Career Center

Students are welcome to visit the College and Career Resource Center at any time.  Just fill out a request form in the School Counseling Office.  You can work on your online college applications, scholarships, or research the college you are investigating.  We can help you find the information you want or need - just ask!

GRASP

Ms. Herbert will be here on Wednesdays from 8:30-1:30.  You can enter your information for FAFSA in October.  You and your parent will need to get an FSA ID, this is different from a PIN number your parents may have from an older sibling, before you can file your FAFSA.  See Mrs. Vaughan for more information or to schedule an appointment with Ms. Herbert.

Richard Bland On Site Admissions

Admission Counselors from Richard Bland College will be here on March 8 to conduct on site admissions.  The application fee will be waived during this period.  If you are interested in applying to Richard Bland see Mrs. Vaughan for an appointment and the code.

SATs & ACTs


To sign up for the SAT apply online at sat.collegeboard.com/register.  Registration fee is $46.00 without essay, $60 with essay and the late registration fee is an additional $29.  CHHS Code is 470-578.  
 
The dates for the 2017-2018 SAT testing are:

 

Test Date Registration Date Late Fee Required            

March 10 February 9 February 28

May 5 April 6 April 25
June 2 May 3 May 23
August 25 TBA
 
*If you qualify for a fee waiver contact the Counseling Office to pick up one.
 
Check back each day to exercise your brain and prepare for your SATs with the SAT Question of the Day

To sign up for the ACT apply online at www.actstudent.org.  Registration fee is $46 without writing and $62.50 with writing. The late registration fee is $29.50.  CHHS  Code is 470-578.
 
The dates for the 2016-2017 ACT testing are:
 

Test Date Registration Date Late Fee Required             

April 14 March 9 March 23
June 9 May 4 May 18
July 14 June 15 June 22
 

Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program

The American Legion Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program serves to introduce youth to the field of law enforcement’s  principles, discipline, ethics, physical fitness, and teamwork. Programs are conducted in cooperation with local and state law enforcement agencies, and are typically held during the summer at the various law enforcement facilities.
 
Program will be June 24-29 in Richmond.  Deadline to apply is April 22, 2018.  You must be a rising senior to apply.
 
http://valegion.org/?page_id=421 

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

This program is for students that are 14-17 years old and in high school.  You will get to live and work 3 weeks in a state park and learn invaluable lessons and creating life-long friendships.  You will receive a $500 stipend at the completion of the program.
 
First Session:  June 24-July 14
Second Session:  July 22-August 11
 
Application and details are available at http://bit.ly/2018ycc
 
Must apply by March 5, 2018.

Service Academy Day 2018

Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their
parents, and guidance counselors, to Academy Day 2018. Attendees
will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service
academies and their admission process. In addition, students will be
able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives
from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Military Institute.
Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer
questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March, 24, 2018
TIME: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Doors open at 9:30
Program begins at 10:00
LOCATION: The Paramount Theater
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
 
For more information on the Academy Nomination Process,
please visit: https://www.warner.senate.gov 

Senior Applying to College?


Seniors applying to college will need the following:
  • The Scholarship/Contest table.  It is updated as needed and also posted on the Career Center bulletin board.  Scholarship applications that do not have internet links are located in the School Counseling office.

College and Universities Open Houses

Virginia Commonwealth University
  Discover Health Careers Fair
  February 20; 6:30-8:00 PM
 
Bridgewater College
  March 17
  Register at bridgewater.edu/visitcampus
 
George Mason University-Engineering Open House
  March 5 and March 19; 9:30-3:00
  Register at https://mason.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1J4100000941BfEAI
 
 

Juniors and Sophomores

A great new website for high school and career planning is www.vawizard.org/vccs/Main.action. Some features include personality type and interest inventories, high school planning and college investigation.   Register in the Career Center to take this test.

Other links to investigate are:

The Early College Scholars program allows eligible high school students to earn at least 15 hours of transferable college credit while completing the requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma.  If you have not already filled out an agreement you can download one here. Print your name and year of graduation at the top, then turn it in to Ms. Crowder in the Counseling Office.

Map of Virginia Colleges

Check out this map of Virginia schools and see how many choices you have!  Virginia is a great place to attend college - the choice is yours!

Virginia Colleges-Online Classes

Visit www.onlineschools.org/guides/virginia/ to see what online courses are offered by Virginia Colleges.