CHS Counselor Monthly Update
Coppell High School, Counselors' Newsletter
We cannot believe it is already October!
Thank you for being patient throughout the start of this school year. Please continue to reach out with any questions or support you may need. We have more information below about FAFSA, Spring Dual Credit and more!
Seniors and parents! If you have questions about life after CHS, college or career. Please contact your counselor. We completed a number of student presentations in the last few weeks and look forward to helping anyway we can! The presentation can also be viewed here.
For information on the CISD's COVID Response.
- Ms. Abreu A - Chan
- Mrs. McMillin Chao - Gz
- Mr. McKean Ha - Kon
- Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
- Mrs. Oh Nal - Roc
- Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
- Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Virtual Counseling Department
Check out the Virtual Counseling Department. Live links embedded throughout!
10/1 - Check the Spring dual credit information below for process
10/5 - First 9 week level down opens
10/5 - Dual Credit Spring class registration opens (see CHS Counselor for info)
10/8 - First 9 week level down closes
10/9 - End of 1st 9 weeks
10/12 - No School
10/14 - PSAT for Juniors
10/16 CHANGED TO 10/23 - Dual Credit Spring registration closes
10/20 - @ 5pm FAFSA SENIOR Parent Meeting - Zoom Information to be emailed
10/29 - PSAT for Sophomores
CHS College Visits
Please check Schoology for directions on how to sign up via Naviance.
Upcoming schools included:
- Temple University
- Boston College
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Miami
For example UT hosts sessions Tuesday thru Thursday evenings at 6pm. You can register for a TACRAO account here, once you have an account you can attend "Live Fairs" and meet with College Reps when they are available.
See below for more information.
Class of 2021 Post High School Information
Need help with Naviance?
We will also be hosting a number of webinars and zoom calls to go over the college process!
SPRING 2021 Dual Credit Registration
Please see the images below for Step-By-Step directions on how to register for dual credit this spring. Documents for new students can be found on the CHS Website under Dual Credit
Students new to Dual Credit please think of your Econnect account like Home Access and your Ecampus like Schoology. Courses are independent from Coppell ISD and you must communicate any issues with your professor. Classes do not typically show in ECampus until the 1st day of class or just before.
Thank you for your continued patience and communication through the dual credit process.
SAT / PSAT / ACT / AP
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Youth Suicide Warning Signs
- Talking about or making plans for suicide
- Expressing hopelessness about the future
- Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
- Substance use & abuse
- Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above. Specifically, this includes significant:
- Withdrawal from or changing in social connections/situations
- Changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
- Anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
- Recent increased agitation or irritability
How to Respond
If you notice any of these warning signs in anyone, you can help!
- Ask if they are ok or if they are having thoughts of suicide
- Express your concern about what you are observing in their behavior
- Listen attentively and non-judgmentally
- Reflect what they share and let them know they have been heard
- Tell them they are not alone
- Let them know there are treatments available that can help
- If you are a student, report your concerns to a trusted adult (parent, teacher, counselor, administrator.)
Parents Can Make a Difference
Parents can help prevent suicide by recognizing warning signs, identifying risk factors (characteristics that may lead a young person to engage in suicidal behaviors), promoting protective factors (characteristics that help people deal with stress and reduce their chances of engaging in suicidal behaviors), and knowing how to talk to their children and seek mental health services. You can empower yourself and your teen by following these 7 steps.
- Know your facts
- Recognize the warning signs
- Know the risk factors
- Know the protective factors
- Take preventive measures
- Talk to your teen about suicide
- Last but not least, seek mental health services
To read the complete blog post from the American Psychological Association go to
$ Scholarships & Financial Aid $
Financial Aid & FAFSA
FAFSA Opens on October 1st.
We will host a FAFSA expert Ms. Kimberly West, Director of National Recruitment for OU on October 20th @ 5pm. This session will be recorded so we can make it available to all seniors and parents.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work study and loans.
WHY SHOULD I FILL OUT THE FAFSA?
Don't leave money on the table. Here's why it's worth the effort to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA helps determine whether students are eligible for federal loans, grants or work-study programs. Many colleges also require it to be on file for their own need-based or merit-based aid packages.
Scholarships - FREE MONEY
Coppell High School Counseling Staff
Ms. Abreu A - Chan
Mrs. McMillin Chao - G
Mr. McKean H - Kon
Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
Ms. Oh Nal - Roc
Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Ms. Ruedi - Counseling Secretary