COUNSELING CORNER

February 2022

Celebrating Love and Friendship!

Show yourself some love with some self-care!

Celebrate the month of February by taking the time to focus on yourself. We can all use some self-care! Scroll through our Social-Emotional Resources to find something that can help keep yourself mentally and emotionally well.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Social-Emotional Resources

SEL Tier 3 Support Available Now!
Social Emotional Learning Supports

Community Resources, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Homeless and Foster Youth, and much more...

Central Valley Schools Podcast-Dr. Mitch, CVCS School Psychologist


Lates Podcast episode- Job Search Help and Dr. Mitch and SEL Resources

Meet Dr. Mitch and his tips for "Managing it all"! (starts at 23:45)


If you have missed other episodes, check out our YouTube Channel: Click Here!

SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) 1 and 2

Looking for an Elective class? There's still time to add this 5 credit Elective class for all High School Students!

SEL Class focuses on helping students deal with everyday emotional stress. Tell your HST if you are interested in adding this class for Spring.

Click Here for Details


Contact: evamarie.celis@monarchriveracademy.org

Be Kind to your Mind-Headspace for Teens

Headspace is now free for all teens in the US. If you’re between the ages of 13–18 years old in the US, click below to learn more and how to sign up for Headspace for free through our partners:

Sign yourself up through Peer Health Exchange

IMPORTANT DATES

Click here for the full 2021-2022 calendar


February 14th: Last day to add or drop a high school class


March 2nd: Deadline for Financial Aid Applications: FAFSA and CADAA


March 11th: Last day to drop a college course and receive a ‘W’ instead of an F (Not Recommended)

COLLEGE & CAREER EXPLORATION

California Colleges.edu

Register your CaliforniaColleges.edu account! You're missing out on a great tool to help match your interests and skills to college and career opportunities! You can research on your own, or with your peers at one of my live sessions! Student login information was sent to your student school-based email. You can also click on the live links below for videos on how to complete each step.

Counseling Corner Live!

Join Mrs. Marroquin, your high school counselor, Tuesdays from 12-12:30 pm here for once a month, grade-level college and career exploration!

  • 11th graders meet 1st Tuesdays
  • 10th graders meet 2nd Tuesdays
  • 9th graders meet 3rd Tuesdays
  • drop-in office hours 4th Tuesdays


This month's topic: Community Colleges-what can they offer me?


Past topics:

  • "Registering your CaliforniaColleges.edu account" See the recording here.
  • "Understanding Financial Aid". See the recording here.
  • "Introduction to Financial Aid" and "The Cost of College" See the recording here.
  • Scholarships See the recording here.
College 101

Click on this button to go to the College Board and Big Future's amazing resource for applying to college! Get all your questions answered here!

Taking the SAT or ACT?

While UC (University of California), CSU (California State University), and many private colleges are not requiring the SAT or ACT for admission, some colleges may use scores for placement and some scholarships may request scores with applications. Please research whether the SAT or ACT will benefit you!


  • Check here to see if your school requires test scores.
  • Click here for information about Fee Waivers.
  • Go here for free SAT prep from the College Board and Khan Academy!


See our Important Dates Calendar here for registration dates, deadlines, and test dates.

OPTIONS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

JOB CORPS

Job Corps is the largest, FREE vocational program that offers training in over 82 Career Options at 123 centers across the U.S!


Job Corps Cohort – Open to All High School and Middle School Students interested in learning about the largest, FREE Vocational Program!

Click Here for Details ++ Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5426612617


College & Career Cohort – Open to All High School and Middle School Students interested in learning about Post-Secondary options, while working on Resume, Cover Letter, Application Help, Interviewing Skills, and more!

Click Here for Details ++ Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5426612617


Job Corps Fair-missed the live session? Watch the recording here


Questions? Email Jonathan.Quijas@yosemitevalleycharter.org to find out more about Job Corps!

Technical Education Careers at your local Adult School

Many adult schools offer great job training programs for high school graduates! Programs are free or low-cost compared to private technical colleges. Check out the following links to find an Adult Education Center near you!

State Center Adult Education Consortium

Sequoia Adult Education Consortium

Gateway Adult Education Network

Salinas Valley Adult Education Programs

College Spotlight-Monterey Peninsula College


INTERESTED IN A DEGREE?

The college offers over 100 degree and certificate programs to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, provide career and technical training or to update work skills, and to improve basic skills in mathematics, writing, reading, and English as a Second Language. As part of the Associate Degree for Transfer program with California State University (CSU), MPC currently offers 14 transfer degrees with guaranteed admission to the CSU in Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Art History, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Studio Arts.

  • View the complete list of degrees here.


LOOKING FOR SHORT-TERM TRAINING?

Ready-to Work program offers over 68 degrees and certificates in the following career pathways:

Health Pathways

Applied Technology

Public Safety & Eduction

Business and Hospitality

Social Science

Visual and Performing Arts

Past Community College Spotlights....

What can Fresno City College offer you? Watch the video!

Watch Merced College's welcome video here!

CLASS OF 2022

Class of 2022 Graduate survey

Class of 2022-Please fill out this short survey to help me help YOU as we approach graduation!

I've applied...now what??

Last chance to apply for Financial Aid!!! Deadline is March 2nd!

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)! All graduating students need to fill out one of these forms to be eligible for any federal and state financial aid, including the California Promise (2 years of free community college)! Whether you are looking to go to a university, college, or technical/vocational school, don't miss out on free money!!

  • Financial Aid and the FAFSA/CADAA See slides here and recording here.
  • Cash for College Workshops
  • Click here to find a live workshop. Search for "virtual" for over 23 options statewide open to the community!
  • The California Student Aid Commission will be holding two, free bilingual workshops to help families complete the FAFSA, CADAA, and CHAFEE Foster Youth Grant.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Register for this workshop here

Thursday, February 24, 2022: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Register for this workshop here

YOUR FUTURE FRIDAYS!

Class of 2022-Check out “Your Future Fridays!” with your high school counselor, Mrs. Marroquin. Sessions are held each Friday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am here. See the flyer here.


THIS MONTH: DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS FOR FAFSA HELP!


Past Session Topics-click on links for recordings

How do I apply to...?

CA Community College Applying for Admission|


Colleges using the Common Application: An application guide for first-time students

SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT

Feb. 1 HMONG NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS offers scholarships to Seniors interested in pursuing the Nursing Field (Pre-Nursing, LVN or RN). Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. At least one parent of Hmong descent.


Feb. 7 ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARD awards $4000 scholarships to any child/grandchild/step-child/step-grandchild/legal ward of a living Elk.


Feb. 15 HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND awards $500-$5000 scholarships to seniors of Hispanic heritage. Minimum 3.0 GPA

View the Central Schools Scholarship Bulletin

Our scholarship bulletin provides links to help you search for National, Statewide, and Local scholarships.

  • Need a letter of recommendation? Make an appointment with me using the button below.
  • Need an unofficial copy of your transcript? Ask your HST or email me.
  • Need an official copy of your transcript? Request one here.
Make an appointment

You can call or text me at 209-720-7177 or email me at carmen.marroquin@yosemitevalleycharter.org. Click on the button to check my availability and schedule a Zoom appointment via my Calendly link.