October 2013 Scholarship OpportunitiesHere 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
Elks ScholarshipHere 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
SAT and ACT Dates for 2013-2014All 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



SAT Dates:

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


ACT Dates:

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 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 their CHS Web Blog:

ASPIRE Page

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 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, http://www.saturdayacademy.org/
Marylhurst, http://www.marylhurst.edu/aboutmarylhurst/pressrelease20100302.php
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).

Comparing College CostsThe 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.
ACC Credits through Clackamas Community CollegeCanby 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

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Oregon Independent CollegesCascade 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
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:
OUS Viewbook
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:


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

Online OpportunitiesMany 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.

OnlineSchools.org

elearners.com

usnews.com

http://www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.Org/Oregon/
Oregon Community CollegesBlue Mountain CC www.bluecc.edu

Central Oregon CC www.cocc.edu

Chemeketa CC www.chemeketa.edu

Clackamas CC www.clackamas.edu

Clatsop CC www.clatsop.cc.or.us

Columbia Gorge CC www.cgcc.cc.or.us

Klamath CC www.kcc.cc.or.us

Lane CC www.lanecc.edu

Linn-Benton www.linnbenton.edu

Mt. Hood CC www.mhcc.edu

Oregon Coast CC www.occc.cc.or.us

Portland CC www.pcc.edu

Rogue CC www.roguecc.edu

Southwestern Oregon CC www.socc.edu

Tillamook Bay CC www.tbcc.cc.or.us

Treasure Valley CC www.tvcc.cc.or.us

Umpqua CC www.umpqua.cc.or.us
National College Fair - PortlandThe National College Fair will be held in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday, November 1st 9am-Noon and Saturday, November 2nd 1pm-5pm.

For more information: National College Fairs
College Admissions and ApplicationsWhat Kind of Students are Colleges Interested In?
You don't need to be a “brain.” You do need to show a willingness to learn. You don't have to have lots of money. You do need to be willing to work. You don't have to be an outstanding athlete. You do need to be involved in a variety of activities. Colleges are interested in a well-rounded individual who has participated in many areas of high school life. The best advice we could give is to get involved—join—participate—learn.

What are My Choices?
Generally speaking, all colleges fall into one of two categories: State-Supported Colleges —
institutions which are supported by public funds and tax monies; or Independent Colleges and

Universities which are institutions that are not supported by tax money. The schools may be church affiliated or totally independent of both state and church support.

State-Supported colleges and universities in the state of Oregon are either 2- or 4-year schools. The 2-year schools are all community colleges. They offer a wide variety of special vocational training programs, as well as college transfer programs of study.

Usually the state-supported colleges and universities, whether 4-year institutions or community colleges, are less expensive than independent or private colleges. This is because they are tax supported. All state-supported 4-year institutions will be very similar in cost for any Oregon resident. The variations are minor and are detailed in the specific college catalog. The programs available will vary quite a bit; again, this is where the college catalog or website comes in. Conversely, many independent or private colleges will be more expensive, but able to offer a more attractive financial aid package because they are not state supported.

NACAC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIRS
FACTORS TO CONSIDER..when choosing a college

COST
•What are the costs for tuition?
•Room and board? Are there other fees?
•How much did costs increase from last year to this year?
•Is there a difference in the costs for in-state and out-of-state students?
•Are accepted students required to place deposits for tuition and housing? Are these refundable?
•By when must accepted students decide whether they will attend?
•Are deposits required each year for returning students?
•When do the bills have to be paid?

COLLEGE CHARACTERISTICS
•Where is the college located (city, suburb, small town, rural setting)?
•What is the surrounding community like?
•Is the college public, private, church affiliated?
•What is the current student enrollment?
•What special or unique programs are offered?
•Does the college have general education or course distribution requirements? What are they?
•Does the college have special programs for transfer students?
•What is the academic calendar (semesters, quarters)?

SOCIAL LIFE
•What is the average age of the student body?
•What is the male-to-female ratio?
•What percent of students reside on-campus?
•Are dorms co-ed or single sex?
•Is it a "suitcase college" where all the students leave on the weekends?
•What are the procedures for selecting a roommate?
•What are some of the rules and regulations that govern campus and dormitory life?

FINANCIAL AID
•What percent of students receive financial aid based on financial need?
•What percent of students receive scholarships based on academic ability?
•What would be a typical financial aid package for a freshman?
•What percent of those who apply for financial aid receive it?
•Will my financial aid be adjusted if my need increases?
•What are financial aid application procedures and deadlines?
•When are financial aid applicants notified of their awards?
•How long do they have to respond? Is there a tuition payment plan?
•Are there campus jobs available? Are there off-campus jobs as well?

STUDENT POPULATION
•Where do the majority of students come from?
•Do most of the students commute or live on-campus?
•What types of student activities are there? Are sororities and fraternities on-campus?
•What athletic programs are available?
•Is the surrounding community supportive of the college?
•Does the college have a campus visitation program?
•Is housing available / guaranteed for freshman? Is it available for all four years?

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
•What high school courses are required?
•Are entrance tests required? Which ones' What scores are acceptable?
•Is a certain grade point average or class rank required?
•Will my activities and school involvement be considered?
•Is there an essay on the application? Is it read?
•Is there an early decision or early action plan?
•On what basis are applicants accepted?
•Are personal interviews or letters of recommendation required?
•Do certain majors have special requirements?
•What percent of applicants are accepted?
•Can admission denials be appealed?
•What are the application filing dates?

ACADEMICS
•What is the average class size? Largest? Smallest?
•How many students in last year's freshman class returned for their sophomore year?
•What was the grade point average for the freshman class last year?
•What is the college's procedure for student orientation, class placement and scheduling? Are classes guaranteed?
•How is a faculty advisor assigned to students?
•What services does the school offer for the student who is undecided about a major?
•How many students complete a degree? What are the most popular majors?
•Are students taught by full-time faculty members, graduate assistants, or a combination of both?
What types of additional services are provided by the school at no additional cost to the student (e.g. tutoring, career and personal counseling, developmental reading and study skills workshops, job placement)?

Is there an honors program? What are the qualifications for entry?
Compiled from various sources by the National College Fairs Staff

Summary of the College or School Application Process

1. Do the groundwork. Look at websites, review catalogs, write for information, visit campuses, and seek advice from people who have experience and/or expertise in this area.
2. Take the appropriate admissions tests.
3. Decide where you wish to apply. Many schools provide on-line applications and may waive
application fees. Check the school's website.
4. Make sure that you meet the admission requirements for the program that you want.
5. Request letters of recommendation if needed. Give your references at least 2 weeks notice. Provide references with a written list of your interests and activities.
6. Submit the admission application by the date required. Be sure to include all supporting data such
as transcripts, references and personal statements or essays.
7. Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 st , in order to start the financial aid process. Applying on-line usually results in quicker response.
8. Apply to each school for financial aid and scholarships.
9. Apply for local and other financial aid and scholarships.
10. Confirm admission by sending in any required deposits.
11. Apply for on-campus housing.
12. Make an appointment with the institution's Financial Aid Officer.
13. Attend orientation, if offered.
14. Register for classes.
College in Another State

WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE IN ANOTHER WESTERN STATE BUT DON’T WANT TO PAY OUT-OF-STATE TUITION?



WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE – Many 2 and 4 year colleges in 15 Western states participate in this program that allows reduced tuition rates for undergraduates. For more information, see the website at Western Undergraduate Exchangeor see the information in the Counseling Office. The participating states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Community Service FormFill 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.
State Supported UniversitiesEastern Oregon University www.eou.edu

Oregon Institute of Technology www.oit.edu

Oregon State University www.oregonstate.edu

Portland State University www.pdx.edu

Southern Oregon University www.sou.edu

University of Oregon www.uoregon.edu

Western Oregon University www.wou.edu
Foreign Exchange ProgramsMany 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

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












Oregon Careeer Information System (CIS)
Login for career assessment, scholarship and job information
Oregon Career Information System

Students complete assessments using the CIS during Future Focus class and Economics.