SAT will be given here at CHS on 12/7/13

Students who are planning to attend a four year college/university and need to take the SAT can take it at CHS on December 7 (this was not an original test date for CHS-it’s just been added). Also, there’s still space available for the SAT prep class–stop by the school counseling office to get a registration form. The SAT prep class prepares students in time to take the test on December 7. The charge is $42.00 (which includes the cost of the book). See your school counselor for more details.

2014 Governor’s Summer Residential Program


The Virginia Department of  Education is pleased to announce that the 2014 Governor’s Summer Residential  Program will include seven Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS) and  five Governor’s Foreign Language Academies (GFLA).  The SRGS offer gifted high school students  opportunities for intensive study in academics, mentorships, and visual and  performing arts.  The GFLA offer  full-immersion academies for French, German, and Spanish; a partial-immersion  academy for Japanese; and a Latin Academy.  For more information and a link to the application, contact Dr. Burruss in the CHS School Counseling Office via email: .

Advanced 10th Graders can Sign Up for the PSAT

Attention All Advanced 10th Graders:

If you have completed geometry and are enrolled in Advanced English 10 this school year and would like to take the PSAT scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, you can sign up in the School Counseling Office (sign up by Monday, Oct. 14). Plan to bring 2 no. 2 pencils and your own graphing calculator–calculators will not be provided. If you opt not to take the PSAT this year, you’ll have the chance to take it as a junior.  See your school counselor if you have any questions.

SAT Prep Class Seats Available

Are you interested in improving your SAT scores? Well, you are in luck because there’s still room in the SAT Prep Course! It’s offered here at CHS starting on November 4, 2013. Stop by the School Counseling office for a registration form and details!



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Saturday, October 12, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

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On Wednesday, October 9th an email will be sent to all registrants with an overview of the activities and speakers for the day.  If for some reason you have difficulty registering, please feel free to contact my office and someone from the Recruiting Team will assist you.  Our contact information is provided below.  We hope you can make it, and look forward to meeting you!

The GCC Recruiting Team

Kimberly Viarella, M.S., College Recruiter   Mobile:  540.229.6645

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SAT Prep Course Offered at CHS

Attention All Students Interested in Increasing Their SAT Scores:

The Fall SAT Prep Course registration forms are now available in the School Counseling office. Here are the details:

Course Information:  The SAT Prep course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from November 4-December 4, 2013 in preparation for the Saturday, December 7, 2013 SAT. You must commit to attend 7 out of 9 offered sessions and pay a fee of $42.00 ($22.00 is the book purchase price and $20.00 will be refunded to the student at the end of the course if the attendance requirement is met). Checks can be made out to Caroline High School; cash is also accepted.   Turn the bottom portion of the registration form (available in the school counseling office) in to Mr. Ziegler and bring your payment to the first course meeting. Space is limited to 20 students on a first come, first served basis. Dates are listed on the registration form.

College Visits

The following colleges have arranged to visit Caroline High School:

Shenandoah University…………………..September 19 at 12:00 pm

Christopher Newport University…………………October 3rd at 8:00 am

Lynchburg University…………………………October 25th at 11:15 am

Radford University……………………………….October 25th at 2:00 pm

Ferrum College……………………………….October 28th at 9:00 am

Virginia Tech…………………………………..November 15th at 9:00 am

Old Dominion University………………………November 18th at 9:00 am

Locations for each visit are TBA.

Please sign up in the School Counseling Office with Mrs. Beasley. Once you sign up you’ll be notified of the location.

Welcome Back CHS Students!

The CHS School Counseling Dept. welcomes all students back to CHS for the 2013-2014 school year! We have a few announcements as we kick off the new year:

1) We welcomed Mrs. Melissa Hipple, our new School Counseling Director, back in July. She joins us from Warren County where she served as a middle school director for several years. Mrs. Hipple also has high school experience. She has all last names beginning with A-Ch. Welome, Mrs. Hipple!

2) The PSAT, the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, will be given to juniors and advanced sophomores on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Only those students who plan to take the SAT at a later date should take this practice test first. A Junior Class assembly will be held in early October that will provide more details.

3) The last day to drop or add a course is Friday, September 13, 2013.