Students and parents,
Make sure that you check the Newsletters link above for the latest edition of the School Counseling Department Newsletter. It is never too early in the year to be informed about upcoming events, SAT/ACT deadlines, and helpful college and career planning advice. As always, make an appointment, call, or email your school counselor if you have any questions whatsoever.
Are you interested in obtaining your GED? Would you like to take a college class or two? Are you an English language learner who is looking to continue honing their skills? Feel free to attend CCPS’s Adult Education Open House on August 24th from 5-7pm at the School Board Office (16261 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427). Mr. McNeill will be there with a wealth of information and will be available to answer any and all questions you may have. Spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested.
Adult Education Open House
Welcome to another exciting year at Caroline High School. The class of 2018 is leading the charge for us this year with a great group of 11th, 10th, and 9th graders not far behind. Our school is looking good after the recent renovations and we are excited to continue approaching each day as the opportunity to do something excellent.
Please visit the link below to familiarize yourself with CCPS’s newly-approved Attendance Policy for 2017-2018. Remember – it is your responsibility to adhere to the Attendance Policy in the event that you miss school for any reason. Do not let your attendance today cause problems for you tomorrow. Be informed, be responsible, and most of all, be present.
CCPS Attendance Policy
On Thursday, March 30th, the school counseling department took a group of 11th grade student to the University of Mary Washington. While there, the students took an extensive tour of campus led by a student representative and had the opportunity to learn about academic opportunities, funding, and campus life.
For more information about the University of Mary Washington, visit http://www.umw.edu/, or speak to your school counselor if you’d like to get started on your college search and admissions process.
Seniors – new scholarships are still being added to the School Counseling Newsletter. Click the Newsletters tab above to get your copy and apply, apply, apply.
From Mrs. Melicer Jones:
Mr. Black, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Schuyler, Mr. Powell and myself took 20 students (7 Seniors and 13 Juniors) to the HBCU Festival held at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA on February 18, 2017. These students were so excited and nervous about this trip.
The seniors anxiously gathered all of their documents and were prepared to meet with college for on-site admissions. I am proud to say that 5 of the 7 seniors were accepted on the spot. One other senior was already accepted to the schools of her choice, but wanted to attend to get information on scholarships. The last senior interviewed with his college of choice and will receive an answer once he sends his SAT scores.
The Juniors were nervous as well and shared that it was a great and memorable experience. They attended seminars and was able to take away important nuggets to help with preparing for college and for the visit to this festival next year.
Attached is a picture from the event. Just wanted to share our experience.
Yet another updated edition of the CHS School Counseling Newsletter is available by clicking the “Newsletters” tab above. Seniors, see to it that you inspect its contents for any interesting leads on scholarships, and juniors, since you’ve been talking with your counselor recently about graduation and college, why not check out the SAT/ACT info? This and much more in March’s newsletter.
See the Scholarship Info tab for a new entry: the Granville P. Meade Scholarship. Likely to be awarded in the amount of roughly $2,000 per year over four years, this scholarship is intended for students who have demonstrated “academic achievement, (participation in) extracurricular activities, and good character as determined by letters of recommendation and financial need.” See your school counselor with any questions.
The CHS School Counseling Department would like to extend a “Happy School Counselor Week” to all of our students and families. It is an honor to serve Caroline County and we each feel fortunate to be a part of you or your child’s education.
Seniors, check out the Scholarship Applications link under Scholarship Information above to find an updated list of downloadable scholarship applications. Check out February’s School Counseling Newsletter for more information and to see which ones might be a good fit for you. As always, see your school counselor if you have any questions. Do not wait – apply, apply, apply!