CHS School Counselors Corner
January 28, 2022
7 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College
Regardless of your student's age, income level, or how much you have saved for college there are opportunities to make the cost of college less burdensome.
Chelmsford HS is pleased to host a webinar to introduce you to different ways that you can reduce the cost of higher education.
February 7, 2022 - 7:00 pm
If you are unable to attend live, a recording will be sent
You will hear valuable insights on and have the opportunity to ask questions on:
• How to integrate cost considerations into your college search
• How the financial aid system really works and how to maximize the aid you receive
• Targeting achievable merit scholarships
• The financial aid application requirements
• How colleges vary in their financial aid policies and how you can plan for it
• Avoiding costly pitfalls when paying the college tuition bills We will also be able to answer questions that you have about the college search and admissions process.
Presenter: Gregg Cohen is the Founder and President of Campus Bound (https://campusbound.com), a company that supports hundreds of students each year with finding, applying and paying for college. He has personally supported thousands of families through the financial aid process in helping them to maximize their scholarships and grants. Gregg understands the intricacies of the financial aid applications, formulas and awarding procedures of hundreds of colleges. Gregg has appeared on multiple media outlets over the last 20 years to discuss elements of the college admissions and financial aid process.
Please register in advance by clicking here to reserve your spot and receive the zoom link. If you are unable to make the live event still register to receive a recording the next day.
Senior Capstone Experience
The Senior Capstone Experience at Chelmsford High School is a six-week period where students can pursue an internship, research paper/project or community service. Highlights include:
- Investigating your future career and/or major.
- Making connections for summer work.
- Using the skills you’ve learned in a new setting.
- Volunteering time to an organization.
- Learning about a topic you’ve always wanted to research further.
Please view the link below to see the requirements and access the application. The Senior Capstone Application is due February 18th.
Two Year Colleges
Don't forget the FAFSA!
Are You Ready to Start a Career in the Industry and Transportation Sector?
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet with Jason Felton, the Program Coordinator of the Industry and Transportation Department to learn more about our degree and certificate programs in: Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Mazda Technology, Honda Technology, and Aviation.
You can go to https://www.nashuacc.edu/academics/associate-degrees/industry-and-transportation/239-automotive-technology for more information. If you have any questions please contact Michele Doyle, Automotive Support Specialist at email@example.com to assist you.
When: Wednesday, February 9th at 10am
Where: Career Center
ith all of the hard work students have done in researching scholarships, we want to remind them of the process involved in requesting transcripts.
It is of highest importance that you please:
- Input the correct name of the scholarship under "Recipient",
- Input the correct deadline date of when the scholarship application is due,
- See Mrs. McMeniman-Pinheiro in the Main Office for those transcripts that you as the student are responsible for sending in,
- Be prepared to tell Mrs. McMeniman-Pinheiro if you need an unofficial or an official transcript. Mrs. McMeniman-Pinheiro is able to furnish these requests Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during break time (9:23-9:39),
- Note that the Town of Chelmsford scholarship now requires you to pick up a physical copy of your transcript in the Main Office.
For a full explanation of this process and for more information on scholarships in general, please see here.
Semester Grades Reminder
As you know, semester 1 grades close today, January 21st.
We will automatically send your mid-year grades out to your schools. You don't need to request transcripts, send us an email, or anything else. On your end, please continue to work hard, and be sure to continue checking your email and school portals to ensure that all required information has been received by your schools.
Stress Relief: Headspace Edition!
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Ms. Kara Kelley (L-Z): email@example.com
HAWTHORNE HOUSE COUNSELING TEAM:
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WHITTIER HOUSE COUNSELING TEAM:
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