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
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Open 2 browser tabs, or open 2 internet browser windows:
1 Window to open and follow instructions & to go back to Counseling Blog for REQUIRED IDEAS REFLECTION DIRECTIONS
1 Window to open CIS and execute directions and type answers
Set all print jobs for DOUBLE SIDED, and select LIBRARY PRINTER (If printing at school)
After printing, save your results by clicking the green SAVE tab in the upper right corener.
OPEN AND FOLLOW IN ORDER, THESE (2) ATTACHED STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS:
IF YOU GET LOST, MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STEP OF DIRECTIONS.
(1)CIS Log In Directions
If you can’t access your old Portfolio, you can use the CHS general log in:
Username (canbycougars), Password (planforit)
(2)CIS IDEAS Directions
IMPORTANT NOTE:: When clicking on IDEAS on CIS,
IF IT TAKES YOU TO YOUR OLD RESULTS, THEN YOU NEED TO REFRESH BY LOGGING OUT AND BACK IN.
NOW OPEN GOOGLE DOCS AND TYPE A 6 SENTENCE PARAGRAPH,
WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, TITLED "CIS IDEAS REFLECTION:"
Sentence 1: Write an introduction sentence.
Example: "The CIS IDEAS Assessment provided specific career information to help me with my career planning."
Sentence 2: Identify your highest scoring “Interest Area” (MEC, PRO, NAT, etc.), and whether you agree with it.
Example: "I scored highest in the Social Interest Area, which makes sense to me because I like helping others."
Sentence 3: Identify a specific occupation you hope to pursue.
Example: "I hope to become a School Counselor someday."
Sentence 4: Note the national annual median wage for the above occupation, and education/preparation necessary.
Example: "School Counseling requires a Master's Degree, and the national median wage is $50,000 a year."
Sentence 5: Mention the growth rate expected for the above occupation and compare it to the average.
Example: "The expected growth rate for school counseling is 10%, which is an average growth rate."
Sentence 6: Write a closing summary sentence.
Example: "Completing the CIS IDEAS Assessment reinforced my desire to purse School Counseling as a career."
PLACE THESE TWO PRINTED DOCUMENTS (IDEAS Summary & Reflection Paragraph) IN YOUR SENIOR PORTFOLIO
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
Here is the cover page to the October 2013 Scholarship list. It has important upcoming dates for SAT and ACT tests as well as visits by college admissions representatives. There is also a long list of financial aid and scholarship search websites.
October 2013 Scholarship Cover Page
Here is the October 2013 scholarship list. Make sure to pay attention to requirements and due dates.
October 2013 Scholarship List
Here is the application for the Elks Teenager of the Month Scholarship. This is given by the Oregon City Elks Club. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge in Oregon City.
Elks Teenager of the Month Scholarship Application
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
Path to NCAA Eligibility Presentation for Student-Athletes
NCAA Eligibiity Requirements
NCAA Approved Courses at CHS
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
All registration for SAT and ACT tests is online. You must upload a photo (head shot) with your registration.
Neither the SAT nor the ACT are given at Canby High School, but there are testing locations at many area high schools.
The Canby High School CEEB Code: 380-135
October 5, 2013
November 2, 2013
December 7, 2013
January 25, 2014
March 8, 2014
May 3, 2014
June 7, 2014
Register for the SAT at: SAT Registration
The SAT Reasoning test costs $51.00
September 21, 2013
October 26, 2013
December 14, 2013
February 8, 2014
April 12, 2014
June 14, 2014
Register for the ACT at: ACT Registration
The ACT test with Writing costs $52.50
ASPIRE 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 their CHS Web Blog:
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.
13-14 CHS Planning Guide
13-14 Freshmen Planning Guide
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)
Four 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 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, http://www.saturdayacademy.org/
Or register for a local test prep class for only $135, offered through Canby Community Education (come to CHS Counseling for the sign up form).
The following document shows a comparison of college costs between Oregon Community Colleges, Oregon Public Colleges, and Oregon Private Colleges:
2012-13 Student Budgets for College
The this chart is for the 2012-2013 school. Costs may have increased since then.
Canby High School offers many classes for dual credit- through both Canby High and Clackamas Community College. See the 2013-2014 list below. In order to get the CCC credit, you must register. Please use this link to get more information. Advanced College Credit Info
ADVANCED COLLEGE CREDIT
Canby High School
These college credits can be used at Clackamas Community College or transferred to
another college or university. These courses are offered at Canby High School:
CHS COURSE /CCC EQUIVALENTS /CCC CREDITS
Accounting II /BA111 /3 credits
Advanced Placement English /WR121, ENG104, ENG 106 /4 credits each
Children's Art & Literature /ED 150 /3 credits
Education & Human Dev. 1 /HDF 225 /3 credits
Education & Human Dev. 2 /HDF247 /3 credits
Equipment Maintenance & Repair /HOR 230 /3 credits
Floriculture II /HOR 232 /3 credits
Floriculture III /HOR 248 /3 credits
German III /GER 101, 102, 103 /4 credits each
Graphic Design 2 /ART 225 /3 credits
Health Occupations and Medical Terminology II /MA110 /3 credits
Landscaping (Fall) /HOR 224 /3 credits
Landscaping (Spring) /HOR123 /3 credits
Natural Resources /HOR211 /1 credit
Pre-Calculus /MTH 111, MTH 112 /5 credits each
AP Calculus /MTH 251, MTH 252 /5 credits each
Botany 2 /HOR 142, HOR 242 /3 credits each
Spanish III /SPN 101, 102, 103 /4 credits each
Teaching for Tomorrow 1 /ECE 150 /3 credits
Cascade College www.cascade.edu
Concordia University www.cu-portland.edu
Corban University www.corban.edu
Eugene Bible College www.ebc.edu
George Fox University www.georgefox.edu
Heald College www.heald.edu
Lewis & Clark College www.lclark.edu
Linfield College www.linfield.edu
Marylhurst University www.marylhurst.edu
Multnomah Bible College www.multnomah.edu
Northwest Christian College www.nwcc.edu
Pacific Northwest College of Art www.pnca.edu
Pacific University www.pacificu.edu
Reed College www.reed.edu
University of Portland www.up.edu
Warner Pacific College www.warnerpacific.edu
Western States Chiropractic www.wschiro.edu
Willamette University www.willamette.edu
For 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:
The 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:
PURPOSE OF ADVISORY:
(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:
Freshman Advisory Topics
Sophomore Advisory Topics
Junior Advisory Topics
Senior Advisory Topics
Many colleges and universities offer classes online. In some cases, you can even earn an entire degree online. Take a look at the following websites for more information.