Senior Information 101

College Apps

For all Montana University System Colleges (2/4 year) there is a central FREE application where students can apply for 1 to 16 schools with one app.


For other schools, you will want to find the prospective student tabs on their individual website.

Assistance with college applications is available in the counseling department.

For up to date information on College Recruiter’s coming to CHS or on-campus visits to MT schools


Financial Aid

There are 2 steps to creating your financial aid account.

1. Create an FSA ID

(both student and 1 parent will need to do this)

2. FIll out the FAFSA

Families can start filling out the FAFSA on October 1st with prior-year tax documentation.

The Priority Deadline in Montana is December 1st.

Need more help with the FAFSA?  Text FAFSAHELP to 41411


If you are wanting to send a transcript to a college or university, we ask that you please create a Parchment account. We utilize this service to send free secure transcripts.

Create a Parchment account

To Order Transcripts

If you are needing a copy of a transcript for a scholarship, car insurance, or for filling out applications, Ms. Aspen in the career center can print one out for you (so it doesn’t cost you money on Parchment)



Quick link for info about all military options

Air Force ROTC

2nd Lt. Scheel (385)364-8884


SFC Janzen (406)750-5117

Army National Guard

SSG Watts (406)594-4853


Sgt. Pennington (406)442-3871


AWF1 Baker (406)223-3782


Ms. Aspen in the career center is your CHS contact for scholarships.

She maintains a local scholarship list

There is also a good list of National Scholarship Search programs

The best advice is apply, apply, apply! We have many local scholarships that little to no students apply for. Even the small ones can add up. Don’t just go for the big full-ride ones.


Students wanting to re-take the ACT or take the SAT will need to sign up directly through the testing companies.

All tests have a sign-up deadline, make sure you are paying attention to upcoming dates as well as available locations


ACT Dates: 9/10, 10/22, 12/10, 2/1 1, 4/15, 6/10, 7/15


SAT Dates: 10/1, 111/5, 12/3, 3/11, 5/6, 6/3


For all information related to graduation, from the ceremony, to cap/gown, to senior picnic, info will be updated to this page.

CHS Graduation Info


Research Careers  Financial Aid

Interest Inventories  College Searches


Montana Career Information System

CHS Account info

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Keep Up With Us

Mr. Jeramie Robinson, A - D Counselor


Mrs. Dana Meldrum, E-K Counselor


Ms. Jamie Bawden, L-Ri Counselor


Mrs. Sara Berg, Ro-Z Counselor


Ms. Aspen Herndon, Career Counselor


Mr. Arin Herndon, Counseling Secretary