Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Helping Your Student Choose a College"

On October 5th the CHS Guidance Department will host an event designed to provide parents with some practical suggestions to help guide their student through the college search process. Van Wright, a college admissions specialist, will be the featured speaker for the evening. This session is specifically aimed at the parents of current juniors, but all CHS parents are welcome to attend this very informative event. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the high school lecture hall.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Seniors and Parents: Be sure to check the latest addition above for important information about applying to college and financial aid. Throughout the year we will continue to post items to keep you informed during this very important and busy final year.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Info Added!

Check out some new features on the CHS Guidance Blog!

#1: Listed along the right hand side, under the calendar, you will find a running list of college visit opportunities. These include: information about local college fairs, a schedule of college and military visits@CHS, and a list of special college visit opportunities offered by colleges all over the area.

#2: On the left hand side is a schedule of "Help Sessions" available to students who may be struggling in a class, or need some type of extra help outside the regular school day. The list includes times, days, locations, and staff who will monitor the sessions.

We hope you will access this information often to help succeed NOW and plan for the FUTURE!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Coldwater High School will hold its annual college fair on Monday, September 14th. The event will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the commons area. Students and parents will have an opportunity to talk with admission specialists from four-year and two-year colleges, trade schools and technical schools. In addition, the Ohio Army National Guard will be available, as well as a financial aid counselor from Wright State Lake Campus. This is a great chance for underclassman to start their college search process. Seniors may want to take this opportunity to get some inside tips from those colleges on their application list.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Juniors may register for the PSAT Test

Juniors planning to attend a four-year college should consider taking the PSAT Test when it is offered next month. The PSAT assesses student skills that are important to success in college including: critical reading, math problem solving and writing skill. In addition, it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Taking the PSAT will allow students to:
  • get feedback about current academic skills
  • identify areas of weakness and get suggestions for improvement
  • seek information from colleges
  • initiate the college search process
  • gain experience with timed/standardized testing
The test will be offered on Wednesday, October 12th in the morning. Students may register by signing up in the guidance office. Registration begins on Monday, September 12th and continues through Tuesday, September 20th. In order to sign up students will need to bring a check for $14.00 made out to Celina High School.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lima Mall College Fair

On Saturday, Sept 17th parents and students are invited to attend a college fair at the Lima Mall from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This is a great chance to get a jump start on your college search and see all of the options available to area students. Schools represented will include: 4-year colleges, two-year colleges, technical schools, trade schools and several branches of the military. You can learn about: course offerings and majors, admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, athletic opportunities, and MUCH more!

Whether you are an underclassman just stating to think about life after high school, or a senior getting ready to apply to college you can benefit from talking to the experts! Plan to attend the Lima College Fair to take advantage of this great opportunity!