Welcome to the Brentsville Counseling Center
School Code: 471-560
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Counselors will be visiting Middle Schools for Scheduling on the following dates:
Marsteller Middle School March 21, 2017
Parkside Middle School March 22, 2017
Pennington Traditional School March 23, 2017
The Nokesville School March 24, 2017
BDHS School Mission Statement
At Brentsville District we believe that all students can learn to their fullest potential. Students learning will be enhanced by national, global, and multicultural perspectives. Graduates will possess the basic knowledge and skills that will assure their proficiency in problem solving and technology. They will be responsible citizens, life-long learners, and will be prepared for a variety of post-graduation options.
BDHS is a Cambridge School
Many Prince William County Schools have specialty programs.
For information on the specialties, click this flyer. For information about the Parent Information Nights at all the high schools.
BDHS School Vision Statement
The mission of BDHS is to provide a high quality and comprehensive education which will allow each
student to reach his/her fullest potential within the bounds of his/her abilities and chosen educational
goals, and to become a life-long learner and a productive member of society.
Here at Brentsville we believe:
Using Family Connection - Naviance™
- Higher expectations yield higher results.
- Community involvement is essential to the successful operation of the school.
- Extracurricular activities are a cornerstone of the educational process.
- The family is the primary influence in the development of the student.
- Effective communication is essential.
- All students can learn.
- Learning is a life-long endeavor.
- Excellence is achievable and always worth the investment.
- Collaboration among staff is critical to success.
The Office of Student Services is pleased to provide free of charge to all PWCS high school students, Family Connection – a comprehensive website that you and your student can use to make plans about colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance™, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to your student’s school.
Family Connection allows your student to:
§ Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
§ Research colleges – Compare his/her GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual admissions decision data from your high school for students who have applied in the past
§ Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
§ Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.
Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your student about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.
You will find a link to your school’s Family Connection website on your high school’s website. You may also easily look up your school’s Family Connection website by navigating to:
Your student can obtain his/her user id and passcode from the school counseling department at your assigned high school. I hope that you and your student will find this resource helpful as he/she plans for life after high school. For more information about post-secondary planning please visit the Office of Student Services website or follow us on Twitter (@PWCSFutureReady). If you have questions about Family Connection please contact your student’s school counselor.
The BDHS Counseling Team
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