Counseling and Career Center

Counseling Department News 

 

Need to see your school counselor?  Please visit the Counseling center during school hours.

 

Freshman conferences began November 2 and will run through February 17th. This conference is meant for the student and parent/guardian. You can schedule a conference by using the Booking Tool found here.

Counseling Center Staff Direct Phone Position

Barb Jarett  425.844.4807 

Secretary

Sharla Hall 425.844.4808 

Registrar, Transcripts

Aaron Clifford  425.844.4864 

Counselor Students A-G

Margaret Russ  425.844.4880 

Counselor Students H-N

 

Kimberly Sheely   425.844.4865  

Counselor Students O-Z

Wendy Scott  425.844.4896

College and Career Specialist

 

 

Senior Information Night 

September 22, 2021

Counseling Video Presentation

Senior Night Info Night Powerpoint

8th Grade Family Night - Class of 2025!  

Counseling PowerPoint Presentation

 

Xello 

Don't forget to take advantage of all the amazing resources found on Xello, including interest inventories, career search, college finder, etc!

How to login to Xello? 

NEW!  You can access Xello through Office 365.  Just click on the Xello icon! 

or

website:  login.xello.world 

Username:  your Riverview School District email 

Password:  for first login use your Date of Birth in this format MMDDYYYY.  After that you will pick your own password 

 

Registration

  • Tolt:  March 8th and 9th in sciences classes

  • Grades 9, 10, 11: February 28th - March 3rd  

    • Students will select their courses in the Xello course planner 

Work Site Learning

Do you have a job? If so, you have the potential to earn high school credit! Students are eligible to earn 0.5 credits for every 180 hours worked. Please see your counselor or Mr. Petersen for more information!

 

SAT Test Dates 2021-22

CHS will be offering the SAT at the ESC on March 2nd for Juniors.  The attached link has additional information (date, place, cost) and will allow you to register for the test. Registration needs to be completed by this Thursday, January 27th SAT Registration

October 2, 2021 (Register by September 3, 2021)

November 6, 2021 (Register by October 26, 2021)

December 4, 2021 (Register by November 23, 2021)

March 12, 2022 (Register by March 1, 2022)

May 7, 2022 (Register by April 26, 2022

June 4, 2022 (Register by May 5, 2020)

ACT Test Dates 2021-22

September 11, 2021 (Register by August 20, 2021) 

October 23, 2021 (Register by September 17, 2021)

December 11, 2021 (Register by November 5, 2021)

February 12, 2022 (Register by January 7, 2022)

April 2, 2022 (Register by February 25, 2022)

June 11, 2022 (Register by May 6, 2022) 

July 16, 2022 (Register by June 17, 2022)

 

 

 

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Course Guide and Selection ​

Click here to view the current Course Selection Guide.

2021-22 Course Selection

Registration will start March 8th 

 

The Course Selection Process is a valuable time to review you and your students progress at Cedarcrest High School. This is also a great opportunity to review your high school and post-high plans to ensure that you are meeting all graduation and college requirements. We ask that you review all materials carefully and select your classes knowing that they are either full-year or semester commitments. 

 

Please see the link to the left, "Registration Information" if you are needing instructions on how to complete the Course Registration process! 

Useful Links

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Transcripts

Official Transcripts: School Year

If you would like a copy of your transcript you need to complete a "request transcript form". This form is available in the link listed to the left. Please send this form to Sharla Hall at hallsh@rsd407.org.  

 

Transcripts will be processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  They will not be available for pick-up so please include an address for mailing. The first six (6) transcripts are free of charge, and for every one requested after six an additional $4.00 is charged. 

 

**It is important to note that parents/guardians can NOT request transcripts for students once they have graduated. 

Transcript Request Form

 

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Academics

Cedarcrest High School Mission Statement:

To provide all students the opportunity to learn, grow and prepare for the challenges of the future. 

 

Blue Ribbon School: 

Cedarcrest has been awarded the "Blue Ribbon" status due to innovative ideas in restructuring around time schedules, and our state of the art facility.

Academic Links

Cedarcrest High School Profile

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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Links

Each graduating class has a specific set of requirements issued through the State of Washington in order to be eligible to earn a high school diploma. OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) has made a Graduation Toolkit for each class to help navigate all of these various requirements. These toolkits can be found in the links listed above and include:

  • Key Testing Dates

  • State Testing Requirements

  • Minimum Credit Requirements

  • Graduation Alternatives 

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Xello

Cedarcrest students will have the opportunity to earn 1.0 elective credit when they complete their High School and Beyond Plan in Xello (formerly Career Cruising). To be eligible to earn this credit students must meet the following requirements: 

  • The 1.0 credit is broken down into 0.25 credit per year, so if a student is only here 2 years, the most that could be earned would be 0.5 credit

  • This is a SUPPLEMENTARY 1.0 elective credit, not to be used in place of taking a full load (6 credits) of classes per year. 

  • A completed High and Beyond Plan consists of writing post-high school goals (in the SMART format), a 4-year academic plan and 100% completion of assigned activities in Xello. 

  • The activities include: uploading a recommendation worksheet and an up to date resume.

Students will work on their post-high school plans and build their 4-year plan during their freshmen conference. Students will have a chance to revisit and revise throughout high school. Students can work on the assigned Xello activities throughout their high school career. Credit will be awarded June 1st of the student's senior year. It is important to note that the activities will be evaluated for quality and completeness prior to awarding of the credit. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

 

Xello Login Information: 

 

NEW!  You can access Xello through Office 365.  Just click on the Xello icon! 

 

Website:  login.xello.world 

 

Username: your Riverview School District email 

Password: For first login use birthdate in this format MMDDYYYY.  Students will then pick their own passwords.

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Running Start

Running Start Links

High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to attend a community college and earn high school and college credit at the same time. The first step for a student to participate in the Running Start program is to contact any local community college and make an appointment to register and take a placement examination. If students have taken and passed the placement examination, students then consult with their high school counselor to determine what college courses will fulfill their graduation requirements. A verification form must be completed showing that the student has conferred with their counselor to determine what courses must be taken. 

 

A few things that students need to be aware of if they wish to participate in the Running Start program:

  • Students must provide their own transportation to the community college 

  • If a student drops a college class they must officially drop the class through the community college

  • Students must remember that they will be enrolled in regular college classes with adult students where attendance will not be taken and the students are responsible for their own actions and participation

  • The Riverview School District will pay for tuition in the Running Start program. The student must pay for their books, lab fees, and other additional expenses. The Running Start program does not apply to summer quarters- only fall, winter, and spring quarters

  • Students will need to complete a Running Start Verification form before every quarter in order to register for classes. 

  • Colleges and high schools operate on different schedules. The student will need to check each school's calendar for term and/or semester starting dates, ending dates, vacation dates, and rotating daily schedules 

  • If a student is taking classes at both Running Start and Cedarcrest High School, the student understands that all policies and procedures regarding attendance and grades for CHS courses will be applicable. Running Start classes DO NOT take precedence over CHS required and/or elective classes. When developing a schedule for dual enrollment, students must account for transportation time and early release schedules for both institutions 

  • A five (5) credit college course is equal to 1.0 high school credits. For further information on this program, please talk to your counselor. Students may only take a certain number of credits through Running Start/ Additional credit expenses must be covered by the student. Students are responsible for obtaining all information given during announcements and advisory period. Students can obtain this information on the CHS website.

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College and Career

School counselors collaborate closely with the College & Career Center to ensure that every student has a post-secondary plan in place. Our College & Career Center is an excellent resource for students and families to learn more about college applications, financial aid, scholarships, choosing a major, etc. 

Juniors - As part of the state required High School and Beyond Plan , Junior one on ones with Ms. Wendy Scott have begun and go through April 2022.  During these meetings, students will work on their plans for after high school whether it be a 4-year college, 2-year college, tech school, apprenticeship, military, or directly into the workforce.  To prepare for these meetings, students should log into their Xello account and access the lessons for Grade 11 (previous years too if not already completed).  If college is a potential choice here’s a handy Junior/Senior Student workbook to help guide you through the process. Running Start students should email Ms. Scott to make an appointment. On-campus students will be called from class but can also schedule an appointment if preferred. scottw@rsd407.org

High School Checklist: Student and parent checklists that help the student focus on succeeding academically and learning about financial aid and provide the parent with tips for supporting the student and participating in the financial aid application process.

2021-2022 College Scholarship List

College Information

Senior Information Night - September 22, 2021, 6-7PM

Senior Info Night PowerPoint

Counseling Senior Info Night Video

Introduction to Financial Aid PowerPoint 2021-2022

Running Start Information Night

6:00 – 6:30PM

College Information Night (Class of 2023 & 2024)

6:45 – 7:30PM

 

Informational Videos 

Admissions Overview for Washington's Public Universities  (24:17)

Financial Aid Basics (24:24)

College Essay/Personal Statement  (6:30)

College Application Tips (5:14)

Scholarships  (6:57)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (10:16)

Resources

College and Career Resources & Information 

Road to College: A Guide for Parents and Students  (Informational PowerPoint from CHS Counseling)Senior Information Night Class of 2021
Financial Aid Essentials (Informational PowerPoint from CHS Counseling)

Career Connect (Hosts online meeting daily at 3:30PM with various industry professionals)

Apprenticeship Guidebook

Benefits of Attending Community College

Why You Should Attend Community College for Transfer Credits

Internships and Job Opportunities

Internships and jobs opportunities

Archived College & Career Links

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College Visits

College visits held VIRTUALLY during advisory period, 9:05-9:30, up in the library. See Ms. Scott prior to visit for pass to attend. Email scottw@rsd407.org for more information.

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FAFSA

Do you know the steps you need to take to apply for college? 

Do you need money for college? 

The 12th Year Campaign can help you with two important steps you need to take to go to college: applying for college and applying for financial aid. The first step is to file a FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application.  

The 12th Year Campaign is hosting virtual financial aid info and filing events to help students and families apply for college and financial aid.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will now be open to students and families starting October 1st! File the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible after October 1st to maximize your chances of receiving aid. Do not wait until you've filed your federal income tax returns or have been admitted! 

2021-22 FAFSA & WASFA AVAILABLE OCT. 1st

Don't delay! It is important that the FAFSA (citizen or eligible non-citizen)/WASFA (undocumented) is completed as early as possible so you do not miss out on financial aid that you may be eligible. Be sure to visit the school’s website or contact its financial aid office for deadlines. Every student should apply regardless of income. Some schools do not be offered merit aid if you do not fill out a FAFSA. For more reasons on why you should complete the FAFSA, click here.

Need Help?

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)

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  • Email: studentaid@ed.gov

  • Chat: click here to chat

  • Call: 1-800-4-FED-AID or 1-800-730-8913 (TTY) for the deaf or hard of hearing.

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Student Financial Assistance at the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC):

FAFSA Completion

Otterbot is a free texting service designed to help Washington students navigate financial aid for college and career education. Students can access Otterbot via text message 24/day, 7/days a week by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281. For more information go to: https://wsac.wa.gov/otterbot

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