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.

Southside Health Careers Exploring Program

The Southside Health Careers Exploring Program is a semester long program for high school and college students (15-20 year olds) to explore the many health career options in the tri-cities region.  The Health Careers Exploring Program is brought to our region by Southside Health Education Foundation in partnership with the co-educational Boy Scouts’ Learning for Life Program and with funding from the Cameron Foundation.  Hosts include local hospitals, health care providers, colleges and universities.  Spaces are first come, first served!  See Mrs. Vaughan for an application.  
 
Fall 2017 Session                                                     COST: $25.00           
Orientation:   Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017  OR  Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017       6-8pm
(Parent of guardian required to attend one orientation session with Explorer participant)
Group A Dates (Tuesday nights): Sept. 26th, Oct. 10th & 24th, Nov. 7th, 14th & 28th and Dec. 5th & 12th.
Potential hosts: SRMC, JRMC, HealthSouth, Poplar Springs, Appomattox Health & Wellness, JTCC, RBC, & VSU.
Group B Dates (Thursday nights): Sept. 21st, Oct. 5th & 19th, Nov. 2nd, 16th & 30th and Dec. 7th & 14th.
Potential hosts: SRMC, Quintessential Chiropractic, PG EMS, Dunlop House, Life Evac, VSU, SRMC Prof. School, & JTCC.
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

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 2016-2017 SAT testing are:

 

Test Date Registration Date Late Fee Required            

October 7 September 8  September 27

November 4 October 5 October 25
December 2 November 2 November 21
March 10 February 9 February 28
May 5 April 6 April 25
June 2 May 3 May 23
 
*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           

October 28 September 22 October 6

December 9 November 3 November 17
February 10 January 12 January 19
April 14 March 9 March 23
June 9 May 4 May 18
July 14 June 15 June 22
 

PSATs

If you are a JUNIOR and you are thinking about going to college, or if you are a SOPHOMORE and would like to practice, you should sign up to take the PSAT. 

PSATs are only offered once a year. The test will be administered in October 2017.  There is a cost of $16 and students must pre-register in the School Counseling Office. 



Did you take the PSATs this Fall?
Click here to view a presentation that will help you understand your scores.



College Visits

Keep checking as more colleges are scheduling for their fall visits.
 
Hollins University September 8 8:00 AM
 
If you are interested in attending any of the college visits see Mrs. Vaughan to sign up.

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

University of Virginia School of Architecture 
  September 15-must register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/openh17 
• Hear from our Dean and faculty about opportunities in school and later careers
• Chat with students about their projects, plans, and future goals
• Explore the architecture studio spaces and fabrication facilities
• Learn about the application process from an admission dean
• Enjoy lunch with A-school alumni
 
John Tyler Community College
  October 19; 4:00-7:00 PM at the Chester Campus
  October 24; 4:00-7:00 PM at the Midlothian Campus
Experience cutting-edge simulators, high-tech labs and hands-on demonstrations
Discover career and educational opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering,
math, health care and more.
Talk to local business experts, as well as four-year college and university partnerers
Tour campus
Learn about Tyler's majors, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and more.
 
Bridgewater College
  October 21, November 11, February 3, and March 17
  Register at bridgewater.edu/visitcampus
 

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.