What is this Coalition We’ve Been Hearing About?

The New “Coalition”  The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is a new program launching this spring. It will offer another platform through which students can apply to approximately 90 member colleges. You can find more information on their website, www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org. There is also a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions that will help you understand…

Spotlight on Seminar

Students attend weekly Seminar class every Friday that isn’t a Service Friday at CSD High School.  Seminar is an important facet of our students’ time and gives our counselors a chance to help students learn more about themselves; who they currently are and what they may do when they leave CSD. Read on for updates as to what’s…

What’s New With the New SAT?

The Newly Revised SAT (SAT-R) Starting in March 2016, there will be major changes coming to the SAT leaving many students, mostly current juniors, wondering how this change will impact them. So, what is changing, exactly? They are dropping the entire Writing section, formerly worth 800 points.  Now, a perfect score on the SAT will…

Junior Parents News

Thank you to those who were able to attend the Next Step Planning Meeting last Tuesday evening. For those of you who were unable to attend, we have posted the powerpoint below and the Vimeo in the Next Step Blog (see Parent Workshop tab in the link below)

Senior Year–Buckle Up!

Senior Year – Buckle Up! by Cindy Turner, College Counselor Keep your hands inside the vehicle, fasten your seatbelt, and hang on tight! Senior year is not for the faint of heart.  A thrilling acceptance one day may be crushed by painful rejection the next. Guilt and insecurity invade a friendship when one friend gets…

Live Binders

The CSD College & Career Counseling team has a Live Binder page filled with loads of information to help answer your most pressing questions.  Look here CSD CCCT Live Binders for info on CSD Seminar classes, scholarship info, essay writing resources, gap year, Naviance, our school profile and much more!  You can always find the…

Where Are They?

Our first class has graduated and we’ve sent them off to next steps! Now we are in the midst of our second round of college application season with the Class of 2015, and some might wonder whether our students have what it takes to get into college.  The answer is, quite simply, they do!  Look…