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Bloom Trail Counseling Department
Bloom Trail Counseling Department
Welcome to the Bloom Trail Counseling Department webpage.
The mission of the Bloom Trail High School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program to assist students in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective citizens, and lifelong learners. Our goal is to cultivate their academic, career, personal and social development to prepare them to reach their highest potential.

What we offer:
We provide guidance services to all students and cater to their academic, career, and social/emotional needs. As counselors we provide the the following:

Course planning and scheduling
Progress review and updates
Personal and social counseling
Processing referrals
Career planning
Special Education Intervention services
Parent Education Seminars
Feeder School Testing
College/Post Secondary Planning
Reviewing Standardized Test Scores and Data
Night School Placement
Establishing goals
Graduation assistance
College admission counseling
Scholarship help
College visits
College representative visits
Workshops on resume and personal statements
An appointment can be made with the guidance secretary before or after school or during passing periods or by email. To make an appointment with your counselor please contact a Guidance Dept. Secretary:
Mrs. F. Wrice
708-758-7000 ext. 3114
Ms. R. DeBergh
708-758-7000 ext. 3175
L. Lauritsen (A-E)
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3120

M. Jones (F-L)
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3119

A. Majewski (M-R)
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3117

P. Pugh (S-Z)
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3250

T. Connolly
Special Education Counselor (A-Z)
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3118

T. Doyle
Freshmen Counselor (A-Z)
Nigh School Coordinator
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3118

A. Inka
Post Secondary Counselor
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3105

D. Jones
Graduation Coach
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3220

Dr. L. Wright
Behavior Intervention
708-758-7000 ext. 2311
Summer School 2017
Bloom Trail summer school will be held at Bloom High School from 8 am - noon, Monday through Thursday June 12 - July 13.

Students taking Geometry Honors in summer school will be in attendance from June 5 - July 13, same location, same time.

If you have any questions regarding summer school please contact:
Mr. Thomas Doyle
708-758-7000 ext. 3118

4-Year College/University Resources

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Career Cruising - Click on Education tab to research colleges. (Login=bre-id#; password=birthday)
Illinois Career Information System - Click on Education for college search. (User name=illinois; Password=careers) 
12 Reasons to Stay in Illinois  - Overview of the 12 state schools in Illinois 
Illinois State Universities At-A-Glance - Side-by-side comparison of the 12 state universities  
Personal Essay Do's and Dont's - Tips from on how to write a personal essay
Writing the College Application Essay - Tips from CollegeBoard on how to write an effective essay
College Visit Checklist - Helps to rank and compare each campus you visit based on what matters to you. 
The ACT - Use this site to register for the ACT using a credit card or waiver.
CollegeBoard - University and college search tool; use this site to register for the SAT. 
NCAA Eligibility Center - The site for high school students to begin their collegiate student-athlete experience with Division I or II colleges.
NAIA Eligibility Center - The site for high school students to begin their collegiate student-athlete experience with NAIA division schools. 
The Common Application - One application used by over xxx schools. 
Common Black College Application - Use one application, pay $35, and apply to 42 Historically Black Colleges 
DREAMer's Guide to College - An Undocumented Student Guide to College in Illinois 
Best Colleges - US News & World Report 2016 listing of the best colleges

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College Visit Checklist - What to do and ask on a college campus visit. 
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