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:

PSAT rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

The PSAT has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30th. Testing will begin at 2:00 pm and will be given in the cafeterias. ALL students who want to take the PSAT need to sign up (this includes juniors and advanced 10th graders); even if you signed up previously. You can sign up in the school counseling office. Plan to bring your own graphing calculator and 2 No. 2 pencils. Students will need to make arrangements to be picked up or plan to ride the activity bus home that day.

VCU School of the Arts Open House

Saturday, November 2, 2013 & Saturday, February 15, 2014 RSVP

You’ve heard about VCUarts, but have you seen it? If not, Open House is the perfect time.

• visit campus • tour arts facilities • have your portfolio reviewed • meet faculty and students from each department • visit the dorms • eat in our award-winning dining hall • attend sessions on financial aid, study abroad, transferring, the Honors College, and more!

November 2, 2013: Open House 7:30 to 8:30am – Check in (Siegel Center, Lobby) 7:30 to 9am – Student Services Information Tables (Siegel Center) 9am – Welcome (Siegel Center) 10am – School of the Arts Overviews (Various locations) 10:45am to 12pm – Departmental Overviews and Q & A Sessions (Various locations) 10:45am to 1:30pm – Tours of the School of the Arts (meet in Singleton Center lobby) 11:30am to 12:15pm – Art Foundation Q & A session (Bowe St. Deck, Fifth Floor, Room 535) 11am to 2pm – Portfolio Reviews (Bowe St. Deck, Fifth Floor, Room 535)

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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!