CFHS Counseling Information

2019-20 Registration, ACT prep and Financial Aid meeting

Junior and Sophomore Registration for 2019-20 School Year

Last week the high school counselors visited the sophomores and juniors in their classes and provided information to them about how to register for courses for next year. Students are signing up on their Xello portals under Course Planner this year.

Check out the class descriptions, offerings and CFHS requirements below.


2019-20 Course Descriptions

2019-20 Course Offerings

Graduation and College Requirements

We recommend that students fill out the 11th and 12th Grade Scheduling/Registration Sheet for 2019-20 first so they know how many classes they need to schedule.

The high school counselors will be meeting individually with students to confirm their choices. These meetings are very important and we are booked for the next couple of weeks to make sure all students have their choices counted! Students will be bringing a copy of their choices to their parents/guardians to sign off on and return to the counseling office after their meeting.

Please review the choices with your student and help him/her to make good choices. We have so many great options at Cedar Falls High School. Make every class count!!

ACT Prep at CFHS

ZAPS ACT Prep Seminar-We are offering this seminar during the school day on Tuesday, March 26th and Monday, June 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the 4th year we have offered the ZAPS seminar at CFHS. Please see the flyer below with information on how to register.

ACT Prep Materials -ACT offers many ACT prep options for cost and for free. Please see the website. We also have a hard copy of the practice test that students can pick up in the counseling office.

FREE ACT Prep at UNI-CUE-These free sessions are available to CFHS students and very helpful. Please see the flyer below for more information. See your counselor for information on how to sign up.

Understanding Financial Aid Presentation

The high school counseling office has invited a representative from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to provide a free presentation on financial aid for Juniors and their parents on Monday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the CFHS Auditorium. Sophomores and their parents may also want to join us! This is the same night as the 1st night of Parent-Teacher conferences. Please join us!!

Topics will include:

  • Financial Aid Process
  • FAFSA Application Review
  • Understanding FAFSA Results
  • Understanding Costs – College Comparisons
  • Financial Aid Options
  • Scholarships Process
  • Where to Go for Help

About ICAN

The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit, educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa, and a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN). ICAN has 10 Student Success Centers in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Orange City, Sioux City, and Waterloo, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit