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With the start of the 2014/2015 school year, the schedule changed from 7 periods per day to 5. The new schedule for Advisory appears below, with 5 minute passing periods between classes and a 10-minute break following Advisory.

Period  Time 2016-2017 Advisors
8:15-9:02  Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
2 9:07-9:54 Callow Ell Gehrig
Hipskind

Advisory 9:59-10:29 Liddiard Cray Hadley
Knowles
 
3 10:39-11:26 Myers Mr. Hallead Waggoner-Hoff Sankari

Lunch 11:26-12:01 Olin Larsen C. Kreps Wilhelms

4 12:01-12:48 Wiley Friese Prosch-Jensen 

5 12:53-1:40   See below for useful links

Students and faculty members use Advisory time to accomplish a number of goals, including meeting graduation requirement benchmarks, such as portfolio, culminating project and testing requirements. Throughout the year, students will learn how to conduct a student-led conference, which will gradually replace the content-focused parent conferences that have been used over the past years. Students will meet with the same advisor throughout their career at CHS, providing them with another adult contact to help them as they make the decisions that shape their futures.


Use the information below to complete different parts of your advisory portfolio.
High School and Beyond Plan  -- See this page on State Requirements for the high school and beyond plan for more information. 

Career Planning  -- This year we will be using resources from the Career Guidance Washington site to help plan, develop, and pursue a variety of career and college related decisions. 

Resume Writing --  Writing a good resume doesn't have to be difficult, but it can be very important as you look for your first, or a better, job. Use the resources below to help write your resume.

  • Resumes for High School Students discusses different types of resumes, as well as some of the most useful for high school students. Includes a downloadable template that may help you complete your resume.
  • High School Students Need a Resume Too walks you through the different sections of a resume, as well as offering some good advice about how to create an effective resume.
  • High School Sample Resume shows how to accentuate the limited job experience you may have, and how to feature the non-paid skills and experiences you have had to strengthen your job prospects.
  • Sample Resumes for all kinds of common situations. Lots of different examples and models to use as you consider your own.
  • Step by step instructions on how to create your best resume, from the OWL resources at Purdue University.

Summary of Qualifications --Your Summary of Qualifications, or Personal Profile, is similar to your resume in that it includes many of your activities and accomplishments, but it has a different level of information and a different purpose. For your Summary of Qualifications, you want to present EVERYTHING you've been involved in during your high school career to showcase your various interests, skills, and accomplishments, achievements, experience, leadership, participation, and other features that you might want to highlight on a resume, letter of application, scholarship, or letter of recommendation (that someone else might write). You can (and should) use this assignment to reflect on what you've done so far to prepare for all your upcoming senior-year activities and goals.

There's no fixed format or requirement for these, so you can make them look however you want, but the summary should be:

  • typed and saved, so you can update as the year goes on. 
  • formal, in terms of format, font, style, etc.
  • accurate, in terms of information given, spelling, punctuation, etc. 
  • attractive, showing some care and attention to detail, and
  • one page -- no more, and no less (even if you don't have much to talk about, you can make it look "full" depending on how you decide to format it.

Reflective Essays for your Best Works --  As part of your portfolio , you may need to include some of the best work you've created as a student at CHS. Whenever you choose a "best work" to include in your portfolio, you also need to write a brief essay that accomplishes three things:

  • describe the context of the work (who assigned it, when did you create it, etc.)
  • describe what you like about the work (what are its strengths, what specific elements make it particularly good in your opinion)
  • describe how it could be better (what would you do differently next time, what don't you like about it.)

If you'd like more information about what the essay should look like, how it might be graded, and even see an example of one, download a PDF file describing it in more detail.