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 $45.00 and the late registration fee is $73.  CHHS Code is 470-578.  
 
The dates for the 2016-2017 SAT testing are:

 

Test Date Registration Date Late Fee Required            

June 3 May 9 May 24

August 26                         July 28*                                    August 11*
 
*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 $42.50 without writing and $58.50 with writing. The late registration fee is $70.00.  CHHS  Code is 470-578.
 
The dates for the 2016-2017 ACT testing are:
 

Test Date Registration Date Late Fee Required           

June 10 May 5 May 19

 

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.



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.

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.