AP Exams 2019
The CHS Counseling Department is excited to release the 2019 AP Testing Schedule for the weeks of May 6th– 17th.
This year is our biggest AP year to date, where we will be offering 14 different tests to 252 students partaking a total of 456 tests over the 2-week window. Needless to say, the counseling department will be quite busy as we start in May.
Tests are broken into 2 different time sessions (A.M. or P.M.). For students taking A.M. tests, they will be excused periods 0-5 and tests will start promptly at 7:45 (or 8). For students taking P.M. tests, they will be excused for 4-7th periods and tests will start promptly at 11:45 (or 12). Students provide their own transportation, and we ask they just bring a pencil and calculator if needed.
If you have questions or concerns please contact our AP Coordinator, Mr. Chance Ferlicka at email@example.com or 324-2490
The AP Testing Schedule
|6-May||US Government||Alumni Hall, Carroll College||7:45 AM|
|6-May||Environmental Science||Lecture Hall, Intermountain||11:45 AM|
|7-May||Spanish Language||Library Conference Room, Capital High||7:45 AM|
|7-May||Physics||Lecture Hall, Intermountain||11:45 AM|
|8-May||English Literature||Lecture Hall, Intermountain||8:00 AM|
|8-May||European History||Lecture Hall, Intermountain||12:00 PM|
|9-May||Chemistry||Lecture Hall, Intermountain||8:00 AM|
|9-May||Psychology||Natatorium, Delta Hotel||11:45 AM|
|10-May||American History||Alumni Hall, Carroll College||7:45 AM|
|13-May||Biology||Natatorium, Delta Hotel||7:45 AM|
|14-May||Calculus A/B, B/C||Natatorium, Delta Hotel||7:45 AM|
|14-May||Human Geography||Natatorium, Delta Hotel||12:00 PM|
|15-May||English Language||Alumni Hall, Carroll College||7:45 AM|
|17-May||Computer Science||Counselors Conference Room, CHS||11:45 AM|
* Intermountain is located at 3240 Dredge Drive (directly across from the street from Petco). They ask that students enter the building through the East Entrance.
** Alumni Hall is in the Campus Center (CUBE) on the Carroll Campus. The address is 1601 N. Benton Ave. Students should park in the A & B lots that are located to the southeast of the Campus Center.
*** The Delta Hotel is located at 2301 Colonial Drive (Across from Overland Express, formally Red Lion)
Dear Students and Parents,
The next couple of months are a very busy time in the counseling department. We would like to share what we have upcoming so you can plan ahead in your calendar and know what we are working on to assist your students.
Schedule Changes for Semester 2
1/22/18 The 1st day of the new semester- Students wanting to make schedule changes for the new semester have until 2/1/18 to get them signed off and finalized. All changes require teacher and parent signatures. Students can choose to change to classes that are offered for S2. Changing of instructors only is not permitted by the counseling department. In addition, going less than 6 credit bearing classes as a senior must be approved by Mr. Chancy. Other grades require additional meetings with admin and extenuating circumstances to be approved. For Grades 10 and 12- Mr. Chancy, for Grades 11 and 9- Mrs. Kidder.
Dual Credit Time Line
Students in S2 Dual Credit Courses (Statistics, Intro to Lit, College Writing, MS Word, MS Excel, Auto) will be given their registration forms on Thursday (1/24/18)
Registration forms are due to the counseling department on Tuesday (1/29) when the rep from Helena College will be in the counseling department from 8:30-2:00 to collect the papers. If they are not turned in during this window, students will have to deliver them to Helena College by 2/1. Bills will be sent out 2/4 and will be due to Helena College 2/22. Items that miss the deadlines will not be accepted. Also, for students who have not taken their 2 free dual credit classes, their class this semester will count for free. Additionally, we have a scholarship opportunity for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch, see Mr. Robinson for more information.
2018-2019 Class Registration
February is registration month in the counseling department, and our attention will be shifted to helping students apply for classes next year.
Junior Week- Future Senior Reg February 4-8
Monday- Class Visits by counselors (American History)
Tues-Thursday- Counselors available to answer student registration questions
Wednesday- Junior Career Fair
Wednesday- Junior Parent Night
Friday- Students register with counselors in Library
Sophomore Week- Future Junior Reg February 19-22
Tuesday- Class Visits by counselors (Biology Classes)
Wed-Thursday- Counselors available to answer student registration questions
Friday- Students register with counselors in Library
Freshman Week- Future Soph Reg February 25-3/1
Monday- Class Visits by counselors (World Cultures Classes)
Tuesday-Thursday- Counselors available to answer student registration questions
Friday- Students register with counselors in Library
CRA Week- Future Frosh Reg March 4-8
Monday- Counselors Meet with Students
Wednesday – Incoming Frosh Tour CHS
Thursday – Parent Night 7:30PM CHS Aud.
Friday- Counselor Pick up Reg forms
We will be hosting a Junior Parent Night on Wednesday, February 6th at 6PM in the CHS Auditorium
We have stopped running Freshman and Sophomore parent nights due to low attendance, but feel free to make an appointment with your child’s counselor to get all your questions answered.
We will be hosting an incoming Freshman Parent Night on Thursday March 7th at 7:30PM in the CHS Auditorium.
Suicide Prevention at CHS
The counseling departments at both high schools have worked hard to help develop a comprehensive suicide prevention and mental health awareness program.
YAM (Youth Aware of Mental health)– Freshman year program run through the Frosh PE courses presented by outside mental health professionals. All freshman students will begin the program within their Freshman PE class on January 29th. Outside mental health professionals will be meeting with students during 5 individual class periods of Freshman PE. For more info on YAM, please contact Mrs. Meldrum or Josyln Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org
QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond)- Sophomore program run through the Health classes by health teachers. The focus of this program is for students to reach out for help if they feel their friend is at risk.
SOS (Signs of Suicide)- Junior year program, presented in US History classes by counselors. Was presented in December, and the focus was to try to learn how to recognize the signs of mental health struggles in themselves or peers and to reach out for help. Students will be taught ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell)
CHS is hosting a Career Fair for the junior class on Wednesday, February 6. Prior to the event, students will get to choose two out of 22 careers that are of interest to them – from an engineer to a lineman, we will have something for everyone. During fifth period, students will attend two, 15-minute sessions with each professional they chose. The discussion will begin with a description of each person’s job, the educational path that led to that career, and end with a group discussion.
The counseling department has completed career cruising lessons with the Freshman, Sophomore, and Senior classes. We will do Junior Career Cruising lessons in February, so students have the opportunity to come up with their 5 colleges to send their ACT Scores to.
The focuses at each level are
Freshman Year– Learning Styles Inventory, Career Matchmaker (looking at interests and careers that match them)
Sophomore year– Reality Check- Looking at the lifestyle students want and the salaries needed to provide that lifestyle. We then researched careers and the salaries and checked to see if they would match up with the lifestyle plan.
Junior Year– Post Secondary High School planning. We will spend the period working with them on their post high school plans.
Senior Year– We worked with them on finalizing their post high school plans, taught them how to scholarship searches.
ACT for Juniors
Once again, CHS will be facilitating the ACT test for all juniors on Tuesday, April 2nd at the Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. You will receive several communications from CHS regarding this, but we wanted to make sure it is on your calendar.
We have several ACT Prep opportunities upcoming, you should have received a flier about this as well.
We will have an online prep option, afterschool option, as well as an intensive ACT Prep class offered by Sycamore learning. The prep class will be Monday and Tuesday January 28th and 29th. We will run 2 different evening sessions, one from 3:30-6 and the other from 6:30-9 so you can pick the time that works best for you. This is a great opportunity and the cost is $75. You should have received a letter in the mail regarding this course and you can sign up at www.prepforthefuture.com . Please feel free to contact Mr. Robinson if you have additional questions.
Students in AP courses will start getting information about the tests in March and signing up for the tests between 3/4 and 3/22. The cost is $94 per test and they will sign up through the book keeper.
May Test Dates
6- AP Government (AM)- @Carroll College
6- AP Environmental Science (PM) @Intermountain
7- AP Spanish (AM) @CHS
7- AP Physics- Algebra (PM) @intermountain
8- AP English Lit (AM) @intermountain
8- AP Euro History (PM) @intermountain
9- AP Chemistry (AM) @intermountain
9- AP German (PM) @CHS
10- AP US History (AM)@Carroll College
13- AP Biology (AM) @Delta (old Radisson)
14- AP Calc AB/BC (AM) @Delta
14- AP Human Geography (PM) @Delta
15- AP English Lang (AM) @Carroll College
Senior Awards Night
Monday, May 6th at 6:30 in the CHS Auditorium. This is a great event where we honor our seniors for all their hard work. Contact Anna Doran for more info at email@example.com
Graduation this year will be on June 1st and this year CHS will be at 10 A.M.
Stay tuned to this webpage for updated info on graduation.
Remember to keep checking our scholarship page; it is updated at least weekly. There are currently over 50 scholarships listed on the page.
One big scholarship with an upcoming deadline is the Montana University System Honors Scholarship.
It has a March 15th deadline
More information: http://www.mus.edu
The MUS Honor Scholarship is a 4-year renewable scholarship that waives the recipient’s tuition when used at an eligible campus. The value varies depending upon which campus the student attends
Another scholarship to highlight is the Angel Fund Scholarship, which is only for Helena Public Schools students.
Angel Fund Scholarships
(For Helena Graduates Only)
As always, you can also follow our social media accounts for up to date information.
If you need to contact your counselor, you can at
A-D students- Mr. Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
E-K Students- Mrs. Meldrum email@example.com
L-Ri Students- Ms. Bawden firstname.lastname@example.org
Ro-Z Students- Mr. Ferlicka email@example.com
Career Center- Mrs. Doran firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Secretary- Mrs. Herndon email@example.com
We hope this helps you navigate this spring and all the big things happening.
All the best, CHS Counseling Department
Senior students who have failed Semester 1 of English 4 or American Government will need to sign up for Make Up School to recoup the credits prior to graduation.
Click here to begin the Make Up School registration process.
All students taking Make-Up School must pay the full tuition if the credit is needed to graduate as stated by the School Board policy. No fees will be waived for Free/Reduced students. If students do not pay for the re-take classes, then they are not eligible to receive credit.
Learn more about the criteria by clicking HERE!.
Transcript Requests: In order to send transcripts for college applications, scholarship programs, N.C.A.A. eligibility, or almost anything else you would need a transcript for, past and present students must register with Parchment to send their transcripts electronically. Transcripts include A.C.T. scores taken at Capital High School during a student’s junior year. A.C.T., retake scores are added after scores are received by A.C.T.
We have created unique registration codes for all current students, you can access the site without one, but it streamlines the process and makes it easier to get your transcript sent on time.
With this new program, you can send your official secure transcript to anywhere in the world. It will be free for as many as you need while you are still enrolled at CHS as long as you are sending it to a college or university. ( the state only supplements requests to higher ed at this point)
Parchment : Formerly called Docufide, Parchment is a secure way to send your official, high school transcript electronically. Transcripts are sent, usually within 24 hours, and are received instantly by the college. Parchment also confirms the receipt of the transcript. No more wondering if all of your materials sent through the mail have been received and processed! Transcripts are free to send to all public universities in the state of Michigan and to many other colleges throughout the country. Sending transcripts to certain colleges, scholarship programs, or specialized locations may result in a processing fee through Parchment. This is a fast, easy, and convenient way to ensure that your transcripts are received in a timely manner along with your online college applications. Once you are registered with Parchment, you can request transcripts anytime in the future, even after you graduate. Follow these simple steps to get your transcripts sent:
Register with Parchment : Every senior needs to register! Follow these Parchment Screenshots to complete your registration. If you need some assistance registering with Parchment see Mr. Robinson in the Counseling Office.
Complete College Applications : Students should have their college applications completed and submitted before requesting transcripts be sent. College applications should be completed online through the college’s website.
Request Transcripts : Login to your Parchment account and search for the colleges you would like your transcripts sent to. Select each college you want your transcripts sent to and complete your request. Follow these Parchment Transcript Request Screenshots to send your transcripts to schools. If you need some assistance requesting transcripts with Parchment see Mr. Robinson in the Counseling Office.