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Welcome to RCHS Senior parent night. Counselor Presenters: Mrs. Concetta Aguilera Mrs. Elizabeth Gomez. RCHS Guidance staff. Mrs. Angela Villegas AP of Instruction Mr. Rick Gundrum AP of Achievement Brianne Meredith Special programs Nadine Nelson A- Chau Kelli Cardenas Chav - Gill

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Welcome to rchs senior parent night

Welcome to RCHSSenior parent night

Counselor Presenters:

Mrs. Concetta Aguilera

Mrs. Elizabeth Gomez

Rchs guidance staff
RCHS Guidance staff

  • Mrs. Angela Villegas AP of Instruction

  • Mr. Rick Gundrum AP of Achievement

    • Brianne Meredith Special programs

    • Nadine Nelson A-Chau

    • Kelli Cardenas Chav- Gill

    • Elizabeth Gomez Gin-Lan

    • Brigitte Hughes Lao-NY

    • Rita Vasquez Oa-Sem

    • Concetta Aguilera Sen-Z

Senior year
Senior year

The senior year is very important!

The colleges measure student’s senior year by the quality, number and performance of academic courses. Stay focused!

Graduation requirements
Graduation requirements

ENGLISH 40 credits 4 yrs.

MATH ( pass Algebra I-10 credits) 20 credits 2 yrs.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 10 credits 1 yr.

LIFE SCIENCE 10 credits 1 yr.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) 20 credits 2 yrs.

WORLD HISTORY 10 credits 1 yr.

U.S. HISTORY 10 credits 1 yr.

GOV’T & ECONOMICS 10 credits 1 yr.

FINE ARTS or FOREIGN LANG 10 credits 1 yr.

ELECTIVES (incl. Additional Math, Science, Language) 90 credits

Required for graduation = 230 credits

Passing the CAHSEE in English Language arts and Mathematics

Computer studies requirement 5 credits (1 semester)

  • If you have any questions regarding your student’s graduation status please contact your student’s counselor for detailed information

Free resources
Free Resources!

  • ASK TEACHERS FOR HELP! Most teachers stay before or after school to tutor on various days.

  • FREE Peer tutoring available in every subject! Monday through Thursday After School 2:30 – 3:30 pm room H105

  • Free Saturday School - Path To Student Success (PTSS)

Career center mrs souza
Career Center Mrs. Souza

  • Career Center

  • Internet Access

  • Career info / Interest inventories

  • (careercruising.com)

  • Military Information (ASVAB)

  • Pamphlets about careers and jobs

  • ROP/Work Experience Information

  • College/Career Speakers

  • College Catalogs

  • Job Postings

Beyond high school
Beyond high school

  • Most two year colleges and trade/tech schools will admit you with a high school diploma.

  • Four year colleges/ universities have specific requirements.

  • MilitaryRCHS offers the ASVAB in November

Video the entitlement creed
Video “The entitlement creed”

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cPuH8jg5nQ

Help vs hover
Help vs. hover

  • Parents can support and offer suggestions:

  • no quick fix (time may resolve the issue) be aware of school policies and procedures (sometimes the right answer is “no”)

  • help with coping skills (stress, disappointment, academic challenges)

  • reinforce good manners and proper etiquette prepare them now for college

  • Help with the process and transitioning to self-advocacy

  • Encourage your student to be independent, colleges will NOT talk to parents about issues.

  • Students need to advocate for themselves by:

  • communicating with teachers and counselors

  • learning how to problem solve and speak to adults

  • utilizing free resources on campus

  • understanding that the “easy way out” is not always the answer

  • becoming more resilient

How to choose a college
How to Choose a College

How to Choose a College

How much can I afford to pay for my


What is the college’s social life, commute

vs. living on campus, politics of the


What is the school’s academic reputation.

class size?

Consider the following questions:

  • Why do I want to go to college?

  • What do I hope to achieve in college?

  • What do I want to study or for what job do

    I want to prepare for?

  • Do I want to live away or at home?

  • Do I prefer rural, suburban or urban

  • areas?

  • Would I be happier in a smaller college or

  • larger university?

Tips for college applications
Tips for college applications

  • Get unofficial copy of transcript.

  • Make copy of college apps. before sending.

  • Keep on-line receipts.

  • Check emails at least once a week.

  • Keep the same e-mail address and password. (Make sure it is appropriate)

  • Don’t wait until the deadlines.

  • Respond to all letters sent from colleges for info ASAP.

A g requirements 4 year university requirements only
A-G requirements 4 Year University requirements only

  • A-History/Social Science

    • 2 years required

  • B-English

    • 4 years required

  • C-Mathematics

    • 3 years required; 4 years recommended

  • D-Laboratory Science

    • 2 years required; 3 years recommended (1 year of physical 1 year of life science)

  • E-Language Other than English

    • 2 years required; 3 years recommended

  • F-Visual and Performing Arts

    • 1 year required

  • G-College Preparatory Elective

    • 1 year required

College entrance exams :

SAT I or ACT plus writing

SAT II Subject exams (only certain programs or colleges)

All grades for A-G must be C or better

Academic requirement
Academic Requirement

Student must achieve minimum GPA and test score total indicated in the Eligibility Index

UC minimum GPA is 3.0

CSU minimum GPA is 2.0

College admissions process
College admissions process

  • Admission is a two-step process

  • STEP 1: Eligibility

    • Subject requirement: A-G Courses

    • Academic requirement: grades in “A-G” courses

    • Examination requirement: (SAT/ACT)

    • To be “eligible” means you meet the minimum requirements to be considered for Freshman Admission

  • STEP 2: Selection

    • Selection is the process used to select students when not all eligible students can be admitted. Being eligible and getting in are very different

Csu guaranteed admissions agreement
CSU guaranteed admissions agreement

  • Cal State San Bernardino

  • Cal State Bakersfield

  • Cal Poly Pomona

    • Memorandum of Understanding

      • Attend 4 Years CJUHSD

      • Be college ready based on EAP/college placement exams

      • Completion and submission of ACT/SAT scores

      • Meet all deadlines for submitting all required documents

      • Meet minimum A-G and eligibility requirements for

        NON Impacted Majors ONLY!

Local csu impacted majors
Local CSU Impacted Majors

  • Cal State San Bernardino

  • Cal State Bakersfield (No campus impaction)

  • Impaction Declared for All Undergraduate Students for 2015-2016

  • Cal State San Bernardino has declared campus-wide impaction for 2015-2016. Eligible applicants from high schools and community colleges located within CSUSB's defined local area will be admitted based on the standard CSU system-wide admission requirements.

  • Cal Poly Pomona

    Cal Poly Pomona's impacted majors are Aerospace Engineering, Animal Health Science, Animal Science,Architecture, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,Communications, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Biology, Kinesiology (Exercise Science Option), Mechanical Engineering, Music (Industry Studies Option), Psychology, Sociology and Undeclared.

What s the difference cal states and csu s
What’s the difference? Cal states and CSU’s

  • The UC and CSU have the same pattern of courses. (A-G list) However, UC and CSU have different admissions practices in some cases.

  • UC: take the top 9% of California’s seniors.

  • CSU: take the top 30% of California’s seniors

Uc applications
UC Applications

  • Eleven Campuses

  • Application now open, submissions begin

    Nov. 1- Nov. 30


    $70.00 per school

Uc application workshop important dates
Uc application workshop important dates!

Writing your personal statement presented by a UCI admissions counselor

  • Wednesday, October 15th

  • Application workshop presented by a UCI admissions Counselor

  • Wednesday October 22nd

  • October 25th Saturday application workshop

Uc personal statement
UC personal statement

For freshman 2015 UC applicants there will be only two prompts:

  • Describe the world you come from—for example, your family, community or school—and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.

  • Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?

  • Word Count: 1,000 words total

Cal state applications
Cal State Applications

  • Twenty Three Campuses

  • Application Deadline

    October 1- November 30

  • Online Website

  • Approx. $55.00 per school


Private universities
Private Universities

  • You need to check with each school individually.

  • Every private school has its own unique deadline.

  • Online Website: www.commonapp.org.

  • Some schools use a different company : https://sendedu.org/

Letters of recommendation
Letters of Recommendation

  • Private schools may require letters of recommendation.

  • UC’s and Cal States DO NOT

  • Ask Teachers and Counselors and/or people that know you the best.

  • Give your recommender a brag sheet, at least 2 weeks notice and some appreciation.

Deadline to submit a brag sheet to request a letter of recommendation is OCTOBER 31st!

Eap ela status score ela
EAP ELA Status Score ELA

  • 1 Ready for California State University (CSU) or participating California Community College (CCC) college-level English course

  • 2 Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level English course-conditional

  • 3 Not yet demonstrating readiness for CSU or participating CCC college-level English Course

Eap math status score
EAP Math Status Score

  • 1 Ready for CSU or participating CCC college -level mathematics course

  • 2 Ready for CSU or participating CCC college -level mathematics course-conditional

  • 3 Not yet demonstrating readiness for CSU or participating college-level mathematics courses

Early action vs early decision admissions
Early Action vs. Early Decision Admissions

  • Early Action is non-binding. Students are not obligated to enroll in the school if accepted.

  • Early Decision is an early admission program offered by most colleges and universities.

    Applicants must commit in advance to the college, thus the term “early decision”. Your acceptance is binding. Make sure you are certain of your decision.

Sat i ii

Test Dates

  • October 11th

    *Register by Sept. 12

  • November 8th

    *Register by October 9


These tests are only required for 4 year Universities NOT for Trade/Technical or Community colleges:

ACT Assessment plus Writing or SAT Reasoning Test

Some programs/majors at some campuses have a preferred SAT Subject Test (see campus website)

Tests must be completed by December of Senior Year

Act act writing
ACT /ACT +Writing

  • The December 13th test date is the last date for seniors!

Test scores
Test Scores

  • Make sure you to have your SAT/ACT/AP test scores sent to the colleges to which you are applying.


  • Sign up for Personal Identification Number (PIN) in November

  • File FASFA in January 15th 6:30 PM

  • Cal Grant will be submitted

    for Everyone automatically

    by the district office

  • Online Website




Cash for college fasfa workshops
Cash for college FASFA Workshops

Date: TBD


Time: TBD

Community colleges
Community colleges

  • Don’t dismiss the community college system

  • A student should consider the transfer path if:

    • They haven’t decided on academic or career goals

    • Haven’t met requirements for freshman admission

    • Aren’t ready or able to leave home

    • Want the affordability of community colleges

    • Want additional academic preparation or exploration in specific courses

    • Transfer students have a better chance of being admitted to their dream college if they don’t qualify as a first time freshman.

Chaffey college how to become a student
Chaffey collegeHow to become a student

  • Senior Early Assessment

    • Information Session

    • Application

    • Assessment

    • Counseling

  • All this will take place on campus starting in February.


    • Priority registration

    • No waiting in line at the college


Chaffey college disabled persons student services dpss
Chaffey College Disabled Persons Student Services (DPSS)

  • Students with IEP’s will complete the following with Chaffey college and Mr. Revell:

    • Orientation

    • Application

    • Assessment

    • Counseling

  • All this will take place on campus starting in the Spring

  • Students must advocate for themselves and have a recent IEP with them.

Transfer students from the california community colleges
Transfer Students from the California Community Colleges

  • About 2/3 of all CSU students were previously CCC students.

  • 90% of all transfer students in the UC are California Community College students and they are increasing the number of CC transfer admits for this year.

  • One-third of UC bachelor’s degrees each year go to transfer students.

  • Many UC campuses offer Transfer Admission Guarantee Program:

  • No university system enrolls more CCC transfers than the CSU system.

  • 60% of CSU students are transfers:40% are first-time freshmen

Deadlines are vital
Deadlines are VITAL!

Pay attention to all important deadlines such as:

*Admission Applications

*Recommendation Letters


*Placement ex. ELM/EPT (assessment tests)



*Financial aid verification info

**Keep copies of everything you submit or receive

during the college admission process for reference.**

Ordering official transcripts
Ordering Official Transcripts

-Go to the website: http://exchange.parchment.com/

-Set up your account (need e-mail address)

-Select destinations (colleges, scholarships, NCAA, work,


-Confirm Request

Track Delivery – email notification when delivered

There is a fee for each transcript requested up to $6- only send transcripts when the college requests them from the student.

Ncaa eligibility
NCAA eligibility

  • Students entering college

  • Division I 16 Core courses

  • -4 yrs. of English

  • -3 yrs. of Math (Alg. I or higher)

  • -2 yrs. of Social Science

  • -2 yrs. of Natural/Physical Science ( 1 yr. of lab)

  • -1 yr. of additional English, math or natural/physical

  • science

  • -4 yrs. of additional courses (from any area above, foreign

  • language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)

  • Division I has a sliding scale of test score and grade point averages.

    Grade point is based on core courses only.

  • RCHS core courses for NCAA is at:

  • www.eligibilitycenter.org

  • Register at the end of the junior year

College entrance exams (SAT or ACT) are still required to meet the NCAA eligibility requirements .

Out of state or undocumented students
Out of state or Undocumented students


  • Attend a California high school for a minimum of three years

  • Graduate from a California high school or pass the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)

  • Enroll in an accredited and qualified California college or university; and,

  • If applicable, fill out an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as eligible

    CA Dream act application: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/

Ab 130
AB 130

Students attending the California State University, the California Community

Colleges, or the University of California who are exempt from paying

nonresident tuition under the provision described above would be eligible

to receive a scholarship derived from non-state funds received, for the purpose

of scholarships, by the segment at which he or she is a student.


  • Allows students that meet AB540 to apply and receive financial aid at California public colleges and universities. The types of financial aid these students would be eligible for include:

  • Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver

  • Institutional Student Aid: Student aid program administered by the attending college or university (i.e. State University Grant, UC Grant)

  • Cal Grants. These students would not be eligible to apply or receive any Competitive Cal Grants unless funding remains available after all California resident students have received Competitive awards they are eligible for.

  • - See more at: http://www.cadreamnetwork.org/AB131-facts#sthash.nyPv5z6F.dpuf

Senior announcements
Senior Announcements

  • Senior Portraits due October 31st

  • Senior Quotes and achievements

  • Senior Ads – Yearbookforever.com- due December 3rd

  • Purchase your Yearbook

  • Cum Laude/National Honor’s Society/CSF- applications required

  • Prom April 25th

    Graduation Thursday May 21st

Thank you for attending
Thank you for attending

We look forward to helping

your student have a successful

senior year!