Poway High Counseling
Spring 2018, Volume 2, Issue 4
We hope everyone has had a smooth transition into the Third Trimester of the year!We're in the home stretch, Titans! In this newsletter, you'll find information about our Military Fair, RACC College Fair, AP Exams, scholarships, summer school and other helpful information.
If they haven't already had their meeting, all 9th-11th grade students will be meeting with their counselors between now and Spring Break to go over what they requested on their CRFs, and make sure the selections will meet graduation requirements and goals for the future. Because of the time involved in this process, please allow extra time for Counselors to respond when you contact them.
Thursday, April 5, students are welcome to come out to the Library Quad at lunch to meet with representatives from the Military branches.
RACC College Fair
Friday, April 20, we will have representatives from over 20 colleges in the Library Quad at student lunch. Check the flyer below for a list of colleges.
The Counseling Office is on Twitter! Follow along as we tweet the latest news, advice, events, and scholarship opportunities! @PHSTitanCenter
Summer Virtual Health
PUSD Virtual High School is now accepting applications for summer virtual health, running June 19 - September 7. Apply before May 4. Application can be found here.
AP Exams will be held May 7-18. For an exam schedule, please check here.
If you are taking an exam, be sure to go over the exam instructions provided in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents before you arrive. Students may be dismissed from exams for misconduct. Plan to be at the testing room 30 minutes before the exam Begins. For morning exams that means 7:30, for afternoon exams, that means 11:30.
New this year: We won't have an AP Pre-Bubble session because the exams will come pre-printed!
General education summer school is an invitation-only program, offered for remediation purposes only to the following students:
- Students who are significantly behind in graduation credits with priority given to 11th and 12th graders
- Students who have earned an “F” in a core academic subject
- On a space-available basis, students who have earned a “D” in a core academic subject
- Non- graduating high school seniors deficient 5-10 credits
If you meet any of the above criteria, please check with your high school counselor for class offerings, approval and any further information.
Summer School will be held at RANCHO BERNARDO HIGH SCHOOL, 8:00 am to 12:15 pm as follows:
1st Semester: Tuesday, June 19 through Wednesday, July 11, 2018
*No school, July 4
2nd Semester: Thursday, July 12 through Thursday, August 2, 2018
Michele Cass, Administrative Assistant
858 - 748 - 0010, Ext. 2063
If you wish to take a summer school course outside of PUSD, make sure it is approved by your Registrar’s office BEFORE taking the class. Talk to your School Counselor or the Registrar if you have questions.
College Fair - April 20
Boise State University
Northern Arizona University
Saint Louis University
Seton Hall University
Southern Utah University
University of Alabama
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Florida
University of Kansas
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Minnesota
University of New Mexico
University of Oregon
University of Rochester
University of Tennessee
Washington State University
NACAC College Fair
San Diego Convention CenterMore information here.
Palomar College Tarde de Familia
College Testing Dates
The final college testing dates are fast approaching. 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.
If you still haven't gotten your PSAT Scores, you can get them from College Board. Just log into the student's College Board account, click on PSAT/NMSQT, and then click on the matching tool if they don't automatically populate. If you need an Access Code, you can get it from Miss Hughes or Mrs. Warriner.
College Board has announced the date for the 2018-19 PSAT: Wednesday, October 10. More information on registering for the exam will come at the beginning of the school year.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
You can find lots of information about scholarships and financial aid on our website! Check Academics / College/Career / Scholarships/Financial Aid. For the Scholarship Deadline Log, click here.
We have applications for four different local community scholarships in the office, so stop by to get more information!
There are always opportunities for students to find and apply for college scholarships. Here are two of the websites our students frequently view to explore scholarship opportunities:
Fast Web is the most comprehensive site with thousands of scholarship listings. http://www.fastweb.com/
Scholarships.com also has thousands of scholarships, and frequently offers them in a monthly format by deadlines. http://www.scholarships.com
A - Dom: Christy Brown
Don - Kon: Jerrah Smith
Koo - Ramj: Blanca Arreguin
Ramk - Z: Jerilyn Padua-Reyes
Student Services: Traci Barker-Ball
Counseling Assistant: Jodie Hughes
Counseling Assistant: Lynne Oakes
Registrar: Michelle Bourget
Scheduler: Barbara Longworth
A-Gih: Peter McKee
Gil-Nel: Catherine Burling
Nem-Z: Aaron Little
Please direct all counseling questions to
858-748-0245 x. 5137 or x. 5138