High School Counseling
Northwest College Tour
March 29th - April 3rd, 2015
We are excited to officially announce our Annual Spring Chaminade College Tour for 2015. This spring we will be visiting schools in Oregon and Washington from March 29th to April 3rd. In the past few years we have had a record number of students applying to Oregon and Washington with wonderful results, so in an effort to further spread the word, we are going to be running a 6 day and 5 night tour to many of the schools that are great options for our students. We will be visiting large schools such as the University of Washington and the University of Oregon and also smaller, picturesque schools such as the University of Puget Sound, Seattle University, and Gonzaga University. We will be staying at hotels in close proximity to the campuses so that students can really get the feel for what goes on in the surrounding communities, and also spend time in downtown Seattle and Portland as well as the Spokane Riverfront Part.
We do realize that the last two days of the tour fall on Holy Thursday and Good Friday but we are fortunate enough to have Brother Tom Fahy traveling with us on this tour. He will lead special prayer services on both days for the students who are traveling.
If a student registers and pays in full by December 14th, we are able to offer the very affordable, comprehensive price of $ 1795. This fee includes airfare, hotel, bus, daily food allowance and a few extras like a trip to the top of the Space Needle! Please come and join us for what will be a very informative and fun trip!
The link for online registration is below as well as on your student’s counseling Blackboard page and the High School Counseling page. You will be able to pay by debit or credit card at the time of registration.
REGISTRATION LINK: http://chaminade.formstack.com/forms/2014_registration_for_nw_college__earlybird
If you need to pay by check or cash, please contact Wendy Cowgill at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
We hope that you will be able to join us!
Northwest College Tour Flyer
Northwest College Tour Itinerary
SCHEDULE CHANGE INFORMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY
Schedule changes WILL NOT be made for teacher preference.
Schedule changes for second semester will run from Thursday, December 11, to Tuesday, December 16, and again during the first cycle of the second semester. Students should sign up on their Counselor’s door to make an appointment for a schedule change on those days. On Monday, December 15, there is a noon dismissal so students are welcome to “walk-in” and see their counselor for a schedule change from 12-3pm that day. Tuesday is the first day of final exams and many counselors will be proctoring finals so students who want to change a schedule that day should walk in and a counselor who is available in the office can assist with the change. The last schedule change appointment for December 16th will be 12:45 PM.
If a student is planning on dropping a yearlong class, please note that a form must be filled out, signed by a parent, and returned to the Counseling Office in order for that change to be made.
Form to Drop Yearlong Course
There is a $10 fee per student initiated course change (payable by cash or check) due at the appointment time.
For any schedule changes made beyond the first 6 days of the second semester, please note our school’s withdraw policy in regard to how these changes are noted on the school’s transcript:
W – Indicates that a student attempted the class past the add/drop deadline, but withdrew prior to the 6th week of the course. No grade is recorded and there is no negative effect on the Grade Point Average. Colleges may require an explanation for a course withdrawal.
W/Fail – Indicates that the student withdrew from the course after the 6th week. This notation carries with it the same effect as an “F” grade and has a negative impact on the GPA.
The Counseling Department's goals and objectives are to provide needed services to all students and to utilize community resources in helping students solve problems, further their education, and make realistic plans for the future. This is done through individual and small group counseling. Each student should have a minimum of one counseling session during each semester, but counselors are available to students and parents as often as necessary.
For complete up-to-date information on summer programs please review the options on www.enrichmentalley.com which is a web site free to users.