CHS to offer collegiate schedule option for seniors to help prepare them for college transition

CHS to offer collegiate schedule option for seniors to help prepare them for college transition


December 14, 2015

Next school year, an optional, college-style schedule will be available to seniors who fulfill certain requirements. With this schedule, eligible students must take the equivalent of four fully-weighted courses, but they are not required to enroll in any other classes. Students will still have the abi...

Scholarship Night applications due May 7


May 3, 2013

Applications for Scholarship Night, which is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 23 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium, are due on May 7, according to counseling department chairperson Linda Skafish. “When students apply to college and try to sort through where they’re going to school, part...

End of Course Assessment testing to take place from Dec. 10 to 14

Brad Sever, End of Course Assessment (ECA) coordinator and assistant principal, works on ECA spreadsheets. Sever said that his goal is to have the majority of the testing done on Dec. 10 and 11 so the remaining days can be reserved for students who have to make up the test. DENNIS YANG / PHOTO


December 7, 2012

While the ECA is typically taken at the end of the year, from Dec. 10 to 14, students who have moved to this school from out of state or who have failed to pass the End of Course Assessment (ECA) for Algebra I and/or English 10 will take the ECA for their respective courses, according to counseling department...

School looking to change class withdrawal grading policy

 Principal John Williams finds an example using the updated grading policy on his computer. Under the new policy, grades for a withdrawn class will no longer count toward GPA. VICTOR XU / PHOTO


November 29, 2012

Counselors and administrators plan to change how the grading policy operates following a student’s withdrawal and retake of a certain course.  Under the current policy, grades earned for both the withdrawal and retake are factored into a student’s GPA. Under the proposed policy, the GPA will take...

Record number of middle schoolers attend CHS for advanced math, science courses

PROBLEM SOLVER: Eighth-grader Anthony Ji works on an assignment in his pre-calculus class. Ji is one of 19 middle schoolers who come here for advanced math and science classes that are not offered at the middle schools. AMIRA MALCOM / PHOTO


November 16, 2012

The number of eighth graders coming to CHS to take a math class has increased over the years. This year, 19 students are here, and, according to counselor Linda Skafish, that number is expected to rise next year. Skafish said that the head counseling department for the school district won’t an...

Freshmen and sophomores to meet with counselors on Nov. 6

Although Freshman Aaron Shi said that he plans to have most of his classes in the rest of his high school career  filled with rigorous AP courses, Shi also said that he still plans on continuing classes that he enjoys, such as orchestra. Counseling department chairperson Linda Skafish said that continuing interests in areas outside of academics is a good idea.


November 2, 2012

According to counseling department chairperson Linda Skafish, freshmen and sophomores will meet with their counselors on Nov. 6. Then, at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, ninth– and tenth–grade parent meetings will take place in the freshman cafeteria and the Dale E. Graham Auditorium respectively, Skafish...

Seniors recognized at Scholarship Night May 17


May 14, 2012

On May 17, seniors will be recognized for scholarships that they’ve earned at the annual Scholarship Night at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, according to counseling department secretary Julie Van Buren, who is in charge of organizing the event. Any senior who obtains a useable scholarship can apply...

Many local scholarships now available to students


February 26, 2012

Since the beginning of February, many local scholarships have opened up for applications, according to counseling department chairperson Linda Skafish. While students can get school-specific scholarships directly from the school they wish to attend, a second type of scholarship is available through...

AP test registration to begin Feb. 14


February 9, 2012

Starting on Feb. 14, students will be able to register for AP tests that will take place later this year, according to counseling department chairperson Linda Skafish. Fees to take the AP test are $20 for subjects related to math and science and $87 for the others, according to Skafish. There are...

Sophomores and freshmen to continue scheduling appointments


December 4, 2009

Both freshmen and sophomore schedules for next year are expected to be complete by winter break, which is Dec. 18. Scheduling appointments are taking place with both classes in which the students are putting a plan together for the next few years as well as being shown their GPA. “Scheduling first...

PLAN/PSAT tests scheduled for Oct. 14


October 10, 2009

The PLAN/PSAT standardized tests are scheduled to take place on Oct.14. Juniors and sophomores will take the PSAT and freshmen are encouraged to take the PLAN. Seniors, along with the rest of the school, will be taking the ASVAB. “We do recommend that freshmen take the PLAN test,” Director of...

AP exam registration materials due March 6


February 27, 2009

Registration for this year’s AP exams will end on March 6 and is open to any student who wishes to take one. However, according to AP exam coordinator Kristina Hartman, students who don’t take the class do not get class credits for taking the exam because a certain number of “seat-time” is needed...