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
Also check out our Guidance Activity Calendar for up to date College/University site visits
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
I already took the PSAT 10 last year, should I sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT?
Yes, these are 2 different tests and the PSAT/NMSQT taken during your Junior year is what qualifies you for National Merritt Scholarships as well as many other scholarship opportunities
Where do I find out information about SAT and ACT?
CCGI (CaliforniaColleges.edu) has a link with SAT/ACT information about College Planning including free test prep
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 (*)|