Welcome to CSHS Counseling

  • Vision Statement

    Cactus Shadows High School students graduate college and career ready, are lifelong learners, and have the ability to connect with and make a positive difference in a global society through our school’s nationally recognized school counseling program (which partners with key stakeholders including families, school personnel, community members and our school counseling advisory council). Cactus Shadows High School students have access to and participate in a wide variety of relevant and academically rigorous programs which are designed to best meet the individual student’s needs.

Announcements from the Counseling Office

  • 08-12-23--SAT FEE WAIVERS

    SAT® fee waivers help millions of students take the SAT and show colleges they’re interested in higher education. Starting August 18, fee waiver codes will be available to schools through the College Board K–12 score reporting portal for the October 2023–August 2024 weekend SAT administrations.

    Here are some reminders about accessing and distributing fee waivers:

    • Fee waiver codes will be available in the K–12 score reporting portal download center—you’ll need detail or summary level access to get your school’s fee waiver codes.
    • Fee waiver codes can be used starting with the October 7, 2023, SAT administration. Additionally, any unused fee waivers or fee waiver codes from previous years are still valid and never expire.

    For additional support, please refer to the SAT Electronic Fee Waiver Distribution Overview (.pdf/1.7 MB) and these resources on our Getting SAT Fee Waivers for Schools and CBOs page:

    Strategies for Using Electronic Fee Waiver Codes

    • Managing Electronic Fee Waiver Codes for SAT
    • Student Fee Waiver Tracking Form 

    For more information about the K–12 reporting portal, visit our Help page. You can also view our requesting fee waivers page for more details about eligibility and benefits. For additional assistance, please call Customer Service at 888-SAT-HELP (728-4357).

    Starting this fall, College Board is increasing opportunity and access by launching an additional process for students to request fee waivers themselves. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks, and share this information with colleagues who lead the fee waiver distribution to students.

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  • 07/25/2023--We will soon be scheduling college recruiters to come onto campus. You will need to schedule some time to meet with them by speaking with Ms. Minneci and she will help you out.

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