Seniors

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.


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:

Common Application Information for Sammamish HS 2023


Juniors

2022 Junior College Application Night PowerPoint available HERE.

2022 College Application Process 101 – For Parents: Watch this session on YouTube


Student Athletes

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.

web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/


Counselor Presentations

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

10th Grade Guidance: 10th Grade Guidance 21-22

9th Grade Guidance: 9th Grade Guidance 2021-2022 PDF


Naviance

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.

  1. Locate your school using the “Search for a School” tool.
  2. Students sign in by using the “Login with Clever” button.

A screenshot of the Login with Clever button and prompt.

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.

More information on passwords can be found on our OneNote page. Problems with student usernames and passwords can be directed to studenthelp@bsd405.org.

 

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
Counseling

Seniors

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.


Juniors

2022 Junior College Application Night PowerPoint available HERE.

2022 College Application Process 101 – For Parents: Watch this session on YouTube


Student Athletes

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.

web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/


Counselor Presentations

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 SY21-22 FINAL PDF

10th Grade Guidance: 10th Grade Guidance 21-22

9th Grade Guidance: 9th Grade Guidance 2021-2022 PDF


Naviance

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.

  1. Locate your school using the “Search for a School” tool.
  2. Students sign in by using the “Login with Clever” button.

A screenshot of the Login with Clever button and prompt.

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.

More information on passwords can be found on our OneNote page. Problems with student usernames and passwords can be directed to studenthelp@bsd405.org.

 

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
Counseling
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.