Counseling Announcements: August 2019

 

SENIORS: COLLEGE NIGHT FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS – COMING UP

 

All seniors and their parents are asked to attend one of the Counseling Department’s mandatory College Nights for Seniors and Their Parents:

 

  • Wednesday, August 21, in the Athletic Center from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., or
  • Tuesday September 10, in the Athletic Center from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., so families can check-in and receive materials. We host identical/repeated events so students and parents can choose the option best fitting their schedules and allow us to achieve 100% attendance.

 

We ask students and parents to attend presentations together.

 

The Department’s presentation will address:

 

  • Important and specific information regarding the tools and application processes seniors are REQUIRED to use for college applications
  • A review of the most important dates, deadlines, and actions that need to be completed in the fall, and
  • The college search, selection, and application process

 

SENIORS: COLLEGE COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS

 

Seniors are assigned college counselors based on their Government class. Your assigned counselor will work with you on all aspects of your college applications, including conducting Common Application, UC, and CSU Workshops.

 

This year’s assignments are:

 

  • Chavez’s 2nd period: Mr. Beck
  • Chavez’s 4th period: Mr. Mora
  • Chavez’s 5th period: Mr. Zimmermann
  • Chavez’s 6th period: Mrs. Pertusati
  • Chavez’s 7th period: Mr. Beck
  • Coray’s Government classes (all sections): Mr. Coray

 

SENIORS: PROSPECTIVE NCAA DIVISION I AND II ATHLETES

 

If you plan on playing college athletics at the NCAA Division I or II levels, you should make an appointment to meet with Mr. Beck to determine your NCAA eligibility (GPA and test scores). Mr. Beck can also provide students with resources from the NCAA Eligibility Center, and help students understand communications from colleges. You should make the most of Mr. Beck’s experience, ideas, and skill.

 

SENIORS AND JUNIORS: COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS STARTING SOON

 

Seniors and juniors are invited and STRONGLY encouraged to attend college representative visits, which begin the first week of September. The Visit Calendar is located in Naviance. Students should check Naviance regularly, because the list of visiting schools is updated often.

 

Seniors and juniors who wish to attend a college visit must sign up through Naviance by 3:00 p.m. the evening before a visit. Some visits are limited in number, with priority given to seniors. Also, some visits will require a minimum student GPA. Details are in the visit calendar in Naviance.

 

Students who sign up will be able (on the morning of the visit) to pick up from the Counseling Office a pass to attend. Students are required to have a pass in order to be released from class and attend the visit. Allowing a student to attend a visit is up to the discretion of the instructor. Students who do not have a pass will not be released from class to attend a visit. Students showing up to a visit without a pass will be sent back to class.

 

Signing up means students will receive an e-mail reminder the day before a visit. Signing up also allows the Counseling Department to contact students if there is a change to a visit.

 

*Seniors: If you have listed a college in your ‘Colleges I’m thinking about’ page in Naviance that has a representative who schedules a visit, you will receive an automated reminder that the school is sending a representative to visit. This automated e-mail does NOT mean you have been registered for the visit. You will still need to follow the instructions above to sign-up for a visit. If you don’t sign up, you will not receive a pass for the visit.

 

JUNIORS: COLLEGE NIGHT FOR JUNIORS AND THEIR PARENTS – SAVE THE DATES

 

All juniors and their parents are asked to attend one of the Counseling Department’s mandatory Junior College Nights:

 

  • Tuesday, October 15, in the Athletic Center from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., or
  • Thursday October 23, in the Athletic Center from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., so families can check-in and receive materials. We host identical/repeated events so students and parents can choose the option best fitting their schedules and allow us to achieve 100% attendance.

 

We ask students and parents to attend presentations together.

 

The Department's presentation will address:

  • Admissions testing (including a suggest admissions testing calendar)
  • Transcript, activities, and testing evaluation (from the point of view of college admissions offices), and
  • Senior year academic information, among other important topics
  • We will also cover key components of the college search and selection processes

 

ALL STUDENTS: COLLEGE FAIR – SAVE THE DATE

 

All students from the Tri-School Community and their parents are invited to attend Damien’s annual College Fair, which will be held in the Athletic Center on Wednesday, September 4, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This year, we expect over 60 colleges to attend the Fair, including many from the UC and CSU systems as well as private and public colleges from across the country. A complete list of the schools will be posted in Naviance early in the week of the Fair. No registration is necessary to attend the Fair.