Poway High Counseling

JANUARY 2020

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Important Dates

Jan. 21 - AP Registration opens for Spring AP Courses and Late Fees for Fall Courses

Jan. 27 - Progress Reports distributed in Homeroom

Jan. 31 - Professional Growth Day

Feb. 1 - Inter/Intra District Transfers window opens for 20-21 School Year

Feb. 3 - Course Request Forms (CRFs) distributed in Homeroom

Feb. 11 - Community College Night at Rancho Bernardo High School PAC

Feb. 28 - Last day to register for AP Exams. NO exams will be ordered after this date.

Feb. 28 - CRF Portal Closes, Final day to turn in CRF forms in your homeroom

Mar. 2 - FAFSA/DREAM ACT application deadline (Don't wait until this date, many grants are first-come, first-serve.)

Mar. 6 - Trimester 2 Ends

Mar. 9 - Trimester 3 Begins

Mar. 17 - 8th Grade Family Night, CRF Portal Opens

COMMUNITY COLLEGE NIGHT - Feb. 11th

Come hear a presentation about the benefits of attending community colleges on Tuesday, February 11th, 6:00 pm at the Rancho Bernardo High School Performing Arts Center
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Academic Planning and CRFs

Students in 9th through 11th grade will receive their Course Request Forms (CRFs) and academic planning information in homeroom on February 3. Keep an eye out for an email with information about the process and dates at the end of this month.

AP Exams Registration

AP Exam Registration Window Open: January 21-February 28


You can find information about AP Exams on our newsletter here.


AP Exam Registration will be re-opening on January 21. This will be the time for Spring AP classes (Calculus BC, German, Computer Science Principles, and Statistics) to register for their exams.


Students taking Fall AP classes (Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Studio Art, US Government, and US History) will also be able to late register with a $40 late fee.


Students who qualify, can get an AP Fee Reduction by filling out the Fee Reduction Application and bringing it with proof of income documentation to Ms. Hughes in the Counseling Office. Contact Ms. Hughes with any questions about Fee Reductions - johughes@powayusd.com

AP Exams

We will host AP Exams at the beginning of May. We ask students not taking exams to be respectful in areas the exam is taken. Information for students who are taking the exams will be sent out in an email closer to the time of the exams.
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PSAT Information

If your student took the PSAT in October, they can get their PSAT scores now at College Board's website! For more information, see our newsletter here: https://www.smore.com/80fg7

2020-2021 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year will start May 1, 2020. Inter/Intra District Transfers for 20-21 open February 1, 2020. Note: even if your student is on an IDT to one of our feeder schools, they will need a new IDT for next year unless Poway is their home school.
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Need Tutoring? Check out these options!

  • After-school peer tutoring available in the PHS Library Mon. - Thurs. (all subjects & free)
  • 5.5 Classes have math tutoring (math level and availability depends on the trimester)
  • Lunch Math Tutoring Every Wednesday and Friday in the PHS Library
  • Paid Student Tutors - List available in the Titan Center


Please contact your counselor for more information

New free option for Math Tutoring!

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Thursday Trade Days

Thursday Trade Days are back! We are excited to roll out our second series of workshops for our students addressing local career opportunities. Please encourage your students to attend and take advantage of these opportunities during lunch on Thursdays in the Titan Center. This is open to all students to attend.


Upcoming dates as follows:


1/23: Detective (San Diego County Sheriff's Department)

1/30: Construction (Associated Builders & Contractors)

2/6: Interior Design (Design Institution of San Diego)

2/13: Electrician: Electrical Training Institute

2/20: Skip - District Recess

2/27: Pilot (Southwest Airlines)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Reference Materials

Federal Student Aid Assistance


  • StudentAid.gov/completefafsa - access to resources (FAFSA, worksheets, etc.)
  • StudentAidHelp.ed.gov - online assistance and contact information for Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)
  • 800-433-3243 (800-4FED-AID)
  • New mobile app - Download myStudentAid app for iOS or Android. For more info, click here.


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Scholarships Available

Looking for scholarships? Please see our Scholarship Deadline Log for more information or the scholarship binder in the Titan Center.

The 10 Best Sites to Look for Scholarships

Click here for more scholarship research options. It's recommended to pick just two sites to start, then expand your search if you don't find what you're looking for.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities in San Diego

Finding a volunteer opportunity is recommended for high school students as early as their freshman year. Many colleges, scholarships, jobs, and internships require a certain number of volunteer hours. In addition to our on-campus activities, below are a few volunteer opportunities in the Poway and San Diego County area.

Employment Opportunity - Student tutors for hire

Student Tutor Applications Available in the Titan Center

Students…If you are qualified and are interested in earning money tutoring other students, please go to the Titan Center to pick up an application to become a student tutor. You will be required to have a teacher recommendation for each subject area you wish to tutor. Applications are available in the Titan Center. For more information on paid student tutoring, please email Ms. Jaime Brown at jbrown@powayusd.com for more information.

SAT/ACT COLLEGE TESTING DATES for 2019-20

Seniors! The last date to take the SAT is December 7th. Late registration is still available until November 26th. Please note that not all colleges will accept the December test. Check with your school before taking the exam on this date.


Juniors! If you plan to take the ACT or SAT this school year, please pay close attention to the dates to avoid late fees or missing the test entirely. You can register for the SAT at the College Board website here. You can register for the ACT at the ACT website here.

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Summer Learning

If your student is interested in summer programs, see our newsletter here for more information: https://www.smore.com/nqc39

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12th Grade:


  • Complete last SAT/ACT by December
  • Attend Community College night
  • Attend Palomar Application Workshop
  • Explore scholarship opportunities
  • Spring is all about acceptance letters rolling in. Celebrate!



11th Grade:


  • Attend Community College night
  • Take the SAT/ACT test
  • Start your college list
  • Begin college visits (possibly during spring & summer break)
  • Consider summer internships or community service



10th Grade:


  • Course rigor matters to colleges. Level up without going overboard
  • Join a club or start one!



9th Grade:


  • get involved in a variety of activities both on and off-campus

POWAY HIGH COUNSELING

Counselors

A - Dom: Christy Brown

Don - Kon: Jerrah Smith

Koo - Ramj: Blanca Arreguin, Substitute: Laura Gradiska

Ramk - Z: Jerilyn Padua-Reyes

Intervention/CTE: Karly Wardwell


Support Staff

Career and Guidance Technician: Jaime Brown

Counseling Assistant: Jodie Hughes

Registrar: Michelle Bourget

Scheduler: Barbara Longworth


Administration

Assistant Principals:

A-F: Gannon Burks

G-M: Brianne Froumis

N-Z: Aaron Little


Principal:

Richard Nash