UVA Society of Women Engineers HS Visitation Program

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and 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, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2017 Application which can be found here. This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay.

The attached flier provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

See your school counselor if you have any questions.

Make Your Senior Meeting Count

Seniors have begun the process of meeting with their counselor to discuss their upcoming graduation, and their plans for the years to come.  Seniors, in order to get the most out of this meeting, please do the following:

  1. Come Prepared.  This meeting is your time to ask your counselor any and all questions you may have about everything from industry certifications to the FAFSA to second semester early release.  Do not hesitate to let us know what is on your mind – that’s why we’re here!
  2. Have an Open Mind.  Your counselor will work with you to make your goals a reality, and they may also have a few different ideas of different pathways that may work for you as well.  We work best when we work together.
  3. Be Ready to Work.  You will leave your senior meeting with lots of new information and several different pathways ahead of you.  Remember that in order for any of them to work for you, you must be willing to work for them!

Environmental Science Weekend for Girls

Do you like to wade in streams, program computers, observe animals, grow vegetables, collect minerals or fly drones? If you answered yes to any one of these, you may be a budding environmental scientist!

Discover what it’s like to work as an environmental scientist by joining us Oct. 13-14, 2017, for a weekend of hands-on learning and problem solving. You’ll spend time in the forests and streams on Sweet Briar’s expansive campus, collaborating with Sweet Briar environmental science professors and students to collect and analyze data relevant to a contemporary environmental challenge. You’ll stay in one of our historic residence halls with environmental science student mentors, explore our beautiful campus and get a taste of life as a college student.

This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.


School Counseling Newsletter

Students and parents,

Make sure that you check the Newsletters link above for the latest edition of the School Counseling Department Newsletter.  It is never too early in the year to be informed about upcoming events, SAT/ACT deadlines, and helpful college and career planning advice.  As always, make an appointment, call, or email your school counselor if you have any questions whatsoever.

Adult Ed Open House

Are you interested in obtaining your GED?  Would you like to take a college class or two?  Are you an English language learner who is looking to continue honing their skills?  Feel free to attend CCPS’s Adult Education Open House on August 24th from 5-7pm at the School Board Office (16261 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427).  Mr. McNeill will be there with a wealth of information and will be available to answer any and all questions you may have.  Spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested.

Adult Education Open House

Welcome Students!

Welcome to another exciting year at Caroline High School.  The class of 2018 is leading the charge for us this year with a great group of 11th, 10th, and 9th graders not far behind.  Our school is looking good after the recent renovations and we are excited to continue approaching each day as the opportunity to do something excellent.

Please visit the link below to familiarize yourself with CCPS’s newly-approved Attendance Policy for 2017-2018.  Remember – it is your responsibility to adhere to the Attendance Policy in the event that you miss school for any reason.  Do not let your attendance today cause problems for you tomorrow.  Be informed, be responsible, and most of all, be present.

CCPS Attendance Policy

Junior Trip to Mary Washington

On Thursday, March 30th, the school counseling department took a group of 11th grade student to the University of Mary Washington.  While there, the students took an extensive tour of campus led by a student representative and had the opportunity to learn about academic opportunities, funding, and campus life.

For more information about the University of Mary Washington, visit http://www.umw.edu/, or speak to your school counselor if you’d like to get started on your college search and admissions process.

School Counseling Newsletter

Seniors – new scholarships are still being added to the School Counseling Newsletter.  Click the Newsletters tab above to get your copy and apply, apply, apply.

From Mrs. Melicer Jones:

Mr. Black, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Schuyler, Mr. Powell and myself took 20 students (7 Seniors and 13 Juniors) to the HBCU Festival held at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA on February 18, 2017. These students were so excited and nervous about this trip. 
The seniors anxiously gathered all of their documents and were prepared to meet with college for on-site admissions. I am proud to say that 5 of the 7 seniors were accepted on the spot. One other senior was already accepted to the schools of her choice, but wanted to attend to get information on scholarships. The last senior interviewed with his college of choice and will receive an answer once he sends his SAT scores. 
The Juniors were nervous as well and shared that it was a great and memorable experience. They attended seminars and was able to take away important nuggets to help with preparing for college and for the visit to this festival next year. 
Attached is a picture from the event. Just wanted to share our experience.

School Counseling Newsletter

Yet another updated edition of the CHS School Counseling Newsletter is available by clicking the “Newsletters” tab above.  Seniors, see to it that you inspect its contents for any interesting leads on scholarships, and juniors, since you’ve been talking with your counselor recently about graduation and college, why not check out the SAT/ACT info?  This and much more in March’s newsletter.