CVHS School Counseling
Monthly Newsletter - April 2022
Visit to New England College - for Juniors
Permission Slips are available in the School Counseling Office and must be signed and returned by Friday, April 15.
SENIORS!!! Apply for Scholarships!
Seniors are encouraged to check Naviance regularly for scholarship applications. Please be mindful of deadlines! The NH Charitable Foundation application is due April 15.
The School Counseling Department is pleased to announce the ConVal Scholarship Application. This is our third year using this process. The ConVal Scholarship Application, which is posted on Naviance, is a comprehensive document designed to simplify the scholarship process for our students. There are 25 local scholarships that students can apply for through this one application. The application is due back to the counseling office by April 20th.
College Application Process - Lessons for Juniors
- using Naviance to research and explore colleges
- applying wtih the Common App
- college deadlines (Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, etc)
SENIORS - College Decisions
Seniors have started to hear back from colleges that they have applied to. Congratulations on the many acceptances! Whether admitted, wait-listed, or denied, it is very important that seniors update their Naviance account to reflect the school's decision. Please see your school counselor if you have any questions about how to do this.
Colleges have been reporting record-breaking numbers of applicants. For some, the acceptance rates have dropped significantly. One college shared with school counselors that their acceptance rate dropped from 20% to 7% this year. For some students, this has meant unexpected denial or wait-list decisions.
If you are notified that you are on a waitlist, and you still want to attend that school, it is VERY important that you respond to the college. In addition, your school counselor is available to help support you through the many complex feelings that may accompany these decisions.
Suicide Prevention Lessons
Suicide Prevention Lessons
The first week of April the school counselors are delivering Suicide Prevention Lessons (Not Alone curriculum) to students in Health and Wellness 2 classes.
Below is a link to the MindWise Parent Handout. The suicide prevention lessons use the "ACT" acronym, which stands for Acknowledge, Care, and Tell. Please reach out to any of the school counselors if you would like more information.
Link to NHHEAF Presentation: Early College Planning
On March 22, 2022 the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) co-presented (along with the CVHS school counselors) an "Early College Planning" information session via Zoom. The target audience was 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Below is a link to a slideshow of the presentation:
Please feel free to reach out to the school counselors if you have any questions or would like additional information!
23rd Annual Destination College - New Hampshire's Statewide College Planning Event
Saturday, April 09, 2022
DC 2022 will be a VIRTUAL event
Co-hosted by Saint Anselm College
The NHHEAF Network’s signature event is designed to help high school juniors and their families prepare for entry into college. This annual statewide college planning convention is held each spring through the collaborative efforts of The NHHEAF Network and New Hampshire colleges and universities. All of the day's events are FREE to students and parents.
Attendees will have access to a variety of free college planning workshops, learn tips about the college application process from a student keynote speaker, and attend a college fair. Destination College is a great way to jumpstart your college planning experience!
Register here: https://www.nhheaf.org/destination-college.asp
Save the Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
New England College Field Trip - for Juniors
Permission slips are available in the School Counseling Office and must be signed and returned by April 15.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Deadline for 2022 ConVal Scholarship Application - for Seniors
Must be returned electronically to Kelli Garthe by 2:00pm. Please see your School Counselor with any questions.
May 2 - 13, 2022
AP Testing Window - for students enrolled in AP courses
May 23, 2022
NEACAC College Fair at Franklin Pierce University - For Sophomores & Juniors
Permission slips will be available in the School Counseling Office. More information to follow. Contact your School Counselor for more information.
Course Selection Meetings
Parents: Do you have a child with an IEP or a 504 Plan?
New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR) is a division of the Department of Education that helps persons with disabilities help themselves to get a job, keep the job, and develop a life time career. NHVR starts working with eligible students as early as 11th grade, and can help with post-secondary education and/or training. There is no charge for their services, and there is a NHVR counselor assigned to CVHS. If you would like more information, consider registering for an information session. You can also reach out to your child's IEP or 504 case manager for information.