CHS seniors will take an official visit to CSC as part of the Apply to College Campaign and College Access Grant both courtesy of EducationQuest.
We know and understand at CHS that completing a college application can be daunting – especially if a student doesn’t have help with the forms. That’s why EducationQuest and CHS sponsors Apply2College, an annual statewide campaign in which high schools conduct events during the school day to help seniors apply to college. This is part of a national campaign to change the lives of students.
Not only does CHS participate in Apply2College but the CHS Guidance Office was also a recipient of this years EducationQuest College Access Grant Award. This program provides multi-year funding to Nebraska high schools with a goal to increase the schools’ college-going rate by 10 percentage points. EducationQuest awards College Access Grants every two years through a competitive application process. Schools are funded for four years with annual awards ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 depending on school enrollment.CHS will use grant funds to develop and support college-access activities. In 2018, EducationQuest selected 22 high schools to receive College Access Grants. Since the program started in 2006, we have awarded $4.3 million in grants to 89 schools.
EducationQuest Grant Activities Include Providing Access for Students to:
The senior visit is one small step towards providing all CHS students with access to college! Please contact the guidance office with any questions.
A huge thank you to Kristal Kuhnel, director of health professions, of Chadron State College for speaking to our Chadron High School students who are interested in going into health professions. Kristal shared information on careers in the health professions arena including area Panhandle shortages in various professional positions within the field.
Kristal also shared a great deal of information with students on the RHOP scholarship. RHOP, is a cooperative agreement between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate high school students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state. This program represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and quality health care for citizens of the state.
This program offers the following optionsProgramCSC/UNMCPositionsLocation
Medical Lab Science3 yrs/1 yrup to 3UNMC - Omaha or Kearney
Dental Hygiene2 yrs/2 yrsup to 2UNMC - Gering
Dentistry4 yrs/4 yrsup to 3UNMC - Lincoln
Medicine4 yrs/4 yrsup to 5UNMC - Omaha
Nursing2 yrs/2 yrsup to 5UNMC - Scottsbluff
Pharmacy3 yrs/4 yrsup to 3UNMC - Omaha
Physical Therapy4 yrs/3 yrsup to 2UNMC - Omaha or Kearney
Physician Assistant4 yrs/28 mosup to 3UNMC - Omaha or Kearney
Radiography2 yrs/2 yrsup to 2UNMC - Omaha or Kearney
CHS Guidance Office to Host Lunch and Learn Friday Nov. 16th "Winning the scholarship Game: Tips for 9-12th Grade Parents on Preparing for the Post-Secondary Transition"
Parents of 9-12th grade students, please join us on November 16th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the HS library as the CHS Guidance Office hosts a lunch and learn where we will discuss tips to preparing for the transition after high school, how to place your student in position to win scholarship dollars, and discussion about skills needed to succeed at the next level.
A light lunch (meat and cheese tray) will be provided in the HS library at 12:00 p.m. we hope to see you there!
CHS Hosted Mrs. Brenda Rolleson for our first Lunch and Learn of the 2018-19 school year. Mrs. Rolleson gave a history of her work with the Federal Bureau of Credit Unions which chartered credit unions across the country. Mrs. Rolleson later spent time in Washington D.C. at the U.S. State Department working in foreign service. Brenda lived and worked In Switzerland, Holland and Guatemala. She worked with leaders including: Madaline Allbright, President Clinton and President Bush. Thank you Mrs. Rolleson for speaking to our students, what a career!
The annual Kiwanis Honor Program will be held April 25th in the Chadron High School auditorium at 1:45 p.m. All students with a cumulative gpa of 3.5, who made the gold honor roll first semester, or placed in the top 25% at the Scholastics Day Competition will be honored at this event. We would like students who are being honored to dress nicely for this event. Formal invitations should arrive through the mail this week, however, if students and parents are wondering if they need to attend there is a full list of honorees outside the high school guidance office window. This program is hosted by the Chadron Kiwanis group, all friends and family members are invited to attend this event!
Chadron HS Wins Big at the 2018 CSC Scholastic Day ContestWeather drastically limited the number of schools attending the 2018 Chadron State College Scholastic Day Contest. However, Chadron High School students did another amazing job at the contest, especially considering that 35 other students are competing at the State FFA contest in Lincoln, 12 are competing at the State FBLA contest in Omaha, and a few others are competing at the State National History Day contest in Lincoln ...all at the same time!
Chadron High Students recorded 23 first place finishes!
Top Three Placing Results of the 2018 CSC Scholastic Day Contest: link to full results
Senior Parents and Students - There are tons of good opportunities in March for scholarships, check the MARCH folder below and make sure to turn in your finished work to the guidance office before the appropriate deadline!
The National Merit Scholarship Program has now determined which of the 16,000 semifinalists named in September have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition.
CHS standout Hunter Hawk has been selected as a finalist for the National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2018. The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of finalists is now in progress. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalists have to fulfill requirements to advance to Finalist standing. Each Semifinalist submits a detailed scholarship application, which includes essays and information about extracurricular achievement, awards, and leadership positions. Semifinalists also have to have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a school official, and earn SAT scores that confirm their qualifying test performance. From the Semifinalist group, a certain number of students, varying from year to year, advance to Finalist standing depending on the above criteria. By the conclusion of the competition, a select group of Finalists are chosen to receive prestigious National Merit Scholarships totaling nearly $35 million. Winners are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies. Scholarship winners represent fewer than 1% of the initial pool of student entrants, based on official statistics released by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Congratulations Hunter Hawk, CHS is very proud of you!