Cosby High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

SCHOOL COUNSELING

Our mission is to empower all students to become productive and contributing members of society. In partnership with families, staff, and the community. We, as school counselors, provide a developmental program that addresses students’ academic, personal/social and career development.

If you need assistance, please contact your child’s school counselor at 804-639-8341 between 8:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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School Counseling Phone Number: 804-639-8341
Fax Number: 804-639-8359

School Counseling Programs:

Counseling programs, activities, and services are offered to support students in achieving academic success. Counselors assist teachers and school administrators in the identification of students’ academic needs and help determine appropriate strategies to maximize learning.

Written notification, at least annually, will be sent to parents about the academic, career, and personal/social school counseling programs which are available to their children. The notification shall include the purpose and general description of the programs, information regarding ways parents may review materials to be used in school counseling programs at their child’s school, and information about the procedure by which parents may limit their child’s participation in such programs.

School counselors are prohibited from using counseling techniques which are beyond the scope of the professional certification or training of counselors, including hypnosis or other psychotherapeutic techniques that are normally employed in medical or clinical settings and focus on mental illness or psycho-pathology.

Records of an ongoing, structured, personal/social counseling with a student shall be kept confidential and separate from a student’s educational records and not disclosed to third-parties without prior parental consent or as otherwise provided by law. Parents may request to review this confidential record by contacting the school counselor. The counselor will make the records available within five (5) working days.

Parents may elect in writing to have their child not participate (opt out) in classroom counseling lessons.

Beyond the general services offered as described above, the Cosby School Counseling Department offers a number of other services and programs, e.g. College Night, financial aid workshops, orientations, and student scheduling. The department also coordinates all mandated testing, sends transcripts, and coordinates award assemblies with the administration.

School Counseling Services:

The purpose of school counseling is to build skills for academic, career and personal/social development. School counseling in Chesterfield County Public Schools is a planned, sequential program of services that is comprehensive in scope and developmental in nature.

Academic counseling helps students and parents learn about curriculum choices, plan an appropriate program of studies, arrange and interpret academic testing and seek postsecondary academic opportunities.

Career counseling helps students acquire information and plan for work, jobs, apprenticeships and postsecondary education and career opportunities.

Personal or social counseling helps students develop an understanding of themselves and the rights and needs of others, resolve conflict and define individual goals that reflect their interests, abilities and aptitudes. Such counseling may be provided in groups in which generic issues of social development are addressed or through structured individual or small group counseling sessions that focus on specific student concerns (for example, divorce, anxiety or aggressive behavior).

At Cosby High School …

Our school counselors take great pride in getting to know our students. Whether we are enrolling new Titans; answering a scheduling question; brainstorming with students about what to do after they leave Cosby; or maybe just offering an empathetic ear to challenges at home, we care about our students.

Each year we work with our students on a variety of issues. During the freshman and sophomore years, our goal is to develop a relationship with your child in order to help him or her adapt to high school. During the junior and senior years, our goal is to help your child further explore options for life after high school. We meet with students individually and in the classroom setting through a variety of classroom guidance lessons. Please review our school counseling department calendar each year to review our plans for the current school year.

2018-2019 CCPS Course Descriptions

This booklet contains course descriptions for every middle and high school course found within CCPS. Not every course in this booklet is offered at Cosby High School.
Freshman Scheduling Presentation (Class of 2022) (1).pptx

Presentation given to our graduating class of 2022 for scheduling/course selection for school year 2019-2020.
Rising 9th graders for School Year 19-20; Graduating Class of 2023

The scheduling presentation for our in coming 9th grade students for School Year 2019-2020 / Graduating Class of 2023.
Rising Senior Scheduling Presentation for School Year 2019-2020; Graduating Class of 2020

Presentation given to rising senior class for school year 2019-2020. For our graduating class of 2020
Sophomore Scheduling (Class of 2021) for School Year 2018-2019.ppt

Presentation given to our graduating class of 2021 for scheduling courses for school year 2019-2020.

John Tyler Community College Dual Enrollment
Learn more about John Tyler Dual Enrollment. Speak with your school counselor if you are interested in taking a dual enrollment course. You may need to take a placement test in addition to completing enrollment and parental permission forms.

CCPS Online Courses
Please visit our online website for information about online learning. https://mychesterfieldschools.com/ccpsonline/

Please review the list of resources below to guide you through your high school years, and prepare for life beyond Cosby.

School Counselors create a Canvas page for each graduating class.  If your student has not joined their graduating classes’ Canvas page, please have him/her see their school counselor for the join code.  There is a plethora of information on the Canvas page specific for that graduating class.

College Resources

Big Future
The College Board (SAT, AP, PSAT) has produced an interactive website to assist students in their college search process. Check it out.

College Scorecard
The US Department of Education created this website to allow students and parents access to affordability information for colleges and universities.

College Visit Questions.pdf
Download Use this list of questions when you begin your college search and when you start visiting colleges.

GRASP 2 minute informational video
Watch this GRASP 2 minute informational video and see how our GRASP representative, Sandi Morgan, can help EVERY student.

I Am The One
This website has wealth of college information specific to Virginia and the college search process in general.

State Council of Higher Education
View Visit the SCHEV website to learn more about post secondary options in Virginia. Their website contains links to all Virginia colleges and universities, degrees offered, financial aid programs, the academic common market, and many more resources.

Please review the list of resources below to guide you through your high school years, and prepare for life beyond Cosby.

School Counselors create a Canvas page for each graduating class.  If your student has not joined their graduating classes’ Canvas page, please have him/her see their school counselor for the join code.  There is a plethora of information on the Canvas page specific for that graduating class.

College Resources

Big Future
The College Board (SAT, AP, PSAT) has produced an interactive website to assist students in their college search process. Check it out.

College Scorecard
The US Department of Education created this website to allow students and parents access to affordability information for colleges and universities.

College Visit Questions.pdf
Download Use this list of questions when you begin your college search and when you start visiting colleges.

GRASP 2 minute informational video
Watch this GRASP 2 minute informational video and see how our GRASP representative, Sandi Morgan, can help EVERY student.

I Am The One
This website has wealth of college information specific to Virginia and the college search process in general.

State Council of Higher Education
View Visit the SCHEV website to learn more about post secondary options in Virginia. Their website contains links to all Virginia colleges and universities, degrees offered, financial aid programs, the academic common market, and many more resources.

PSAT Test Prep Resources

Khan Academy
FREE resource!! Use this fantastic website to prepare for the PSAT.

PSAT Guide

Please use the information and links below to assist in guiding you through Junior year and preparing for life beyond high school.

School Counselors create a Canvas page for each graduating class. If your student has not joined their graduating classes’ Canvas page, please have him/her see their school counselor for the join code. There is a plethora of information on the Canvas page specific for that graduating class.

BRAG SHEET: This document must be completed and submitted to your school counselor as PART of your request for a School Counselor Letter of Recommendation if one is REQUIRED for your college application. If you are unsure if a school counselor recommendation is required, refer to the college website.

Brag Sheet

Monthly Scholarship Newsletter

Opportunities Booklet
Students receive this booklet in the Spring of their Junior year. Feel free to download a copy. This is a FANTASTIC resource for all college prep families.

Big Future
The College Board (SAT, AP, PSAT) has produced an interactive website to assist students in their college search process. Check it out.

College Scorecard
The US Department of Education created this website to allow students and parents access to affordability information for colleges and universities.

College Visit.pdf
Download The college visit can provide a great source of information in your efforts to select a college. Oftentimes, you will know if you feel “home” on a college campus, the minute you step out of the car. Consider asking these questions when you visit potential colleges.

I Am The One
View This website has wealth of college information specific to Virginia and the college search process in general.

Junior College Prep Checklist
Use this checklist to assist in preparation for college application process.

State Council of Higher Education
Visit the SCHEV website to learn more about postsecondary options in Virginia. Their website contains links to all Virginia colleges and universities, degrees offered, financial aid programs, the academic common market, and many more resources.

FAFSA
The office of Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, provides grants, loans, and work study funds for college or career school.

GRASP
Sandi Morgan is Cosby’s GRASP advisor. She is at Cosby one day a week and is eager to meet with students and their parents as they navigate the process of paying for college. In order to make an appointment, please email Sandi at the following email address: cosby [at] grasp4virginia.com or contact Paula Tylus at 804-639-8340 x8423.

GRASP 2 minute informational video
Watch this 2 minute informational video on how our GRASP representative, Sandi Morgan, can help EVERY student.

Khan Academy
FREE resource: Test prep for PSAT and SAT. Use this website to get a personalized online tutorial of your test strengths and weaknesses; as well as specific tutorials in areas of weakness. Sep 18, 2015, 10:12 AM Allison Fuquay

PSAT test prep
The College Board website has TONS of information for you. This one page on it’s website holds test prep for PSAT information. Explore the entire site to gather lots of good information.

Please use the information and links below to assist in guiding you through Junior year and preparing for life beyond high school.

School Counselors create a Google Classroom for each graduating class. If your student has not joined their graduating classes’ Google Classroom, please have him/her see their school counselor for the join code. There is a plethora of information on the Google Classroom specific for that graduating class.

College List organizational spreadsheet
Make a copy for your personal use! This detailed spreadsheet will assist Senior students in keeping organized during the college application process.

College Application Checklist
Read and print out this great checklist to stay organized during college application season!

Opportunities Booklet
Students receive this booklet in the Spring of their Junior year. Feel free to download a copy. This is a FANTASTIC resource for all college prep families.

Big Future
The College Board (SAT, AP, PSAT) has produced an interactive website to assist students in their college search process. Check it out.

College Scorecard
The US Department of Education created this website to allow students and parents access to affordability information for colleges and universities.

College Visit.pdf
Download The college visit can provide a great source of information in your efforts to select a college. Oftentimes, you will know if you feel “home” on a college campus, the minute you step out of the car. Consider asking these questions when you visit potential colleges.

I Am The One
View This website has wealth of college information specific to Virginia and the college search process in general.

Made your College selection? Now what?
This link has a quick and easy checklist of what to do once you’ve decided which college/university to attend.

Senior College Prep Checklist
View Follow this checklist as you proceed through your senior year of high school in order to stay organized and prepared for your next steps during a stressful time.

State Council of Higher Education
Visit the SCHEV website to learn more about postsecondary options in Virginia. Their website contains links to all Virginia colleges and universities, degrees offered, financial aid programs, the academic common market, and many more resources.

Cosby Scholarship Newsletter

FAFSA
The office of Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, provides grants, loans, and work study funds for college or career school.

GRASP
Sandi Morgan is Cosby’s GRASP advisor. She is at Cosby one day a week and is eager to meet with students and their parents as they navigate the process of paying for college. In order to make an appointment, please email Sandi at the following email address: cosby [at] grasp4virginia.com or contact Paula Tylus at 804-639-8340 x8423.

GRASP 2 minute informational video
Watch this 2 minute informational video on how our GRASP representative, Sandi Morgan, can help EVERY student.

Khan Academy
FREE resource: Test prep for PSAT and SAT. Use this website to get a personalized online tutorial of your test strengths and weaknesses; as well as specific tutorials in areas of weakness. Sep 18, 2015, 10:12 AM Allison Fuquay

SAT test prep
The College Board offers excellent resources. Please explore their website for lots of helpful information. You register for the SAT on this site. They offer test prep resources too.

Please use the information, resources, and test dates listed below to have full knowledge of the testing required during the high school years.

Parents, please take time to view some of the following materials to help you and your student become familiar with the plethora of testing done in high school. There are many non-profit organizations that help students raise their standardized testing scores.

Standards Of Learning (SOL)
Each school year students take a variety of SOL tests. Please visit this website to gather more information: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/

Type of Diploma
Please visit this page for more information on the types of diplomas
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/standard.shtml
Please visit this website to learn more about the advanced studies diploma:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/advanced_studies.shtml

SAT – CollegeBoard.org
This is a FABULOUS resource for parents and students to use as they prepare in advance for the SATs…it includes content tips, calculator tips and frequently asked questions about changes to the Math SAT and is a MUST for students to have who are taking the new SAT. The SAT has been redesigned. Please visit their website to learn more and take a few practice tests.

SAT Testing Dates/Deadlines and Registration Information
College Board is the organization that creates, registers, and scores the SAT testing. Please use the www.collgeboard.org website to register by the deadlines indicated. Typically you must register 1 month in advance of the desired SAT test date.

PSAT – CollegeBoard.org
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

Important Dates regarding PSAT, ASVAB & AP  
Please read regarding test dates for PSAT & AP tests.

ACT – ActStudent.org
An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to measurement and research for those making educational and career transitions; administrates a widely taken college admissions test.

Test Dates/Deadlines and Registration Information
Students must register for the ACT using the www.actstudent.org website. Typically registration deadlines are 5 weeks in advance of the desired testing date.

AP Exams – CollegeBoard.org
The Advanced Placement (AP) program, sponsored by the College Board and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level course work while still in high school. Students can receive credit, advanced placement, or both from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the AP program. Each exam consists of multiple-choice and free-response sections. Most exams are three hours long and cover two semesters of college-level work; those that test one semester of work are generally two hours long. Students at Manchester High who are enrolled in AP classes sit for the AP test free of charge at the end of the school year.

Test Prep Resources

Daily SAT Test Prep on your mobile device
Visit this site to learn more about College Board’s access to daily SAT test prep on your mobile device (cell/ ipad/ etc).

Information and Resources about AP.docx
Info on AP testing

Information and Resources about SAT Subject Tests.docx
Info on SAT Subject tests

Interpret your PSAT scores
Directly from the College Board website, information regarding how to interpret your PSAT scores.

Khan Academy SAT/PSAT Prep & Subject Tutorials
This is a fantastic FREE website for students to use to prepare for the redesigned SAT & PSAT tests. Additionally this site offers extra help in numerous subject areas.

Information and Resources about the ASVAB Career Assessment.docx

The College and Career Center is provided as a resource to help our Titans determine the next step in their journey following graduation. Students are able to visit the Center in order to learn about different colleges, scholarship opportunities, the military, and other career options. Stop by today to learn more!

Questions:
Paula Tylus, Career Center & Testing Coordinator
804-639-8340 x8423 paula_tylus at ccpsnet.net

MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER

Summer Job Opportunities

Six well paid jobs that you can get with an Associate’s Degree

DOLI Apprenticeship Brochure
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry provides information on their website about apprenticeship programs in Virginia. Apprenticeship programs provide on-the-job training and may be a wonderful option for many graduating students.

Virginia Wizard: College and Career Website
View Let the Wizard help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, find the college that is right for you, pay for college, transfer from a community college to a university, and get answers to your questions about your future.

CFA Student Flyer GTCF
Print out this flyer to attend this very worthwhile College Fair.

College Scorecard

Opportunities Booklet
Students receive this booklet in the Spring of their Junior year. Feel free to download a copy. This is a FANTASTIC resource for all college prep families.

State Council of Higher Education
Visit the SCHEV website to learn more about postsecondary options in Virginia. Their website contains links to all Virginia colleges and universities, degrees offered, financial aid programs, the academic common market, and many more resources.

Tips on how to prepare for College in High School

Finding $ for College
View this presentation to gain more knowledge on how to navigate the financial world of college.

Standards Of Learning (SOL)
Each school year students take a variety of SOL tests. Please visit this website to gather more information: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/

Type of Diploma
The number of tests needed is determined by the type of diploma the student is working toward. Please visit this website to learn more about the standard diploma: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/standard.shtml
Please visit this website to learn more about the advanced studies diploma:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/advanced_studies.shtml

SAT – CollegeBoard.org
This is a FABULOUS resource for parents and students to use as they prepare in advance for the SATs…it includes content tips, calculator tips and frequently asked questions about changes to the Math SAT and is a MUST for students to have who are taking the new SAT. The SAT has been redesigned. Please visit their website to learn more and take a few practice tests.

SAT Testing Dates/Deadlines and Registration Information
College Board is the organization that creates, registers, and scores the SAT testing. Please use the www.collgeboard.org website to register by the deadlines indicated. Typically you must register 1 month in advance of the desired SAT test date.

PSAT – CollegeBoard.org
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

Important Dates regarding PSAT, ASVAB & AP  
Please read regarding test dates for PSAT & AP tests.

ACT – ActStudent.org
An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to measurement and research for those making educational and career transitions; administrates a widely taken college admissions test.

Test Dates/Deadlines and Registration Information
Students must register for the ACT using the www.actstudent.org website. Typically registration deadlines are 5 weeks in advance of the desired testing date.

AP Exams – CollegeBoard.org
The Advanced Placement (AP) program, sponsored by the College Board and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level course work while still in high school. Students can receive credit, advanced placement, or both from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the AP program. Each exam consists of multiple-choice and free-response sections. Most exams are three hours long and cover two semesters of college-level work; those that test one semester of work are generally two hours long. Students at Manchester High who are enrolled in AP classes sit for the AP test free of charge at the end of the school year.

Test Prep Resources

Daily SAT Test Prep on your mobile device
Visit this site to learn more about College Board’s access to daily SAT test prep on your mobile device (cell/ ipad/ etc).

Information and Resources about AP.docx
Info on AP testing

Information and Resources about SAT Subject Tests.docx
Info on SAT Subject tests

Interpret your PSAT scores
Directly from the College Board website, information regarding how to interpret your PSAT scores.

Khan Academy SAT/PSAT Prep & Subject Tutorials
This is a fantastic FREE website for students to use to prepare for the redesigned SAT & PSAT tests. Additionally this site offers extra help in numerous subject areas.

Information and Resources about the ASVAB Career Assessment.docx