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Summer job opportunities

Summer job opportunities

Madison Alvarado, Photography Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Planning Ahead

It is always great to start off the summer by hanging with friends, going to the beach, having a nice cup of lemonade by the pool or even staying at home and watching movies all day. However, another option is having a summer job. Having a summer job is a way to stay active during the summer. T...

Should you take an IB or AP exam?

Victoria Olivas, Business Manager
March 16, 2017
Filed under Planning Ahead

Many students often face the dilemma of whether they should take an IB or AP exam. The International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs have different goals for students, and both teach different skills to be successful in college and in other aspects of life. Students who plan on attending...

ACT or SAT?

ACT or SAT?

Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief
March 16, 2017
Filed under Planning Ahead

The ACT and SAT tests are an important factor for a student going to college. A high score on one of these tests gives you a better chance of getting into a prestigious university with even a scholarship, while a low score can doom a student. But is one test better suited to students than the other? Both...

The ASVAB test at Charter Oak

The ASVAB test at Charter Oak

Benjamin Rose, Technical Manager
February 15, 2017
Filed under Planning Ahead

Over 14 thousand schools nationwide have the ASVAB test available for students, and COHS is one of those schools. Charter Oak will have the ASVAB test available to students on Thursday, March 2, at 1:00 p.m. Anyone can sign up to take the test.  To take the test, a student must pick up a slip in...

The future: closer than you think

The future: closer than you think

Elisha Priddy, Broadcast Manager
February 15, 2017
Filed under Planning Ahead

It is spring, which means high school seniors are preparing for their life after high school. It is time to start growing up and prepare for the next step, which for most people, is college.  This can be a confusing time for both students and parents. It is good to get an idea of what you would like...

Getting ready for Citrus College

Getting ready for Citrus College

Emily Ramirez, Op Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Planning Ahead

On Feb. 7, Citrus College visited Charter Oak. Their main purpose was to get students registered for next fall. I went and it was very easy. They were very helpful and answered my questions. Before I could register, I had to create a CCV account. After I created an account, I could move on to the...

Semester Abroad? Could be educational, fun

Semester Abroad? Could be educational, fun

Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief
December 21, 2016
Filed under Planning Ahead

Imagine waking up to go to school with 50 of your peers in a completely different country, where travelling to various places is just as important as your schoolwork.  Sounds enticing, right?  Many graduating high school students are attracted to this idea of studying abroad during college in an international...

Flying high after graduation

Flying high after graduation

Charlene Morentin, Feature Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Planning Ahead

Graduation is a rite of passage for many 17 and 18 year-old seniors in high school. It is the gateway to adulthood, no longer having rigorous deadlines and tarnished sleeping schedules that limit the student’s social life and ability for leisure activity. After graduation, individuals can decide how...

Why students join the military

Emily Ramirez, Op-Ed Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Planning Ahead

Some high school students want to join the service. But students should know getting accepted is not easy. One of four students who want to join cannot pass the entrance exam. Getting accepted is a honor. Julian Salazar, senior, wants to serve and protect his community. Since he was five, he has...

College visits

Daniel Ordaz, Sports editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Planning Ahead

Seniors are making college plans. Many are planning college visits. Others are feeling stress and anxiety because they have waited until the last minute to send in college applications and set up college visits. Ideally, students have been making plans for years, instead of leaving the details until...

CO introduces AP Geo

CO introduces AP Geo

Katie Priddy, Feature Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Planning Ahead

This year Charter Oak introduced a new history course, AP Human Geography. AP stands for “Advanced Placement”, which is basically just a fancy way for saying a college-level class. This higher-level course gives students taking the class the opportunity to take the AP test at the end of the year....

To IB or not to IB? That is the question

To IB or not to IB? That is the question

Ashley Alegria, HS Insider
October 3, 2016
Filed under Planning Ahead

As students start to plan ahead, many of them wonder what classes they will be taking in the future. A question students may ask pertaining to their future is: is the IB diploma really worth it? The International Baccalaureate diploma requires taking six IB classes and exams, completing Creative-Action-Sevice...

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