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.
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
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 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
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
The 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
Login for career assessment, scholarship and job information
Oregon Career Information System
Students complete assessments using the CIS during Future Focus class and Economics.
Here is a good website for finding Community College Programs in Oregon, by Career Pathway.