Throughout this year, you will get to experience the first of many "lasts" in your high-school career, which may include, but not limited to:

    • Senior Meeting - One on one meeting with your counselor the summer after your junior year to discuss classes, credits, future plans/thoughts for the upcoming final year of high school. (Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend.)
    • Senior Pictures (we recommend booking these the summer or fall after your junior year)
    • College visits 
    • Applying for college
    • Applying for scholarships
    • Job Shadowing/Career Forums/Internship opportunities
    • Senior Prom
    • Senior Banquet

    Senior Transition Guide

    Financial Aid College Sessions

    The Financial Aid Information Session will be held on the BSC Campus at the Bismarck Public Schools’ Career Academy (1221 College Drive) in Multipurpose Room 200.  Enter through the main door on the north side of the building.  Multipurpose Room 200 is located to the right.  Parking is available on either the north side (across the street) or the west side of the Career Academy.

    This year two information sessions are scheduled.  You may choose to attend either session.  The sessions are scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2018 and Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

    Opportunities for Juniors & Seniors:

    Job Shadow Experience:
    A job shadow experience involves a planned observation at a work-site in order to gain knowledge or information about a particular career. Job shadows are designed to allow students a snapshot of a career while learning as much as possible in a short period of time.

    Career Forum Event: (2-4 hour event conducted within a group setting)
    A career forum allows students to experience a career or variety of careers at one business, but participation is conducted in a group setting rather than on an individual basis. Career Forums take place periodically throughtout the year, so watch the school announcements for interesting opportunities that might be a good fit for you.

    Internship: (75 hours or more; opportunity for school credit)

    An internship is a paid or unpaid experience in which a student is teamed with a company or organization to learn on-the-job skills and to take what's been learned in the classroom and apply it to the world of work.

    Shannon Balerud, Career Advisor
    Bismarck High School / Bismarck Technical Center, Room 254