SAVE THE DATE! AN OVERVIEW OF THE 2015-2016 STUDENT WORKSHOPS/EVENTS PRESENTED BY THE YCHS COUNSELORSTop of Page

Posted on 08/19/2015
 
The mission of the counseling program at Yuba City High School is to provide academic, personal, college and career guidance for all students. We strive to develop effective programs and strategies to meet the many needs of the adolescent student. The counselors focus on fostering social and academic empowerment, developing college and career plans, and assisting students in making responsible decisions.  In an effort to keep students and families informed, we hope that you will find these programs and resources valuable.

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Senior College Application Assistance Workshops – Counselors will be available to assist students with navigating the college admission process. Students are able to use this time to ask questions about UC, CSU, Private, and Out of State Universities, receive support with applying to universities, and receive guidance on the letter of recommendation process. 

12th Grade Classroom Workshops- This workshop will begin with a general overview of graduation and college requirements.  Followed by a comprehensive review of CSU/UC/Private and Out of State University requirements, Community College information, transcript review, testing (ACT/SAT window), and provide information on all upcoming events.

College Information Day- This field trip takes place from 9:00am-1:00pm.at the Yuba College Marysville Campus. This is a great opportunity for our seniors to meet with Yuba College and other college representatives from various post-secondary institutions.

College Night- Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors students and parents are invited to visit representatives from various colleges, universities, and institutions. You will have the opportunity to learn about 1600 CSU/UC/Community College & Private admission requirements, NCAA info for college athletes, access to scholarship information, and projected future jobs and career opportunities. Seniors can purchase graduation announcements, rings and Cap/Gown.

Understanding Financial Aid Workshop for Students/Parents – This workshop will include basic financial aid information, the process to apply, deadlines, and an overview of the various types of financial aid. This is a great opportunity for you to ask specific questions regarding financial-aid assistance for your child. Several presentations will take place with variations in language preference.  

Cash for College- This Cash for College workshop offers students the opportunity to complete the FAFSA. (A no fee, free application, for Federal Student Aid) The California Dream Act Application and the Chafee Grant Application for Foster Youth, and provide information about the new California Middle Class Scholarship Program.

12th Grade Classroom Workshops- This workshop will include information on student loan awareness. In addition, students will complete a senior survey and final transcript request. Yuba City High School sends 1 final transcript to the student’s college of choice.

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11th Grade Classroom Workshops- This workshop will begin with a general overview of graduation and college requirements.  Followed by exploring the following areas: college admission and placement testing, UC and CSU specific requirements, Private and Out of State University requirements, Community College information, and review their transcript, and college admission testing.

Specialty College and Career Fair for Students- Students will be able to visit with community college and specialty college representatives (i.e. culinary art schools, trade schools, art, cosmetology etc.) as well as with military representatives regarding programs and admission requirements.

Preliminary SAT test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test - The PSAT/NMSQT assesses the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills students need for college and beyond. The PSAT/NMSQT helps students become college ready. It provides detailed feedback on skills, access to scholarships and personalized online tools, and excellent practice for the SAT. In addition, Juniors may qualify for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program based on their PSAT scores.

ASVAB-The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

11th Grade Classroom Workshop and Course Selections- Students will review graduation requirements, review their transcript, discuss summer school options, college admission testing, financial aid/scholarship opportunities, career pathways, college admission requirements, and review deadlines.

FePSAT Score back Night-A representative from Kaplan College Prep will review the College Board Report that the student receives, cover structure, scoring and content of the PSAT and compare it to the SAT and finally go over some strategies to improve SAT scores.

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September –December

High School Planning Conference- Individual academic, college, and career planning conferences for parents/students. An individual academic high school plan will be created.  

10th Grade Classroom Workshops- Prior to attending CareerGPS, all students will be provided with a career exploration curriculum booklet that contains a personal career assessment, a web-based activity tied to CareerGPS.com, information regarding the region’s workforce development plan known as the Next Economy, and a list of questions for the students to use when engaging with the employers on this occasion. Students will also be introduced to the ACT Aspire.

Career GPS field trip- CareerGPS is an interactive, realistic, and engaging career exploration program that helps students place their education within the context of a potential career and educational pathway. CareerGPS differs from other traditional job fairs in that employer-exhibitors are not seeking to hire the students or accept resumes on the spot. Rather, employers are talking to the youth who attend about what kind of opportunities exist within a career strand and what kind of post-secondary training is needed for any particular job

Preliminary SAT test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test- See description under “Juniors” workshops

ACT Aspire- standards-based assessments linked to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks and aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The ACT Aspire is a multi-subject test that covers the following subject areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing.

10th Grade Classroom Workshop and Course Selections- Students will review graduation requirements, review their transcript, discuss summer school options, college admission testing, career pathways, post-secondary options, and college admission requirements. On the second day students will make course selections for the 2016-2017 school year.

PSAT Score back Night- See description under “Juniors” workshops

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9th Grade Classroom Workshops- This workshop will begin with an introduction to counseling service, academic support options and a general overview of graduation and college requirements.  Followed by an overview of Student Connect and a career exploration activity from the online program, Career Cursing.

High School Planning Conference- Individual academic, college, and career planning conferences for parents/students. An individual academic high school plan will be created.

9th Grade Classroom Workshop and Course Selections- Students will review graduation requirements, review their transcript, discuss summer school options, college admission testing, career pathways, post-secondary options, and college admission requirements.

Additional Programs

Student Success Appreciation Lunch- This is a positive student recognition program where counselors will personally acknowledge students who have made a significant improvement in one or more of their classes and/or demonstrated positive behavior in student citizenship. 10 students will be selected by each counselor. Each student will be honored with a certificate and catered lunch with their counselor.

Student Success Appreciation Lunch- This is a positive student recognition program where counselors will personally acknowledge students who have made a significant improvement in one or more of their classes and/or demonstrated positive behavior in student citizenship. 10 students will be selected by each counselor. Each student will be honored with a certificate and catered lunch with their counselor.

*All workshops and event dates are set but subject to change.