High School Counselors: Jamie Doi (for students with last names A-K)Raeleen Eckerd-Taylor (for students with last names L-Z)
K-12 Career Counselor: Margaret Mayberry
Administrative Assistant: Dorothy UditCounseling Center Phone Number: (717) 901-2500 ext. 3969**Please note: When using links on this web page, use Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer to be able to fully access site content.
Hello Class of 2024!! As you are looking forward to beginning your senior year, the Counseling Department would like to remind you of some items you may want to consider during this time, whether you are planning for college, an apprenticeship, specialized training, or entering the workforce after graduation. In deciding your next step, consider what career field(s) you are interested in, look at what education/training options are needed/wanted, and begin researching options to help you decide what path you want to pursue. Some tools to help you with your research include:
- Naviance- Information on self-discovery, resume building, career options, post-secondary training/education, apprenticeship programs, military, college search, scholarships. https://student.naviance.com/camphill
- College Board/ACT- Information on testing, including test dates, registration, scores reports, preparing, etc. https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/ ; https://www.act.org/
- Financial Aid- https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa; https://www.pheaa.org/tools-resources/parents-students/index.shtml
- Create a college list based on personal preferences/standards- consider size, location, academic programs, admissions, student life, diversity, institution characteristics, cost, etc. Include safe schools (those you will most likely be admitted to), target schools, and reach schools.
- Research your chosen schools for the following information:
- Type of application- Institution Application, Common Application, Coalition Application
- Application deadlines/plans: Regular Decision, Early Decision, Early Action, Rolling
- Admission requirements- testing, essay, recommendation letter(s), etc.
- Visit colleges or do a virtual tour.
- Schedule/complete testing if needed- SAT, ACT, etc.
- Request letters of recommendation- consider teachers who can speak to who you are currently, and who are most relevant to your choice of study.
- Draft your personal statement/essay- consider what your theme will be.
- Track extracurriculars- activities, volunteer, work experience. Consider your role and the impact you made through these activities.
- Research financial aid /scholarship options.
- Check Naviance regularly to register for college representative visits at CHHS.
The counselors will be scheduling meetings with each senior, as well as visiting senior classrooms at the beginning of the school year to help each senior identify goals and an action plan, and also to give more information on completing applications/making requests in Naviance.
HACC Students Certificate of Residency Process: For students who will be attending HACC after high school graduation, below are the steps to obtain a Certificate of Residency:
- The contact person is Ms. Minke Kooistra.
- The process can be handled via email. The student (or parent) should email Ms. Kooistra at email@example.com requesting a Certificate of Residency and provide their HACC ID # and date of birth.
- If preferred, the process can be done by phone. Call Mrs. Kooistra at 717-901-2400 x 5943 to provide the same information.
- Once the ID and date of birth have been received, the certificate will be submitted electronically. It generally takes HACC 24 hours to process.
A Certificate of Residency is not required for current high school students in dual enrollment with HACC.SELECTIVE SERVICE REMINDER FOR ALL MALE JUNIOR & SENIOR STUDENTS: It is a legal requirement to complete Selective Service registration within 30 days of your 18th birthday. Registration is not only a legal requirement but a civic duty and a key component of our national defense readiness. By failing to register, benefits lost include access to college loans, federal (and many state & municipal jobs), and job training programs. Online registration can be quickly completed at https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Recent Parent ProgramsIf you are unable to attend a program hosted by the counselors, please check here for the PowerPoint or notes that were used for the program after the date of the presentation. The file is located at the bottom of this page under Related Files.
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