About Curriculum & Departments Student Support Services Music Advanced Programs Library Counseling Preparing for College

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 

Email | Bio

  • Nanette Martin - College Counselor

Email | Bio

  • Wendy Bigler - College Counseling Assistant

Email | Bio
 

Helpful College and Career Planning Links

Access Naviance Student Here:


 

Testing Information 

Test Preparation Resources

CLICK HERE to register for ACT and SAT prep at Central Catholic. 
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! 
    

School Profile

Are you a part of a College Admissions? See our school profile here.

Academic Counseling Personal Counseling College Counseling Student Support Services