CHS School Counselors' Corner
October 7, 2022
And we're off!
While this is all so exciting, please keep aware of your stress level; reach out to us if you are feel overwhelmed. We are here to help!
Senior College planning webinar
We have created a webinar to help answer some of your important questions on the post-secondary planning process. You can find it below.
We encourage all of our seniors and their families to view this helpful resource.
FAFSA is Now Live
Use this link to access FAFSA Application:
Financial Aid Webinar
Please join Campus Bound (with whom we partner) for invaluable information on the scholarship process. Read on!
Please join us on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 6:30 for our second webinar installment of the 2022-2023 academic year; this webinar will cover the following:
Merit vs. Need-Based Aid
Students can obtain tens of thousands (or even hundreds!) of scholarships based on merit. Learn how the system works at colleges. We will also provide advice on how to pursue 3rd party scholarships.
If you are unable to make the live event, register for the webinar, and we will send you the recording the next day!
Have questions? Email us at email@example.com
Have an early application deadline? Read on!
REMINDER: The Student Recommendation Questionnaire and resume must both be completed before the Senior Seminars.
How to list classes in the Common App
AP courses: "AP"
Honors courses: "Honors"
CP courses: "CP"
Non-Leveled courses: "N/A"
*If your College Prep course is for Dual Enrollment credit, please select "Dual Enrollment."*
*If you took an H2 class as a freshman and are required to list freshman-year courses, please select "Accelerated."
In order for us to send your documentation to the colleges, you must link your Common Application account (www.commonapp.org) to your Naviance account. The first part of the FERPA consent form, which will electronically link the accounts, is found in the Common App under My Colleges, Recommenders and FERPA, FERPA Release Authorization. The Naviance section can be found under the College tab, and the Colleges I’m Applying To link. While it is the student’s choice as to whether or not to waive the right to access, we strongly suggest that you do waive this right as colleges will take more seriously a recommendation letter that is strictly confidential.
The CSS Profile is an online application that students submit to apply for financial aid from colleges and scholarship programs. It’s different from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ®) that students use to apply for financial aid from the federal government. It is NOT required of every institution, but it's important to know if you need to fill it out.
Please visit the following link to see if the schools you are applying to require this Form: https://profile.collegeboard.org/profile/ppi/participatingInstitutions.aspx.
Mr. Dan McGrath (A-K): firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Kara Kelley (L-Z): email@example.com
HAWTHORNE HOUSE COUNSELING TEAM:
Ms. Tammy Leary (A-K): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Christine Lima (L-Z): email@example.com
WHITTIER HOUSE COUNSELING TEAM:
Mrs. Jennifer Orsini (A-K): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jamie Ellis (L-Z): email@example.com
COORDINATOR OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND COUNSELING SERVICES PRE-K-12:
Ms. Shannon Bischoff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read on to learn more about the Career and College Readiness Center and Ms. Cunningham!
View for the Career Center: I am excited to put a modern spin on the Career Center and ensure it is a warm and welcoming environment where all students at Chelmsford High School can feel comfortable dropping by and accessing resources for planning their future college and career opportunities.
Special Events/Services: Students will be able to come into the Career Center to access support with college and career exploration, get connected with business and employment opportunities, access workshops in Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Importance of Digital Footprint, Work Readiness Skills, and more. They can also access work permits and transcripts.
Background Info: I did my undergrad at the University of New Hampshire, where I dual-majored in Criminal Justice and Psychology and minored in Forensic Science. I went to Southern New Hampshire University for my Master's degree in Forensic Psychology. I've worked with young adults for around three years now, and two of those were specifically on career advising.
A Fun Fact: I'm overly obsessed with English Bulldogs... I love their goofiness! I have one named Luna.