Class of 2018
News and Important Dates
September 16: End of 6 week Grading Period
September 21: 17th Annual Historically Black College/Universities Recruitment
Fair @ Vista Del Lago H.S United College Action Network
September 24: College Fair, Temecula Promenade Mall
September 28: Counseling Parent Night 6-7:30
October 3-13: 1 on 1 meetings with counselor thru English Class
October 4: Spanish Financial Aide Parent Night
October 19: PSAT/NMSQT **Must pay $25 with book keeper by 10/10
October 19: College Kick Off, School Wide Activity
October 20-28: Junior Guidance Lessons in the Library thru History
October 28: End of 12 week Grading Period
November 8: ASVAB
November 16: Academic Intervention Night
November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break (use this time to go on CCGI and explore Colleges
December 13-16: Final Exam Schedule Fall 2016
December 20: Final Grading Period**Official Grades post on Transcript**
January 10: First Day of 2nd semester
January 11: Murrieta Canyon Informational meeting @ 3:00
February 21: 6 week Progress Report
March 1-15: AP Exam Payment DUE
March 13: Open House
March 20-31: Spring Break
April 8, Saturday: ACT (must sign up by March 3)*
April 19: Inland Empire Spring College Fair (Ontario Convention Center)
April 21: 12 Week Progress Report
May 1-May 12: AP Exams Schedules
May 6, Saturday: SAT (must sign up by April 7)*
June 3, Saturday: SAT (must sign up by May 9)*
June 6-10: Final Exams Spring Final Exam Schedule 2017
June 9: Final Grading
June 10, Saturday: ACT (must sign up by May 5)*
Aug 26, 2017 Saturday: SAT (must sign up by July 28)*
*Late sign-up for Exams are available up to 2 weeks after deadline but must pay fee)
Also check out our Guidance Activity Calendar for up to date College/University site visits
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find out information about SAT/ACT and when should I sign-up?
CCGI (CaliforniaColleges.edu) has a link with SAT or ACT information about College Planning including free test prep. Shmoop and Khan Academy are 2 FREE Test Prep resources. BeSATwise and Kaplan provides Local paid Bootcamp for SAT or ACT. By the end of your Junior year, students should take SAT/ACT at least once.
FOR SAT: a score range of 550 or higher for English and 570 or higher for Math
FOR ACT: a score of 23 or higher
reflects your readiness for college level curriculum.
What is FAFSA and who needs to apply?
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. EVERY 12th grade student (beginning in October) should complete it because it allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources VIDEO
What is the GPA and SAT/ACT scores I need to get into a University or College?
That depends on which University or College you are applying to and what major you are planning to study. If you are applying to a school that is impacted (many students applying) you will need to have a higher GPA. Check out these two helpful links that shows profile average GPA, admission rate, SAT/ACT scores for Cal State and
--UC (Power Point includes all UC)
--CSU (Click on Campus Highlights to see specific campus profiles)
What activities should I be focusing on during my Junior year?
Check out the TIMELINE available on CCGI (CaliforniaColleges.edu)
What should I do if I am struggling in a class?
-The first thing you need to do is TALK to you teacher and share your struggles.
(Many teachers offer their own tutoring before/after school and or during lunch.
-We have tutoring available in the Library Mondays' before school (on late start), Wednesday and Thursday's after school.
-You can also use Weekly Progress Report to get update progress directly from teachers
What is the College Kickoff Event happening on October 19th?
On October 19th, various schools throughout Riverside County will be partnering up to host this event. The purpose of this district-wide high school event is to provide another opportunity for our students (grades 9-12) to receive guidance in planning for college and/or career by completing college applications, personal statements, FAFSA, Dream Act, Senior Culminating Project and/or practice for a college entrance exam with taking the PSAT for 10th grade. The goal is to provide all high school students the opportunity to participate in college readiness activities.
When should I be signing up to meet with College representatives?
NOW!! You should be signing up to meet with many college and universities who come visit our campus. Click on the Calendar, and sign-up with Mrs. Tarabilda in the Counseling Center.
What is the Middle Class Scholarship?
Students: check the Class of 2018 Haiku Page
College and University Information
There are 4 main types of University/College in California
|CSU or California State Universities (23)||
Private/Independent Colleges (in California)
|Mt. San Jacinto|
California Maritime Academy (*)
|Biola University||Moreno Valley College|
California Polytechnic, Pomona
|California Baptist University||Riverside Community College|
California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
|California Institute of Technology||Palomar College|
Channel Islands (*)
|California Lutheran University|
|Claremont College||(these are a just a few Community Colleges near Murrieta)|
Dominguez Hills (*)
|La Sierra University|
|East Bay (*)|
|Loma Linda University||Click Here for more|
|Loyola Marymount University|
|University of La Verne|
|University of Redlands|
|University of San Diego|
|University of Santa Clara|
|University of Southern California|
|Impacted vs Not-Impacted||Impacted vs Non-Impacted (*)|