Lunchroom Visits: Representatives from many colleges and universities visit CBHS throughout the school year. Colleges will primarily be visiting during lunch and will have a table set up in the lobby of Heffernan Hall. All students are encouraged to stop by and learn more about different higher education institutions and talk with admission representatives.

Small college meetings: Some representatives may choose to visit with a smaller group of students during the school day.  These meetings are open to all seniors. Juniors with a 3.0 or higher gpa may attend college meetings during the first semester; all juniors may attend meetings during second semester. In order to attend a small college meeting with a college representative during class, a student must print the college meeting form from Naviance, get the appropriate teacher's signature, and then submit the form to Mr. Callicott at least one day prior to the meeting.  Colleges and universities also host evening presentations and special programs for Memphis area students at central locations throughout the city. All events will be posted in Naviance.


Please utilize RepVisits to schedule a visit to CBHS. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact James Callicott at or 901-261-4915.



Students are encouraged to use school holidays for college visits: Fall Break, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Spring Break, and Easter Break.  Students and their parents are encouraged to contact college admission offices to set up tours of college campuses, to attend college classes, and to schedule interviews with admission and financial aid officers.

If a senior visits a college on a school day other than a school holiday, the absence will be counted as a College Visit Day. There are three types of College Visit Days: Excused, Unexcused, and Official. The number of days of each type used will be tracked by the Attendance Officer.

Excused: Seniors have two Excused College Visit Days per school year that will be treated as an Excused Absence (see above). For a visit to be counted as an Excused College Visit Day, the student must provide proof upon return that he visited the college/university Admissions Office on the day in question.

Unexcused: Any visits over the two allowed days in a school year will be counted as an Unexcused College Visit Day and will be treated as a Common Absence (see above).

Official: In response to official invitations from colleges for special scholarship consideration, such as interviews, exams, auditions, and try-outs that are scheduled on specific dates, an Official College Visit Day will be granted. Official College Visit Days will be treated as an Excused Absence. To request an Official College Visit Day, the student must present a copy of his invitation (on college letterhead) to his counselor and then to the attendance officer prior to his absence from school for approval. Please give five days’ notice for a request of this type. There is no limit to the number of Official College Visit Days.


Memphis Area College Night: is always held during September.

The Greater Memphis College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, will be held during the spring semester.


CBHS college trips are an opportunity for a student to visit a range of colleges and universities around the country. These trips include campus visits and exposure to local culture to help students discover what is interesting, exciting and important to them for their future. Students return home more engaged in their college search and with a better understanding of what types of schools to visit with their families. These trips occur during the summer and students must have a 3.75 GPA to participate.

College Road Tour: Alternates every year between

Texas and Louisiana,

Missouri, Illinois and Indiana,

North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.  

For more information contact: Cindy McRae at

College Fly-In: Alternates every year between

New York to Philadelphia and

Boston, Providence and Connecticut.

For more information contact: Paula Mistretta at