Class of 2017

Mr. Vandenburgh

Mr. Vandenburgh
Phone: 696-1408 ext. 5289

Senior News 

You are Seniors!!! Class of 2017... you Rock! 

Senior Year College and Career Timeline... Please refer to the 12th grade timeline available at This is an outstanding tool to keep you on track. 

4-Year Plan... Please take a minute to complete this 4-Year plan and submit using It is a very important tool in planning your life after High School. Your Counselor will want to review this with you yearly. Make sure to save a copy!
*We will be working on your 4-Year Plan in I.C.T. / Careers and reviewing in your yearly Guidance Lessons... take time to plan!!!

Graduation Requirements... Please pay attention to the graduation requirements. Double check and make sure you are on track. If you have any questions or concerns come and see me ASAP! Current Graduation Requirements, Exit Interview, and Community Service information can be found in our course catalog. 

A-G Requirements... If you are planning on applying to the UC/CSU, you must pay attention to A-G requirements. Double check the course catalog for the A-G class list and make sure you are meeting this requirement. Remember they will not accept any 'D' grades. 

College Planning... Not sure how to get started? Have questions about how the College admission process works? need general information on financial aid or scholarships? is an awesome site that helps walk you through the process, and gives a ton of great information... 

Testing... If you are planning on taking the SAT/ACT before the CSU/UC application period... You should do so now.
*Remember the testing requirements.
CSU - You must submit SAT reasoning or ACT scores.
UC - You must submit the ACT plus Writing or SAT reasoning test. (SAT subject tests are no longer required, some majors may recommend them)

College Applications... It's time! Check the following websites for information and to apply. 

Financial Aid... On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process that will impact millions of students. Starting this year, students will be able to:
*Submit FAFSA earlier:Students will be able to submit a 2017-2018 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1 , 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit the 2017-2018 as early as October 1 every year.
*Use Earlier Income Information: Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students will report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.
* IRS Data Retrieval Tool: Allows filers to easily import prior years verified IRS tax returns, reducing the need to later amend the FAFSA forms.

Scholarship Information... If you would like to search for scholarships, or get information on the Murrieta High Schools' Scholarship Foundation, click the following links!

Recommendation Letters...If you are going to need a recommendation letter, please download the Recommendation Request Form. Fill out the form and give it to the staff member you have asked to write your letter (you can save & print or email). Remember to give your staff member a week or so to write the letter. Please don't bring the Recommendation Request Form on a Thursday and expect a letter by Friday, we want to do a good job, give us some time.

NCAA / NAIA Athlete?... Are you an athlete who may compete in college? Did you know that you have to be cleared by the NCAA or NAIA to participate in college athletics? Check out the following websites to take care of this requirement.
NAIA - Eligibility Center 
Students who want to play sports in college must complete academic coursework requirements that exceed the a-g college admissions requirements, and they must register with the NCAA by the end of Sophomore year.

Military Careers... The Today's Military website is produced by the United States Department of Defense. This site is not intended as a recruiting tool for any branch of the U.S. Military. Rather, it was developed as a resource for parent's, educators, and young adults curious about military service.







Last Modified on October 18, 2016