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This link contains information pertaining to specific colleges.  Information such as placement testing and special visit days at colleges that students may be interested in visiting. If your college is not available, please see Mrs. Schouten.

This link contains information regarding scholarship opportunities that are available at the present. Site is updated whenever new scholarships are available

Click here to complete your FAFSA.

For help:
There are help buttons throughout the entire FAFSA application.
Life help is available from 8 am til Midnight.
By Phone:  1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
In Person:  School counselor or Financial Aid Director at the colleges you are applying to.



The college exploration process can be a wonderful experience of learning about yourself and how God has wired you, then pursuing an institution uniquely equipped to suit those interests and passions. While exploring these virtual booths and engaging with the reps from Christian colleges and universities, always look for your FIT.

F - FAITH: let God steer you in the right direction
I - INVESTMENT in your future: costs should not be the first concern
T - TEACHINGS: is this academically challenging

The Virtual Christian Colleges Fairs are free, easy, informative, and important to your college search.



Experience virtual campus tours, schedule interviews with admissions, and attend financial aid sessions! No matter where you are in the college search process, you can learn more about your options here!



Find out more information on Wisconsin Private Colleges.



  1. Start researching colleges and universities. Learn as much as you can about colleges online.  Learn about how to apply and what their application deadlines are.
  2. Develop a preliminary list of colleges that interest you. A list of 3-5 at the beginning of your senior year would be ideal.  
  3. Take / retake the ACT test (understand that some colleges are not requiring ACT for admissions for the class of 2021).
  4. Consider lining up a job shadow with someone whose job you are interested in. (if possible)
  5. Begin searching for scholarships. (Can sign up for



This website is devoted to helping parents and students through college and career exploration. There are some neat links to opportunities and websites that could be beneficial to students.



This website has some great options for searching for colleges that fit your major, interest etc. You can explore majors and colleges, as well as searching for scholarships. You will need to create an account or use the account information you used when you viewed your PSAT results.


Juniors and Seniors who have maintained a 3.0 GPA and are interested in being part of CWC's National Honor Society are asked to:

  1. Read the Eligibility Rules for CWC's National Honor Society
  2. Complete the application 

All applications must be typed. Please be sure to read the instructions at the top. Also, be sure to read the rules of selection as well as the rules needed to maintain your status as a National Honor Society Member. These rules are included in the application download. Seniors who were accepted last year, do not need to reapply as long as they have maintained an acceptable GPA and have not violated any co-curricular policies.

Click this link for the rules and an application.  Please digitally complete the application. You will need to print the application to get the signatures of adults (not parents) that can verify your service involvement. If it is not possible to get their signature, have that adult email Mrs. Schouten ( what you volunteered for, what tasks you did and approximately how many hours that included.

The NHS forms for Juniors and Seniors will be due on April 29, 2024.



CWC Juniors have the opportunity to take the ACT test (college reportable) twice.  They will take it first in the end of October with a District Testing Date. Then they will take the ACT in February/March as a statewide school assessment. Juniors will take this during the school day at an off-campus location. Students can opt to take the test again to raise their scores.

The school will register students for both the October and the February/March dates, and parents/students will need to register if they choose to retest.  If help is needed to register, please see Mrs. Schouten. The best way to register for the ACT is to go to You will need your ACT ID number from your first test when you register for your retest.



  • Take rigorous, challenging courses.
  • Take an ACT Test Prep Class. CWC teachers have previously offered some test prep Saturdays in January and February to help prepare students for the ACT test. This will include brief content instructions and some test-taking.
  • Students can purchase some ACT test prep books online. A recommended book is The Official ACT Test Prep Guide from the maker of the ACT test.
  • Use the PSAT test you took to prepare.
  • Go to the ACT test prep website.  There is an option for an online test prep site to provide you with testing preparation activities.


  1. Did you have problems during the test the first time? Were you sick? Did you not understand the directions?
  2. Do you think your scores are not an accurate picture of your academic ability based on your school grades and other standardized tests?
  3. Have you taken more challenging coursework since the last test?
  4. Do you need to take the writing test for a specific college?


The Universities of Wisconsin will remain test-optional for students applying for undergraduate admission now through Summer 2027 term. This includes admission to the following terms: Spring 2025, Summer 2025, Fall 2025, Spring 2026, Summer 2026, Fall 2026, Spring 2027, and Summer 2027 terms. The last term that students will be able to opt out of submitting an ACT/SAT score will be for admission to Summer 2027 term unless the Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents takes additional action regarding test score requirements before that time.

Below you will find links to a transcript form and a letter of recommendation form. These forms can be filled out using Microsoft Word, however, you will have to save them to your folder or flash drive.

The transcript form should be filled out and handed to either Mrs. Homan or to Mrs. Schouten. To ensure the proper delivery of your transcript, please fill it out completely.

The letter of recommendation form is an optional form that you can use when asking teachers to fill out letters of recommendation for you. This form will help the teacher of your choice to write the best letter of recommendation for you possible.




Working to offer emotional health screening to every student in the FDL area before age 18.

During the school year, Central Wisconsin Christian will partner with the Fond du Lac Area YScreen Program to offer all 9th graders a free and confidential emotional health screen.

Central Wisconsin Christian & the FDL Area YScreen believe that no student should suffer in silence when help is available. Emotional health problems can interfere with academic success, relationships, and overall happiness. Programs like YScreen are important because one out of five teens struggles with emotional health concerns and two out of three teens do not receive treatment for their emotional health problems.

Research shows that often parents are unaware of their teens’ emotional health problems. The YScreen Program is a free, confidential program for our youth and is available to upper-class students by referral.

For more information, please ask Mrs. Schouten, Mrs. Stelsel or Mr. Buteyn.



Yscreen Website
Parental Consent Forms
Yscreen Brochure



Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20


Whether you are going through a nationwide crisis such as Covid-19, or a personal situation, it is VERY IMPORTANT to think about all aspects of your health. Below are some tips to help when you find yourself struggling. Some of the following have come from Christian author Josh McDowell and another well-known author Dr. Henry Cloud.



Practice Gratitude
There is a lot of evidence to prove that by focusing on gratitude, a person can improve their psychological health and get rid of harmful emotions. Be grateful for all the blessings in your life - write them down if you need to.  Keep adding to this list. When you find yourself down, reread the list you have written.

Spend Time in God’s Word and Prayer



Get Outside
Spend time in God's creation. There is more and more research to prove the benefits psychologically and cognitively of getting out in nature on a regular basis. Research points to possible stress reduction and increase in attention abilities.

Movement and/or Exercise
While you are outside, take a walk, ride a bike.  Exercise releases chemicals in our body called endorphins. These are our God-given natural "feel good" chemicals.  When released in your brain and body, these will help improve your emotions and outlook on situations.

Find songs that have a relaxing beat or positive words that just bring a smile to your face.

Calming Strategies
Sometimes we might need a little more help in calming ourselves or others in difficult situations. Below are a few simple and common strategies. If you have questions about any, do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Schouten. These are strategies she will use with students on a regular basis. Parents, it is GREAT for kids to see you using your own strategies for calming down when necessary!

  • Deep Breathing Exercises - five finger breathing, figure 8 breathing, pretend to smell roses and blow out hard stubborn candles and many others. 
  • Imagine yourself at your most favorite place. Could be snuggled in your bed or favorite chair. It could possibly be a favorite warm sandy beach. Ask yourself what do you feel, see, and hear while you are in this place.
  • A fun activity for kids is to name animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet: alligator, bear, cat, deer, elephant, ...
  • Squeezing something tight or even yelling/screaming into a pillow can be a stress relief for some people.
  • Grounding Exercise: Go through your 5 senses. Identify 5 things you see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste.
  • Progressive Relaxation: Starting with the muscles in your toes. Tighten them, count to 5 slowly, release them slowly. Go to the next muscles in your whole foot. Tighten them while you count to 5 slowly, release them counting to 5 slowly. Continue this as you focus on each muscle in your body up to your neck, head, eyes, and cheeks. If need be, come back down hitting each muscle again. If you do this intentionally and slowly it is a great relaxation method to use.



Get Good QUALITY Sleep
This really could be at the top of the list. Too often we focus on the amount of sleep, not quality of sleep. Sleep in a room free from technology distractions. This is SO SUPER important for kids! Whether they are on their phones or tablets or not, the lights or notifications are enough to mess with sleep cycles, experts say!


According to the US Department of Education, 80% of middle and high school students want to go to college, but many of them don't know how to find the help and resources to get there. KnowHow2Go is a website that can help students in grades 8-10 find the information they need.