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Counseling Events

New Vista High School Counseling Department hosts many presentations and workshops to help support students and families as they navigate through high school.  In addition to the events below, our counselor also meets with students during the day to assist in planning high school curriculum and post-secondary options.

2021-22 Counseling Events

The Counseling Department has several events and workshops planned for the 2021-22 school year.  Please view the New Vista Calendar for times and locations.


  • Sept. 15: Senior College Planning Night, 6:00 pm.  

    Hi Seniors (and Parents/Guardians of Seniors) --If you plan to attend college next year, (or any time in the future), it's important you attend this year's "College Planning Night for Seniors and Parents" on Wednesday, September 15th at 6pm. Join your counselor, Diane Jensen, for a virtual event to learn about applying to college, navigating the Common Application, requesting letters of recommendation and transcripts, using Naviance, writing essays, taking a gap year, and much more.

    The college application process varies at all high schools, and it's very important for students to understand this process AT NEW VISTA.

    This is our main way to deliver this important information, especially this year, so we really hope you can make it.

  • Sept. 22: Paying for College and FAFSA Night: A Special Event for Seniors and Parents, 6:00 pm.  Join New Vista counselor, Diane Jensen, to gain a greater understanding of how to pay for college. Topics will include financial aid, the FAFSA, the CSS Profile, tips for saving money, scholarship searching, and more. 

    Please register HERE

  • Sept. 28, 29, 30, 5:00-7:45 PM:  Colorado Virtual College Fair
    Registration is now open for the Colorado Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free. During the Colorado Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too! The program will also include college knowledge sessions on topics such as finding a college that fits, paying for college, and writing a college essay presented by college admission counselors. Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now! We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you!


  • October 4-8: College Visits Week
    We are so excited to announce our first "College Visits Week" at NV. Colleges from all over the country will be here virtually to meet with interested students. (There will be some visits outside of this week so please check Naviance regularly) Visits are open to all grades. Go to Naviance through Classlink, click on Colleges > College Visits, and register. Be sure to mark your calendar. At the time of the visit, check with your teacher to see if it's a good time, and then come down to the conference room. If there is a college or program you would like to visit us, please let Diane know. Reach out to Diane with questions.
  • October 14, 2021 8:00-7:00 pm: In State College Fair
    Broomfield High will be hosting the In-State Fair this year in the Eagle Gym. The colleges are requesting that students register in advance to reduce the sharing of pens and materials. Use the QR code on the In-State College Fair flyer to register. Or go to for more information and to register.
  • October 19-21, 2021: Colorado Free Application Days! 
    For the fourth year in a row, the Colorado Department of Higher Education is teaming up with colleges and universities across Colorado to waive college application fees for Colorado students October 19-21, 2021. That means if you submit your application any time those days, you can apply for free!  To take advantage of this opportunity, we recommend having your application materials prepared before Colorado Free Application Days. As long as you submit your online application and your personal statement (if required) October 19-21, other documents can be submitted anytime afterward.
  • October 20: College Planning Night for Juniors, at 6:00 pm
    Junior year is the perfect time to begin creating a plan for after high school. If your plan may include college, this event is for you! Join our counselor, Diane Jensen, for an informative and interactive evening to help students prepare for the college search, as well as college admissions and application processes. Topics will include: ● Understanding New Vista and college ● What you should be doing to prepare for college now ● Learning the nuts and bolts of college admissions ● Using Naviance ● Lots of resources ● And more! Mark your calendar for this virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:00 pm. This is our main way to deliver this important information to students and families, so we HIGHLY encourage you and your student to attend. Please RSVP HERE so we can plan accordingly.
  • October 26: Take the PSAT at New Vista, 8:00 am
    This PSAT is the best practice for the SAT, which all Juniors will take in the Spring. The test is primarily given to 11th graders, though 10th graders are welcome to take it for practice. It is very similar to the PSAT 10 that Sophomores will take this Spring. The difference between the PSAT 10 and the PSAT/NMSQT is that the PSAT/NMSQT is used to qualify 11th grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Go to: for more information on this program. WHEN: Tuesday October 26th, 2021 from 7:45 am-noonish REGISTRATION COST: $45 (Fee waivers are available for eligible families) There are a few spaces still available. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS! HOW TO REGISTER: Bring cash or a check made out to New Vista H.S to Ann Thomaier in the front office BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL, AT BREAK, OR AT LUNCH or pay online here.


  • January 19:  Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College.  For 9-11 grade students and their parents.  Learn how to send your kids to college without going broke.  6:00 pm 


  • March 16:  Freshman and Sophomore College Planning Night, 6:00 pm in the Study Center.


  • April 27: New Student and Parent Welcome Night, 6:00 pm in the Study Center.