Counseling Scoop - Home Edition

March 25, 2020

Sundevils, We Will Get Through This Together!

We know there are a lot of questions about how to finish graduation courses, how to finish college requirements, graduation, etc…. These are discussions that are beginning to take place and will require cooperation between the California Dept of Education, Colleges, and our State government. Please know that there are millions in the same position as you are in, so the system is going to need to flex to accommodate all of the scenarios. This will take time and when we have guidance we will let you know how we will all proceed. For now, stay safe, get some exercise, and keep checking in with your teacher on-line to keep the learning moving forward.

We need you to enter your courses by March 31 so that we can build next year's master schedule

Course Selection for Next School Year Continues

CURRENT 8th GRADE STUDENTS

Check out our resource page here

If you have questions, email you counselor (links are at the bottom of page)


CURRENT 9th - 11th GRADE STUDENTS

Check out our resources here. Email your counselor with questions.


For students who have submitted an IDT (Inter/Intra District Transfer Request) Please complete the course selection process at your prescribed school. Print a copy of the next grade level needed CRW (9th Grade CRW, 10th, 11th, 12th), fill it out and scan or take a photo of it and send to: btomicich@powayusd.com. Across the top of the form be sure to write: "STUDENT'S NAME, IDT REQUESTED."

Counselor Support

Counselors are available via email.

Students Last Name:

A-F Counselor - Mrs. Kim Bronson

G-M Counselor - Mrs. Dena Tracanna

N-T Counselor - Mrs. Charmaine Ferrer

U-Z, AVID & ELL Counselor - Mr. Victor Baez

Counselor - Mr. Husani Whitlock

Fun, New Exploration Resource - Xello

Xello is a college and career exploration program that allows you to discover more about yourself to find careers and colleges that will best fit you. From assessments on career personality, skills, and interests, to college exploration and application preparation, Xello can help you plan for and reach your post-high school goals. Check it out here.

Scholarships - Not Just for Seniors!

Resource Conservation District, Greater San Diego Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a resident within the RCD of Greater San Diego County's sphere of influence, graduating high school senior, GPA of 2.5 or higher, planning to pursue further education in resource conservation or agriculture. Up to seven scholarships of $1,000 each are available.

Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020 http://rcdsandiego.org/education/scholarships/


Featured Scholarship Log April 2020 *Please note in the April Log that some organizations have decided to postpone their scholarship offerings for this year.


Featured Scholarship Log March 2020


We are here to help you! Do you have questions about scholarships?

Please email Diana O'Quin at doquin@powayusd.com

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CLASS of 2020 SENIOR INFO

How to Read a Financial Award Letter

A good financial aid letter should contain:

  • Full cost of attendance
  • Grants and scholarships.
  • Types and amounts of loans.
  • Net amount student will have to pay after grants/merit scholarship deducted.
  • Parent and student’s Expected Family Contribution

If you find a financial aid letter incomplete, you should contact the school and get the missing information BEFORE you make any decisions!


Lynn O'Shaughnessy/College Solution Article Here


CollegeData Compare Awards Calculator

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Students Last Name:

A-F Counselor - Mrs. Kim Bronson

G-M Counselor - Mrs. Dena Tracanna

N-T Counselor - Mrs. Charmaine Ferrer

U-Z, AVID & ELL Counselor - Mr. Victor Baez

Counselor - Mr. Husani Whitlock

Parents if you need to see your student's counselor, please make an appointment directly with the counselor via email.