CFHS Counseling IMPORTANT NEWS

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UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION ON THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH AT 6:00 P.M.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS IMPORTANT PRESENTATION SO YOU CAN BE PREPARED FOR SENIOR YEAR! THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS CAN BE CONFUSING. ATTENDING THIS PRESENTATION WILL HELP YOU LEARN WHAT TO DO NOW SO YOU CAN BE READY TO PAY FOR COLLEGE.


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 Thursday, March 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the CFHS Auditorium. We would also welcome Sophomores and their parents to attend. This is the same night as the 2nd 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 www.ICANsucceed.org

2018-19 Course Registration Update!!

The high school counselors have been meeting individually with all junior and sophomore students to confirm their choices for 2018-19 courses. These meetings have been very helpful and students will understand what options they have and how many credits they need for graduation. Students should have brought home a copy of their choices to their parents/guardians to discuss and sign off on. Course sheets need to be returned to the counseling office. Thanks to all of the students/parents/guardians who have returned their sheets. Students can also invite parents to "Share My Plan" on Career Cruising.


More work will be done on the scheduling process. If there are any conflicts in the student's schedule, we will be meeting with them later in the year. Changes to your course requests can be made during the time we are working on conflicts or at the beginning of the school year. Thanks to all of you for making this process an important part of your student's educational journey!

ACT PREP Options at CFHS


ZAPS ACT Prep Seminar- We are offering this seminar during the school day on Tuesday, March 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the 3rd year we have offered the ZAPS seminar at CFHS. Click on the link above for more information.


March to Success Free ACT Seminar-Representatives from the US Army will be hosting 5 meetings after school to share the March to Success curriculum. Please join us!


ACT ACADEMY Totally free and brand new website! 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.