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At Central Catholic, we realize that students have many choices about their future; however, over 98% of our students will attend a two- or four-year college or university. Central Catholic is committed to providing its student body with ample resources to aid in the college selection process:

  • Students work with counselors to create an individualized four-year plan.
  • Full-time College Counselors Nanette Martin and Kirby Henningsen work directly with students and families.
  • Students and families receive information and are encouraged to attend many college planning events.
  • A monthly college planning newsletter is sent to all junior families beginning in December and all senior families throughout the year. 
  • Kirby Henningsen - College Counselor 

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  • Nanette Martin - College Counselor

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  • Wendy Bigler - College Counseling Assistant

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College Counseling Newsletter

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Helpful College and Career Planning Links

Upcoming Dates

College Planning Night for Ninth - Eleventh Grade: March 18

"Appy Hour" every Tuesday and Thursday, during lunch - help with college applications, letters of recommendation, or other college and career related questions.
College Chat
This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet with these college reps, ask questions, find out more about the application process, admissions requirements, academic programs and majors, etc.
9th and 10th grade students need to be accompanied by a parent!

Parents and students (grades 9-12) are invited to attend the following college visits:

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Jan 24, 8:15 am, Weston Commons
Oregon State University - February 14, 8:15 am, Weston Commons
Jesuit Excellence Tour College Fair - May 26, 11:40 am, Weston Commons   - Admissions representatives from 15 Jesuit schools will be at Central Catholic.

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Testing Information 

Test Preparation Resources

Central Catholic offers drop-in ACT and SAT prep classes. These classes include personalized practice and test taking tips for the SAT or the ACT. No sign up is required—just drop in!

CLICK HERE to view upcoming classes.

Khan Academy - Free personalized practice for the SAT test. “20 hours of practice on Khan Academy is associated with an average 115 point score increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT, nearly double the average gain without Khan Academy.”
ACT Academy - Free, personalized practice for the ACT.
Portland Community College - Learn strategies for taking the ACT and SAT tests to maximize your score, developing skills applicable to any standardized test. Covers general strategies for the Reading, Writing and Language, Math and Science Tests as well as the Essay. For ages 15-17.

Saturday Academy 

Summer Session

In August, 75 rising seniors took a summer school course designed to get them started on the Common Application. The Common App is an undergraduate college admission application that students may use to apply to more than 700 different colleges and universities. Students worked with our two college counselors to get started, they also began writing college application essays with a member of our English Department, and prepared to request letters of recommendation. Way to go Rams! 
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