February Update

In This Issue....

  • February 7th-11th , National School Counseling Week
  • 2022-23 Grade Level Course Selection Meetings
  • Saturday Success Academy
  • Office Hours: Seniors, have you submitted your FAFSA/CADAA?
  • Dual Enrollment Verse
  • College & Career Spotlight
  • Scholarship Information
  • Mental Wellness Resources

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2022 (#NSCW22) is Feb. 7-11, 2022, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Grade Level Course Selection

During the month of January, all Centennial Students were provided with registration presentations that covered high school graduation requirements, post-high school planning, and course selection information. They were informed of the courses offered during the following school year. Following the grade level presentations, students have had the opportunity to in put the courses that they desire for the following school year. The course selection for students ends on Friday, February 4th through student connect. If a student misses their opportunity to input the courses they most desire, a students school counselor will then select courses for him/her/them. We continue to encourage students to sit with their parents and/or guardians to select the courses they prefer. Through the months of February and March, students will have the opportunity to meet individually with their school counselor to review and discuss their individual plans, post-secondary plans, and ask questions for more clarity.

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Saturday Success Academy

The return of Saturday Success Academy (SSA) is here! Please join your school counselors on February 5th and February 26th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for academic support. Centennials esteemed International Baccalaureate and Middle Years Program students will be in attendance providing peer support for all students. If your student(s) plan to attend, please be aware that they are committing themselves to stay for all four hours of SSA. We look forward to seeing you there!

Seniors, have you submitted your FAFSA or CADAA?

Every Tuesday and Thursday during office hours, your school counselors and Ms. Villalobos will be hosting workshops to support students complete their Financial Aid Application and California Dream Act Application. Your student's FAFSA and CADAA must be completed by March 2nd, 2022 to be considered for any priority financial aid. If your student is filling out CADAA, applications must be postmarked for March 2nd. We invite you to attend and receive the support that you need.
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Dual Enrollment Verse

Created by one of Centennial's very own Assistant Principals, Mr. Johnson; Dual Enrollment Verse is a podcast that takes the listener into the dual enrollment universe. Mr. Johnson and his co-host, Ms. Villalobos, weigh in on how to take advantage of one of the most powerful pathways to help students and their families experience college now! Listeners will also learn how to utilize dual enrollment to their advantage when applying to college, boosting their GPAs, earning college credit, and most importantly, saving time and money. In addition, discussions highlight the historical perspective of dual enrollment, various dual enrollment models, equitable outcomes, and opportunities for operationalizing dual enrollment pathways in your high school and/or college district. Make sure to click the image to tune into this weeks podcast episode!

College and Career Spotlight

Every month, your school counselors will highlight a college and/or career. If you would like more information regarding the month's "spotlight", make sure to reach out to your counselor or Ms. Villalobos, our College and Career Specialist. For more information, click on the picture to access the College & Career Center Smore.

Riverside City College Promise Program

The RCC Promise program helps recent high school graduates remove a barrier to pursuing higher education — by making it affordable. Full-time students who hold to their “promise” receive free tuition (even if they’re not eligible for financial aid), receive support for textbooks, and a dedicated community.

Local Scholarship Packet for Class of 2022

Want free money? The local scholarship program provides financial incentives to help ease the financial costs of post-secondary endeavors. Awards range from $50 to $1,000+ and can provide tuition, lab fees, book fees, or other basic expenses for students beginning their post high school educational journey. For more information, click on the picture.
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Announcing Big Future Scholarships for the Class of 2023

Beginning December 6, 2021, all juniors in the U.S. and U.S. territories in the Class of 2023 can earn chances at $500 and $40,000 scholarships by taking steps on BigFuture to plan and pay for college. BigFuture Scholarships will award more than $3 million to more than 4,000 students in the Class of 2023. At least half of the scholarships – more than $1.5 million – will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year. Start planning for your future today!

For student mental health resources, click on the picture:

Your school counselors value being part of the school based mental health professionals team, which encompasses your school counselors, school psychologist, and school nurse.

To visit our CNUSD Virtual Calming Room, please click on the picture:

This has a wealth of resources for students, parents, and families alike!

Centennial School Counseling Department Vision Statement

Centennial High School graduates are assertive, global citizens who accept challenges, embrace diversity, overcome obstacles, and work toward leaving a lasting legacy for the next generation. They reach their full potential in their communities as life-long learners who eagerly pursue knowledge and continually develop their skills. Our students meet the demands of the 21st-century workforce through problem-solving, collaboration, and effective communication.

Centennial School Counseling Mission Statement

As Centennial High School Counselors, our students are the highest priority. Our team is dedicated to providing a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program that meets the academic, social-emotional, and post-secondary needs of all students. While working with stakeholders, we continually improve our direct and indirect services to ensure they are responsive to student needs, encourage academic success, and support the personal growth and well-being of all students. It is our duty to treat every student equitably with respect and dignity, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, or educational needs. We advocate for student access to promote success for all students. We guide our students to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century while empowering them to pursue their college and career aspirations.

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