Curriculum & Counseling Office News ~ 09/14/22

2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists have been announced!


Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of over 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

We are proud to recognize the following Coronado students as

2023 Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program:

Frank Abbeduto

Shani Abeyakoon

Hannah Crowell

Shayla Dang

Mason Graves

Elaine Kang

Spencer Kim

Daniel Park

Jadden Rhaine Picardal

Marie Picini

Brian Vott

Jack Wohlwend

Please join us in congratulating these exceptional students!


Blood Drive hosted by CHS Future Medical Professionals

Coronado Families,

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, your individual blood donation has become essential to the health of our community.

Future Medical Professionals supports the Vitalant Organization in their endeavor to meet the growing demands for blood donations. We will be holding a blood drive at Coronado High School on September 15th from 7am-12pm.

For more information, click on the Vitalant Blood Services link below or contact (725)-465-0000.


Here is the list of all scheduled Coronado Blood Drives for 2022-2023.

Thursday, September 15th, 2022 7am-12pm

Wednesday, December 8th, 2022 7am-12pm

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 7am-12pm

Tuesday, April 27th, 2023 7am-12pm

If you sign up to donate on behalf of a student, please email Ms. Tidball at prior to your appointment time. Be sure to include your name, your appointment date & time, and the name of the CHS student that should get credit for your donation.

Vitalant Blood Services

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New Tutoring Service for all K-12 CCSD Students

· There is a new district-wide initiative to provide unlimited, 24/7 virtual tutoring and academic support to approximately 300,000 students in the District.

· CCSD recently partnered with Paper, which works with school districts nationwide to provide 1:1 instructional support across more than 200 subject areas in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin.

Paper’s staff of highly trained, background-checked tutors empower students to achieve success with equitable access to academic support.

CCSD is funding the Paper partnership using ESSER funds, so the service is free to all K-12 students and families. Students will access support via their Clever account.

Attention Sophomores! One-on-One Academic Counseling Meetings will be held 9/19 - 9/28 during English Classes.

Sophomores will be checking in with our counselors to ensure they are on track and meeting all requirements. This is a great time to ask questions and connect with your counselor!

The Counseling Office will meet with all 10th grade students during English classes following the schedule below. If a student is absent on the date assigned, their counselor will follow up during one of the available make-up times.

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Scholarships & FAFSA Information

Our counselors have created an amazing resource for our students and parents to get information about scholarships and FAFSA. There is a wealth of valuable information all packed into this one handy go-to location. It's one-stop shopping for all of your scholarship & FAFSA questions.

Check back often as new scholarships are added to the list!

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Nevada Promise Scholarship ~ Parent Information Sessions

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The Nevada Promise Scholarship Team is hosting Information Sessions for parents and guardians of the high school class of 2023.

Learn more about the Nevada Promise Scholarship and how to help your student with the application and scholarship eligibility process.

The session will cover:

• Nevada Promise Scholarship – Making College Accessible and Affordable

• Eligibility Requirements

• Enrollment and Financial Aid Deadlines

• Tips for Completing the Application

• Deadlines for Eligibility Requirements

To RSVP for a Nevada Promise Parent Information Session, please click on one of the dates listed in the NVP Parent Info Session Email PDF attached below. All Parent Information Sessions will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

For questions, please email or call (702) 651-4244. We hope to see you there!

Nevada Promise ~ Making College Accessible & Affordable

  • Apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship
  • Cover up to three years of mandatory tuition and fees at CSN
  • Apply by October 31st
  • Submit your application today!
  • Go to to apply and review eligibility criteria
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The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can point you in the right direction to a satisfying career. Understanding your interests, abilities, and skills will help you to make the best decisions about your FUTURE!

Coronado will host the ASVAB test on September 22nd.

The ASVAB can be used for career explorations, military entrance, or ACT/SAT practice testlets. This test is optional and will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis and priority will be given to students seeking military as post secondary goals.

Students need to arrive by 6:45 am and report to the cafeteria for testing.

Students must bring their laptop or Chromebooks fully charged as this will be done electronically. If students do not have their portable device, we will not have Chromebooks on hand and the student will be turned away.

Test Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2022

Location: Coronado Cafeteria

Time: 7:00 am - 10:30 am

Attendance will be excused if students attend the day of the event.

Students will need to follow up with teachers to make up any missing assignments as they are still responsible for the work assigned the day of the test.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Ms. Tidball in our College and Career Center. Ms. Tidball’s email is or call 702-799-6800 Ext:4059.

Have you signed up for the Remind?

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Mrs. Michelle Tidball

Mrs. Tidball is Coronado's College & Career Specialist.

Please reach out to Mrs. Tidball in the College & Career Center (in the library) for all of your post-graduation questions and planning.

Coronado is hosting a College Fair on October 19th ~ open to all grades, all students, and all schools.

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