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The College Fair Series: New England State Colleges & Universities

The College Fair Series: New England State Colleges & Universities

The Office of School & College Counseling, continuing to go above and beyond for our students, has coordinated a series of six Virtual College Fairs this spring, each focused on a general category of schools. The series kicks off on Wednesday, March 3 with New England State Colleges & Universities.

Virtual College Fairs: Spring 2021

Sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a series of college fairs to jumpstart their college search process!

  • March 3: New England State Colleges & Universities
  • March 10: Flagship New England State Colleges & Universities
  • March 24: STEM & Nursing Colleges & Universities
  • March 31: Catholic Colleges & Universities
  • April 7: Selective Colleges & Universities
  • April 14: Business & Liberal Arts Colleges & Universities

Students will be able to visit with three of the colleges at each Fair.

You will be able to join each session and engage with college representatives through a zoom link on the student portal (must be logged in to view). No need to preregister.

The Virtual College Fair Series

Fair Schedule

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Your first college choice 
5:15 PM - 5:20 PM: Transition time (break) 
5:20 PM - 5:35 PM: Your second college choice 
5:35 PM - 5:40 PM: Transition time (break) 
5:40 PM - 5:55 PM: Your third college choice

  • Choose three and create your schedule by selecting which college you would like to learn about
  • Attend live, interactive zoom sessions
  • Sessions cover a variety of topics such as:
    • how to apply,
    • student life,
    • academics,
    • athletics,
    • diversity.
    • and more.
  • Colleges, universities, and Zoom links included on the Virtual College Fair Series Page


Additional College Jumpstart Programs & Resources for the Class of 2022

College Jumpstart Seminars with School Counselors

In January, juniors began attending a series of College Jumpstart seminars and workshops with School Counselors to put themselves in the best possible position to prepare for college and to navigate the college exploration process as they determine their best-fit schools.

SAT School Day @ CCHS

On Tuesday, April 27, the junior class will be taking the SAT at Central Catholic, ensuring that each member of the Class of 2022 has the opportunity to take and do their best the test.

College Visits with Raz Raider 

Students should follow Raz the Raider on Instagram to explore colleges and universities!


The Spring 2020 College Exploration Webinar Series

Title slide for the College Exploraton Webinar Series

Last spring, the Counseling Team put together a series of webinars with college & university admissions representatives to shed additional light on the evolving college exploration process.

College Exploration Webinar Series


The Class of 2021: Accepted!

Photo of seniors by the college acceptance mural

As our sophomores and juniors are in the early phases of exploring the best-fit schools for them, we are excited to be celebrating our seniors are they are being accepted into their top choices and are preparing for bright futures and exciting opportunities!

A heartfelt thank you to everything that our Counseling Team has done to enhance the college search process during a challenging year by offering a large number of online resources and programs, including:

  • The Apply Yourself College Application Support Page
  • The Write Stuff College Essay Review Days
  • Virtual College Visits, and
  • The Virtual College Fair, featuring 40 colleges and universities.

The Counseling Office empowered seniors to navigate the college application season with confidence and success by providing programs that support students & their families throughout the college selection process.

In the face of the pandemic, this meant increasing online programs, resources, and support.

These programs were in addition to in-person Apply Yourself and counseling seminars, as well as college testing.

 Photo of seniors by the college acceptance mural

Apply Yourself: The College Application Support Page

In the spring of 2020, the Counseling Team began hosting webinars with college reps, posting Common Application tutorials, conducting seminars, and providing additional information to seniors and their families.

Apply Yourself: The College Application Support Page

Photo of seniors by the college acceptance mural

The Write Stuff: College Essay Review Days

Over 130 seniors took advantage of this unique opportunity to improve their college essays based on feedback from admissions professionals in higher education. 

This event, held in October 2020, marked the fourth year of this innovative program and the first year it was conducted virtually.

Click here to read, The Write Stuff: College Reps Zoom in to Review Essays with Seniors.

Photo of senior by the college acceptance mural

Central Catholic’s Virtual College Fair

On November 4, seniors had the opportunity to meet with representatives from 40 colleges and universities via Zoom.


Virtual College Visits at CCHS

Over 130 colleges offered virtual Zoom visits exclusively for CCHS students.

Students were able to find and sign up for these opportunities via Naviance.


Thank you to the entire Counseling Team for offering these opportunities to our students!

The eight members of the Counseling Team

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Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.