BCC Offering Free Courses for Juniors and Seniors

BCC is offering free college courses to high school juniors and seniors this summer and fall.

  • Students can take up to 6 credits this summer, tuition and fees will be waived.
  • Students can take up to 15 credits this fall, student schedules permitting, tuition and fees will be waived.

To enroll, students can use the Early College Registration Form. If a student is taking more than one course, please note it on the form. 

Juniors and seniors can place into college-level classes with a high school GPA of 2.7 (80 on our 100 point scale) or higher or take the Accuplacer placement exam. Students looking to take Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or higher will be required to take the Math Accuplacer.

Fifteen (15) credits is a full course load. We would not encourage all students to take 15 credits. Students must take their high school schedule, classes, sports, extra-curricular activities into account. The schedule can be found at www.berkshirecc.edu/courses.

LMHS will accept any 100-level or higher class for high school credit.

Let me know if you have any questions (dkorte@leepublicschools.net).

College Application Essentials Workshop Series

Start your senior year prepared and ready for the college application process. Workshops will run on June 23rd, 24th, and 25th from 9-10am in person at LMHS (most likely in the cafeteria). I will remain available each day from 10-11am for anyone who wants to stay and work beyond that time. Juniors must be registered for the workshops in advance. The cost is $20 and includes a copy of the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 ($26.99 value). To register, bring cash or a check made out to ‘LMHS’ to Mr. Korte by Friday, June 11th. Financial assistance available upon request for students qualified for free/reduced lunch.

Day #1 - June 23rd, 2021 - 9-10am

Introduction to Naviance, Brag Sheet and Activity Resume

The first day of this week will be an instructional overview on how to access Naviance Student, how to complete the brag sheet, and what an activity resume is and why you need one. The remaining 3 days will be used as time to complete the brag sheet and develop an activity resume with the help of your counselor. The brag sheet and activity resume are documents to be given to your teachers and counselor before they write your letter of recommendation. Doing a thorough job in completing this first step can go a long way in getting recommendations that give an accurate picture of who you are to colleges.

Day #2 - June 24th, 2021 - 9-10am 

Letters of Recommendation, The College Essay, Building your College List

We will discuss the importance of getting strong letters of recommendation and how to go about it, and students will identify two teachers who they will ask for letters. We will also go over how to submit the request through Naviance.  Students will be presented with the Common Application essay prompts, and given information about how to write an effective college essay. We will also have a discussion about the different criteria to consider when building a college list, and how to go about actually building a preliminary list. Students will use Naviance and other resources, and save a list of colleges they would like to apply to in their Naviance Student accounts. 

Day #3 - June 25th, 2021 - 9-10am

Common Application

Throughout this week, students will create a free Common Application account, learn how to answer many of the questions that the Common App requires, and actually complete the majority of their Common Application. The Common Application is accepted by nearly 900 colleges and universities.

Questions? dkorte@leepublicschools.net 

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