Academics

Counseling & College Preparation

Welcome to the Counseling Center

Starting in your freshman year, you will have access to a range of college counseling services designed to help you gain admission to the best college for you. As you progress through BBHS, you will work closely with your counselor as he or she advises you on the college search and application process. From special evening sessions on financial aid and admissions to hosting onsite visitation from college admission directors and representatives (more than 100 each year!), we are committed to your success well beyond your time in high school.

BBHS students are assigned to counselors in alphabetical groups. Each counselor stays with those students and their families for their four years at Bishop Blanchet High School. In addition to providing outstanding college application preparation, our counselors are also committed to helping our students thrive socially and emotionally.

COUNSELING STAFF
Mrs. Meghan MacIntyre is excited to begin her work with students with last names A through E when she returns from family leave on October 1. Supporting our students as they begin the school year is our highest priority and below you will find information about who to contact during her absence:
 
Students Last Names A-E
9th-11th grade students & families:
For general counseling questions please contact Lou Ella McGaughey at lmcgaughey@bishopblanchet.org or 206-527-3970.
 
Class of 2020 Last Names A-E
Seniors have been assigned one of the other BBHS Counselors to work with as they begin the school year. Please remind seniors to check their email for more information. When Mrs. MacIntyre returns from leave, seniors will be working with her as they finish their college applications.
 
BBHS Counseling Staff for 2019-2020
BBHS School Counselors work with students by last name:
A - E Meghan MacIntyre (mmacintyre@bishopblanchet.org) *arriving October 1
F - La Erin Camden (ecamden@bishopblanchet.org)
Le - Ri Stephen Russell (srussell@bishopblanchet.org)
Ro - Z Heather Rabe (hrabe@bishopblanchet.org)
International Janah Valenzuela (jvalenzuela@bishopblanchet.org)
 
COUNSELING OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
Please note that counselors will be out of the office until late August. They will be able to respond to email periodically.
 
SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUESTS
To request a schedule change for the 2019-2020 school year, please read and follow all instructions below:
  • The student needs to complete the Schedule Change Request form. This form is available on the BBHS Counseling page of our website and in the Counseling Center.
  • Submit the completed Schedule Change Request form to your counselor either via email or in person during the schedule change drop-in time (see below).
  • Incomplete forms will not be considered. Make sure you include your compelling reason for requesting the change as well as a parent/guardian signature.
  • Please note - Many students have received an alternate elective. Please know that every effort was made to provide first choice classes. It is very likely that these first choice electives were not available once your core classes were scheduled.
Schedule Change Drop Ins - Wednesday, August 28, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Appointment times are first come first served. Students must bring their completed Schedule Change Request form. Please note that you are not required to come during this time; students are welcome to email the completed form to their counselor.
 
Note for Students Last Names A-E
9th - 11th Grades:
Please follow instructions above to request a schedule change. If you have urgent questions regarding your schedule, or would like to submit a completed Course Change Request Form, please contact one of the following BBHS staff members:
Stephen Russell - srussell@bishopblanchet.org
Heather Rabe - hrabe@bishopblanchet.org
 
Class of 2020:
You received an email in June from the BBHS Counselor with whom you will be working. Please refer to that email to find out who to talk to about your schedule.

Smart Track College Funding Resources

We are pleased to offer the FREE Smart Track™ College Funding Program to help 9th-12thgrade families plan, estimate and reduce college costs.

Click here to register for your account and gain free, unlimited access to the online tools and resources. The sooner you begin the process, the more opportunities you have to lower your college costs.

College Admissions Visits

College Admissions Representatives may schedule visits during the school day in the fall. BBHS uses RepVisits to schedule all visits. If admissions reps have any questions, please contact Janice Moehring (jmoehring@bishopblanchet.org).




Transcript Requests

Current seniors should see their counselor to request a transcript. 

Alumni may request transcripts from the Rhonda Osborne in the Academic Office by e-mailing rosborne@bishopblanchet.org. Please include your name while attending Bishop Blanchet, the year you graduated and where you want the transcript sent.


Counseling Staff

List of 7 members.

Bishop Blanchet High School

8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-527-7711
Fax: 206-527-7712
Attendance: 206-985-3750
Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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