College Counseling and Placement

Craig High School is an acknowledged ACT and SAT Test Site Center for CHS students. We work directly with the ACT and the College Board to pursue and provide our students with the testing accommodations that they are entitled to and need to be successful. We also provide test preparation for both exams to familiarize and prepare our students for either college admissions test.

Included in our College and Transition Prep Program, are a series of annual events that include:

  • Annual Alumni Grad Panel
  • Guest College Visitors Series (presentations by College Admission
  • Representatives)
  • Library Research-College Writing Workshop
  • College Campus visits
  • Annual College Fair (specifically designed for students with learning disabilities)

Included in our College and Transition Prep Program, are a series of courses that include:

Sophomore Seminar – Career Awareness and Preparation

Craig students begin their formal transition planning and training in their sophomore year. The process begins with the focus on career awareness and work place skills. Core elements to our 10th grade seminar course include Multiple Intelligences, Goal Setting, Career Fields, and Self-Advocacy Skills.

Junior Seminar – College Awareness and Search Strategies
Learning about college and post-secondary options are the focus for the junior class seminar, during which our students learn about various post-secondary options, comprehensive academic accommodations, navigating college websites, applications, interviewing, and resume writing. During a student’s junior year, Mrs. DeSimone meets with each student and their parents in order to develop a plan that ultimately will culminate in a personalized college/post-secondary list of recommendations and options for each student.

Senior Seminar – College Life
To help make the transition to college for CHS grads even smoother, we cover all aspects of college and campus life in our Senior Seminar class including differences between HS and college, IDEA vs. ADA, and living on campus vs. commuting. During senior year, our Director of College Counseling works with students one-on-one to assist them as they visit, interview and apply to their respective colleges and/or post-secondary choices.

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