Seniors – Making the Most of Your Summer Before College!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations on graduating form Caroline High School!!!!  Having completed high school and getting into college, trade/technical school, or the work world are huge accomplishments.  The summer is a terrific time to sit back and reflect on just how far you have come!!!  I know you all have worked very hard and earned a well deserved rest, but please remember that now is the time to get ready for the next part of you journey.

Here are 7 Career Coach Hummer hints to make the most of your time this summer so you can  “hit the ground running in the fall”.

  • 1.  Get your “PAPERWORK” in order.  Please make sure you complete and return the necessary forms the college sent you.  Housing and eating are very important!
  • 2. Get in touch with your roommate.
  • 3. Get your physical done.  Most school and employment will require them.
  • 4. See if you have to take any placement exams.  Check with your school web sites to see if your SAT/ACT could replace them.
  • 5.  ASK QUESTIONS!! do not be shy.
  • 6. Get shopping!  Hunt for deals to supply your room or apartment.
  • 7. Stay the course!   The transition to college/work life means changes. Expect a few ups and downs.  Talk it out with someone you trust.

* Take full advantage of ALL THE RESOURCES  and tools available to you on your JOURNEY!

Did You Know…

Construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and is currently facing critical skilled-labor shortages. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the construction industry will need to hire over 1.8 million additional workers by 2020. Women comprise only 9 percent of the estimated 8.4 million workers in construction trades and related occupations, representing the single largest untapped resource for tomorrow’s construction workforce.

Dual Enrollment

Are you looking for more information on the Germanna Community College Dual Enrollment program? Thinking about taking DE courses next year, but don’t know where to start? Wondering how college credits earned through DE might transfer to a four-year school?  Then come see the Career Coach or attend a information session at Germanna Community College  given by Brian Ogle.

Dual Enrollment Information Session Dates, Times, &  Locations

Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania County:

Monday, February 10, 6:30PM –  Room 212, Dickinson Building

Tuesday, February 18, 6PM – Room  212, Dickinson Building

Thursday, February 27, 6:30PM –  Room 212, Dickinson Building

Wednesday, March 12, 6PM – Room  212, Dickinson Building


Career Center Happenings This Week

  • This week the Career Center is sponsoring visits from Old Dominion University on Monday, Norfolk State on Wednesday, and Penn State on Friday.
  • The Career Cafe will feature a Radiology Technician and Mary Washington School of Radiology on Thursday.
  • The Career Coach will be visiting the Ms. Garcia’s government class’s to discuss futures and financial aid .
  • The Career Coach will also be visiting Caroline Middle School.


The PSAT has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30th. Testing will begin at 2:00 pm and will be given in the cafeterias. ALL students who want to take the PSAT need to sign up (this includes juniors and advanced 10th graders); even if you signed up previously. You can sign up in the school counseling office. Plan to bring your own graphing calculator and 2 No. 2 pencils. Students will need to make arrangements to be picked up or plan to ride the activity bus home that day.

SAT will be given here at CHS on 12/7/13

Students who are planning to attend a four year college/university and need to take the SAT can take it at CHS on December 7 (this was not an original test date for CHS-it’s just been added). Also, there’s still space available for the SAT prep class–stop by the school counseling office to get a registration form. The SAT prep class prepares students in time to take the test on December 7. The charge is $42.00 (which includes the cost of the book). See your school counselor for more details.

Germanna Community College Open House


Featuring Engineering and Science Classroom Demonstrations

10000 Germanna Point Drive, V. Earl Dickinson Building, Fredericksburg, VA  22408

Saturday, October 12, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Details available on our Upcoming Events Calendar at:

Prospective students who register & attend

will be entered into a drawing for a

FREE iPad!

Click below to register and reserve your chance to win!

Welcome Back!!


Welcome back everyone.  I hope you had a amazing summer.  I look forward to working with you to develop  career plans, career goals, and  putting those items into action.  Remember to stop by and let’s get to it!

Career Coach Office Hours:

Monday – Wednesday 9:00 – 4:00

Thursday 9:00  -1:00