• Class of 2020

    Mr. Vandenburgh

    Mr. Vandenburgh
    Phone: 696-1408 ext. 5289

    Senior News and Dates 


    Nighthawks... Welcome Back Seniors!!!... Keep Working Hard!!


    Class of 2020 Fall Senior Guidance Lessons. Click on link below and wait for instructions... Here we goooooo!!!!!


    Senior Guidance Lesson Outline

    Senior Culminating Project - If you need additional resources and information please click on link below. English Teachers will be going over details. Senior Culminating projects will be presented on 11/1/19. 


    Senior Culminating Project


    Transcript Request - If you need to send a transcript.. please use the link below and send it electronically!!!




    College and Career Timeline... Both parents and students have plenty to do throughout the college search and applications process. These timelines can give you some great help to figure out what you should be doing and when through a student's high school years. 


    College Timeline


    4-Year Plan... Please log into CCGI and work on your Academic Plan. It is a very important tool in planning your life after High School. Your Counselor will want to review this with you yearly in guidance lessons. Make sure to save a copy!
    *We will be working on your 4-Year Plan iand 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. 


    2019-2020 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. 

    UC/CSU (A-G) Requirements

    MVHS Course List search


    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? CaliforniaColleges.edu is an awesome site that helps walk you through the process, and gives a ton of great information... All students have an account... log in and plan.

    Testing... If you are planning on taking the SAT/ACT before the CSU/UC application period... You should do so this spring. Make sure you prep... study.. do the best you can!
    *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 soon! research the following websites for application information. This list contains most popular systems available to our students. 

    Community College Career and Certificate Programs... No matter your educational goal... The California community colleges have the tools and resources to help you achieve it. California community colleges have more than 200 different fields of study that offer workforce training, degrees, and certificates! Get started below... find that career you want!


    Community College - "My Path" 

    Community College - "Career Coach" 


    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 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, rather than beginning on January 1. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit the FAFSA 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. 
    * IRS Data Retrieval Tool: Allows filers to easily import prior years verified IRS tax returns, reducing the need to later amend the FAFSA forms.

    FAFSA How to Complete (Video)



    Scholarship Information... If you would like to search for scholarships, click the following link!

    Murrieta Dollars for Scholars


    fastweb (scholarship search engine)


    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 participate in college athletics 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 January 22, 2020