Counseling Center & Student Services
Attention 10th Graders: Sign Up Now for the PSAT/NMSQT Test
Central High School has 40 spots available for 10th grade students who are interested in participating in this October's PSAT/NMSQT.
- Test Date: October 19, 2016
- Test Time: 8:00 a.m. (Students are asked to arrive no later than 7:50 a.m.)
- Location: Central High School Gym
- Cost: $15, payable by credit card at time of registration
- What to bring: calculator, several sharpened #2 pencils
PSAT/NMSQT Student Guides are available in the CHS Counseling Office for students who want more information about the assessment prior to testing day.
To sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT test, please complete the online registration form. A MasterCard or Visa is required to complete this registration. Once you click submit, you will be taken to PayPal to complete the registration process. Select the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" option to enter your credit card information. You do not need to have a PayPal account to process your payment.
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 for math on Mondays and Wednesdays and for science on Wednesdays. 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:
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®