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General Information

College Services Staff


Ruth Ann Fenell
College Counselor


Nancy Poling
College Counseling Assistant








Claudia Castanon

Class of 2015 Counselor

Contact Information

CMHS School Code:   060-268
College Services Voice: 719-630-5031
College Services Fax:   719-630-4112

Castonon, Claudia Staff
Fenell, Ruth Ann College Counselor
Poling, Nancy College Counseling Assistant

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College Planning

College and university admission is an important priority for the majority of Cheyenne Mountain High School students.  To meet this need, the college counseling staff provides a variety of services and resources.

College visits at Cheyenne Mountain High School and College Fairs in Colorado Springs: Students are encouraged to meet over 100 representatives who visit the campus annually.  Students sign up to attend these campus visits by logging on to their Family Connection accounts.  Cheyenne Mountain students are invited to attend several locally held college fairs throughout the school year.  Students can learn about these college fairs by visiting the College Services web page and logging into their Family Connection accounts.

Family Connection is a web-based college planning service available to all students at Cheyenne Mountain High School.  Students and their parents may log on to the student’s Family Connection account from any computer with Internet access.  Family Connection is an information tool that allows students to sign up for college visits at Cheyenne Mountain High School, perform college searches, research college matches, build a resume of activities and awards, take a career interest inventory, research careers, link to helpful college planning websites, and stay informed about the college planning process at Cheyenne Mountain High School.  Helpful college planning websites are posted on the College Services web page and the student’s Family Connection account.

Students and parents are encouraged to begin the college search process early.  It is not just an activity for the senior year.  Good planning leads to good decision making throughout the high school years.

College Services News

Save the Date: September 3, 2014 College Night for PARENTS of 9th-12th Grades

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Starting in the CMHS Cafeteria


After a brief welcome in the cafeteria and review of the breakout sessions, parents will choose two breakout sessions to attend from among the four one-hour session offerings.  Breakout session topics will include:  Applying to Public Colleges/Universities, Applying to Private Colleges/Universities, Applying to Community Colleges, and Financial Aid/Scholarship Information.


Posted by: Nancy Poling
Published: 8/26/14

Save the Date: September 10, 2014 Parent/Student College Application Workshop

7:00 p.m. Starting in the Cafeteria


College admission counselors will lead small groups in a "mock admission session."  Parents and students will have the opportunity to admit, wait list or deny real college admission applications under the guidance of a college admission counselor.  Please send an email to Ruth Ann Fenell, at, or Nancy Poling at, to reserve a space at this workshop.

Posted by: Nancy Poling
Published: 8/26/14