College News - BMHS Counseling is happy to provide a list of upcoming off-campus college fairs and information sessions that may be of interest to Bishop McNamara students. The Counseling Center will continue to add to the list as information becomes available.
Please check out this list of colleges that offer what are known as "fly-in" programs. These programs all look a little different depending on the institution, but they are generally designed to provide prospective "underrepresented populations" with an opportunity to visit the campus. Usually there is no cost or if there is, a travel assistance grant may be available. Each school has their own definition of underrepresented populations depending on the needs of the institution, but often this includes first-generation college students, low socio-economic status, and/or racial/ethnic minorities. These programs typically take place in the summer and fall of senior year.
Arrow Collegiate Tours HBCU Tour ~ Arrow Collegiate Tours is offering a spring tour (April 8-12) of seven HBCUs including North Carolina A&T University, Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Florida A&M University. The trip costs $515 per person and includes round trip motor coach transportation, hotel accommodations, several meals and campus tours/admissions presentations at each campus. Contact Sabrina Crowder (240-766-5407) or Alexander Reese (301-312-7914) for more information.
USA Gap Year Fair 2020 ~ Students who are considering taking a gap year prior to beginning their college experience are invited to explore gap year opportunities at this free fair. From internships to study abroad programs, participants will learn about a variety of gap year programs from around the world. Three fairs are planned for the DMV area including Fairfax (George C. Marshall High School, 6-8:30 p.m., February 4), Rockville (Richard Montgomery High School, 7-9:30 p.m., February 5) and Leesburg (Riverside High School, 6-8:30 p.m., February 6). Click here to visit their website.
Aggie Night with North Carolina A&T State University ~ Prospective Aggies and their parents are invited to attend an admissions event on Thursday, October 17 in College Park. These informal gatherings are designed to address questions about the application process, academic majors, financial assistance, scholarships, student life and other topics. Click here to confirm your attendance or call 336-334-7946 for details.
Boston University ~ High school sophomores and juniors and their families are invited to learn more about Boston University at their information session on Monday, March 30. The event will be held in Georgetown Preparatory School's Hanley Multipurpose Room in North Bethesda. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. Click here to register.
Catawba College ~ Prospective students and their families are invited to join Catawba students, faculty, alumni and admissions staff for an information session and evening of musical performances by current Catawba music students. The event will take place on Sunday, October 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Montgomery Country Club in Laytonsville, Maryland. Click here to RSVP or phone 704-637-4402. Please register by October 17.
National Portfolio Day ~ Students interested in pursuing a career in art are invited to bring their portfolios to National Portfolio Day, October 5 from 1-5 p.m. in Richmond, Virginia. Participants will be able to meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from 40 of the top art and design schools in the country. Reps will review students' portfolios and offer advice on how best to prepare a portfolio for the college admission process. Click here for more information.
University of Southern California ~ A representative from USC's Viterbi School of Engineering will host an information session on Monday, October 14th from 7-9 p.m. This two hour program will not only include an overview of the university and information on financial aid, but will also provide students with an opportunity to learn more about his/her specific area of interest. The event will take place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Click here to register.
Savannah College of Art and Design ~ An admissions representative from SCAD will host an information session on Saturday, November 16th from 10 a.m. until noon at the W Washington DC hotel in the District of Columbia. Students and parents will learn about SCAD's innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements. Following the admission presentation, students can participate in a Q-and-A session with admission representatives or meet representatives one-on-one. Click here to register.
Coronavirus Update for BMHS Community and Special COVID-19 Message from Principal Dian Carter
As we continue to monitor the coronavirus, COVID-19, we understand the importance of social distancing. In compliance with Governor Hogan's directive, Bishop McNamara will remain closed until April 24, 2020.
During this time, all classes will be held in Remote Learning. It is important for Students and Parents to check emails and log into Maccess everyday.
We are extremely grateful for the support of our families and faculty/staff as we navigate this situation and have put in place a plan that we hope will alleviate some of the anxiety associated with these stressful times.
We have created a web page with resources and information about the Bishop McNamara response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)