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Welcome to the Bellevue High School Guidance Website!

This website will provide you with up-to-date information and inform you of upcoming events and services offered by the school counselor. 


NEWS: Important Updates

CALENDAR: Upcoming Events  ***Make sure you check the calendar often for important college and scholarship updates!!!!!

LINKS: Individual Learning Plans (ILP), College Links, Available Scholarships, Financial Aid/ Scholarship Information, ACT, Standardized Tests, CareerOptions, Other Helpful Information

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Bellevue High School Enrollment Requirements


You need the following forms to completely enroll your child at Bellevue High School

  • Enrollment forms
    • Enrollment packet
    • Record Release Form
    • Medical form
    • Home Language Survey
    • Free and Reduced Lunch form
  • Proof of Residency
  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Physical Exam Form
  • Immunization Form

A schedule, transcripts and/or current grades from the previous school will help the enrollment process be completed more quickly.

***Your child will not be enrolled until all forms are submitted.

If there are any questions, please contact the Guidance Counselor, Heather McDougall at 859-261-2980 ext 614, or Ben Zimmerman at 859-261-2980 ext 612.


All transcripts must be ordered through  Once a transcript is ordered, they can be released from the school.


1. Begin registration by choosing one of these methods:

  • Click the registration link in the email from your school
  • Go to and enter the registration code provided by your school (for current students)
  • Go to and sign up manually or with Facebook

2. Complete the registration for by answering a few short questions.


1. In  your account, click Dashboard

2. Click Order on the Transcript tile

3. Select a destination

4. Submit payment, if necessary

5. Wait for confirmation



College Application Process


Applying to College Step by Step

1.    Applying to college can be daunting, but taking a step by step approach will allow you to succeed.

2.    Fill out the application. Go to each individual college’s website and click the apply link.

    1. All colleges are different and have different applications.
    2. The Common App can be used to apply to multiple colleges at once.
      1. However, it only includes certain colleges (EKU, UK, Transy, UC)
      2. You are allowed to save the application and work on it at a later time.
      3. This application requires essays.
      4. Write down your application log in information!!!!

3.    Go to to send your transcript to the colleges you applied.

4.    Pay the application fee, or fee waiver.

    1. If you qualify for free and reduced lunch, Mrs. McDougall can send a letter stating this to the college.
    2. Please request this letter on the “student request sheet” in Mrs. McDougall’s outside office.

5.    Send your official ACT scores.

 Some colleges will accept the ACT scores that are on your transcript.

    1. However, some colleges may require an official ACT from the ACT.
    2. Go to to order an ACT score to be sent to a college ($13 per college).
      1. You can also sign up for an ACT and add up to 4 colleges for your scores to be sent to. October 27 Deadline: September 28!!!

 6.    Gather supplemental materials. This can include an essay, letter of recommendation, Counselor Recommendation, etc.

 7.    Interview for admission (if necessary). ...

8.    Receive your acceptance letter!

***You will receive several emails from the university after you apply. Make sure you read the emails to see where you are in the application process.

***The process is complete once you submit your application, ACT scores, fees or fee waiver, and transcript. Some colleges will send their application decision within a few weeks. However, some colleges do not send decisions until December or later.

 ***If in doubt…contact the college!!! The best way to get answers is to directly contact the college.



If you want financial aid for college you must fill out the FAFSA form online at You can do this starting in October.




Make sure you check out the bulletin board for updates!!!



Governor's Scholars Program

All application forms can be found on

All Applications must be submitted to Mrs. McDougall by Friday, November 30, 2018


ACT/SAT Testing Information for 2018-19

 Bellevue High School’s code is 180-180

·         If the code is not provided at test registration, test scores required for the KEES scholarship may not be provided.

ACT Registration

·         Can be completed online at

  • The cost is $50.50 for the ACT (no writing) or $67.50 for the ACT Plus Writing.
  • Late registration includes the basic fee plus $29.50
  • IF you qualify for free or reduced lunch, please see Mrs. McDougall in the Guidance Office for an application fee waiver form.
  • The fee waiver covers the basic fee for the test option you select when you register, either the ACT (No Writing) or the ACT Plus Writing. Eligible students may use a maximum of two separate fee waivers. Fee waivers may not be used to pay for: the late registration fee; additional college choices; other services; test date, test center, or test option changes; residual testing; or standby fee. You cannot receive a refund if you paid the registration fee but would have been eligible for a fee waiver.


·         It is imperative to check the requirements of the college(s) of interest to determine if the ACT Plus Writing is required for admission (it is included in the SAT).

o   Some colleges and universities have decided to require or to recommend that their applicants submit scores from the ACT Writing Test. Others have decided the Writing Test scores are not needed; their applicants do not need to take the writing portion of the ACT.

 SAT Registration

·         Can be done online at


College Application Fee Waiver Forms

IF you qualify for free or reduced lunch, see Mrs. McDougall in the Guidance Office to request a college application fee waiver form letter.


Acceptance Letters/ Scholarship Offer Letters

Please continue to bring all aacceptance letters and scholarship offer letters to the Guidance Office so that Mrs. McDougall can make copies of them for Senior Honors Night.


Driver's License Information

***Please request these forms 24 hours in advance!


The No Pass/No Drive law (HB 32) was implemented on August 1, 2007. In the new legislation enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly, this law will apply to ALL students 16 and 17 years old who apply for a permit or license on or after August 1, 2007. This law will not affect minors who received their instructional permit or license prior to August 1, 2007. It is important to understand that when a sixteen or seventeen year old goes to the circuit court clerk’s office to obtain an instructional permit or license, a School Compliance Verification Form must be presented verifying that the student is in compliance with KRS 159.051.

The public/private school students may obtain the School Compliance Verification Form from their school. All other 16 and 17 year old students may obtain the School Compliance Verification Form from their school district of residence. If a sixteen or seventeen year old does not present a school compliance verification form he/she will not be eligible to obtain an instructional permit or license.

When a sixteen or seventeen year old student drops out of school or is declared to be academically deficient, the schools will report electronically to the Division of Driver Licensing. The Division of Driver Licensing will suspend the student’s privilege to drive and notify the driver of the suspension. The schools will also report when a student is back in compliance with KRS 159.051 to the Division of Driver Licensing. The Division of Driver Licensing will reinstate the student’s driving privilege.

*****In order to receive this form, you must be passing 4 out of 6 classes, and have no more than 9 absences for the previous semester.

See Mrs. McDougall in the Guidance Office for Driver's License Application forms.



Don’t forget to visit the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. This website is a great way to stay connected with Bellevue High School, and it gives you 100% access to your child’s grades, behavior reports, and attendance.

Contact Mrs. Diane Dannenberg for your log in information.


Career Cruising/ILPs

The Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is fully integrated with the Career Cruising career guidance system. Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool your child uses to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet. Features of the program include:

 Interest and Skills Assessment - a world-renowned career assessment tool to help people identify suitable career options based on their interests and skills

 Career Profiles - thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and college programs

 Multimedia Interviews - interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles

 College and Financial Aid Information - comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help students find the right college and the right scholarships

 Individual Learning Plan - available online, so students can develop their education and career plans from wherever they access Career Cruising

 Resume Builder - integrated with the ILP to help students format and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily

 **Students will complete their ILPs in homeroom.**

Accessing Career Cruising from the Student ILP

To access the Career Cruising website, you must first log into your Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). To do this, you need your ILP username and ILP password. The ILP username is your 10-digit state student ID number. Teachers, counselors, and other authorized school staff can retrieve ILP passwords through the School ILP Administration Tool (SIAT).

To log into the ILP, go to and type in your ILP username and password. Then click the Login button. If you do not know your ILP username or password, you will need to contact your teacher, advisor, or other authorized school staff. Career Cruising cannot provide you with that information. If you have forgotten your personal username or password, click on the Forgot Your Password? link on the login page.



Bellevue High School offers a comprehensive 6-12 school counseling program that is an integral part of the school's total educational program designed to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. As an essential part of the instructional program, school counseling helps to build a foundation for student learning and academic success.

Program Design
We have adapted the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National model as the framework for developing a school counseling program because the model emphasizes a comprehensive and developmental approach for implementing a school counseling program. The concepts of student advocacy, leadership, collaboration, and systemic change are infused throughout the school counseling program.

 Program Components
Our comprehensive school counseling program is developmentally designed to serve all students and includes the following services: 

  1.  Counseling Services
    • Individual
    • Group
    • Preventive or Remedial
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Referrals from students (self), parents , teachers, or others
  2. Classroom Guidance Services
    • Academic Planning
    • Career Awareness
    • Decision making
    • Personal/Social Development Skills
  3. Consultation Services
    • Parents
    • Teachers
    • Administrators
    • Community Agencies
  4. Coordination
    • Registration of New Students
    • Academic Planning
    • Student Records
    • Testing Program
    • Orientation Programs
    • Peer Facilitator Programs
    • Special Programs
    • Referrals to community agencies
    • College and Career Information
    • College application process ( SAT/PSAT, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Transcripts)
    • Career/Vocational preparation
    • Parent Workshops
    • Presentations
    • Military (deployment, support, transitioning)