PSAT Scores and More

PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 scores are back for Caroline High School students on December 13, 2017! Students, be sure to check your email to receive scores and learn about what to do next.
Khan Academy Kick-Off Days will take place at CHS on Monday, December 18th and Monday, January 22nd for all students who took the PSAT. Students will learn how to interpret their PSAT scores, create collegeboard accounts, and link to Khan Academy for FREE personalized SAT practice. Contact your school counselor for details and additional information.
Information and Tips for Parents:

School Counseling Newsletter

Hello Seniors!

Make sure to check out the latest School Counseling Newsletter! There are lots of new scholarships to apply for.

See your school counselor with questions!

Important Upcoming Dates

Please mark your calendars for the following important dates:
Tuesday, September 26
Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00PM-7:00PM
College Application Bootcamp 3:00PM-5:00PM in the Library (sign up in counseling office)
PSAT Information Session 5:30PM-6:00PM @ CMS Auditorium
Dual Enrollment & Advanced Placement Information Session 6:00M-7:00PM in the Library
Financial Aid Information Night 6:00PM-7:00PM in the Seminar Room
Wedneday, October 11
College & Career Readiness and PSAT Testing Day

UVA Society of Women Engineers HS Visitation Program

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2017 Application which can be found here. This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay.

The attached flier provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

See your school counselor if you have any questions.

Make Your Senior Meeting Count

Seniors have begun the process of meeting with their counselor to discuss their upcoming graduation, and their plans for the years to come.  Seniors, in order to get the most out of this meeting, please do the following:

  1. Come Prepared.  This meeting is your time to ask your counselor any and all questions you may have about everything from industry certifications to the FAFSA to second semester early release.  Do not hesitate to let us know what is on your mind – that’s why we’re here!
  2. Have an Open Mind.  Your counselor will work with you to make your goals a reality, and they may also have a few different ideas of different pathways that may work for you as well.  We work best when we work together.
  3. Be Ready to Work.  You will leave your senior meeting with lots of new information and several different pathways ahead of you.  Remember that in order for any of them to work for you, you must be willing to work for them!

Environmental Science Weekend for Girls

Do you like to wade in streams, program computers, observe animals, grow vegetables, collect minerals or fly drones? If you answered yes to any one of these, you may be a budding environmental scientist!

Discover what it’s like to work as an environmental scientist by joining us Oct. 13-14, 2017, for a weekend of hands-on learning and problem solving. You’ll spend time in the forests and streams on Sweet Briar’s expansive campus, collaborating with Sweet Briar environmental science professors and students to collect and analyze data relevant to a contemporary environmental challenge. You’ll stay in one of our historic residence halls with environmental science student mentors, explore our beautiful campus and get a taste of life as a college student.

This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

http://sbc.edu/environmental-science/explore-environmental-science-weekend-for-high-school-girls/

School Counseling Newsletter

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.