Prendergast's Counseling Resources!

Check back often, I will be updating resources weekly!

As your school counselor, it is my job to give you relevant academic information as it pertains to your 4-year graduation plan, and post-graduation plans, and get you back on track if you are credit deficient.

It is also my job to provide you with mental health information, strategies, and resources to help you make the best of your high school experience. Please contact me if you need anything; I am here to help :)

My Caseload:

  • I serve the 10th through 12th-grade students with last names A-E this year.

  • You can find me in the Counseling Department/Kennedy Building, Monday through Friday from 7:45-3:30. Please keep in mind you can schedule an in-person appointment or a google meet at You can also email me anytime at
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Sophomore and Junior Important Dates:

May 5th - 12-week grade celebration

Friday, June 3rd - Period 1 Final

Monday, June 6th (minimum day) Period 2 and 5 finals

Tuesday, June 7th (minimum day) Period 3 and 6 finals

Wednesday, June 8th (minimum day) Periods 4 and 7 finals

Senior Important Dates:

May 1st - Deadline for students to SIR to 4-year colleges.

May 3rd - Decision Day

May 6th - May Fail List

May 20th - Six Flags Trip

May 25th, 26th, 31st, and June 1st - Senior Finals

June 2nd - Senior Check-Out

June 3rd - Disneyland Trip

June 6th, 7th, and 8th - Graduation Practice

June 9th - Graduation

Senior End Of The Year Information

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Parent Information for the 22-23 School Year

Parents need to log in to the parent portal and complete the registration process for the 22-23 school year. Please direct parents to these resources if they have questions

The annual online registration for 2022-2023 is now open! Please log in to your parent portal account and complete it by March 05, 2022, to secure your student's course selection. You will be required to upload a Utility Bill if you have an incoming freshman. Please make sure to add them to your ‘Existing’ students registration.

To access the online application, please click HERE. Please make sure you select the 22-23 Existing Student Registration.

To request a Parent Portal account or password reset, please click HERE.

Allow up to 4 school days for a response.

If you have any questions please contact Cristina Duarte at

or Kristin Arano at

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Sign Up For Summer School NOW!!!!

Summer school is first come first serve!

Here is the summer school application link:

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General Counseling Information

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9th Grade Information

Click on this link to access all the information you need to know about 9th grade!

10th Grade Information

Click on this link to access all the information you need to know about 10th grade!

11th Grade Information

Click on this link to access all the information you need to know about 11th grade!

12th Grade Information

Click on this link to access all the information you will need to know about 12th grade!

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Please read the steps below to obtain a work permit:

  1. Start by clicking on this link - Work Permit Information
  2. Make sure you qualify for a permit by reading the directions.
  3. Fill in the application, and get the documents needed- email Ms. Sifter at a picture of everything. Her room number is L107.
  4. Once all of this is done the district will create your permit and email it back to you

Permits are only valid for one workplace.

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School Resource Center

Click on this bar if you need tutoring, help with study skills, organization, and more! There are lots of resources to help you be successful in school in this link.

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Technology Support

There are multiple different links on this webpage that can help you troubleshoot your technical issues during distance learning. If you do not find success in any of the links please contact the technology department at (951) 943-6369 ext. 80250

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Mental Health and Social-Emotional Resources

This link has all kinds of resources to help with different social-emotional or mental health concerns.

Resources for Anxiety

Click on this link for resources on what anxiety is, how it makes you feel, and how to manage it. There is also a link to a presentation that I did on Anxiety if you want to watch it.

Resources for Motivation

If you need help getting motivated click on this link.

Resources for Grief

This is a great resource if you or your teen are grieving. Click on this link to find information, grieving activities, podcasts, videos, and helpful tips to navigate through grief.

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Virtual Calming Room

Click on this link to connect to the bitmoji virtual calming room. There are tons of resources to help you with breathing, coping skills, anxiety, meditation, etc. Click around and explore.

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Community College Information

Community college is an excellent way to start your higher education experience. You can go to the community college for a couple of years and then transfer to a 4-year university to finish up a bachelor's degree. The community college is also a great place to complete a Career Technical Education(CTE) certificate program. There are many trades that are offered at the community colleges that are much cheaper than going to a private trade school to get certified. Community colleges also have AA degree programs. All of these options are a great way to explore higher educational avenues. Have fun exploring the local community college information.
Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment Information

Heritage students can take dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment classes at MSJC while they are still in high school.

Cal State University (CSU) Information

College application season is HERE! If you plan on applying to a CSU- please visit CSU Apply for more information. Remember- you can submit an application to CSU from October 1-November 30th for the fall of 2022!

University of California (UC) Information

College application season is HERE! If you plan on applying to a UC school, please visit the google document below for more information. Remember- you can submit an application to UC from August 1- November 30 for the fall of 2022!

Financial Aid for College (FAFSA/CADA)

FAFSA/CADAA Season is HERE! All seniors need to complete an application since it is a graduation requirement!

Your first step is to download the app onto your phone. It is so much easier to use the app. Here is a link to the FAFSA Worksheet. FAFSA/CADA Worksheet will provide you with the information you need to collect in order to fill out the application!!


Step 1: Make an FSA ID

Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA

You need to complete it by March 2nd.

Don't stress, we will be giving workshops on how to complete the FAFSA over the next few weeks/months. BUT your first step should be to download the app!!

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NCAA Eligibility Center

You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. This means you need to create a Certification Account by the end of your Sophomore Year.

You need to create a Certification Account to make official visits to Divisions I and II schools or to sign a National Letter of Intent.

Create an Account

NCAA DIII and NAIA schools do not require student-athletes to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

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Academic Eligibility Requirements for D1 and D11 Competition

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Additional Worksheets/Information

Coral Prendergast, School Counselor

Please email me or stop by to see me if you are a student on campus. If you are a parent you can schedule a google meet or phone conference to discuss any concerns or questions you have. I am here to help! Please schedule here: