Counseling Center & Student Services
Test Out Information
Under Michigan legislation, high school students may request the opportunity to "test out" of any high school class they select. Click this link for more information.
Dual Enrollment and Early College
It's time to begin course registration for fall semester 2017 at NMC. Refer to this link for a timeline and registration instructions. Registration begins March 15; the deadline is May 26.
Central High School will be offering FREE SAT preparation opportunities in March.
On March 11, from 8am to 12:30/1:00 pm in the CHS LMC, students can take a practice SAT test in order to experience the scope and content of the assessment. Students can register for this opportunity by using their TCAPS login information at the following link:
Students should bring several number two pencils and a calculator to the practice test session on March 11 in the CHS Library/Media Center at 8AM.
CHS is also offering specific Reading/Writing and Math skills-building sessions. These sessions are open to all 11th grade students and there is no need to register. The date/time and locations are:
- SAT Reading Skills: March 1, 3:15-4pm, LMC Writing Lab
- SAT Writing Skills: March 15, 3:15-4pm, LMC Writing Lab
- SAT Math Skills: March 2 during both lunches, C131
- SAT Math Skills: March 16 during both lunches, C131
The SAT is April 11 at 8am in the CHS Gym. We encourage our 11th grade students to take advantage of these preparation activities available in March at CHS. Questions may be directed to Ben Lantz, test coordinator, at 933-3570.
Academic Assistance Services
For academic assistance information at Central High School, please contact:
- CHS offers free after school tutoring from 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the school library. Math is offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays and Science on Thursdays. For information regarding transportation, call 231.933.3570.
- Tutor List - A list of tutors is compiled for you as a courtesy service of TCAPS. Certified teachers included on this list have indicated an interest in tutoring and have been reviewed by the TCAPS human resources staff. We recommend that you interview tutors to determine if they fit your needs and to make individual arrangements directly with the tutor.
Additional Counseling / Student Services
- For additional assistance, please visit the school counseling office or call 231.933.3560.
College & Scholarship Info
Programs to Get Ahead
For student assistance information, please contact our school social workers below:
- Diane Burden, MSW, 231.933.3523
- Hillary Strickland, TBA MSW, 231.933.8598
- Information about TCAPS' School Social Work Services
Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP)
Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) is a program administered by Traverse City Area Public Schools that provides free supportive, education-related services to students, ages 3-20, who lack fixed, regular and adequate housing. STEP ensures the educational rights of families and youth as required by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The STEP program works with eligible students who have lost permanent housing due to foreclosure, eviction, or reasons related to economic hardship to locate and coordinate available services based on each student’s individual needs. The goal of the program is to ensure school stability, remove barriers to full participation in their education, and support academic achievement while children are in residential transition. Visit the TCAPS STEP website for more information about the program and its services.
For more information about STEP at Central High School, please contact
- Andrea Ballast, 231.933.5915
Time Line for Freshmen
It's never too early to start preparing for what comes after high school:
- Visit ACT.org for college and career planning resources and to:
- Make the most out of high school
- Plan challenging high school courses
- Find out why you should go to college
- Become familiar with college entrance requirements.
- Take EXPLORE®—a set of four tests that measure academic achievement; EXPLORE results can be a benchmark before taking PLAN® and the ACT® test.
- Review EXPLORE results with your parents and school counselor.
- Start thinking about reasons for attending college.
- Join/continue extracurricular activities.
- Attend summer camp at a college to experience a college-like atmosphere.
- Continue/start saving for college.
- Research college costs.
- Meet with your college/career counselor at least once a year.
- Explore careers on the Internet by using DISCOVER®