UVA High School Visitation for Engineering, Feb 22, 2014

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores and juniors to apply for a place in our High School Visitation Program, taking place February 22, 2014. 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. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. Applications must be postmarked by January 24, 2014.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at uvaswehsv@gmail.com. Thank you for your time!

Applications can be obtained in the CHS School Counseling office. 

Sarah Watson & Nicole Williams

High School Outreach Co-Chairs, UVa SWE

UVa Society of Women Engineers

Building Leaders for Advanced Science and Technology

Attention students who love science and technology and their parents!!  Current 8th and 9th grade students have an opportunity to learn about this excellent FREE program for the summer of 2014 that will allow students to spend three exciting days on the campus of Virginia Tech or the University of Virginia engaged in hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations.  Application deadline is February 1, 2014.
Check out this website for the  application and program information.

Financial Aid Questions?

Do you have questions about financial aid?

Planning to go to college but unsure about how to pay for it?

Plan to attend the Financial Aid Workshop scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the CHS Auditorium. A representative from Germanna Community College’s Financial Aid Office will be present to provide an overview of the financial aid process. Students and parents are welcome to attend (even if you don’t plan to go to GCC, this overview will be helpful).

You can also visit these websites:

Federal Dept. of Education: http://studentaid.gov/

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: www.finaid.org

College Affordability and Transparency Center: www.collegecost.ed.gov

General Financial Aid Information: www.fastweb.com

Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School Information Session

Attention All 9th graders:

Are you interested in learning more about Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School? Here’s your chance!

When: 5:00 pm, Thursday, January 9, 2014

Where: CHS Library

Who: All interested 9th graders and their parents

Applications for this program will be available at the information session. Come hear more about what Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School can offer you!!


November 18-22, 2013
College Application Week is part of a national initiative designed to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.  All participating students are encouraged to submit at least one college application during the week.  To support this process, counselors and volunteers give hands-on assistance to students while institutions provide fee waivers and college materials. 

For more information, visit www.i-am-the-one.com or email iamtheoneva@gmail.com


Iam-the-One is the official sponsor of Virginia College Application Week

Financial Aid Workshop–Thursday, January 9,2014

Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors:

Planning to attend college but not  sure how to pay for it? CHS is sponsoring a Financial Aid Workshop for seniors and their parents to attend on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Our guest speaker will be a representative from Germanna CC’s Financial Aid office, but the information is not just specific to students planning to attend GCC–all students planning to utilize financial aid would benefit from attending. Be sure to add this date to your calendar!!

CIAA College Fair Saturday, November 16,2013

Attached please find a flyer for an upcoming CIAA College on Saturday, November 16, 2013 This is sponsored by the Men of the Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The event will be held in conjunction with the Matoaca High School Office of Professional School Counseling at the Matoaca High School gymnasium located at 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield, VA 23838.
The fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 pm, and is free to the public! The purpose of the college fair is to expose students to the many programs offered by institutions of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference. Furthermore, the goal is to target students in grades 11-12 who have aspirations on continuing their education at a 4-year institution. The fail will also benefit graduating seniors who do not know their plans after high school.

All Access Virtual College Fair-10/24/2013

See this posting from the College Week Live website:

Check out All Access Day from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM EDT for our biggest virtual college fair of the season. Students and families will have the opportunity to chat with 200+ colleges and have their questions answered about completing and filing the Common App, academic programs, financial aid, campus life and much more.

Plus, students can enter the Fall into $5,000 scholarship when they visit 3 schools during the event!

Visit the College Week Live website: