Class of 2018
Nicole CastroE-mail:email@example.com(951) 696-1408 Ext. 5772A little bit about me...I graduated from SDSU with my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science in Psychology and continued my studies at University of San Diego to receive my Masters in Counseling. I have been a School Counselor for 13 years now, working in San Diego, Vista, and Moreno Valley Unified School Districts prior to coming to Murrieta Valley High School.
News and Important DatesSeptember 16: End of 6 week Grading PeriodSeptember 21: 17th Annual Historically Black College/Universities RecruitmentFair @ Vista Del Lago H.S United College Action NetworkSeptember 24: College Fair, Temecula Promenade MallSeptember 28: Counseling Parent Night 6-7:30October 3-13: 1 on 1 meetings with counselor thru English ClassOctober 4: Spanish Financial Aide Parent NightOctober 19: PSAT/NMSQT **Must pay $25 with book keeper by 10/10October 19: College Kick Off, School Wide ActivityOctober 20-28: Junior Guidance Lessons in the Library thru HistoryOctober 28: End of 12 week Grading PeriodNovember 8: ASVABNovember 16: Academic Intervention NightNovember 21-25: Thanksgiving Break (use this time to go on CCGI and explore CollegesDecember 13-16: Final Exam Schedule Fall 2016December 20: Final Grading Period**Official Grades post on Transcript**January 10: First Day of 2nd semesterJanuary 11: Murrieta Canyon Informational meeting @ 3:00February 21: 6 week Progress ReportMarch 1-15: AP Exam Payment DUEMarch 13: Open HouseMarch 20-31: Spring BreakApril 8, Saturday: ACT (must sign up by March 3)*April 19: Inland Empire Spring College Fair (Ontario Convention Center)April 21: 12 Week Progress ReportMay 1-May 12: AP Exams SchedulesMay 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 2017June 9: Final GradingJune 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 QuestionsWhere 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 MathFOR ACT: a score of 23 or higherreflects 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 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?
SAT and ACT Info
SAT Exam Date 2017-2018 ACT Exam Date 2017-2018 Exam Date Registration Deadline Exam Date Registration Deadline 8/26/17 7/28/17 9/9/17 8/4/17 10/7/17 9/8/17 10/28/17 9/22/17 11/4/17 10/5/17 12/9/17 11/3/17 12/2/17 11/2/17 2/10/18 1/12/18 3/10/18 2/9/18 4/18/18 3/9/18 5/5/18 4/6/18 6/9/18 5/4/18 6/2/18 5/3/18 7/14/18 6/15/18
College and University InformationThere are 4 main types of University/College in California
University of California California State University Private/Independent University Community CollegeParents: We will continue to utilize CaliforniaColleges.edu to help ALL students identify their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, as well creating a course study plan linked to the A-G college subject requirements. Do not be deceived by the name, students can search for College/University in ALL states, outside of California on California Colleges.Please check out this website with your student. There are timelines, scholarship, and FAFSA information also on this site.
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