Counseling and Career Center

The College and Career Center provides information and assistance with academic progress, course selection, careers, college searches, scholarships, financial aid, and other post-secondary opportunities.  Individual guidance and classroom group instruction are provided to assist students in making educational and vocational/career plans.

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AP Information

ADVANCED PLACEMENT—TIME TO ORDER EXAMS (10/6-11/4)!

AP courses offer students the opportunity to get a head start on college while in the supportive environment of a high school classroom. Students can earn college credit or placement by taking the AP exam at the end of the school year, while at the same time achieving a higher level of learning.  (https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies).

 

Taking an AP exam is optional, but we encourage students to consider the opportunity.

 

Please review the steps below to ensure that you are registered for your AP exam(s) or that you have communicated your desire to not take an AP exam.

 

Step 1: Make sure you have joined your AP class section on College Board; an exam CANNOT be ordered for you if you don’t join your class section!

a. College Board profiles are the same accounts used to collect prior year PSAT/NMSQT® or AP® Exam scores. Do not create a new account if you already have one.  If you have never created a College Board account, create one by clicking on ‘Create Account on http://myap.collegeboard.org.

b. Log into the College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org using your College Board profile and apply the ‘Join Code’ (access code) you received from your teacher for each of your subjects. Join Codes are subject, teacher and class period specific. 

 

c. ALL Students need to complete the Join step to be able to access the free online resources for their AP® Subject made available on MyAP, and for exam registration.  The default is set to ‘YES’ for taking the exam (your registration will be complete once payment is made).  

 

If a student is opting out of the exam, please email sberg@helenaschools.org and include your full name and the exam(s) you are NOT taking.  

 

Step 2: Pay your exam fee $100 per exam by November 4.

a. Pay online at https://helenaschools.revtrak.net/.

b.  If you are on free/reduced lunch, the fee is $47 per exam (you will indicate this in the RevTrak system)

 

FAQs:

How will the AP exams be administered this year?

The 2023 AP Exams will be full-length, paper and pencil only administered in schools (locations TBD).  

 

When will the AP exams be administered?

May 1-5 and May 8-12, 2023. See AP exam calendar for complete schedule https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/exam-calendar

 

What if I miss the November 4 deadline for payment?

It is CRUCIAL to meet the deadline so that we may secure a test for you. If you order an exam past the November 4 deadline, you will be subject to a late order fee of $40 per exam.

 

What if I can’t pay by the November 4 deadline?

Please work back with your school counselor if payment of fees creates a financial hardship.

 

Will I be able to cancel my exam?

A $40 cancellation fee will be applied to any refunds requested after November 15.  To cancel, email sberg@helenaschools.org and include your full name and the title of the exam(s) to cancel.

 

If you have any questions regarding AP registration and payment, please contact Capital High School’s AP Coordinator:

 

Sara Berg

sberg@helenaschools.org

406-324-2490

What you can expect from your Capital High School Counselors . . .

  • POST-SECONDARY PLANNING/COLLEGE, CAREER & LIFE SKILLS!
  • Course Selections & preparing for High School.
  • INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL SUPPORT
  • FAMILY SUPPORT

We use a systematic approach to accomplish these goals with all students and families. . .

  • YEARLY PRESENTATIONS —
    • Class registration and information night
  • OPEN OFFICE/WALK IN TIMES —
    • Counselors keep “open office” time during both lunches for general walk-in questions. Your individual counselor may not be available, but someone in the department will be available to assist you.
  • INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS —
    • Personal Interviews & Post Secondary Planning, general information, scheduling, career/college/scholarship opportunities, personal concerns/referrals, your counselor needs to see you for various reasons, etc. . .
    • Counseling Department Sign In/Out Form

All services provided by your school counselors are free, voluntary and completely confidential, except as required by law to the students, families, teachers and school staff in the Helena Public Schools.

Helena School District has partnered with Intermountain to offer a free mental health screening for its students. The following letter and consent form can be returned to your student’s counselor and a screening with take place.

Recent News from the Counseling and Career Center

Jeramie Robinson

324-2493 jrobinson@helenaschools.org

Responsible for students with the last name beginning: A – D

Dana Meldrum

324-2491 dmeldrum@helenaschools.org

Responsible for students with the last name beginning: E – K

Jamie Bawden

324-2492 jbawden@helenaschools.org

Responsible for students with the last name beginning: L – Ri

Sara Berg

324-2490 sberg@helenaschools.org

Responsible for students with the last name beginning: Ro – Z

Aspen Herndon

324-2483 aherndon@helenaschools.org

Career Counselor (Scholarships, Jobs, Career Search, etc. )

Arin Herndon

324-2604 aherndon1@helenaschools.org

Counseling Secretary