Reminder for Seniors

Seniors: if you are planning to apply to a four-year college or university, you must sign up to take either the SAT, the ACT, or both.  Both tests are offered at CHS during the month of October, and you can still sign up for the October 3rd SAT via late registration.  On-time registration for the October 24th ACT is still available.  See your school counselor for more information.

U.Va Society of Women Engineers Visitation Day

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school seniors and juniors to apply for a place in our High School Visitation program, taking place Saturday, November 14th, 2015. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at 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 but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2015 Application. The fall program is geared towards high school seniors, but juniors are invited to apply as well. 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. Another session of HSV will take place in the spring of 2016.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 23rd, 2015.


VDOT Transportation Expo

A good rule of thumb is: if something will always be necessary, then it makes for a good career.  Whether you drive, ride a bike, walk, run, fly a plane, or take the bus, chances are that you and everyone else that you know uses some form of transportation here in Virginia.  All the more reason that on October 21, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA, you should check out the VDOT Transportation Career Expo.  You can learn more about all of the different fields and opportunities that are available to you here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as look at demonstrations and network with future employers.  See you counselor if you have any questions, and in the meantime check out this fact sheet, which gives a lot of good information on the event.

Ten Great Jobs That Don’t Require A College Degree

Surgical Technologist, and other great jobs you can begin to prepare for right here at CHS

Welcome back students!  Below you will find an article/slideshow which describes a handful of excellent jobs that can be obtained without a college degree.  College is a great option for after high school, but it isn’t the only option – many students leave Caroline with marketable skills and get jobs that allow them to provide for themselves and their families.  Check it out and be inspired HERE.

Need to take the VPT at Germanna?

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding placement testing for Dual Enrollment classes:

1. Where can I take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT)?

The closest place is Germanna Community College’s Fredericksburg area campus, located at 10000 Germanna Point Drive, Fredericksburg VA, 22408.

2. How many placement tests do I need to take?

If you are planning on taking a dual enrollment math class, you need both the VPT-English and the VPT-Math placement tests.  If you are planning on taking a dual enrollment English or social studies class, you need both the VPT -English and VPT Math MTE 1 or a passed Algebra I SOL.

3. When can I take the VPT?

See the testing center hours here.

4. What should I bring to the test?

See testing procedures here.

For some more general information about the placement tests, please read this document carefully.

**Do not wait to take your placement test(s)!  If we do not have a record by August 3rd, 2015, of your completion of one or both tests, you may not be able to take the dual enrollment classes for which you are signed up.**

Scholarships specifically for CHS students due in April!

Scholarships specifically for CHS students due in April!


The Rotary Club of Caroline

  • Qualifications: must be a senior and plan on seeking a degree in a career and technical education related field
  • Amount: $1,000.00
  • Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • Procedure: See the scholarship bin at Mrs. Beasley’s desk for an application

The Broaddus Trust

  • Qualifications: Must be a senior interested in entering the medical field.
  • Amount: $200
  • Deadline: April 17, 2015
  • Procedure: See the scholarship bin at Mrs. Beasley’s desk for an application

Jermon Bushrod’s Visualize and Rize Foundation Scholarship

  • Qualifications: must presently be a senior (in good standing) and participate in an athletic program at Caroline High School and have been accepted at a trade school, vocational training, or college after graduation from CHS.
  • Amount: $500.00
  • Deadline: April 15, 2015
  •  Procedure: See the scholarship bin at Mrs. Beasley’s desk for an application

Welcome Lodge #125, Prince Hall F& AM Incorporated Scholarship

  • Qualifications: must be a senior accepted at an accredited four year college, university, or community college, have a 2.5 or above GPA, exhibit good leadership skills, and have made meaningful contributions to his/her school and community.
  •  Amount: varies
  • Deadline: April 20, 2015 – this is a change!!!
  • Procedure: See the scholarship bin at Mrs. Beasley’s desk for an application

Economic Development Authority of Caroline County Scholarship

  • Qualifications: Must be a high school senior looking to further their education in either college or a technical school.
  • Amount: $500.00
  • Deadline: April 1, 2015
  • Procedure: See the scholarship bin at Mrs. Beasley’s desk for an application.  Applications must be submitted to Ms. McMullin by April 1, 2015.

Caroline’s Promise Community Service Scholarship

  • Qualifications: Must live in Caroline County, Virginia, must be accepted into a college or institution of higher learning, must have fulfilled one or more of the Five Promises through community service that benefited the local community, must complete the application and submit essays addressing the two application questions, must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who has knowledge of their community service efforts.
  • Amount: $500.00
  • Deadline: April 14, 2015
  • Procedure:  See the scholarship bin at Mrs. Beasley’s desk for an application.  Applications should be received by the Caroline’s Promise by April 14, 2015.

Sallie Holland & Wesley Peters Hicks Scholarship Fund Application

  • Qualifications: Must be a high school senior, must be planning to attend a four year college, and must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5.
  • Amount: $800
  • Deadline: April 3, 2015
  • Procedure:  See the scholarship bin at Mrs. Beasley’s desk for an application. Applications should be submitted to Ms. McMullin in School Counseling by April 3, 2015.

School Counseling Newsletter

CHS School Counseling Newsletter: YES, it’s FREE!

As always, please click on the “Newsletters” tab above to get your very own copy of the CHS School Counseling Newsletter: April Edition.

Germanna Open House

Germanna Community College is hosting an Open House event at its Fredericksburg Area Campus on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  On-site registration will be offered with check-in beginning at 9:30 am, though you can simply click here to pre-register as well.

The Open House will feature campus tours as well as presentations on topics such as admissions procedures, payment options, student internship opportunities, and more.  This is a great opportunity to explore a great option for furthering your education!  For more information, or if you have any questions, contact the College’s recruiting department at (540) 834-1961, or see your school counselor.

Tax Nights @ CHS


Please note the new and updated March 26th date!


The Rappahannock United Way and CHS are teaming up to bring a very useful service to Caroline this winter: FREE tax preparation by an IRS-certified tax preparer for families who have an annual income of $60,000 or less.  We will have two tax nights at CHS, on March 17th and March 26th, from 5:00-8:00 pm in the library.  If you qualify, bring proof of identity, proof of social security number, and all relevant tax documents (W-2’s, 1099’s, etc.), and someone can prepare and file your taxes at no cost to you.  What a great way to keep a little extra money in your pocket as we head into Spring!  Feel free to contact Ryan Schuyler at or (804) 633-9886 x15 with any questions.  Happy filing!