Counseling Office News – November 17, 2017


The supply of SAT Student Guides has been replenished. Pick up a free copy in the Counseling Office.

Don’t forget to follow the Counseling Office on social media. We can be found on Twitter & Instagram.

If you are in need of an official transcript, please complete the online form at the school website found here. Please allow up to three days for processing. Seniors – this process does NOT apply to your college applications. Your official transcripts are sent automatically by your College Counselor.


The Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Program offers selected sophomores from high schools in the U.S. and abroad the chance to participate in the State Leadership Seminar. “HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar, empowers high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents to become the leaders of their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.” The 2018 State Leadership Seminar will be held at Chapman University in Orange, CA on June 8-10, 2018.

CCHS is allowed to select and register one participant and one alternate. The fee to attend is $225 ($395 for the alternate). Sophomores may self-nominate by submitting an essay of 500-750 words on the topic, “Describe something you are passionate about and explain how you could lead others to care about your cause.” Please submit your essay to Mrs. Flynn at no later than November 27th. The submissions will be reviewed by our School Counselors who will choose two sophomores to represent CCHS at the State Leadership Seminar.


A “Coffee with Counselors” will be held for parents of juniors on Friday, December 1st, beginning at 8:30 AM in the Lecture Hall. This is an informal gathering to meet your students’ college counselor and ask questions about the transition from school counselor to college counselor, the college timeline and the preparations and actions junior students should focus on as they enter the second half of junior year. Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP is necessary.


Syracuse University is hosting Admissions Interviews in the San Diego area on Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th. While they do not require interviews, many of their programs are very selective and interviews can strengthen an application. The interviews are conversational in nature and will allow students to ask questions, as well. Students who are interested in interviewing can sign up online at the following link:

The Torero Promise is a guaranteed admissions program for students graduating from local Catholic high schools, including CCHS. The eligibility requirements can be found here. For additional details, contact the USD Office of Undergraduate Admissions at

Looking for scholarship opportunities? Naviance is a good place to start your search! Here are a few highlights of scholarships with upcoming deadlines: