HS Forecasting 2015Students received forecasting materials and directions on Friday, March 13th. Students were giving an Academic Planning Guide and a Forecasting Plan worksheet.

Current 9th graders who are planning for 10th grade use: Forecasting Plan for 10th Grade FAQs for incoming Sophomores

Current 10th graders who are planning for 11th grade use: Forecasting Plan for 11th Grade FAQs for Incoming Juniors

Current 11th graders who are planning for 12th grade use: Forecasting Plan for 12th Grade FAQs for Incoming Seniors

Students will complete forecasting through their StudentVue accounts. Here are step-by-step written directions.

Online Forecasting Directions

We have also created a short video on the forecasting process. You can find it on the CHS homepage or by clicking this link. Forecasting Video 2015


8th Grade Forecasting 2015Academic Counselors from CHS met with 8th graders at 91 and Baker Prairie on Friday, March 13th. Students received information about high school, an Academic Planning Guide specially designed for incoming 9th graders and planning worksheet to help with course selection.

Forecasting Plan for 9th Grade

All students need to complete their forecasting online through their StudentVue accounts. Here are written step-by-step instructions.

Online Forecasting Instructions

We've also created a short video which explains and demonstrate the forecasting process. You can access the video from the CHS homepage, or by clicking this link:

Forecasting Video

Students or parents are welcome to contact the CHS Academic Counselors with any questions.


Local Scholarships 2015Listed here are the local scholarship opportunities for the CHS Class of 2015. Each application lists the requirements for their award. The applications are "fillable" pdfs. You can type your information into the cover sheet & print it off. You can type your essays in a separate document. Pay attention to the tips in the previous blog entry.

Any questions? Ask in the Counseling Office.

1. American Legion Post #122 Trade Scholarship - This scholarship is for the child or grandchild of a veteran, who is planning to pursue a career in a "trade" - plumbing, electrical, construction, welding, truck driving, heavy equipment, agriculture, landscaping, culinary, mechanic, etc.

American Legion Trade Scholarship App 2015

2. American Legion Auxiliary Past President's Scholarship - This scholarship is the for the child or grandchild of a veteran or Auxiliary member.

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship App 2015

3. Bob Rapp Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is for a student who has played softball who plans to attend Clackamas Community College.

Bob Rapp Memorial Scholarship App 2015

4. Canby Booster Club Scholarship - The Booster Club sponsors two scholarships for students who have been involved in school activities.

Canby Booster Club Scholarship App 2015

5. Canby Education Association Scholarship - This scholarship is for future teachers.

Canby Education Association Scholarship App 2015

6. Canby HS Art Department Scholarship - This is a scholarship for students who are interesting in studying art. See Mrs. Dorsey in Room 801A if you have questions.

Canby HS Art Department Scholarship App 2015

7. Canby Junior Basketball Association Scholarship - This is a scholarship for students who played at least 3 years of Canby Jr Basketball. Playing high school basketball is not a requirement.

Canby Jr Basketball Scholarship App 2015

8. Canby Kiwanis Scholarship - The local Kiwanis club gives up to ten scholarships per year to students who have been involved in community service.

Canby Kiwanis Scholarship App 2015

9. Canby Lions Scholarship - The local Lions club sponsors scholarships for students going to 4-year schools as well as scholarships for students going to a 2-year school.

Canby Lions Scholarship App 2015

10. Canby Rotary Scholarship - The Rotary Foundation sponsors three scholarships. They all use the same application.

Canby Rotary/Canby Telcom/Richard Brown Scholarship App 2015

11. Canby Telcom Scholarship - This scholarship is sponsored by the Rotary Foundation and is for students living in a home served by Canby Telcom. It uses the same application as the two other scholarships sponsored by the Rotary.

Canby Rotary/Canby Telcom/RIchard Brown Scholarship App 2015

12. Richard Brown Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is given by the Rotary Foundation to a senior who is going to a small college in Oregon. It uses the same application as the two other scholarships sponsored by the Rotary.

Canby Rotary/Canby Telcom/Richard Brown Scholarship App 2015

13. Canby Track & Field Scholarship - This scholarship is for student athletes who participated on the CHS track & field team.

Canby Track & Field Scholarship App 2015

14. Cutsforth Family Education Scholarship - This is a scholarship for future teachers.

Cutsforth Family Education Scholarship App 2015

15. Earl & Sabina Oliver Scholarship - This is a scholarship that focuses on grades, activities and goals.

Earl & Sabina Oliver Scholarship App 2015

16. Howard Giesy Scholarship - This scholarship is designed for the "non-traditional" scholarship applicant. The focus is on students who have faced significant obstacles to their education--for example: learning disabilities, chronic illness, pregnancy, having to learn a second language, family issues with drugs or alcohol, very low income, etc.

Howard Giesy Scholarship App 2015

17. Michael Miller Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is for varsity athletes.

Michael Miller Scholarship App 2015

18. Mike Rogers Trade Scholarship - This scholarship is sponsored by the American Legion for the child or grandchild of a veteran, who is planning to pursue a career in a "trade" - plumbing, electrical, construction, welding, truck driving, heavy equipment, agriculture, landscaping, culinary, mechanic, etc.

Mike Rogers Scholarship App 2015

19. Norm Christiansen Scholarship - This scholarship is given by the Canby Volunteer Firefighters for students who are planning a career in emergency services or a medical field.

Norm Christiansen Scholarship App 2015

20. 91 School PTO Scholarship - This scholarship is sponsored by the 91 School Parent-Teacher Organization for any student who attended 91 School for at least 3 years.

91 PTO Scholarship App 2015

21. Sons of the American Legion Scholarship - This scholarship is for the child or grandchild of a veteran.

Sons of the American Legion Scholarship App 2015

Local Scholarships Tips 2015
As you complete your local scholarship applications, please keep the following in mind:

✔ All local scholarships need UNOFFICIAL transcripts with Tri 2 grades on them. It’s best to order them BEFORE Spring Break.

✔If you need letters of recommendation, make sure to provide the person with your activities list and give them at least TWO WEEKS to write a good letter. Again—ask before Spring Break. (The letter of recommendation request form is on a previous blog entry.)

✔ Follow scholarship directions EXACTLY. If you don’t, you may not even be considered.

✔ You will have to change the format of your activities list and you may have to adjust your essays for each scholarship. Make sure you are providing EXACTLY the information requested in EXACTLY the format requested.

✔ Put your name on every page of your application materials.

✔ Double check and make sure you have included everything requested for the application and nothing extra. More is NOT better.

✔ Do not bother putting applications in special folders or envelopes. These will be discarded before the applications go to the selection committees.
Letter of Recommendation Request FormWhen 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

February Scholarship OpportunitiesLots of good scholarship opportunities this month. This cover page has information about upcoming events.

Feb 2015 Scholarship Cover Page

Here is the list of scholarship opportunities.
Feb 2015 Scholarship List


Further FAFSA DetailsDependent vs. Independent Student status

More info on Dependent vs. Independent

Who is my "parent"?

Loan Forgiveness for Public Service
FAFSA BasicsWe 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

January Scholarship ListHere is the list of scholarship opportunities for January 2015.


The cover page for the January scholarship list has information about testing deadlines and upcoming opportunities for Seniors.

January 2015 Scholarship Cover Page
General Financial Aid Information"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 is a link to information about the different types of aid available through FAFSA.
Types of Aid Available

For more information on types of loans available through FAFSA, click this link.
Types of Loans

For more information about financial aid scams, click this link.
Financial Aid Scams

For information about financial aid opportunities for non-citizens, click this link.
Aid for Non-Citizens
December Scholarship ListBelow is a list of upcoming scholarship opportunities. Paper copies of this list are available in the Counseling Office and the Career Center.

Dec 14 Scholarship List

This cover page including important dates and information about the CHS/CCC FAFSA information Night. Check it out!

Dec 14 Scholarship List Cover Page
November 2014 Scholarship OpportunitiesHere is a list of scholarship opportunities for the month of November. This cover sheet has information about upcoming SAT & ACT deadlines as well as colleges visiting CHS and helpful websites.

November 2014 Scholarship Cover Page

The actual list of scholarships is divided into 2 parts. The first part is new scholarships. That is followed by a "Previously Listed" section. Both sections are listed in order of deadlines.

November 2014 Scholarship List
NCAA Eligibility InformationNCAA Eligibility Guide

NCAA Eligibility Video

NCAA Eligibility Center Registration Guide


NCAA Eligiblity Brochure

NCAA Eligibiity Requirements

Approved CHS Core Courses

New Division 1 Requirements

The NCAA Eligibility Center recently launched a website specifically dedicated to educating students and parents about the new NCAA Division I eligibility standards for 2016 and beyond. Visit http://2point3.ncaa.org

NCAA Student Athlete Guide on Rules & Regulations
Community Service-Extended ApplicationFill in this form to document your community service hours. Remember all students at Canby High School must document 40 hours of community service as a graduation requirement.

CHS Community Service Documentation

So what counts as community service? Basically anything where someone is being helped, as long as the student is not getting paid, it is not required for specific class credit, and it is not for a family member.


The following are documents to explain the requirements for the (EA) Extended Application:

EA Checklist

EA Documents

EA Teacher Scoring

EA Class Opportunities
College TestingFour year colleges require students to submit either ACT or SAT scores. The ACT is the American College Testing program. The SAT is the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The tests give colleges an indication of a students academic readiness for college level instruction. Most schools accept scores from either test.

Both tests assess students in three sections (English, Math, and Writing). The ACT also includes a fourth section, Science. The SAT is considered a reasoning test, so some of the test measures a student's ability to think through new or novel situations. The ACT is considered an achievement test, so it only measures what curriculum students have learned and retained. The SAT has scores ranging up to 800 in each of the three sections, for a total possible score of 2400. A good score for the SAT is 1500 and higher. The ACT has scores ranging up to 36 in each of the four sections, and they also give a composite or average score. A good score for the ACT is 22 and higher.

A student can take the tests as often as they would like, however 2-3 times is on average when scores are the highest. Most colleges will combine the best sub-scores from multiple tests to get a best representation of a student's ability. Test preparation usually improves test scores, and options vary from self-prep to test prep classes to simply taking the PSAT (Practice SAT) and reviewing results.

It is recommended that top students take the SAT or ACT for the first time at the end of their junior year. Then they can take the test a second time, if so desired, in the early fall of the senior year. This will allow time for the student to have scores sent to colleges between December - February, when most college applications are due.

To register for the SAT, and/or get prep materials, go to http://www.collegeboard.com/

To register for the ACT, and/or get prep materials, go to http://www.actstudent.org/index.html

Other Self-prep options include acquiring prep books from the public library or local book store, or visiting sites, like http://www.number2.com/
or Khan Academy
or http://www.testprepreview.com/
or http://www.actexampracticetests.com/
or http://www.kaptest.com/
or students can access Peterson/s Test Prep through the CHS created CIS Portfolio, http://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/login/login.aspx

For prep classes, students can sign up for classes from:
Saturday Academy
Portland Community College Community Ed - Test Prep
Freshmen Four Year Course PlansCounselors 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,




ASPIRE Program InformationASPIRE is a program which trains adult volunteers to give students one-to-one assistance with completing post high school planning activities (career research, college apps., scholarships, financial aid forms, etc.). Referrals to ASPIRE come from the student or their Academic Counselor. Students decide what they want help with, and are assisted through the CHS Career Center.

See the CHS Career Center Website: CHS Career Center

And the link to ASPIRE: ASPIRE Page

Oregon University System (OUS) InformationFor information about the Oregon Public Colleges,view the following slide show:
Choosing an Oregon Public University

For specific information regarding Oregon Public Colleges (Admission Requirements, Application deadlines, Preview Dates,etc.), view the following:
Oregon University System Viewbook
October Scholarship OpportunitiesEach month in advisory, Seniors will receive a list of available scholarships. The list will also be posted on this blog. Paper copies of the list will be available in the Counseling Office and the Career Center.

This cover sheet lists upcoming college visits and a list of good scholarship search websites.

Oct 2014 Scholarship List Cover Page

Here is the list of available scholarships.

October 2014 Scholarship List
Advisory ProgramThe CHS Advisory Program is an extension of the Comprehensive Guidance and Education Program. The program provides important information to support the success of all students. Advisors also serve as additional support personnel for students. The goals of the program are as follows:


(1) Increasing students’ self-monitoring of their school progress
(2) Increasing students’ knowledge of specific graduation requirements
(3) Improving students’ knowledge of and access to post high school info
(4) Improving student goal setting and personal planning
(5) Increasing student utilization of school resources

CONTENT: (White Notebooks)

Through approximately twenty yearly advisory sessions, over four years, students review:

(1) Transcripts, State Assessment Reports, CHS Grade Reports, Attendance Reports
(2) Graduation and Portfolio Requirements (Credits, Career Related, Other)
(3) Reasons to Stay in School, College Degrees, College Testing, Scholarships, etc.
(4) Forecasting, Career Information & Resources, Updating Career Plans & MAPPs
(5) How to get help (Math & English Labs, etc.) & How to make up credits

The Advisory Topics are as follows:
2014-2015 Freshman Advisory Topics

2014-2015 Freshman Advisory Topics">2014-2015 Sophomore Advisory Topics

2014-2015 Junior Advisory Topics

2014-2015 Senior Advisory Schedule