Oct 18 – College Fair, High School Gym
  • Thurs, Nov 2 – College Financial Aid Night, 6:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 4 – SAT Exam, NOT at BHBL. Registration deadline is 10/5 register here
  • Sat, Dec 2 – SAT Exam at BHBL HS. Registration deadline is 11/2 register here

About the High School Counseling Center

The BH-BL High School Counseling Center provides a comprehensive school counseling program and a holistic approach to working with high school students. As vital members of the educational team, school counselors help students in areas of academic achievement, career exploration and social emotional development. The counselors provide individual academic planning and goal setting; post secondary exploration including higher education, military or entrance to the workforce; and collaboration with families, teachers, administrators, and community members to promote student success.

Counselors are student advocates, resources of information, and a supportive presences in the school environment. The goal of the school counseling team is to contribute to the academic, social, and career development of students as they transition from teenagers to well-rounded, productive adults.
Read more about the role of the high school counselor.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Why SEL?

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the world’s leading organization promoting integrated colored graphic as a circleacademic, social and emotional learning for all children in schools, social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to 5 key areas:

  • Self Awareness: Developing healthy identities,
  • Self Management: Managing emotions and achieve personal and collective goals,
  • Social Awareness: Feeling and showing empathy for others,
  • Relationship Skills: Establishing and maintaining supportive relationships,
  • Responsible Decision Making: Making responsible and caring decisions.

Why is SEL so important?

SEL helps children by promoting their health and well-being and contributing to the prevention of violence, truancy, bullying, and drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, SEL is associated with significant gains on academic achievement tests as well as decreased anxiety and behavior problems. According to CASEL, SEL is most beneficial when it is integrated throughout the school culture and includes collaboration with families.