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!

Electrical Apprenticeship with Philip Morris USA

Philip Morris USA is currently seeking candidates to join us at our Manufacturing Center in Richmond, VA to participate in an Electrical skilled Apprenticeship Program.

Upon successful completion of their 4 year apprenticeship, candidates will receive a Journeyman’s card in the Instrument Electrician classifications and an applied science associate’s degree in technical studies from John Tyler Community College. During the course of the program, apprentices will be expected to work during the day and attend classes at John Tyler Community College in the evenings in order to satisfy the educational requirements of the program. All educational expenses will be provided as part of the program. Apprentices will learn process control, electrical techniques and general work processes of the manufacturing environment.

Successful workers will be able to demonstrate strong troubleshooting skills, and will work effectively in a high output, multi-craft manufacturing environment. They will be expected to participate in cross-functional teams to identify problems and opportunities, and to develop and implement solutions.

For this position, we are seeking highly motivated, experienced and accountable individuals who can work in an industrial, unionized environment.

Qualified candidates will:

  • Be at least 18 years of age, legally eligible to work in the U.S. and for Philip Morris USA
  • During the course of the program be willing to work assigned day shift, attend classroom training in the evening and work overtime when needed for approximately 4 years
  • At the completion of the program be willing to work on any shift and to work overtime, weekends and holidays on a regular basis
  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of instruction related to the electrical field to include military, technical and vocational training
  • Have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) upon start date (August 2018)

Please go to  to apply for the Electrical Apprentice position 18071BR.


Ms. Herbert will be here on Thursdays 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.


To sign up for the SAT apply online at  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            

August 25 July 27 August 15
October 6 September 7 September 26
November 3 October 5 October 24
December 1 November 2 November 20
March 9 February 8 February 27
May 4 April 5 April 24
June 1 May 3 May 22
*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  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             

July 14 June 15 June 22

Health Career Explorers Summer Camp

The Southside Health Education Foundation is offering a summer camp to explore the different careers in the health field.  You must be a rising 10th, 11th, or 12th grader.  
Cost is $75-there are some need based scholarships available
Dates:  July 9-13, 2018        Time:  9AM-1PM
Location:  SRMC Professional Schools
See Mrs. Vaughan for application.  There are a limited number of spaces available.

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 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

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