Counselors and faculty use the Naviance program to provide resources, tools and information to guide students through the college application process. This program allows students to define their strengths and post-secondary interests, search a comprehensive database of colleges and scholarships and track their college application process. Below are some additional resources to aid in the application process.
How do students access Naviance?
Students and families can access Naviance by navigating to: https://student.naviance.com/sammamish.
- Locate your school using the “Search for a School” tool.
- Students sign in by using the “Login with Clever” button.
When asked, students will need to use the “Log in with Active Directory” button. The email and password are the student’s regular BSD email and password.
Naviance can help students to:
- Create a four-year plan
- Explore careers
- Identify personality and learning styles
- Research colleges
- Prepare for SAT and ACT
- Receive notifications and emails from counselors
- Learn about acceptance rates with Scattergrams
- Research scholarships
- Work on their resume
Student athletes need to register with the NCAA and submit transcript waivers to the counseling office. Please bring in two copies of the signed waiver along with two envelopes with postage & addressed to the NCAA Clearing House – one copy for the beginning of the year & the 2nd copy for the end of the year.
Letter of Recommendation Packet for Counselors:
For any seniors who need a letter of recommendation from their school counselor, please complete this packet, and return it/e-mail it to your school counselor.
BSD Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Waiver:
This year, the Bellevue School District requires all seniors to complete the BSD Ferpa Waiver Form in order to send official high school transcripts to colleges.
Use this Senior Checklist to help guide you in your college application process during your senior year.
This Funding Resources document provides brief financial aid and scholarship information with links to the most useful website.
Senior Guidance & Senior Blitz
To the Families of SHS Seniors,
It’s time for senior blitz! This means that for the next 3 weeks (9/24 – 10/8) counselors will be meeting with your seniors to talk about the following:
- Credits left towards graduation
- Remaining requirements (State testing, WA state and community service)
- Discussing post high school plans
- Helping with questions regarding applications, Naviance, Financial Aid and more
Seniors will receive an email from their counselor with information on how to book their senior blitz appointment along with this 2020-2021 Senior Guidance video that will answer a lot of their questions. Families are welcome to join their senior during the scheduled meetings. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us and we look forward to connecting with the class of 2021.
Counselors periodically present lessons for each grade level in the classroom. Below are the most current lessons for the year.
9th Grade Presentation: 9th Grade Guidance 20-21