Counseling Update

May 2020

Villa Park High School Counseling Department

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Contact Your Counselors

Mark Kammerlohr (A- De) markk@orangeusd.org

Jeremy Bulrice (Df- Ja) jbulrice@orangeusd.org

Jason Pham (Je- Ne) jasonp@orangeusd.org

Shasta Campbell (Ng- Sam) scampbell@orangeusd.org

Doreen Valentin (San- Z) dvalentin@orangeusd.org

Attention Class of 2020!

Dear Spartan Seniors,


Congratulations on your accomplishments so far! We hope that all is well for you and your family during this unconventional time. You are on the verge of completing 13 years of education so be sure to finish strong. It is your responsibility to ensure you have completed the following in order to graduate and receive your diploma:


  1. You must complete 230 required credits for graduation. Be sure you continue to complete courses currently enrolled in and any credit recovery courses you may need.

  2. You must turn in all school equipment (books, electronic devices, athletic equipment, etc.) prior to receiving your diploma.

  3. You must complete the senior survey questionnaire prior to June 5th- (provided below)


Please be sure to review your academic standing and should you have any questions or concerns reach out to your counselor or administration for clarification.

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Mark your calendars for summer school. This year summer school will be held June 17th-July 23rd. All students will work on summer school at home using our APEX program to remediate failed courses. Counselors have already been busy identifying students and their course(s) who need summer school. Families will be notified in the coming weeks with specific details regarding the login process, who their assigned teacher is and expectations for the program. The summer school administrator this year is Dr. Atikah Osman for those needing to reach out with questions or concerns during that time.
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SCC Summer Class Schedule

Students wishing to take a summer course through Santiago Canyon College should reach out to our Career Education Coach, Mrs. Lee, for assistance with registering and enrollment. She can be reached at lee_cindy@sccollege.edu

Putting Together a College/University List

Going into summer is a great time to evaluate your post high school options, especially for juniors, as the college application season gets underway as soon as school starts back up in the fall. With everyone going digital these days, there are great resources out there to take virtual tours of campus and find information on the web to see what school is right for you. Here are a few steps to help guide you in putting together a college list.


Consider these factors when composing your list...


  1. Location
  2. Size
  3. Major
  4. Financial Aid
  5. Clubs & Organizations
  6. Type of institution
  7. Demographics
  8. And other factors specific to your interests.


Organize your list into these categories...


  • Safe schools: Schools you can easily get into based on your GPA & test scores.
  • Match schools: Schools you have a good chance of getting into based on GPA & test scores.
  • Reach schools: Schools that might be a little harder to get into but have a good holistic approach you can fall back on.


Start your college search using the following steps...



You will be taken to the Big Futures page where you can search by different parameters to find the perfect colleges for you.

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