College & Career Weekly Update

May 23, 2016

Cafeteria Money Refunds

Positive balance seniors should talk with Brenda Clark (Cafeteria Manager) regarding their refund. They may be required to wait a day or so if the funds are not in the registers at the time of their inquiry. Checks will be mailed to students who have a positive balance of $20.00 or more.

Class Registration 2016-17**

Your school counselors have been working extensively over the past few weeks as we begin course registration for the upcoming school year!

This year, counselors will be meeting individually with each student to discuss what courses they were recommended for and to discuss their plan toward graduation. Students will then bring a form home to be signed by a parent/guardian that lists the courses they have selected with their counselor. Parents, if you are not content with the courses that your child has selected or if you wish to receive additional information about their choices, there is a box to check to request a meeting with your child's counselor. Click here for more information about our registration process for this year.

**The FINAL day for a student to change their course requests for the 2016-17 school year is the last day of the current school year.*

Dual Enrollment

On April 11th, the School Counseling Office held a meeting about the Dual Enrollment Opportunities offered at RCHS. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can view the presentation on our website by going to the following link:

Summer School Information

The Summer School registration forms are here! You may download and print one here:
or you may stop by the main office or the counseling department and pick one up. Please read the brochure carefully as there are some changes this year. Brochures are also available at both middle schools.

Recruiter Visits

The following military recruiters will be visiting RCHS during all three lunches:
United States Marine Corps:
United States Army:
United States Air Force:
Virginia National Guard:
United States Air Force:

SAT – Important Dates

June 4th SAT* NOT at RCHS

*Redesigned SAT

ACT – Important Dates:

June 11th ACT NOT at RCHS

Accommodations are available for students with disabilities. Please see your counselor.

*FREE* SAT Prep: Khan Academy's Partnership with College Board

College Board and the Khan Academy have entered into a partnership to provide free SAT preparation for students. You will have access to four official full-length practice tests, plus study and test-taking tips, interactive practice, thousands of practice questions, video lessons, and hints. There are also short quizzes and instant feedback. To learn more, please go to:


The Tyler Stuart Swisher Memorial Scholarship: Tyler Stuart Swisher was a beloved young man by all who knew him. Tyler graduated from Rockbridge County High School in 2013. He continued his pursuit of knowledge at Dabney Lancaster Community College. Tyler loved his family and his friends. He was a young man of integrity who lived his life by principle. Tyler’s love of life set him apart from others; he lived his faith daily and cherished his relationships. Tyler was simplistic, committed to hard work, but always understood the blessings bestowed upon him. Tyler’s love of others, kindness, dedication to those he knew, and his willingness to always lend a helping hand is the reason for this scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded with preference to students who seek and aspire to obtain a post graduate degree or those who wish to seek a college or vocational certificate. Several $750 - $1000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are available on the bulletin board outside the counseling office and must be returned to Ms. van Ravenswaay by May 27, 2016.

Lexington Sunrise Rotary Technology Scholarship - (This scholarship was submitted is due this Friday.
) This $2000 scholarship was established in 1996 by the members of the Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club to be awarded to a graduate of RCHS who has been accepted to a public or private college, community college or accredited trade school, and who wishes to pursue a career in technology (broadly defined). The award will be paid in $500 increments over two years, payable at the beginning of each semester. Two letters of recommendation are required. The criteria are achievement, need, and citizenship. Applications are available on the bulletin board across from the counseling office and are due to Ms. van Ravenswaay by May 27, 2016.