NPHS College and Career Center

December 12 , 2020 - January 3, 2021

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Wishing you all a very blessed holiday season!

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Dearest Panther Family,

You have been my second family for the past 14 years. Coming to work in the College and Career Center has been such a blessing because I loved working with all of you. That is why the decision to retire is so bittersweet. My job has been challenging, at times chaotic, but always rewarding. I will miss my lovely friends and colleagues in the office, the helpful custodians and campus supervisors, the always supportive faculty, counseling and administrative staff, our parents, community and college partners, and most of all the students who have been like my own children to me. Thank you for the opportunity and privilege to have served and worked with you.

My last day at NPHS is on December 16, 2020. I look forward to taking time off from the computer :), having the time to pursue new hobbies and interests, and spending more time with my family who has given me encouragement, inspiration, unconditional support and time to be able to keep doing this job that they knew I loved so much.

I hope you and your family continue to stay healthy and safe and I wish you all a very blessed holiday season and a joyous new year.

With sincerest gratitude,

Carmencita T. Ricafort

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There is Still Time for Students to Apply to a CSU!

Many California State University campuses have extended their application window past December 15th. There are still several CSU options available for Fall 2021.

  • Channel Islands – December 31, 2020
  • Chico – January 15, 2021
    • All First-time Freshman and non-impacted transfer programs
  • Dominguez Hills - January 15, 2021
  • East Bay - March 2, 2021
  • Humboldt – February 28, 2021
  • Los Angeles – January 19, 2021
    • Except for Nursing for transfer students
  • Maritime – January 15, 2021
  • Monterey Bay - January 15, 2021
  • Pomona –
    • Hospitality Management for freshman and transfers until March 1st and
    • Early Childhood Studies for transfers only until January 31st
  • Sacramento – January 8, 2021
  • San Bernardino - February 1, 2021
  • San Francisco - non-impacted programs until January 31, 2021
  • San Jose – January 8, 2021
  • San Marcos – January 31, 2021
  • Sonoma – January 15, 2021
  • Stanislaus – February 1, 2021

In keeping with previous efforts to provide current and prospective students and families with information, clarity and time to plan, the California State University (CSU) has announced that it is planning for an anticipated return to delivering courses primarily in-person starting with the fall 2021 term.

Application fee waivers are still available for students who qualify. Fee waivers are available to applicants pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and consider CA their permanent home. In addition, to income information there are several fields used to determine fee waiver eligibility. To view the eligibility criteria, mistakes to avoid and the detailed Application Fee Waiver Checklist please visit: Applicants who qualify are be able to apply for up to four campuses without paying any application fees.

Application fee waiver appeals are also still available. If a student’s family has experienced a significant change in income between 2019 income, reported on their application, and 2020 they may qualify for an application fee waiver appeal. Fee waiver appeals are handled by the individual CSU campuses. The student would need to contact each campus(es) they are interested in applying. Contact information for campuses can be found at: The fee waiver appeal form is available on the Application Fee Waiver site.

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UC Merced Application Extension

UC Merced will welcome applications until January 8. UC Merced is open for new freshman and transfer applicants. All majors are open.

The deadline to submit the fall 2021 application is January 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST. For more information, or to log back in to the application account, go to

Beyond being among the top 100 public universities in the US, UC Merced also help students succeed beyond graduation. Did you know that UC Merced ranks no.1 among public universities in outperforming expected graduation rates (US News & World Report)?

If you have questions about your application, please reach out to the UC Application Center:
(800) 207-1710 (within the U.S.)
(925) 298-6856 (outside the U.S.)
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. PST
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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Monthly Scholarship Bulletin - Click here

December Scholarship Bulletin

2021 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in California

The California Department of Education (CDE) is coordinating the 2021 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in California, the 59th annual competition sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The competition is open to outstanding seniors or juniors who are interested in pursuing careers in public service.

Two students from each state will be selected to attend the online program, and each student will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. The USSYP Washington Week will be held ONLINE from March 14 - 18, 2021. Application is by school nomination and students must be currently serving in an elected or appointed leadership capacity in a student government, civic, or educational organization for the entire 2020-21 school year. The application and scholarship information may be found on the CDE USSYP web page at

The deadline to apply is on Friday, December 18, 2020.

VCCF Scholarships

The Ventura County Community Foundation Scholarship program is now open. VCCF primarily awards scholarships to Ventura County students who are pursuing higher education and/or career training. There are about 40 scholarships available to graduating seniors. Awards vary by scholarships, ranging from $500 - $10,000.

Application Period: November 25, 2020 - January 29, 2021 at 10pm.

To learn more and apply, go to:

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Summit Series

Dates: 12/12 and 12/19


HBCU Admissions


On Spot Acceptance

Application Fee Waivers

Financial Aid and Scholarships

HBCU Experience 101 and More!

Learn more and register here. Email:

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Summit

HBCU Admissions, Workshops, On Spot Acceptance, Application. Fee waivers, Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Virtual Christian College Fairs

Here’s a chance for your students to win up to $10,000 in scholarship money all while exploring their options in Christian Higher Education.

We have an exciting slate of virtual events for college-bound students! Check out the entire list online. Students can connect with Christian colleges & universities that offer a wide variety of locations, majors, athletics and special programs.

These are free, informative and designed with students in mind.

This slate of events will run from November 9–February 18. In addition to the college booths, there will be a series of 13 webinars addressing overarching topics such as paying for college, helping student-athletes get recruited, and essay writing advice from The College Essay Guy.

For more information, contact or call us at 260.356.5211.

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Moorpark College Virtual Sessions for Graduating Seniors

Moorpark College is hosting a series of virtual information and application sessions for Seniors who plan to enroll at MC in the Fall, 2021.

Information Sessions: An overview of Moorpark College and the enrollment process

Feb. 10, 2021 at 11 am - Register here.

Feb. 17, 2021 at 11 am - register here.

Application Workshops: Assist students with the application process

March 3, 2021 at 11am - 12 pm

March 10, 2021 at 11 am - 12 pm

Register here.

Virtual Preview Days: Overview of My.VCCCD portal, IGETCV, CSU/UC transfer requirements, Certificate/A.A./A.S. requirements, and comprehensive education plan

March 23, 2021 at 4pm - 6pm

April 1, 2021 at 9am - 11 am

Zoom Link to Come!

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AICCU First-Time Student Resources

Information on Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) campuses.

Black Coming of Age Book Club

  • All books, journals and reading incentives will be provided free of charge to committed participants.
  • Open to all ethnicities
  • Email
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CVUSD College and Career Night Workshop Videos

The Annual CVUSD College & Career Information Night was hosted virtually on September 30th. This event provided our students and families with an opportunity to learn more about college selection, the application process, career choices and more. Recordings of the evening's workshops are now available to view here.

Online Spring Precollege at NYU

This spring, high school students can experience academics at New York University through NYU Precollege!

Precollege students have the opportunity to take online undergraduate courses at NYU for the Spring 2021 semester. More than 50 online courses taught by NYU's world-class faculty are being offered. Students can earn college credits, explore a future major, and prepare for success at college and beyond.

Spring Precollege runs from January 28th-May 18th, 2021. Students can choose online courses that fit their schedules and interests. Online Precollege course options include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Carpe Datum: Data Science for Life's Big Questions
  • Acting Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Cell and Microbiology
  • ...And many more!

The deadline to apply to NYU Precollege for the Spring 2021 semester is January 10th. Space in Spring Precollege is limited and applications are assessed on a rolling basis.

Learn More About Spring Precollege at NYU

Banson NYC Fashion Camps


Banson NYC In-Person Fashion Camps for 2021

We offer two NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students. They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades. Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective.

Session A: June 13, 2021 - June 18, 2021

Session B: July 11, 2021 - July 16, 2021

To learn more, go to:

Banson NYC Virtual Fashion Camps for 2021

We will be offering a week of our traditional camp introducing students to different careers in the industry and we have added two more weeks of specialty camps - one in Styling and one in Fashion Design.

Each week-long session will be dynamic, interactive and fun! Read below for more information for our virtual options.

Banson NYC Virtual Fashion Career Camp:

This week-long program will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective. We will design each camp to spotlight a wide variety of careers in the industry - merchandising, media, design, styling, buying, blogging, public relations, production to name a few.

Session C: June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Banson NYC Where Fashion Design Begins Camp:

In this week-long program students will experience the very first step of fashion design: finding inspiration. Throughout the week students will learn about inspiration and how to create a mood board.

Session D: June 28, 2021 - July 2, 2021

Banson NYC From Closet to Concept Camp:

In this week-long program students will learn about styling through their own closets. Throughout the week they will uncover their personal style, learn about different fashion styles and how attitude and feeling dictate style and much more.

Session E: July 19, 2021 - July 23, 2021

For More Information: Contact Banson NYC at (917) 328-1469 or simply go on our website and fill out the Summer Camp Application so that we can email you a full packet of information.

Click Here for In-Person Fashion Summer Camp Bulletin Board Flyer

Click Here for Virtual Fashion Career Camp Bulletin Board Flyer

Click Here for Virtual Fashion Design Camp Bulletin Board Flyer

Click Here for Virtual Fashion Styling Camp Bulletin Board Flyer

Click here to be directed to the Banson NYC website

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UCSC Summer Online

As you plan for summer this winter, you have options at UC Santa Cruz. As part of our Summer Session, students who complete their sophomore or junior year with a GPA of 3.0+ can attend High School Summer Online.

We will continue to offer most courses remotely or online for summer 2021, and courses are now posted at Students can earn transferable UC credits and get an exclusive 50% off summer tuition!

Most courses are 5 credits. That relates to a student's workload and the 35 hours of class meeting time. One 5-credit class is ideal for 5 weeks - that's what we recommend. Registration opens on April 1.

Learn more here.

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Ventura County Indian Education Consortium

Dear Parent,

Title VI Federal Project – Serving Public School Districts in Ventura County Since 1974

For Students with Native American Heritage

Your child may be eligible to enroll in the Title VI Indian Education Program if you, your child or his/her grandparent are an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe, band or group or Alaskan Native tribe or corporation or if you, your child or a grandparent have a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB).

Each student of American Indian descent who enrolls in our program helps generate funds to support educational programming in Ventura County for students in grades K-12 with Indian heritage. If your child qualifies he/she will be entitled to receive free supplemental services and scholarship information.

Refer to attached files for more information and enrollment in to the program.

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ACT Registration and Information:

2020-21 Test Dates

  • Saturday, December 12, 2020
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021
  • Saturday, July 17, 2021.

If you have any additional questions, please contact

SAT Registration

Registration is now open for the 2020-21 SAT test administrations.

Upcoming SAT Dates

March 13, 2021

May 8, 2021

June 5, 2021

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NPHS Twilight Tutoring Academy Information

After-School Tutoring Program at NPHS

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When school is NOT in Session: Contact the District Office at 805-497-9511 for Work Permits

Work Permit Application Form - to be signed by Student, Parent and Employer, include full Social Security Number:


Work Permit Application Form - to be signed by Student, Parent and Employer, include full Social Security Number: (Links to an external site.)


1. Print and fill out Work Permit Application form, above

2. Collect necessary signatures (student's, parent's and employer's) and enter your full social security number on the form

3. Convert to PDF using a scanner or phone

1. iPhone/ Notes instructions (Links to an external site.)

2. Android/ Google instructions (Links to an external site.)

*** Email completed form

Dec. 14 to Dec16 by Noon: to Mrs. Ricafort at

Dec. 17 - 18: to Ms. Sabory (Counseling) at

  • Processing Time: Two - three business days.
  • The processed work permit will be emailed back to you.
  • Print, Sign and Return the processed work permit to your employer.

When school is NOT in Session: Contact the District Office at 805-497-9511 for Work Permits

NPHS College and Career Center


Nick Guerin - Career Education Coordinator: or

Cita Ricafort - College and Career Guidance Specialist: or

We are open virtually from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm on weekdays. Emails received after office hours will be answered the following business day.