Welcome to the Bowie Counseling Department webpage!
Our mission is to provide our students with the knowledge and skills to be successful both at Bowie and in life. Our comprehensive guidance program is comprised with various activities and events for our students and parents including: academic planning, mental health support, classroom guidance lessons, presentations, etc. We uphold an open-door policy for our students in which they may visit their counselor before school, during lunch, during an off-period, or after school.
Parents, if you would like meet with your student's counselor, please arrange an appointment with them via email. Unfortunately, walk-in appointments are difficult to accommodate as we must be available to serve the needs of our students. Our contact information may be found under the staff link on the right side of this page.
All of our presentations will be posted the day after the event and can be found under the "Presentations" tab on the right-hand side of the page.
*Notification of counseling department events will be emailed to students and parents through Naviance. Please make sure that a valid email address is listed in Naviance as well as our other Bowie systems to ensure that you receive all of our communication.
We hope you have a great 2018-2019 school year!
Upcoming & Current Events
"CHANGE OF MIND" DEADLINE
JUNE 12th 2018
THE "CHANGE OF MIND" DEADLINE HAS NOW CLOSED. WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY CHANGES.
Schedule changes will ONLY be made if there is a true error or if it meets one of the specific circumstances listed on our pink course change form. Students may pick up a pink course change form in the front office before school, during lunch, or after school. Remember, it must meet one of the circumstances listed. Schedule changes may take a few days to complete. We will complete all schedule change requests in the order that we receive them. Students MUST follow their original schedule until they receive their new schedule from their counselor.
Purple level change request forms will not be available until the 3rd week of school. Students requesting a level change may pick up a purple level change request form in the front office before school, during lunch, or after school. The form must be completely filled out by the student, parent, and teacher then submitted back to the front office. The counselor will then submit it to the department for approval. Please note that the level change process may take up to three weeks, so students may have to remain in their Pre-AP/ AP course the entire first six weeks. Level changes WILL NOT be granted if a student has missing assignments (including summer work), has not attended FIT, or has not attended tutoring.