Planning For College

Preparing students for life beyond CHS

The high school experience isn’t just about academics. At CHS, we know the importance of extracurricular involvement and have seen the impact it has on our students. Whether you’re passionate about fine arts, the environment, or video games, we have an organization for you. We also offer different athletic programs for students, too. At the end of the day, our mission is simple: give every student an opportunity to explore what they love.

9th, 10th, & 11th Grade

  • Start to consider what school you are interested in attending (technical, public or private)
  • Determine how much you will require in financial aid to meet your determined objective and utilize net priced calculators
  • Research scholarship opportunities
  • Take advantage of all the the information on SCOIS
  • Take the PSAT and practice ACTyour 10th grade year

12th Grade Fall Semester

  • Complete and submit scholarship applications
  • Gather financial information to prepare to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Deadline: June 30th
  • Complete your FAFSA Application as close to October 1st as possible (early bird gets the worm)! Your FAFSA Application will not be fully completed until you and/or your parents file your tax returns in the spring and enter your tax return information into your FAFSA account. You may link your tax account with your FAFSA account
  • Submit school specific applications

12th Grade Spring Semester

  • Review and compare scholarship offers and packages to determine a best fit financial aid package no later than the tax deadline (April 15th)
  • Complete required information for acceptance and enrollment in your college
  • Research loan options and complete applications if needed


Are you ready to explore at Coastal High School?