Preparing for College
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
Nanette Martin - College Counselor
Wendy Bigler - College Counseling Assistant
College Counseling NewsletterAugust/September
Helpful College and Career Planning Links
- Searching for Colleges
- Career Exploration
- Paying for College
- Learn about the Common Application
- Other Post-Secondary Options
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.
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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Test Preparation ResourcesCentral 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.”