CHS Counseling Newsletter

September 2020

Connect with your Counselors (virtually)

Did you know that you can schedule a virtual meeting with your school counselor? It's as easy as clicking the link beside your counselor's name and selecting a meeting time that works best for you.

We hope that you are all doing well and getting settled into our virtual school year! If we can be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us.

Follow along on social media for important updates!

Senior Entrance Survey

Class of 2021, it is not too late to complete your senior entrance survey! This short survey will only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Your answers will help your college adviser plan how to help you out this year while you are planning for life after graduation.

SAT Registration

The late registration date for the October 3rd SAT is September 15th (by mail) and September 22nd (online). Here are the SAT Registration Dates & Deadlines for the 20-21 school year.

The next SAT at CHS will be December 5th, 2020.

I'm ready to apply to college, but what is the common application? What about the coalition application?

Both the Common Application and Coalition Application are services that streamline the application process. Instead of filling out individual applications for each school, students will just complete one application that can then be sent out to multiple schools.

Virtual College Visits

On September 23, CHS will have 3 virtual college visits from Longwood University, Christopher Newport University, and Old Dominion University! This will be an awesome opportunity to learn more about what these schools have to offer and ask any questions that you may have about their admissions process. If you are interested in attending any or all of these virtual visits, sign up! Complete the registration forms below. Once you have completed the form(s) you will receive an email with the Zoom link to attend the event(s).

Longwood University

Christopher Newport University

Old Dominion University

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VACRAO Virtual College Exploration

VACRAO (Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors) will be hosting an 8 week Virtual College Exploration Program running from September 14 until November 5. This FREE virtual event will offer all Virginia students the opportunity to learn more about the college search process through panel presentations and virtual college fairs. More information about specific presentations and registration details can be found at


National Scholarship: Horatio Alger Scholarship.

Scholarship information can be found here at this link:

Scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.


  • Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family)
  • Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Participation in community service
  • United States citizenship

Application Deadline 10/25/2020

Army ROTC provides full tuition and fees (or $10K for room and board) scholarships to over 2000 high school students each year. In addition to the tuition and fees, the scholarship pays $1200 annually for books and a stipend of $420 per month (for up to 10 months a year.)

Army ROTC Information can be found at this link: Army ROTC Information

Help in preparing for testing for SAT/ACTs can be found at this link provided by the Army ROTC Program: March 2 Success Program

A note from CHS Career Coach

Welcome Back! Now is the time to get ready for graduation by working with the Career Coach. My goal this coming school year is to empower you to make informed decisions about your career/educational plans and to prepare you for success in postsecondary education/training. As your Career Coach, I want to partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential.

Here are some of the items we can work on:

  • Start planning earlier and set future goals
  • Learn about community or technical colleges
  • Learn about financial aid, grants, and scholarships
  • Apply to a community college/trade school and choose a major
  • Understand career pathways and make informed decisions about careers and jobs
  • Gain confidence about your future
  • Drastically improve your interviewing skills to attain your ideal internships and jobs
  • Craft professional, well-written resumes to earn the attention of potential employer

Sign up for Remind 101: text @CHSGERMANNA21 to 81010.