Announcements and Upcoming Events

HELPFUL VIDEOS - Counselors would normally be spending lots of time talking with students about many important topics this spring.  But since school is closed, we are presenting this info to you by video.  We hope these videos are helpful....more to come...keep checking back:  

Click here  for a video about COLLEGE PLANNING during Covid-19

Click here for a video about SUMMER TIPS FOR JUNIORS for college planning - Part 1 

Click here for a video about SUMMER TIPS FOR JUNIORS for college planning - Part 2 

Click here  for a video about FINANCIAL AID for college 

Click here for a video about MILITARY OPTIONS for students after high school



AND MORE TO COME! 



TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND SCHOOL CLOSURE: 

As counselors first, we recognize that this long school closure and period of uncertainty may be anxiety-producing for our students and families. 

We continue to encourage you to do the following: 

-Stay at home if you can
-WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY 
-Wear a mask if you must go out. 
-Keep to a routine.  It's tempting to sleep until noon every day - but that will only make you feel worse in the long run. 
-Complete assignments provided to you by your teachers on Schoology.  Check your email frequently. 
-Stay healthy - eat well, sleep regularly, and drink plenty of water
-The weather is warming up -get outside every day for fresh air! 

If you have any questions or concerns - or just need to talk - please feel free to contact your counselor by email during this school closure: 

Mr. Adams:  adamsb@carlisleschools.org 
Mrs. Rotz:  rotzg@carlisleschools.org 
Mr. Rice:  ricea2@carlisleschools.org

Mrs. McDonald:  mcdonalde@carlisleschools.org 
Mrs. Knapp:  knappa@carlisleschools.org 
Ms. Jones:  jonesj@carlisleschools.org 


HERE ARE SOME OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES IF YOU SHOULD NEED ASSISTANCE DURING THIS TIME:

Crisis Text Line: Text any message to 741-741 to reach a trained individual who can help with many needs.  This Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, and provides free 24/7 support and information.  

Crisis Intervention at Carlisle Regional Medical Center: offers walk-in service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You may also call: 717-243-6005

Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Helpline: Students or Families in need during the COVID-19 school closure may call the Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Helpline sponsored by the United Way by simply dialing 2-1-1 from any phone to talk to a resource specialist for free.  They can provide resources for many needs including: 
-disaster/COVID-19 response 
-food/meals
-mental health 
-housing/shelter
-employment/financial assistance
-health/dental
-addiction 
-crisis services
-clothing/household items
-transportation 
-community services 



COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTING UPDATES:

SAT:  PER THE COLLEGE BOARD - THE MAY 2 and JUNE 6, 2020  SAT EXAMS ARE CANCELED.  IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR THIS TEST DATE, THE COLLEGE BOARD WILL ISSUE YOU A REFUND. SEE THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS AND UPDATES:  https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters

ACT:
PER ACT  - THE APRIL 4, 2020 ACT EXAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO JUNE 15, 2020.  STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE APRIL 4, 2020  ACT EXAM SHOULD WATCH FOR AN EMAIL FROM ACT ABOUT THIS POSTPONEMENT AND MORE DETAILS. 
https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS:
We can now process transcript requests but please note that it will take longer than usual during the school closure.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT:
Check back in September 2020 for update. 
 
COLLEGE FAIRS: Check back for update. 

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS:  Please click the link to the left "Transcript Request" .

COLLEGE VISIT SCHEDULE: Each year, many colleges send admissions representatives to visit Carlisle High School.  Here is a list of our current College Visit Schedule:  DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE, THERE ARE NO COLLEGES VISITING AT CHS THIS SPRING.  CHECK BACK IN THE FALL WHEN DOZENS OF COLLEGES WILL BE VISITING US! 

 NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER:
Students who plan to participate in an intercollegiate sport at a Division I or II college must be registered with the NCAA. They must meet academic and SAT/ACT requirements to be eligible to compete. Registration to the NCAA may be accomplished any time after completion of junior year through senior year. The NCAA encourages online registration at http://eligibilitycenter.org. The fee to register is $50.00. Please read the requirements carefully. If your student did not attend Carlisle High School for all four years, you must request an official transcript from their former high school to be directed to the NCAA. Students must submit a transcript authorization release to the counseling center. Also, all academic courses at CHS do not necessarily qualify as NCAA core courses. If you have any questions related to the curriculum qualifications, please contact your student’s counselor.

ASVAB:  If you are in 10th, 11th or 12th grade and are looking for help making career decisions, then the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) may help.  Anyone can take this test.  You don't need to be entering the military to take the ASVAB.  This test will be offered for FREE at CHS each year in February. Registration happens in January in both counseling centers.