Counseling

Class of 2017

Mr. Vandenburgh

Mr.V
jhvandenburgh@murrieta.k12.ca.us
Phone: 696-1408 ext. 5289
 
 

Sophomore News 

Nighthawks! Remember as you start your Sophomore year... Failure is not an option! Work hard, finish strong, get good grades!

Start thinking about your life after High School... Now is the time to start working towards those goals.

You are Sophomores Now!!! Class of 2017... you Rock! 


 Important Dates Coming Up!... 
 
 
 

4-Year Plan... Please take a minute to complete this 4-Year plan and submit (email) it to your Counselor. 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  

 
 
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!
 

 
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? Collegeboard has an awesome site that helps walk you through the process, and gives a ton of great information... Sign up for an account and check it out!
 

 
Testing... If you are planning on taking the SAT/ACT before the CSU/UC application period... You should do so now.
 
ACT 
 
*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... Want to get a head start on the process and learn how it works? Check out the FAFSA Website. 
  
 

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.
 

 

GOHAWKSGO!

 

 

 

 

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