It is the End of the School Year!

CFHS Counseling Updates!

CFHS Counseling Office Updates

Please check out the following information regarding:

  • Counselor Summer Availability
  • Senior Transcript Information
  • 2019-20 Registration and Schedule Change Day and Other Important Dates
  • Resources for Dealing with Death and Suicide
  • ACT Registration and Prep for July 13th and 2019-20
  • Xello reminder
  • New Scholarship opportunity!

CFHS Counselor Summer Availability

The CFHS counselors will ONLY be available on the following Tuesday mornings during the summer from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. One of us will be in the office and able to assist with questions about college and career exploration, college applications, transcripts, ACT prep, etc. We will also be proctoring students taking correspondence or online tests and scheduling new students. Counselors will NOT be able to make schedule adjustments during this time. Please call 319-553-2515 or make an appointment by clicking on the counselor's name.

Class of 2019 Senior Transcripts

Every Senior met with their school counselor for an exit interview in May. At that time, students shared what their post-secondary plans included and requested where to send their final transcripts. Please note that transcripts will not be ready to send until the second week of June. The final transcript is free of charge. If you decide to attend a different school than requested, please call 553-2515 or 553-2501 to let us know of the change.

Seniors who took Hawkeye Concurrent classes or PSEO classes handle requesting transcripts to be sent to the college they are attending (if not Hawkeye or UNI). Please see the information below to order a Hawkeye and/or UNI transcript to be sent to the college you are attending. If you had a 2nd-semester class, please confirm it is on the transcript.


Request Your Transcript

Requests for a transcript are made and processed online through the National Student Clearinghouse. The National Student Clearinghouse offers you convenient 24/7 access to request as many of your transcripts as you would like in a single session and the ability to track your order.

There is a processing fee starting at $4.05 per recipient and you must use a major credit card to pay at the time of the request.

Please call the Student Records Office at 319-296-4045 or 1-800-670-4743 ext. 4045 if you have questions.



Fee: $17 for US Mail

Completed Transcript Request Forms can be faxed to the Office of the Registrar at (319) 273-6792.

You may scan and e-mail the completed (including signature) Transcript Request Form to our office at

Important Dates for 2019-20

2019-20 High School Registration and Schedule Change Information

  • Registration: August 2nd and August 5th
  • Schedule Changes: Friday, August 16 (Students are also allowed to make schedule changes the first three days of the 1st semester.) More information will be sent out closer to the date.
  • MVP Training: Monday, August 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Important Events

  • Senior Parent Meeting: Monday, September 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • College Fair at McLeod Center: Tuesday, September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for ALL SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS! THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
  • College Application Week: October 1st through 5th
  • Financial Aid Presentation for Juniors and Sophomores: April 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Resources for Parents to Help Teens Deal with Death/Loss

Please check out the resources below with some very good information dealing with how to help teens deal with loss, grief and suicide. If you have serious concerns this summer, please reach out for help. BlackHawk/Grundy Mental Health does have walk-in appointments for emergencies. Please call 319-234-2893 or 1-800-583-1526.

Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death, and Grief: Tips for Teachers and Parents

Iowa Crisis Chat: Call/Text: 1-855-325-4296 Chat:

Cedar Valley Hospice is an excellent resource and has programs available for all ages. Please see the flyers below. Call 319.272.2002 for more information.

ACT Registration Dates

ACT does have a test date in July. However, the closest locations for this date are Marshalltown or Cedar Rapids testing sites. Students can register for the JULY 13TH ACT by JUNE 14th. Click here to get started.

ACT ACADEMY is a FREE ACT prep that is worth checking out. There are other options available from ACT and many other resources students can find for free or at a cost. CFHS will again offer the ZAPS ACT Seminar next year.

Please check out the 2019-20 ACT dates. If you are going to be a senior, and have not taken the ACT, please register for one of the earlier dates. If you are a junior, please check out this blog from the Princeton Review on When Should You Should Take the SAT or ACT. This article shares some good information and tips that students can use as they plan their test dates.

Test Date

September 14, 2019: Register by August 16

October 26, 2019: Register by September 20

December 14, 2019: Register by November 8

February 8, 2020: Register by January 10

April 4, 2020: Register by February 28

June 13, 2020: Register by May 8

July 18, 2020: Register by June 19

Check out the ACT Website for much more information.

ZELLO for Juniors and Sophomores

Summer is a great time to do some college and career exploration. Students should access their Zello accounts to take assessments, explore colleges and careers, check out scholarships, build resumes and much more. Zello is a GREAT resource. Please take advantage of it!!

Future Ready Last Dollar Scholarship

A brand new state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are new high school graduates starting college full-time or adult learners starting college at least part-time
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job

This program, as the name implies, is intended to cover any remaining gap between federal and state grants/scholarships and tuition and qualified fees. Credentials include postsecondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. The Last-Dollar Scholarship will be available in fall 2019.

Eligible Students

The Last-Dollar Scholarship is available to:

NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time for the fall immediately following high school graduation, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

ADULT LEARNERS (age 20 and older) who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or part-time, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

File the FAFSA to apply
for the Last-Dollar Scholarship