Chatham High School

School District of the

Chathams

Essential Intent

Chatham High School strives to meet the social, emotional, academic and special interest needs of each student at Chatham High School through providing a supportive and safe school atmosphere which is built on mutual respect, understanding, and compassion.

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Attendance: Mrs. Suzanne Bassolino sbassolino@chatham-nj.org (973) 457-2505 ext. 2010

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Essential Intent

The Chatham High School Counseling Department strives to meet the social, emotional, academic and special interest needs of each student.

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Philosophy

The goal of the athletic program is to field competitive teams exhibiting discipline, the desire to excel, and pride in themselves and school. Our program is intended to improve student physical skills and to promote qualities of personality, character, and leadership. We wish to encourage a healthy life-style by providing daily opportunities for physical skill enhancement, a competitive team or individual play, and organized opportunities for peer interaction in a cooperative spirit.

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Philosophy

Being a part of our school community involves more than just academics. It is also important to pursue interests outside of class and explore activities that will provide for a well-rounded high school experience. Clubs and Activities allow for students to take advantage of all of the opportunities that exist at CHS.

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Fall
 
  • Schedule your senior conference with your School Counselor. Be prepared to share your post-secondary planning process.
  • Make sure that you have all applications required for college admission and institution based aid.
  • Attend Financial Aid Workshop at CHS.
  • Register for SAT Reasoning Test, ACT or SAT Subject Tests.
  • Follow-up with individuals with whom you've already secured a request for recommendation.
  • Plan visits to colleges, open houses and CHS college visits. You may setup interviews at this time.
  • Finalize your college application essays. Have several people review them.
  • Register with the Common Application. Complete the profile and education section. Add at least one school. This will provide you with access to the FERPA.
  • Link your Common Application account with your Naviance Family Connection account. 
  • Log onto College Board and/or ACT website to have official test scores sent to colleges which you are applying.
  • Submit college applications in time to reach the colleges by the deadline dates. If applying Early Decision or Early Action, deadlines are typically in October or early November. Since deadlines vary, it is critical to check college websites for deadlines.
  • Submit 2 copies of the Transcript Request Form to your School Counselor so she/he can forward your transcript to colleges to which you are applying. Please note the School Counseling office requires 10 school days to process your transcript request.
  • Check to see if your schools require first marking period grades. Notify your counselor if they do. 
  • Check monthly Scholarship Newsletters and Fastweb.com for scholarship opportunities.(CHS Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources)
 
Winter
  • If you have a deadline that falls between December 15 and January 1, you MUST submit a transcript request form to your counselor by the first Monday in December. 
  • Continue to prioritize and meet application deadlines.
  • Update your Naviance Family Connection with admission decisions. 
  • Check the high school website for CHS Scholarship and Hooey Scholarship applications.
  • Finalize and submit financial aid information to colleges making certain to meet individual deadlines.
  • Confirm with your counselor that mid-year reports have been sent. 
Spring
  • Notification of admission decisions by colleges for regular decision application plans.
  • Choose the college you plan to attend and notify others of your decision not to attend.
  • Prepare for May AP exams.
  • Maintain your academic focus. 
  • Send thank you notes to your recommendation writers and scholarship sponsors.
  • Ensure that the school counseling department is aware of the school you will be attending in September so that a final transcript will be sent in a timely fashion.  

Essential Intent

Chatham High School strives to meet the social, emotional, academic and special interest needs of each student at Chatham High School through providing a supportive and safe school atmosphere which is built on mutual respect, understanding, and compassion.

Attendance: Mrs. Suzanne Bassolino sbassolino@chatham-nj.org (973) 457-2505 ext. 2010

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