CVHS Counseling: Summer Edition
News & Info from your Counselors
Vol 1 Num 14 June 19, 2020 Our last edition for the 2019-20 school year! Have a great summer!
Career Highlight: Explore Virtual Career Summer Camps
Summer School Info! Don't miss this chance to get caught up with your credits!
Every CVHS student needs 22 credits in the required areas to graduate in June of their senior year.
If you had problems along the way earning credit, consider summer school this summer.
How do I know if I need summer school or not? Ask your counselor. Your counselor's email is listed below.
CVS Summer School will be held remotely 100% online. Students will be working independently, with the support of a certified teacher. Students must provide their own computer and internet access.
Classes begin on Monday, July 6 and close on Thursday, August 6. Late registrations and drop requests close on Thursday, July 9.
Students will register online through the Microsoft Form listed below.
Shortly after submitting the Microsoft Form, a registration confirmation letter will be sent to both the student’s and parent’s email addresses.
The registration confirmation letter must be signed and emailed to the email address listed in the letter.
Parents will be emailed payment instructions following the receipt of the signed registration letter. Cost is $195.00 –one class (0.5 credit) / $390.00 – two classes (1 credit)
Download the full details below:
AP (Advanced Placement) Summer Info:
Any student who was registered to take and exam and did not do so will receive a refund through their PaySchools account. The amount will be refunded to whatever card was used for the initial purchase.
Refunds will NOT include the $40 late registration fee if you registered for your exam after the Fall deadline.
Please allow several weeks for this refund to be processed. Contact Mrs. Radzinski (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you still have not received a refund after several weeks.
The “Exception Testing” window is from June 22nd -June 30th
Students who qualify are receiving emails this week confirming their registration status and will be emailed a new e-ticket two days before each exception exam they’re eligible for.
Here are the specific dates and guidelines for “Exception Testing”: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule/exception-testing-dates?SFMC_cid=EM322244-&rid=52670900
Free Score Send: June 30th is the deadline for students to sign into My AP and indicate the college, university, or scholarship program that should receive their free score report. A student's score report will include their AP scores from this year and any previous years. They receive one free score send each year that they take an AP Exam, but if they want to send AP scores to additional colleges, they can do so for a fee. More information about AP scores and sending them here: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores?SFMC_cid=EM322244-&rid=30603785
Exam Scoring and Earning Credit and Placement: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/scoring
Summer Work for 2020-21 AP Classes
See the AP Summer Work Page on the Guidance Website: http://cvhsguidance.weebly.com/ap-summer-work.html
Class of 2020
Hello Class of 2020 Graduates,
A lot of things are uncertain this summer, but one thing is for sure: it’s still important for you to have a postsecondary plan and enroll in a college or skilled trade program this fall. We want to help you. This summer, there will be a counselor available to send you reminders and help you with any trouble or questions that you have as you take the final steps toward postsecondary education this summer.
· Do you need help researching programs/colleges/careers?
· Do you need help completing applications?
· Do you need help with the financial aid process? Or institutional documentation submission?
· Are you a parent that needs support with your college-bound student(s)?
· Are you a parent interested in going to college yourself?
No matter your journey, we are here to support you!
If you are interested in trade/vocational school, military, certification programs, community colleges, four-year institutions or would like guidance in identifying the next steps, sign up for our summer advising program here. We will provide one-on-one advising, workshops, speakers, organization/university spotlights, and so much more to help you on your journey. Stephanie Pitcher, a counselor from Chippewa Valley High School is our Summer Melt Counselor for Macomb County. We have also attached some more information about supports available to you.
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE! Sign up here.
Your CVHS High school counselor
Class of 2023
Congrats! You finished your first year of high school during historical times!
Summer is here, and yes you need a break! However, research suggests letting months go by without engaging the brain puts student’s unnecessarily behind come fall. Take advantage of summer to explore & expand your mind, all while having fun! Consider:
- Find a job – with the virus you may need to be creative! Neighborhood yard work? Dog Walking?
- Take a class online– consider looking at classes Macomb Community College or other college/universities offer high school students over the summer. www.macomb.edu
- College Visits – Summer is a great time to visit college campuses (websites!) Many are giving virtual tours.
- Career Exploration - revisit your career cruising assessments or check out the above mentioned virtual career summer camps at https://www.nepris.com/home/v4
- Read! – Keep your brain alert by reading something of interest – magazines, newspapers, websites, novels, even comics or teen romance - all have their benefits.
- Visit Khanacademy.org – Practice academic areas of weakness to strengthen over the summer and/or set up an account linking Khan Academy to your PSAT for free test prep!
- Get Creative! Consider trying something new, maybe something you’ve wanted to try but didn’t have the time – write poetry, song lyrics, begin painting, drawing or photography, try writing a short story or comic strip, start a book club, start your own business, learn to fix cars – whatever!
Remember, colleges often look to see what else you’ve been involved in during your high school career, and some scholarships require outside academic involvement. Most importantly, have fun! Take time to relax, stay in touch with family & friends, and enjoy the break – but treat summer as an opportunity, not as a time to check out!
On behalf of everyone at the 9th Grade Center – We wish the entire Class of 2023 a Happy, Healthy Summer and a Bright Future as you transition to the main building next year!
Mrs. Frohock, Mrs. Wall & Mrs. Given ~ 9th Grade Center Counselors
Do you need a Work Permit signed during the summer?
If you are offered a job as a minor, you will need a completed Work Permit.
You can download and print the appropriate form below based on your age.
After you receive the job offer, please fill out both sections 1 and 2 of the appropriate form. Once the form is completed, make a high-quality scan using a scanner or an app like the free Adobe Scan app. Then email the scanned form to email@example.com.
CVHS Transcripts are ordered and delivered electronically through a service called Parchment (a fee may apply).
Counselors are available through June 24, 2020 returning mid-August. We wish you a safe, healthy & happy summer & look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall!
For Grade 9:
Email your assigned counselor with any questions or concerns.
Students Last Names A - Ke:
Mrs. Debbie Wall
Students with Last Names Kf - P:
Mrs. Jennifer Frohock
Students with Last Names Q - R:
Mrs. Nadia Given
For grades 10, 11, and 12:
Student's Last name: A-Dam
Mrs. Kimberly Koskos
Student's Last Name: Dan-Hur
Mr. Scott Merchant
Student's Last Name: Hus-Mill
Dr. Dan Lawrence
Student's Last Name: Mil-Sel
Mrs. Sydney Radzinski
Student's Last Name: Sem-Z
Mrs. Stephanie Pitcher
If you have an emergency crisis situation and are unable to reach your counselor, you are encouraged to utilize the following resources:
Macomb County Crisis Center: 586-307-9100
Okay to Say: 855-565-2729 or www.michigan.gov/ok2say
Local Police Dpt: Clinton Twp. 586-493-7800 Macomb Twp. 586-469-5151
Stay up to date with Remind.com text messages from your CVHS Counselors:
If you haven't already done so, students and parents are welcome to sign up.
Class of 2020 text @k86966 to the number 81010
Class of 2021 text @de22ake to the number 81010
Class of 2022 text @d9eg2e to the number 81010Class of 2023 text @6497a6 to the number 81010
Don't be alarmed if you occasionally receive a Remind text that you have been removed from our lists: This happens because we have to keep our lists under a certain number. We add you to a new group and the text reminders keep coming.
Resources are available to our families dealing with the impact of the coronavirus:
Read past issues, links below. See you in the Fall!
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