Upcoming Counseling Events
Parent Presentations, PSAT, Pre-ACT, and more!
Thurs., Sept. 19: Following the Senior "Apply" classroom lesson, counselors will be presenting information on the post-secondary / college planning process. Topics will include: post-secondary options, college applications, SCOIR, and much more. Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: RBHS PAC. RSVP to Theresa Geyer, Counseling Receptionist (email@example.com) by Sept. 18th.
Wed., Sept. 25: The Junior "Get Set for Life After High School" lesson will be given through US Studies classes during the day on Sept. 25. That evening, counselors will give junior parents a preview of the information presented to their students. Topic include: post-secondary options and finding the right path, the college-search process, testing, and more! Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: RBHS Cafeteria. RSVP to Theresa Geyer, Counseling Receptionist (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sept. 24th.
Thurs., Oct. 17: Senior Parents, this one's for you again! This presentation will focus on the FAFSA and financial aid and will be led by a Financial Aid Counselor from the University of Missouri. Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: RBHS Cafeteria. RSVP to Theresa Geyer by Oct. 16th.
**For parents not able to attend one of the Parent Presentations above, information will be posted on the Counseling website.
The Pre-ACT (10th graders) and the PSAT (11th graders)
All sophomores will be taking the PreACT at Rock Bridge during the school day on Wednesday, Oct. 16th. The PreACT simulates the ACT test experience within a shorter test time for all four tests, and will help prepare our students to take the ACT as juniors. The PreACT gives students an estimated ACT test score and can be used as an indicator of college and career readiness. More information will be delivered through your student’s World Studies class closer to the Oct.16th test date.
On Wednesday, October 16th the PSAT test will be offered to juniors. The PSAT is used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program during a student’s junior year and also serves as a practice test for the SAT. Due to limited space at our testing site, the PSAT will be limited to juniors only this year.
We understand that limiting the PSAT to juniors only is disappointing to some of our sophomore students hoping to take the PSAT as practice to prepare for it their junior year. In order to best support those students, sophomores wanting to prepare to take the PSAT their junior year can find FREE practice materials on the College Board website at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice. This site provides practice paper/pencil tests, sample questions, and free personalized practice through Khan Academy.
Juniors wanting to register for the PSAT should see Mrs. Geyer in the counseling office for the registration form. The registration fee is $25 and forms must be returned no later than Sept. 27th, although with limited seating and test availability, we strongly encourage students to return their registration form early to ensure a testing spot.
College & Career Village
The CCV is Coming!
The CCV is a three-part, school-wide event comprised of a College & Career Fair held in the gym, Career Panels where community members share information about their current career, career history, educational/training background, and provide advice for students interested in pursuing that career field, and Specialty Presentations on important post-secondary planning topics such as: NCAA Eligibility Center, College Essay Writing, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Financial Aid / FAFSA, Selective College Admissions, and How to Pay For College.
NEW THIS YEAR: Parents are invited to attend the Financial Aid / FAFSA, NCAA Eligibility Center, and How to Pay for College presentations. Space is limited, so if you are interested in attending, please reach out to Rachel Reed at email@example.com for more information.
There will be an altered schedule for the CCV day, as shown below:
1st block: 8:55-10:00 a.m.
CCV: 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- CCV Session 1: 10:15 – 10:55 a.m.
- CCV Session 2: 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
- *College Fair: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (held in the main gym)
**Lunch: 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2nd block: 12:36 p.m. – 1:41 p.m
3rd block: 1:47 p.m. – 2:53 p.m.
4th block: 2:59 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
**There will be over 65 colleges and post-secondary programs attending the CCV College & Career Fair and we are pleased to invite parents/guardians to attend the fair to gather more information about schools/programs available to your student(s).
**We are excited to announce that this year during our extended lunch shift, we will have food trucks available in the main circle drive for our students and CCV guests to purchase lunch. This will be in addition to the lunch options regularly available in the cafeteria. The food truck options include: Lilly’s Cantina, Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co., Big Daddy's BBQ, and Kona Ice
To prepare your student for the CCV event, counselors will present post-secondary planning information to all students through Civics Studies, World Studies, US Studies, and Senior English classes during the weeks between Sept. 16th and Oct. 3rd. During these presentations, counselors will also share CCV information and have students register for the panels/presentations they will attend during the event. After Sept. 23rd, CCV information will be available on the Counseling website. https://www.cpsk12.org/domain/5205. We encourage you to review the CCV information including the Panels & Presentations Guidebook and College & Career Fair participant list with your student and discuss options with them before they register.
We are incredibly excited about this event and the learning opportunities it provides for our students!