We are pleased to announce the opening of The Commons | College and Career Center.

The Commons is an all-in-one resource center dedicated to creating greater access to college and careers by providing a variety of tools and personal assistance to help students achieve their college and career goals.

The Commons will be available to students for a variety of uses, including personal study time, scholarship searches, writing college essays, meeting with College and/or military representatives. Students will learn about two and four year colleges and universities, testing and test preparation, financial aid and scholarships, career possibilities and college major descriptions. Reference materials and computers for online search opportunities are available for student use in The Commons.

Jeff Olson
Jeff OlsonCollege and Career Counselor
In 2005, after twenty-four years at Southern Oregon University, Jeff Olson left his position as Head Football Coach and Assistant Professor to spend more time with his family. Making his way to public secondary education, Mr. Olson spent eleven years as a teacher, academic advisor and the Coordinator of the College and Career center. Mr. Olson is proficient in guiding students in their exploration of life after high school — whether that involves attending college, military service, or job search. Mr. Olson has experience in helping families with scholarship searches, Financial Aid and the FAFSA, the NCAA Clearing House, the ASVAB exam and other areas that relate to both college attendance and career goals.

Helpful Links

Portland State University – Four Years Free Grant

YEARLY DEADLINE: May 1 'Four Years Free!'  Portland State University covers tuition and fees for 4 years for income eligible Oregon freshmen starting in fall 2017. Eligibility Current resident of Oregon Graduate from an Oregon [...]

University of Oregon – Pathway Oregon Grant

Are you planning to attend or are you considering attending the University of Oregon?  If you have applied to the UofO (deadline: Jan. 15); do you know if you are eligible for the Pathway Oregon [...]

Oregon State University – Bridge to Success Grant

Are you planning to attend or are you considering attending Oregon State University?  If you have applied to OSU (application deadline: Feb. 1); you may be eligible for the Bridge to Success Grant.  This grant [...]

College and Career Calendar

October 17, 2017
  • COLLEGE VISIT: Oregon State University

    October 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Commons

    OSU admissions rep, Amanda Hutchinson, will be on campus to answer questions for any interested students.

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October 18, 2017
  • COLLEGE VISIT: Oregon Tech

    October 18, 2017 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

    The admissions rep from Oregon Institute of Technology will be on campus. She will meet in Mr. Gritter's classroom at 9:45 and 10:10 AM, and then will be available to speak to interested students in The Commons.

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October 20, 2017
  • COLLEGE VISIT: George Fox

    October 20, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    CCHS Commons

    George Fox admissions rep, Jamison Loop will be on campus in The Commons at 9:15 AM to speak to interested students. Short presentations will also be made in Gritters classes at 8:50 AM and 9:05 AM.

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October 24, 2017
  • EVENT: College & Career Night - Freshman/Sophomores Student/Parents

    October 24, 2017 @ 1:30 am - 3:00 am
    CCHS Commons

    Speak to Mr. Olson, [email protected], if you have any questions.

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  • COLLEGE VISIT: Linfield College

    October 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    An admissions representative from Linfield College will be on campus to speak to interested studens.

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October 25, 2017
October 31, 2017
  • "No Essay" College Scholarship Due Date

    October 31, 2017

    Sponsored by Niche
    Scholarships don't get any easier than this. Enter EVERY month!

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  • CollegeXpress Refer a Friend Monthly Scholarship Due Date

    October 31, 2017

    Sponsored by: Carnegie Communications
    Applicant must share the corresponding link on the sponsor's application URL with their friends through their favorite social media site or email. For every friend that registers with College Xpress, you get a shot at a $500 scholarship. Visit the Scholarship Opportunities page for a link to more information.

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  • Courage to Grow Scholarship Deadline

    October 31, 2017

    Eligibility: Current junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. US citizens only please. http://couragetogrowscholarship.com

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November 3, 2017
  • CCHS ASVAB Testing Day

    November 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    CCHS Computer Lab A

    The ASVAB is free; and it is a multiple-aptitude test that covers eight areas including: science, word knowledge, mathematics and mechanical comprehension. It assesses a student’s ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. More details will come.

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