JANUARY 2020

Happy New Year from the CBHS Counseling Center. Hopefully, everyone is returning well-rested and ready to tackle the second semester.  Get a head start by utilizing all of the CBHS academic resources available to you. Contact your counselor for more information or to request a peer tutor. If you are taking the February ACT, access free online practice tests and tutorials by registering for a Prep Step account.

On January 13 at 6:00 pm St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School will host a screening of Angst, the new IndieFlix original documentary that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. The film, which is sparking a global conversation about anxiety, includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Following the screening there will be an informative panel discussion led by several area mental health professionals. The presentation is free, but space is limited so reserve your tickets today at saa-sds.org

Reminders for Seniors:

FINANCIAL AID

Make sure that you can have completed the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile if necessary. If you wish to receive the Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship, you must submit the FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/). The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation uses the FAFSA as its scholarship application even though financial need is not a requirement for the scholarship. The CSS Profile (https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org)  is a supplementary financial aid form required by many highly selective colleges, such as Rhodes, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, and Duke. CSS Profile Schools: https://profile.collegeboard.org/profile/ppi/participatingInstitutions.aspx

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Make sure that your son submits a copy of each scholarship letter he receives to his college counselor. We need a copy of each scholarship award that your son receives, even if he does not plan to attend that institution. Scholarship recipients will be listed in the graduation program. A student will not receive recognition for any type of scholarship (academic, athletic, art, music, theatre, leadership, community service, etc.) unless we have written confirmation of the award. Remember your CBHS Counselors are here to help!