College Night 3/10

College Night will be held on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Underclassmen and their families are encouraged to come out and learn about the basics of the college process, including the SAT/ACT, college applications, and financial aid.

Exceptional Academic Opportunities Workshop

Parents and families, please join the CHS school counselors on Thursday, November 21st at 8 am in the library for a workshop on Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Virtual Virginia, and other exceptional academic opportunities for students.

The counselors will provide coffee and donuts and will be available to answer any questions.  Contact Mr. Schuyler at rschuyler@ccps.us for additional info.

Career Center Information from Ms. Hummer

  • The Career Center salutes all past, present, and future Army, Navy, Airforce, Marine, and Coast Guard men and women. Thank you for your service. Interested in a military career? Please visit https://www.todaysmilitary.com/ to learn more.
  • November is National Career Development Month. The Career Coach celebrated this month with a trip to Luck Stone to learn about workplace readiness skills and career pathways of the organization.
  • The Career Coach will also be having a Career Cafe with a Surveyor from Virginia Association of Surveyors on November 14 with Mr. BLack’s class. Please check out Get My Future to learn about careers, apprenticeships, applying for college, and finding jobs.
  • November 11-15 is National Apprenticeship Week. The Career Coach will be in all 3 lunch periods on November 12th to showcase various apprenticeship opportunities including Germanna Apprenticeships. Stop by to see her. Also you may visit https://www.apprenticeship.gov/ to learn more about hses great opportunities.

Virginia College Application Week

Members of the Class of 2020 from across the Commonwealth of Virginia will be applying to colleges during the week of November 18-22, 2019. We hope you join them! Remember that enrollment at a college begins with just one step: the completion of an application.  Here at CHS, we will host the following events:

  • Monday, November 18: College Application Drive: Seniors- are you still working on your college applications? Do you need to start the process? Come see Mrs. Hummer and Ms. Taylor on Monday of VCAW to get started. Ms. Taylor can help students with four-year applications while Mrs. Hummer can assist with Germanna and other community colleges. Some applications may only take ten minutes! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/QBZND1oCALbctJKS9
  • Tuesday, November 19: Longwood On-Site Admissions: On-site admissions is an excellent way to learn an admissions decision quickly. Longwood’s admissions counselor will visit CHS to review transcripts and test scores of those who would like to participate. At the end of the visit, students will learn their admissions status. Sign up here: https://longwood.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a174p000001bfsMAAQ. You must file an application in order to participate. Use the code “Instant Lancer Decision 2019” to file your application for free!
  • Wednesday, November 20: FAFSA Workshop: Submitting your college applications is only part of the process. In order to obtain financial aid, you must submit your FAFSA. Come to our workshop between 4 and 7 PM on Wednesday to get yours done. Location to be announced.
  • Thursday, November 21: College Spirit Day: Wear gear from your favorite college! There will be a gift card drawing during lunches for students who participate.

Counseling Updates

  1. The November School Counseling Newsletter is now available. Please take a few moments to review our scholarship opportunities, upcoming events, Career Corner, and more. Juniors: Learn about summer programs as well as a stellar scholarship opportunity. https://www.smore.com/54b92-school-counseling-newsletter
  2. Juniors and Seniors who would like to sign up for the ASVAB on November 25th please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/7R8eVGRzzsKnYD2Z8
  3. DIVAS With Promise and Men of Valor are mentoring programs through Caroline’s Promise. DIVAS With Promise’s primary focus is to empower young ladies with the skills needed for success in the current year and beyond. Men of Valor’s primary focus is the empowerment of young men with the skills needed for success this year and beyond. Click here for more information and the applications! http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/mentoring/
  4. The Career Coach, along with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, will be hosting an after school program focusing on your future job success. The group will meet once a month and work on resumes, career exploration, setting a high school work portfolio, and much more. If interested please contact Mrs. Hummer at lhummer@ccps.us .