Our Junior Handbook is a great resources for Post-Secondary preparation. Please click on the icon below to download.
1. To order your transcript for in-state colleges and universities through GaCollege411:
A. Go to www.gacollege411.org
B. Create an account (make sure that you spell your name exactly as it is in our system)
C. Go to the college planning tab
D. Go to applications and transcripts
E. Go to request and track your transcript
2. To order your transcript through Collins Hill High School for out-of-state schools, and scholarships:
A. Come to the counseling office
B. Fill out a transcript request form (if under 18, it will need to be signed by a parent/guardian)
C. Submit form to Mrs. Kempster (counseling receptionist) with $5.00 per transcript requested
D. Pick up your transcript(s) in 24 hours
To make the college application process easier for you, we have created a step-by-step planning guide specifically for Collins Hill.
Step 1 – Research colleges for academic, financial and personal fit. Plan a college visit or complete a virtual tour. As a senior, you will be able to have 3 excused absences for college visits. Please visit the 12th grade office for appropriate paperwork.
Step 2 – Apply to colleges online using the college’s website, GACollege411 or the Common Application. Take note of deadlines imposed by the college, and plan ahead.
Step 3 – Personally have SAT/ACT scores sent directly from the issuing agency (SAT: www.collegeboard.org); (ACT: www.act.org).
Step 4 – If required by the college, request teacher recommendations at least 2 weeks ahead of deadlines. Provide your teacher with a resume or come to the counseling office to pick up a student Senior Brag Sheet (you can also download it here). Please check with your college to see if they require electronic forms or if they prefer everything to mailed with your transcript packet.
Step 5 – For counselor letters of recommendation, you will need to provide the counselor with a resume or student self-assessment at least 2 weeks before the deadline. If you are applying to UGA, please pick up a UGA Recommendation Form from the counseling office. Some colleges want your recommendation to be mailed with your transcript; please check with your schools.
Step 6 – Send your transcripts. For in-state schools, you can send your transcripts for free using www.gacollege411.org. If you are applying to out-of-state schools, complete a transcript request form (available in the counseling office or download it here). Each paper transcript costs $5, and will be available for pick-up 24 hours after your request is submitted.
Step 7 – In January, you will need to complete your FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid). Begin your FAFSA by signing up for a PIN. Visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information. The application is completed electronically on www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need W2’s for you and your parents from the previous year to complete the application. All documents needed are listed on their website.
We hope that this helps!
A recent survey found that while 97 percent of teens say they know texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent admit to doing so. 77 percent of those teens also said they’ve seen their parents text and drive – and 75 percent say it is “common” among their friends.
But did you know texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident?
Collins Hill students are no different than other drivers. Texting while driving happens regularly on our local streets and highways.
In an effort to eliminate this dangerous habit, CHHS is partnering with AT&T to participate in “No Text On Board” pledge day on Wednesday, September 19th. Representatives from AT&T will be in the commons area during lunch asking students to make the pledge not to text and drive.
Also, on Tuesday September 18th during advisement, all students will watch The Last Text – a documentary detailing real life examples of the tragic consequences of texting while driving.
This year, we will host the Senior Parent Night on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30pm. We highly recommend that all seniors and their parents attend this meeting.
Counselors will review the nuts and bolts about applying to college:
-Importance of “fit” in the college selection process
-Deadlines for applying
-Standardized Testing and Reporting Options
-Letters of Recommendation
-Financial Aid and Scholarships
-CHHS Application Procedures and Deadlines
We look forward to seeing you there!
Welcome Back Eagles! This year, we will be using a blog to update you about upcoming events, colleges, testing and other important information. Please be sure to check back often!
Also, keep in mind that counselors are assigned based on student's last names:
Paulina Prosser : A - COF
Lisa Fay: COG - HAK
Wanda James: HAL - LEN
Margaret Cheeley: LEO - ORZ
Leslie Dendy: OSA - SIM
Rasheedra Nelson: SIN - Z
We are excited to work with all of you, and hope that you check back often!