Westview Counseling

May 2018

Biomedical Equipment Technical Program

MiraCosta College is offering a Biomedical Equipment Technical Program which allows students to obtain a certificate in 4 months. Students who are interested in this certificate program would need to attend an Orientation on Wednesday, June 6th. Examples of industries who need Biomedical Equipment Technicians include hospitals, dialysis center, clinics, manufactures, surgery centers, medical equipment refurbishes, and independent service organizations.

It is important to know that the tuition of the program is free through the Department of Labor funded America’s Promise Grant. However, there is a $300 administrative fee, which will be collected upon registration.

If you have questions about the program you or would like to schedule a tour of the facility, please contact (760) 757-2121 x6346 or tci@miracosta.edu.

UCSD Women in Computing- Girls' Day Out

May 26th, 2018


This is a chance for high school girls in the San Diego area interested in computer science to network with current students, meet UCSD faculty, attend workshops, tour labs, and more. We will be accepting 50 high school girls of all levels of experience to participate in this event.

Girl's Day Out will take place on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at the University of California, San Diego campus. Since we cannot guarantee there are enough openings for everyone due to limited space, please wait to hear back from us via email whether you have been selected to participate. Free lunch will be provided, however there will be no transportation to and from the event.

Sign up Link

2018 Future Latino Leaders Law Camp

Dates & Location

July 7 - 15, 2018

Washington, DC.

The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp is a nine-day summer enrichment program hosted by the HNBF each summer in Washington, DC. This year the program celebrated its 13th anniversary, providing 31 Latino high school students from across the country the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession.

The Law Camp is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable life skills, enhance public speaking abilities, meet successful Latino Leaders and tour important Federal institutions such as the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Department of State. Students are housed on a college campus and gain valuable insights into the college admissions process, learn about careers in the legal profession and spend a week with other highly-motivated young Latino Leaders in the nation’s capital.

The students prepare and compete in a Mock Trial on the last day of the Camp, where they are able to showcase what they have learned throughout the week and celebrate team achievement. Some of the skills that the camp focuses on are team work, public speaking, critical thinking, productive argument and persuasion, and the ability to face challenging obstacles with enthusiasm, professionalism and confidence.

Apply Here!

De-Stress Fest is Next Week!

April 30th-May 4th is de-stress week. There will be a variety of activities going on such as pet visits for de-stressing. We encourage everyone to integrate healthy coping strategies into our everyday lives, so let us practice together this week! Here are some things that you can do on your own:

  • breathing exercises
  • positive self-talk
  • time management
  • plenty of breaks to clear your head
  • quick bursts of exercise to release endorphins!

Some Colleges Are Still Accepting Applications

In addition to community colleges, there are still some 4-year colleges that are still accepting applications. Visit the Link for more details

Submit Intent to Register by May 1st

Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to the college that you are planning to attend. The deadline is May 1st so make sure you get this in to ensure that you can register for classes in the fall.

Choosing a College

Many factors come into play when choosing a college such as the size, location, majors offered, and prices just to name a few. It is not a good idea to settle on a college choice because it is where your friends are going or because it is really well-known. You are going to be on the campus about 900 days, so you ought to choose a place that makes you happy. Westview's counseling interns have put together a presentation for things to consider when choosing a college.

Complete Volunteer Hours from Home

Are you looking for volunteer hours? Would you like to help students in rural China learn conversational English? No need to leave your house. We are looking for students to assist us teaching conversational English over video conference. Classes are 40 minutes per week in the evening. Little to no preparation is required. Training will be provided. Knowledge of Chinese is a plus but not required. See Mrs. Ho in the counseling office if interested.

Did You Know That Colleges Visit Our Campus in the Wolverine Center?

College representatives visit Westview throughout the school year and we encourage all 10th and 11th graders to come in to learn more about campus life and educational opportunistic as well ask questions to the admissions representative. The schedule is listed on the Counseling page and in Naviance.

PUSD Summer School 2018

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