Did You Miss the Counselor's Coffee? Here are a few tips on "Winning the Scholarship Game" For Grades 9-12
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Please call the number listed on the attached flyer ASAP to make your one on one appointment to fill out your student's FAFSA. Be sure to make your FSA ID ahead of time and bring all required documents listed below to the meeting.
Parents - We will have our second Counselor's Coffee next Friday, September 29th, at 7 a.m. in the HS Library. The topic will be Winning the College Scholarship Game. If you missed the financial aid meeting please plan on attending. This is NOT just for seniors - Parents of all grades are welcome to attend to see how the CHS Counseling Office helps student's plan for college. Come join me for coffee, a short presentation, and time for questions and socializing while we help our student's plan for college.
Don't miss out on a SINGLE scholarship opportunity! Keep this ULTIMATE scholarship list handy for maximum scholarship opportunities. This list will be continually updated as more scholarships come through the CHS Counseling Office.
Parents - Are you worried that your student might "drop the ball" on finding scholarships and meeting deadlines? NO WORRIES we got your back. Just click the links below to subscribe to the CHS Counseling Office Google Calendar and the 2017-18 Scholarships Folder. By following both you will be aware of EVERY college and military representative in the building, EVERY scholarship that comes through CHS, and EVERY deadline :) Happy hunting seniors!!!
Google Calendar link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?tab=mc#main_7%7Cmonth
Scholarship Folder link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1-qIPmm7k3Oc2FUa29PMU9zVUU?usp=sharing
Chadron High School will host the following testing dates for CHS students:
September 27th: ASVAB
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered to ALL juniors during the morning of Wednesday, September 27th in the CHS auditorium. The ASVAB is a multiple choice tst, administered by teh Unites States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. Although the test is administered by the military, it is not a requirement that test-takers with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces. The ASVAB contains 10 sections: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Automotive and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Assembling Objects, and Verbal Expression. Student scores are often used to correlate SAT and ACT scores as well as for career exploration and future transition planning. Please have your student (junior) in the high school auditorium by 7:45 this day!
October 11th: PSAT
The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and most students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520. CHS students can take the PSAT on October 11th 7:45 a.m. in the HS library. The PSAT exam is an optional test and is $16 per student due to the HS Office before exam date. Please contact the Cardinal Counseling Office if you would like your student signed up to take this exam.
October 28th: ACT
The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions. The ACT consists of four mandatory sections: English, Reading, Math and Science, and one optionally Writing assessment. The four main tests are scored individually on a scale of 1-36, and a Composite score is provided which is the rounded whole number average of the four scores. Chadron High School and Chadron Sate College offer multiple Saturday testing dates throughout the year. Students can register for Saturday exams by going to www.act.org and creating an account, tests are $42.50 an exam unless student is on free and reduced lunch (see counseling office for a fee waiver). All juniors will be given a free ACT exam on April 3rd during the school hours. These scores are vital for college admissions and scholarship opportunities. The CHS counseling office recommends taking the ACT as often as possible for increased score opportunities. The next upcoming test at CHS will be given October 28th and students must be registered online no later than September 22nd.
Chadron High School Counseling Office will host it's annual Financial Aid Presentation and Fall Senior/Junior Meeting Thursday September 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. This meeting will include information regarding: Financial aid, the college application process, scholarship hunting, and the FAFSA. Chadron High School will be partnering with Andrew Hunzeker from EducationQuest to provide parents with the most up to date informations regarding the college process.
Senior students who attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program (FAP) will be eligible to register for a $500 scholarship. EducationQuest will randomly select six student winners on or around December 1, 2017.
To be eligible, a student must:
We look forward to talking to both students and parents Thursday night during parent teacher conferences!
Chadron High School Guidance Counselor