This website was created as a resource for Chemawa students and staff, and for Willamette students and staff involved in the Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program (CISPP). Additionally, this website it set up to make it easier for Chemawa students to use the Oregon Career Information System (OCIS) website. The OCIS is a great tool for college, job, and scholarship information. Be sure to also check out the CISPP website where you can also find resources related to this college guide and the CISPP.
The Chemawa College Guide includes explanations and helpful materials that can be used throughout the four years of high school. The goal of the website is to provide Chemawa students with clear directions and guidance about how to be successful in high school and how to begin applying to college. Hopefully, the website will also provide everyone involved with CISPP directions about how to assist Chemawa students in their academics and college searches. The website will be updated frequently, so you should check back often to learn about upcoming events related to the college application process.
You can explore the website and find each of the following:
The Oregon Career Information System (OCIS)The Chemawa College Guide can help make it easier for Chemawa students to use the Oregon Career Information System (OCIS) website. Since the OCIS contains so much information, it can be overwhelming to use. The Chemawa College Guide will link you to useful and relevant links and activities related to your high school and college goals. To log in to the OCIS, you will need to use your Chemawa e-mail and password. After logging in to the OCIS for the first time, you will be directly sent to the web page you are accessing and the links and activities provided. If you do not know your password, you can ask the Chemawa guidance counselors or your teachers to provide you with the information. Membership on WebsiteAlthough anyone can become a member of the website, Chemawa students and staff and the Willamette community involved in the CISPP should become members of the website simply by registering. When registering, you will need to provide your e-mail address and basic information. If you register, you can create a username that will not be recognizable to others, so that you can post on the forum anonymously. This means you can ask any question you want about high school, college, and the CISPP without having to identify yourself.
- A timeline that is broken up into activities for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.
- A section on colleges that explains things to consider when applying to college and the different types of schools you can apply to.
- A section on college money that explains the costs of going to college, along with a section on how financial aid works, how to apply for financial aid, and the differences between gift aid and need-based aid.
- A section on tests, which describes the ACT and SAT and includes practice tests and test-taking tips.
- A section of tips, which has guidelines and information on tools to be efficient and successful in high school and explanations and tricks for applying to college.
- A resources section with useful college guides, websites for Native American students, and examples of different types of college applications.
- A forum for Chemawa students and Willamette tutors to discuss topics and issues relevant to high school classes and life and the college application process.
- A calendar that has all major events at Chemawa Indian School and college application deadlines so that Willamette and Chemawa students can keep track of what is going on.