School Counseling Newsletter

As promised!  Click the link below for a copy of the November/December School Counseling Newsletter.  Seniors, make sure you read up on our tips for writing a solid college admissions essay and take a look at our list of local scholarships.  Juniors, have a look and start planning your Spring SAT or ACT dates.  See your school counselor if you have any additional questions.

School Counseling Newsletter

Reminder for Seniors

SENIORS:  Reminder — please give your teachers and counselors a minimum of 2 weeks to complete letters of recommendations and transcript requests.  Also, if you have an application due January 1st you need to see you counselor by December 1st to ensure materials are mailed on time.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!

Governor’s School Info Night

See attached flyer for info on the Governor’s School Information Night which will be November 10th, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Caroline Middle School auditorium.  Come and learn about opportunities for both rising 9th graders at Commonwealth Governor’s School as well as rising 10th graders at Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School.

Gov School Info Night

Need info on financial aid or AP/Dual Enrollment?

The School CHS Counseling Department is holding two workshops on Thursday, October 20th during Parent/Teacher Conferences:

Our Financial Aid Workshop will be at 6:00 PM in the Library, and is geared toward juniors and seniors. This will provide information about completing the FAFSA for college-bound students and help guide you through the process.

An Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Information Workshop will take place at 6:00 PM in the Seminar Room, and is geared toward freshmen and sophomores to learn more about these courses and what we offer at CHS.

Field Trip to VCU


The School Counseling Department recently took 26 seniors to spend the day at Virginia Commonwealth University.  They attended an information session with an undergraduate admissions officer and took an extensive tour of the school’s Monroe Park campus.  Seniors, remember to fill out your FAFSA, check your application deadlines, and start applying!  VCU is one of many great options right here in Virginia – see your school counselor to talk about whether it might be the right fit for you.

Richard Bland Open House





Students who are interested in pursuing the benefits of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) but are also looking for an on-campus experience should plan to attend the Richard Bland College open house on October 15th from 9 am to 1 pm.  See the flyer below for more information and sign up to speak with your school counselor if you have any questions.

Open House Information

VDOT Transportation Expo

Caroline High School is registered to attend the Hampton Roads Transportation Career Expo again this year on Wednesday, November 2. This expo is sponsored by VDOT and targets a wide variety of careers revolving around transportation. See the exhibitor list here:
We have slots for 40 students to attend.  A sign up sheet will be available outside the counseling office. The deadline to sign up is Friday, October 7th.

Germanna visits CHS

Representatives from Germanna Community College will be visiting CHS on October 3rd during lunches and on October 24th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.  Please plan to stop by if you would like to learn more about Germanna’s offerings and how to register to take classes at any of their campuses.



School Counseling Newsletter


Check the “Newsletters” tab above for the September edition of the CHS School Counseling Newsletter.  Are you a senior with questions about letters of recommendation, scholarships, SAT/ACT’s, or steps to the military or another career?  Get the newsletter.  Are you a freshman who wants to know who your counselor is and what their pet’s name is?  Get the newsletter.

Dual Enrollment Fees for 2016-2017

Students and parents:

Dual Enrollment fees for courses taken at CHS through Germanna Community College will have the following fee-per-credit for the 2016-2017 school year.  Remember that these amounts reflect the cost per Germanna credit – refer to the CHS Dual Enrollment FAQ for credit totals (but keep in mind that the fee amounts in the document are now out of date.)

For students who receive free or reduced lunch – $40/credit

For students who do not receive free or reduced lunch – $55/credit

Students will receive Germanna Community College course registration forms during the first week of class.  These forms, as well as full tuition, will be due at the conclusion of the second week of classes.  Please contact yourschool counselor at (804) 633-9886 if you have any questions.