Guidance Activities

Seniors in the Class of 2008 who have been accepted at a post-secondary institution were provided a t-shirt paid for by West Virginia Access Center for Higher Education (WVACHE) grant.  Since the inception of the grant, over $36,000 has been awarded to students at Cameron High School to increase the college going rate.  This money has also funded campus visits, paid ACT and SAT testing fees as well as college application fees.  In the past five years, the college going rate for CHS students has been over 72%, and the Class of 2008 has 76% of the graduates are college bound.

Seniors toured Waynesburg University to solidify their college plans.

Bethany College was another stop on the Guidance College Experience.

WVACHE Grant Activities

WVACHE Conducts On-Site Evaluation

Sarita Gattusa, Executive Director WVACHE, led a group of teachers, administrators and counselors from Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Mississippi which visited Cameron High to observe and get ideas concerning what CHS is doing to increase its college-going rate.  Grant money has totaled $32,000 over the past four years, with an accompanying 27% increase in college-going rate among CHS students.  Activities have included campus visits with free lunches, paid ACT and SAT tests registration fees, paid college admission fees and incentive shirts.

The WVACHE grant provided charter bus transportation for an all-day trip to Marshall University.   Other excursions provided through the grant have included visits to West Virginia University, Fairmont State University, West Liberty State College, Bethany College, Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia Northern Community College and the Radiology Program at Ohio Valley Medical Center.  The final trip will be to Waynesburg College and Washington and Jefferson College.  Linda Campbell is the Guidance Counselor and Grant Administrator.