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.

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            

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             

June 9 May 4 May 18
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.

Open House

The Apprentice School
  April 28   9:00-11:30 AM
Visit www.as.edu for more information.

Career & Resource Fair

April 19, 2018         10:30AM-1:00PM
 
Free Resume Review and Online Application Assistance
 
Meadowdale Library
4301 Meadowdale Blvd.
N. Chesterfield, VA 23234
 
Free and open to the public.  No registration needed.

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 

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.