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
The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) is an outstanding online resource for information on careers, colleges, scholarships and related information. All students use CIS for their required Future Focus class, and it is recommended for research information anytime a student writes a career paper - such as in Economics.
Below are directions to help CHS students remember how to log into their CIS Portfolio Accounts (where they can then save information). Once on the CIS website, tools are easy to explore and the program is fairly intuitive to use.
To reduce software issues, do not use the Firefox or Internet Explorer. USE ONLY SAFARI.
TO ACCESS YOUR CIS PORTFOLIO, OPEN AND FOLLOW THE STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS LINKED BELOW:
IF YOU GET LOST, MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STEP OF DIRECTIONS.
(1)CIS Log In Directions
If you can’t access your CIS Portfolio, you can use the CHS general log in:
Username (canbycougars), Password (planforit)
Students are provided the CHS Academic Planning Guide in February or March to assist them in forecasting courses for the following year and provide information about credit requirements, college credit courses, graduation requirements, and more. The planning guide is linked below.
CHS Planning Guide '14-'15
CHS Freshmen Planning Guide '14-'15
Counselors will present Four Year Course Planning Information to all freshmen students during freshmen English classes sometime within Trimester 1 & 2 of this school year.
Four Year Course Planning is important for the following reasons:
-To learn and plan for high school graduation requirements
-To learn and plan for college entry requirements
-To learn and plan for Honors Diploma and/or College Credit classes
-To meet State Of Oregon Graduation Requirements (as part of an Educational Plan & Profile)
Most of the information emphasized is from our CHS Academic Planning Guide
Students are shown the typical progression of academic classes through the following flowcharts:
English & Math Flowchart
Science & Social Studies Flowchart
The students course plan is started on a document called the MAPP (My Academic Plan & Profile), and then the MAPP is updated every year in high school, through 10th grade Future Focus Classes, and 11th and 12th grade Advisory Groups.
See the document here,
Updated MAPP (Page 1)
Updated MAPP (Page 2)
Updated MAPP (Page 3)
Updated MAPP (Page 4)
Just some reminders for college-bound seniors as the year is coming to an end.
April 2014 Scholarship List Cover Page
Here is the LAST scholarship list for this school year. Remember--once you are a college student, you'll need to check your school's website for scholarship opportunities!
April 2014 Scholarship List
Here is a link to the Academic Planning Guide which contains graduation requirements and course descriptions.
2014-2015 Academic Planning Guide
Here are copies of Frequently Asked Questions regarding forecasting for each grade level.
FAQs for 9th graders forecasting for Sophomore year
FAQs for 10th graders forecasting for Junior year
FAQs for 11th graders forecasting for Senior year
Here are the directions for entering elective and alternate classes online. Remember that students must know their StudentVue user name/password in order to enter their class requests.
Online Class Entry Instructions 2014
Here is a brief video which walks through the class entry process online.
Online Class Entry Video 2014
Here are the directions for entering elective and alternate class choices online.
Online Class Entry Instructions
Here is a link to the Freshman Course Planning Guide which has graduation requirements and course descriptions.
2014-2015 Freshman Academic Planning Guide
Here is a link to a video showing the online class entry process.
Online Class Entry Video 2014
Please contact the CHS Counseling Office at 503-263-7219 if you have any other questions.
Forecasting Sheets are due to middle school counselors by Monday, March 17th.
The clock is ticking on scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2014. We've included the scholarship list cover sheet with information about the college financial aid process.
March 2014 Scholarship List Cover Sheet
MARCH 2014 Scholarship List
Every year, local families, businesses and organizations offer scholarships just for Canby High Seniors (the "Local" scholarships). Because such a limited number of students can apply, your chances of winning are good. Make sure you look at all of the options.
Here is a list of tips to help you make sure your application is the best it can be.
Local Scholarship Tips for Success
This is the list of local scholarships. The applications are posted on this blog in the next entry.
2014 Local Scholarship List
Each Listing below is the application for one of the local scholarships. Any extra information about the scholarship is listed as well. These applications are "fillable" PDFs, so you can type your information into the blanks and then print it off. We recommend that you do your essay questions and activities charts in Word or Pages.
Adoree Wenrick Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for the child/grandchild of a veteran.
CHS Art Department Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is open to Juniors and Seniors who are interested in studying art after high school.
Bob Rapp Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship, sponsored by the CHS Booster Club is for seniors who have played softball.
Booster Club Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is open to all seniors with a 2.75+ GPA.
Richard Brown Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship, offered by the Canby Rotary Club, is specifically for seniors who will be attending small colleges.
Canby Telcom Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is only for seniors who live in a home served by Canby Telcom.
Canby Education Association AND 91 PTA Scholarships Application 2014
This application will work for 2 different scholarships for seniors who want to be teachers.
Norman Christiansen Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship, sponsored by the Canby Volunteer Firefighters, is for seniors who want a career in fire fighting, emergency services or a medical field.
Canby Junior Basketball Association Scholarship Application 2014
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have played at least 3 seasons of Canby Jr Basketball.
Cutsforth Family Education Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who want to become teachers and have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5.
Howard Giesy Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is designed for the "non-traditional" scholarship applicant and focuses on students who have overcome obstacles to success. Here is an additional copy of the recommendation form in case one of your teachers would rather do it online.
Giesy Recommendation Form 2014
Canby Kiwanis Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship focuses on community service. The minimum GPA is 3.0+ (the list mistakenly says 2.5)
Canby Lions Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is given in honor of Wayne Oliver.
Maplewood Grange Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who are studying an agriculture-related field.
Mike Rogers Trade Scholarship Application 2014
SAL Trade Scholarship Application 2014
These two scholarships, given by the Sons of the American Legion, are for seniors pursuing a career in a "trade"--plumbing, construction, electrical, manufacturing, mechanics, culinary, agriculture, landscaping, truck driving, heavy equipment, etc.
Mike Miller Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who have participated in Varsity sports at CHS.
Earl & Sabina Oliver Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for all seniors with a 2.5+ GPA.
Canby Rotary Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for all seniors with a 3.0+ GPA.
Sons of the American Legion Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who are the child/grandchild of a veteran.
Canby Track & Field Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who have been members of the CHS track & field team.
Here is the February Scholarship List. Make sure to pay attention to the John & Maria Burdett Scholarships--they are only for Canby High students!
February 2014 Scholarship List Cover Sheet
February 2014 Scholarship List
Ever thought about becoming a pilot? The Oregon Pilots Association - Mulino Chapter is offering a $2000 scholarship toward flight school. The scholarship is available to students age 16-25.
OPA Flight Scholarship Information
OPA Scholarship Application 2014
Many scholarship applications will ask you for a list of your high school activities. Different scholarships will want the information in different formats. Pay close attention to the requirements and make sure you have your information in the correct format. Here are two examples of common formats.
Sample Activity List #1
Sample Activity List #2
A list of your high school activities can also be helpful when you are requesting a letter of recommendation. Adding information about where you want to go to school and what you are planning to study would be helpful in that situation.
Here is a current list of scholarship opportunities. Seniors will receive a paper copy in Advisory on January 15, 2014. Paper copies are also available in the Counseling Office and the Career Center.
January 2014 Scholarship List
Here is the cover sheet for the January list. It includes upcoming SAT/ACT dates, upcoming visits to CHS by colleges and information regarding Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).
January 2014 Scholarship List Cover Page
We encourage ALL students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the gateway for all need-based financial aid. Students work with their parents to fill in the FAFSA online. Based on the information you provide, students can be awarded any combination of grants, loans and work study. Filling the FAFSA does NOT obligate you to take any of the aid offered--you can always refuse, but you never know what you'll get unless you file the FAFSA!
Here is a link to the FAFSA website. You can take a look any time, but you can't file the FAFSA until January 1st of the year you plan to start college. FAFSA
Do You Need Money for College?
What is a PIN & why do I need one?
What information do I need to file the FAFSA?
Steps to Financial Aid
"Financial Aid" means any help with paying for college. Financial aid can be loans, grants, scholarship or work study programs. The best source of need-based financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). Below is some basic information about Financial Aid.
Here are a couple of videos on how to fill out the FAFSA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRyXfUStHO0
This handout explains the different types of federal grants that students can access through FAFSA. http://blogs.canby.k12.or.us/uploads/chscounseling/federal-grant-programs.pdf
Here is a video explaining the Types of Federal Aid available.http://studentaid.ed.gov/types
This handout explains the federal student loan programs.http://blogs.canby.k12.or.us/uploads/chscounseling/federal-loan-programs.pdf
This handout addresses many myths about Financial Aid. Financial Aid Myths
This handout discusses Financial Aid Scams. Deceptive Financial Aid Offers
This handout addresses financial aid opportunities for non-citizens. Aid for Non-Citizens
Here are the latest scholarship opportunities. Seniors will receive a paper copy in advisory on December 18th.
Important Information about Financial Aid and SAT/ACT test dates:
December 2013 Scholarship List Cover Page
December Scholarship Listing:
December 2013 Scholarship List
Here is a list of scholarship opportunities for graduating Seniors. The list is divided into 2 sections--new scholarships and previously listed scholarships.
November 2013 Scholarship List
The Cover page for the November Scholarship List includes information about colleges visiting the CHS campus, registration dates for upcoming SAT & ACT, and other college planning events.
November 2013 Scholarship Cover Sheet