School Counseling Newsletter

As always, get all of your SAT/ACT testing, college application, and scholarship info in the often imitated, never duplicated, newly updated CHS School Counseling Newsletter.  Click the “Newsletters” tab above.  Winter break is almost here, and what better time is there to curl up by the fire, pour yourself a cup of coffee and fill out five or six scholarship applications in a row?  The answer: there is no better time.  So get yourself a Newsletter and get that free money, seniors.

2015-2016 CHS Program of Studies

Students and families, please clink the link below for the 2015-2016 Caroline High School Program of Studies.  Current ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders will want to begin browsing the various course offerings as we prepare to initiate the scheduling process for next school year.  Please call or make an appointment to see your school counselor if you have any questions.

 

2015-2016 CHS Program of Studies

Another Resource for Your College Search

This season’s hottest look – the mortarboard

Students – feel free to check out this website for help with your college search.  It allows you to search for schools based on the degree level you are pursuing, the state in which you’d like to attend college, and the specific academic track you are looking for.  Information is power – use it!

Reminder About Letters of Recommendation

Get excited, Class of 2015 – it’s officially college applications season!  The CHS School Counseling Department would like to remind students to please make sure that requests for letters of recommendation and/or transcripts are turned in to your counselor at least two weeks before the day they are due.

For deadlines that will occur over the winter holiday (University of Virginia, William and Mary, and others), requests must be turned in by December 5th.

For deadlines that will occur after the winter holiday but before January 20th (JMU, Virginia Tech, and others), requests must be turned in before students and staff leave for break.

Remember – it is your responsibility to be aware of deadlines that apply to you.  As always, sign up to see your counselor if you have any questions – applying to college is a big deal and we are here to help!

School Counseling Newsletter

Read all about it – SAT/ACT info, college and scholarship information, and more – in the brand new November edition of the always-popular CHS School Counseling Newsletter.  Click the “Newsletters” tab above to get your copy.

Go Ahead and Put That Day Off to Good Use

Instead of just lying around and doing nothing on Tuesday, November 4th (election day), why don’t you take a visit to Germanna Community College instead?  The College is holding an Application and Admissions Information Session from 10:00-11:00 am in Room 200 of their Locust Grove Campus (2130 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove Va., 22508).

To reserve a seat, you can call (540) 834-1961 or email recruiting@germanna.edu with your name, the number of people who will be coming, and a contact email address or phone number.

Be “Wise” About Your Options Getting To U.Va

Getting a U.Va degree is hard, but starting this Spring it may be a bit more accessible to you.  Beginning with the high school class of 2015, any student who applies to the U.Va College of Arts and Sciences and is placed on the waiting list may elect to enroll at U.Va’s College at Wise for two years with guaranteed admission to U.Va-Charlottesville for the final two years.

Fine Print:

• Student must be a Virginia resident.

• Student must apply to U.Va. Charlottesville’s College of Arts and Sciences and receive a waiting list decision.

• No application is required to enroll at Wise, once the student is placed on the waiting list for U.Va. Charlottesville.

• Attend Wise and complete 60 hours of transferable credit before automatically transferring to U.Va. Charlottesville to complete the BA/BS degree.

• No application is required to transfer to U.Va. Charlottesville after the two year Wise commitment.

• Student must achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better on a 4.0 scale at Wise.

• Student must satisfy all competency and area requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences at U.Va. Charlottesville while enrolled at Wise.

• Student must enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences at U.Va. Charlottesville.

The University reserves the right to deny admission to any student who has been suspended, expelled, or convicted of a crime.

Award Opportunity for Young Women in Computer Science

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.  Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.
You can submit an application through November 2, 2014. You can find additional information and the application online at http://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school.

Check out the video made by 2012 VA/DC winner, 2013 National winner, and current Virginia Tech Computer Science student Allison Collier to see what NCWIT means to her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JavzQ8pUCAg.

Governor’s Schools Information Night

Typical Governor’s School student (beard not required)

Attention students: are you interested in applying to either of the Governor’s School programs available to CHS students?  If so, plan on coming to the Governor’s Schools Information Night on Wednesday, November 12th at the Caroline Middle School Auditorium.

For more information, contact Lindsey Rose, Secondary Gifted Specialist, at lrose@ccps.us or click here for the flier.