November 2016 Scholarship Opportunities

Below is a list of available scholarships. This list is posted on the Counseling Office blog on the Canby High School website. Paper copies are available in the Counseling Office and the Career Center.

Upcoming College Visits – Sign up in the Career Center

Tuesday, 11/15 , 9am – Pacific University

Friday, 11/18, 9am – Gonzaga University

Monday, 11/9 , 10am – Oregon Tech

 

Upcoming Test Deadlines

SAT

January 21, 2017. Register by December 21st

Register @ www.collegeboard.org

ACT

February 11, 2017. Register by January 13th.

Register @ www.student.act.org

Free Financial Aid Night   Need information about paying for college? Go to Clackamas Community College, Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Gregory Forum. Open to all seniors & their families—you don’t have to be planning to go to CCC. The information works for all college-bound students.

CCC FAFSA Lab – Open computer labs with free assistance to fill out your FAFSA. Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm and 1:30-3pm. Roger Rook Hall on the Clackamas Community College campus. Free to any student/family; not just for CCC students.

 

November 2016 Scholarship List

Letter of Recommendation Request Form

When you ask a teacher/boss/coach, etc for a letter of recommendation, please keep the following things in mind:

– Give at least 2 weeks time to write a good letter
– Make the request in writing
– Include a resume or list of activities during high school
– You CANNOT have a relative write you a letter of recommendation

Below is a “fillable” PDF of a Letter of Recommendation Request form that you can type in & print to give to the adults who will write your recommendations. The second page is an Activities List that you can use if you don’t already have a resume or activities list.

Letter of Recommendation Request Form

CHS Counseling Staff

Mr. Young
ANDREW YOUNG – Academic Counselor for last names A-G

Andrew is originally from Colorado – attending high school in Greeley, earning his Master’s Degree in Ft. Collins at CSU, and then working as a School Counselor for seven years in Craig, Colorado. He has been an Academic Counselor at Canby High School since 2000. Before becoming a School Counselor, Mr. Young worked as a Group Home Youth Worker for three years in Lincoln, Nebraska, while also earning his Bachelor’s of Education from the University Of Nebraska. Mr. Young enjoys family, travel, hiking, and chilling.

photoKELLY NACE-JINDRICH – Academic Counselor for last names H-O

Kelly is originally from the Chicago area and has worked in Illinois, Colorado and Oregon.  She started her career in education as an art teacher for K-12.  She has been an academic counselor at Canby High School since 1997.  Kelly enjoys yoga, traveling and grizzly bears.

D GilbertDAREN GILBERT – Academic Counselor for last names P-Z

Daren is originally from Alaska, but has lived in Oregon for the past 35 years.  She spent 14 years as a high school English teacher before moving into Academic Counseling.  Daren has been at Canby High School since 2000.  She is the mom of 2 Canby High graduates and one current student.  She enjoys reading and puzzles.

IMG_9213TREVOR LOCKWOOD, LCSW  – Intervention-Prevention Specialist

Trevor grew up in California and Oregon.  Prior to coming to CHS, Trevor worked in the mental health field.  He has been at Canby High for 8 years.  Trevor enjoys travel, cooking and reading.

MELINDA ALLHANDS – Counseling Secretary

Melinda grew up in the Roseburg area.  Prior to coming to CHS in 2014, Melinda worked in the wireless communications industry.  She spends lots of her free time watching her daughter play CHS sports.  She also enjoys horses and the outdoors.

 

LEESA BEAUDOIN – Registrar

Leesa has been at Canby High School for 16 years, nearly all of that time in the Counseling Office.  She enjoys cycling, motorcycles and watching the Timbers.

 

LISA STAHL – Student Information

Lisa joined the Canby High staff in 2015 after working in medical offices for XXX years.  She is the proud grandma of four and enjoys XXXXX

 

 

October 2016 Scholarship List

Paper copies of this month’s scholarship list are available in the Counseling Office & the Career Center.

Oct 16 Scholarship List

 

 

Upcoming College Visits – Sign up in the Career Center.

Friday, 10/7, 9:00am – Southern Oregon University

Monday, 10/10, 1:30pm – Pacific Lutheran University

Wednesday, 10/12, 9:50am – NW Christian University

Tuesday, 10/18, 8:30am – Portland State University

Thursday, 10/20, 8:00am – Linfield College

Friday, 10/21, 9:30am – Multnomah University

Thursday, 10/27, 9:00am – George Fox University

Tuesday, 11/8, 9:00am – Gonzaga University

 

è National College Fair, Oregon Convention Center, Sunday, October 23, 2016 1pm-5pm and Monday, October 24, 2016 9am – Noon.

 

Upcoming Test Deadlines

Next SATs are November 5, 2016 (register by October 7th) and

December 3, 2016 (register by November 3rd ) @ www.collegeboard.org/register

Next ACT is December 10, 2016. Register by November 4th @ www.actstudent.org

 

Scholarship Search & Financial Aid Websites

FastWeb.com                                                           FinAid.org

Scholarships.com                                                   Acinet.org

Collegexpress.com                                                 CollegeAnswer.com

Collegescholarship.com                                       Collegenet.com

Collegetoolkit.com                                                  Financialaidofficer.com

Findtuition.com                                                        Studentscholarshipsearch.com

Immediate-scholarships.com                              Scholarshipexperts.com

Ihelp.scholarshipmonkey.com                             scholarsite.com

Collegescholarships.com                                     cappex.com/scholarships

Schoolsoup.com

 

 

When Counselors See Students

The CHS Comprehensive Education and Counseling Program is delivered to assure that all students receive the same guidance information and equal access to counselors. Delivery of the program involves three Academic Counselors, one School to Career Coordinator (STC), one Intervention Specialist, and all teachers who serve as advisors.

The delivery of the program assures every student the following contacts through grades 9-12.

Grades 9-12 Every student meets with an Advisor, numerous times per year
(see Advisory link on Counseling homepage for Advisory Topics)

Grades 9-12 as scheduled by students; individual appointments are available to see the
Intervention Specialist, STC Coordinator, or their Academic Counselor

However, please note the following restriction regarding student appointments:
Student requested appointments with the Academic Counselors are not available during Schedule Change periods (Two weeks before each term and the first week of each term)

Grade 9 Freshmen receive group guidance from Academic Counselor in English class
(presentation on four year course planning and CHS graduation & college requirements)

Grade 10 Sophomores receive group guidance from Academic Counselor in Future Focus class
(presentation on course planning and CHS graduation & college requirements)

Grade 10 Sophomores take Future Focus class for career research and planning
(Mock interviews, job shadows, and presentations planned by STC Coordinator)

Grade 11 Juniors meet as an entire class during advisory for a presentation by counselors and administrators
to emphasize key planning information for the senior year and beyond.

Grade 12 Seniors attend individual Senior Planning Meetings with Academic Counselor
(personalized credit check and post high school planning information)

Grade 12 Seniors meet as an entire class during advisory for a presentation by counselors and administrators.

NOTE: Communication with the Counselors is also available via phone calls and email

Foreign Exchange Programs

Many students are interested in Foreign Exchange programs. Studying & living abroad is a wonderful experience. In a average school year, two CHS students are living in another country as exchange students and we welcome four or five international students to CHS. Here are some basic facts to know if you are considering an exchange.

– Exchange programs can last 1 semester or 1 year. Some programs also run 4-8 week summer programs.

– Generally, your Junior year is the best year to go. It’s difficult to get graduation & college plans squared away if you are out of the country during your senior year.

– Most exchange programs have some basic requirements. Students usually must be between 15-18 years of age. Some have a minimum GPA requirement, often 2.8 or higher. Depending on the program and/or country, there may also be language requirements.

– Cost of exchange programs varies widely. For semester or school year programs the costs can be anywhere from $3000-$9000. This cost does not include airfare or living expenses. It covers the actual exchange program only.

– Not every exchange program allows you to choose your destination. Often, you will have a “wish list” of 3-6 countries or you may be guaranteed a geographical region (e.g South America, Eastern Europe, etc.)

– Canby High School will accept credits earned while you are on exchange (maximum of 8.0 credits). These classes are listed with a “P” for Pass rather than a letter grade.

Below is a list of some state-approved exchange programs with representatives in Oregon.

AFS International Programs
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs
AYUSA
North West Student Exchange
Youth For Understanding
Cultural Homestay International
Education First Foundation
Rotary International
Education, Travel and Culture
International Student Exchange
CIEE

Oregon Promise Grant

The state is launching its Oregon Promise program—offering new high school graduates
and GED recipients an opportunity to have some or all of their community college tuition
covered. Grants are for students entering a community college in Oregon in Fall 2017.

You may qualify if you:
-Graduate from an Oregon high school or complete the GED in Spring/Summer 2017
-Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
-Have been an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling in community college

Steps to take:
-Apply for the Oregon Promise between October 10, 2016 and April 1, 2017, including:
Complete the Oregon Promise application Oregon Promise App

-Submit your high school transcript or GED scores

-Complete the FAFSA or its approved alternative

Once approved, Enroll in an Oregon community college within six months of graduating high school or completing the GED (Fall 2016)—and accept all state and federal grants

Oregon Promise Info

PSAT Scores

Most CHS sophomores and some juniors will take the PSAT test in October, 2016.  Paper score reports will not be available until February.  In the meantime, you can access your scores online by doing the following:

  •   Go to https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home
  •   If you already have a College Board account, sign in using your user name and password.
  •   If you don’t have an account, click on “Sign-Up” next to the blue “Sign In” button to create your College Board account.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:  create your account with your legal name and DON’T LOSE your user name and password.  You will need them to register for the SAT.
  • If your PSAT scores don’t appear when you log in, click the “Add Scores” button.  You may have to log out and log back in to see them.