Student Checklists

Here is what you should expect as students at CCHS. A checklist, if you will:

Freshmen-

  • Student Assistance Program (SAP) orientation.
  • Advisory activities once per month to introduce school policy, build relationships with fellow students,  and build rapport with staff.
  • One period during your world language course (Spanish I or German I), the school counselors will discuss thier role in the school and what resources are available to you.
  • All freshman will take Futures I. In Futures I you will:
    • See  your school counselor 3 days times to evaluate your career maturity
    • Continue work on your portfolio and graduation project
    • Learn about yourself and available careers.
    • See your school counselor 2 days to create a mock high school schedule
    • Course selection, including 1.5 Pathway electives

 

Sophmores-

All sophomores will take Futures II.  In Futures II you will:

  • Learn about your interests and how they relate to careers
  • Continue to work on you graduation project.
  • Begin to apply knowledge of yourself and careers to guided career exploration.
  • Your school counselor will be visiting your Futures II class for 3 days to administer a career interest inventory.
  • All sophomores will take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) in February, followed by an interpretation with your school counselor.
  • Your school counselor will visit your Health class to discuss common adolescent issues including identity development, relationships, drugs and alcohol, and depression.
  • In sum, your school counselor will be meeting with all sophomores.
    • Health class do discuss adolescent issues
    • We will review and interpret your ASVAB (abilities) results
    • We will reintroduce your COPS (interests) and compare to your ASVAB.
    • We will connect your abilities with your interests and talk about appropriate career clusters.
    • Course selection, including 1.5 Pathway electives.

 

Juniors-

If you are college bound:

  • Register for PSAT in September.
  • Take the PSAT in October.
  • Register for SAT between October and January.
  • PSAT Scores will be returned and interpreted in the beginning of December.
  • All Juniors will take Futures III
  • In Futures III students will:
    • Practice resume, cover letter writing
    • Practice interview techniques
    • Mr. Bartholomew and Mr. Currey will visit to discuss post-secondary planning.
    • Small groups of 3 – 4 students will visit Mr. Bartholomew or Mrs. Fairchild to speak about plans after high school.
    • Completion of a 1 day job shadowing
    • Completion of the graduation project
    • Course selection, including 3.0 Pathway electives.

 

Seniors-

Seniors at Central Columbia are in a great position to enjoy a flexible and experience-oriented senior year through internships, work experience, and college courses.  Here are a few ideas to keep in mind as you are enjoying your final year at CCHS.

Summer

  • Contact employers in your pathway for internships or work experience opportunities.  The earlier you get this done, the better for you and your senior year.
  • Continue to research colleges and narrow your list.

Fall

  • Your counselors will review the processes for applying to colleges and/or searching for employment.

Spring

  • Make your college selection
  • Work on your resume for future employers