• Freshman:
    • Meet with your counselor to discuss your courses, interests, and future plans.
    • If applicable, review the NCAA core course requirements and eligibility criteria at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
    • Consider what is important to you and set goals for success.
    • Begin exploring career areas of interest and post secondary options.  Visit www.collegeboard.org.
    • Get involved in extra-curricular activities in school and in the community.  Lists for CDHS clubs and organizations are located in the guidance office.
    • Read! Read! Read! Improve on your reading skills.
    • Explore summer enrichment opportunities.
    • Complete career exploration activities in Naviance (i.e. Career Interest, Cluster Finder, Roadtrip Nation).

    Sophomores:

    • Meet with your counselor to discuss your courses, interests, and future plans.
    • If applicable, review the NCAA core course requirements/eligibility criteria and complete the online registration process at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
    • Consider what is important to you and set goals for success.
    • Continue exploring career options, the College and Career Center is a great place to explore!
    • Stay involved in extra-curricular activities.
    • Register for the PSAT's. 
    • Become familiar with the college entrance requirements.
    • Pursue summer enrichment programs.
    • Start resume and develop Game Plan in Naviance.

    Juniors:

    • Meet with your counselor to discuss your courses, interests, future plans, and if applicable, NCAA core course requirements and eligibility criteria.
    • If applicable, review the NCAA core course requirements/eligibility criteria and complete the online registration process at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
    • Consider what is important to you and set goals for success.
      Continue exploring career options and furthering your education.
    • Stay involved in extra-curricular activities.
    • Register for the PSAT's, SAT I, ACT, and SAT II (Tier I schools).
    • Meet with college representatives visiting CDHS.
    • Attend the district college fair.
    • Visit colleges of interest and consider summer enrichment programs.
    • Become familiar with the college entrance requirements.
    • Begin requesting teacher recommendations.
    • Finish resume and explore colleges, careers, and scholarships in Naviance.

    Seniors:

    • Meet with your counselor to discuss your courses, interests, and future plans.
    • If applicable, review the NCAA core course requirements/eligibility criteria and complete the online registration process at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
    • Consider what is important to you and set goals for success.
    • Continue exploring career options.
    • Meet with college representatives visiting CDHS.
    • Attend the district college fair.
    • Stay involved in extra-curricular activities.
    • Submit your college applications.
    • Apply for any scholarships and/or financial aid needed.
    • Attend the district financial aid night.
    • Complete the college application process and continue exploring careers and scholarships in Naviance.

    * PLease also refer to The Guide: A College Admissions and Financial Aid Guide For All Students for additional information