Due to school closures, the scheduled United Way Tax Night at CHS will NOT take place tonight, March 5th. We are currently looking into a potential rescheduling date and will post it when it is confirmed. In the meantime, you can also plan to attend the March 17th date which is still a go.
With all of the crazy weather we’ve been having, we’d really like to commend Ms. McMullin for pulling together another outstanding edition of the informative and timely CHS School Counseling Newsletter. As always, click on the “Newsletters” tab above for all of your SAT/ACT dates, scholarship listings, graduation information, and much, much more.
Attention students and families:
The spring semester administration of the ASVAB test has been rescheduled to this Friday, February 27th. Testing will still begin at 8:00 am in the auditorium, and students should report to their first block as usual and wait for an announcement calling them to the testing area. Please contact Mr. Schuyler at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Current 11th graders who are interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, should strongly consider applying to be a fellow in the Dean’s Early Research Initiative at VCU. If selected, you will be paired with a post-graduate student in the engineering school and have the opportunity to explore topics of interest through guided research. For more information and to apply, click here.
Current 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of dentistry or dental hygiene may want to check out the attached flier which outlines a great FREE summer program at VCU. See your school counselor with any questions.
Seniors who are planning to pursue a career in the culinary arts should definitely check out the following scholarship, provided by the Caroline County Agricultural Fair Association. Two $300 scholarships will be awarded to graduating CHS students. If you are interested, click here to download the application, or see your school counselor.
Juniors: now is the time to start your college search, and Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA will be having three Junior Open Houses on February 13th, March 28th, and April 27th. Visiting different campuses is an important part of the college process, and can really help you decide what you are (or are not) looking for in a school. If you are interested in attending one of these events, click here to register.
Seniors: Old Dominion University has extended their application deadline to April 1st. Additionally, a representative from the university will be visiting CHS on February 25th at 9 a.m. Students who are interested in applying, or who have already applied and have questions, should sign up in the school counseling office.
All right seniors. It’s February. Every week we eagerly check the weather report but never see anything resembling snow. Winter break seems like so long ago that some are questioning whether it even happened. Many of you have submitted your college applications, and some of you have already heard back. What that means is that now is the time to go hard after that free money that is available in the the form of thousands and thousands of scholarships open to graduating seniors.
CONSIDER THE CASE OF TWO COLLEGE GRADUATES. Graduate “A” took the time, maybe an hour a week, to apply for scholarships when she was in high school, and therefore has ZERO college-related debt as a twenty-something person. She keeps her entire paycheck and spends it on things like thai food, periodicals, and the occasional parking ticket. Graduate “B” (who we’ll just call “Mr. S.”) did NOT do any of those things. He still went to college but had to take out huge amounts of loans to do it. And now, every month, he receives his paycheck and imagines about a quarter of it just vanishing, because that’s how much he spends to pay back his debt.
DON’T BE LIKE MR. S. Do yourself a huge favor and apply for scholarships. For a sampling of good ones to start with, feel free to check out the latest and greatest edition of the CHS School Counseling Newsletter. As always, click the “Newsletters” tab above to grab your copy.
Attend the Financial Aid Workshop at CHS
on February 5, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
To complete the FASFA you will need:
o Your Social Security Number
o Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a US citizen)
o Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned (Note: you may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRIS Data Retrieval Tool)
o Bank Statements and records of investments (if applicable)
o Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
o A Federal Student Aid PIN to sign electronically (If you do not already have one, visit www.pin.ed.gov to obtain one)