Senior Blitz Homework (2023):
Check out your Senior Blitz Homework 2023 SHS before meeting with your counselor during Senior Blitz Week(s).
Letter of Recommendation Packet for Counselors:
For any seniors who need a letter of recommendation from their school counselor, please complete the SHS Letter of Recommendation (“Brag Packet”), and return it/e-mail it to your school counselor 3 weeks before student’s first college application deadline.
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.
College planning PowerPoint presentation:
Application Process – Student Responsibility
For any seniors who need more information on the application process, please check out the this packet for The Application Process Overview 2023 SHS Student Responsibilities
Common Application Information:
2022 Junior College Application Night PowerPoint available HERE.
2022 College Application Process 101 – For Parents: Watch this session on YouTube
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.
Counselors periodically present lessons for each grade level in the classroom. Below are the most current lessons for the year.
12th Grade Senior Blitz Presentation: 12th Grade Senior Guidance SHS 23
- Microsoft Stream Link: 12th Grade Senior Guidance 2022-2023
- YouTube Video Link: 12th Grade Senior Guidance 2022-2023
10th Grade Guidance: 10th Grade Guidance 21-22
9th Grade Guidance: 9th Grade Guidance 2021-2022 PDF
Curriculum Night Presentations
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
- Academic Support
- College Planning
- Graduation Requirements
- Personalized Pathway Requirements
- College & Career Center
- Running Start
- Community Service
- Outside Learning
- Multi-Language Learners
- Course Registration & Graduation Planning
- Request for Credit for Middle School Courses
- PE Credit