Class of 2023

Spring Newsletter

JUNIORS: THE TIME IS NOW!

Dear Juniors,

While graduation may seem far away, Junior year is the perfect time to start defining your post-high school plans. I will use this newsletter to keep you informed of all things Class of 2023. BOOKMARK IT! I will continue to update it through the end of the school year.


Scroll for important information regarding:
  • PROM
  • Taking college classes while in high school
  • CAASP testing
  • Career Exploration
  • College Exploration
  • SAT/ACT testing
  • Options after High School (don't need a 4-year degree?)
  • Money Matters

COLLEGE CLASSES WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Interested in taking college classes while in high school?

We offer 2 ways to take college classes: Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment.

What's the difference?

CAASP TESTING

During your English and Math CAASP test this year, you will also be administered the EAP college readiness exams. EAP measures college readiness in English and mathematics.

Your participation in EAP may help you avoid taking the CSU-required Placement Tests, to find out if you need extra preparation for college-level courses, and to help you adjust your senior year classes so you can be prepared for college-level courses. It also helps avoid wasting your time and money in college remediation classes that do not count towards a baccalaureate degree.

Take your CAASP test seriously, and do your best! For more information regarding EAP and placement into CSU Math and English classes go here.

CAREER EXPLORATION

California Colleges.edu

Register your CaliforniaColleges.edu account! This is a great tool to help match your interests and skills to possible career options! 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.


  • "Registering your CaliforniaColleges.edu account" See the recording here.

COLLEGE EXPLORATION

Finding the right school or college to attend after high school can seem daunting. But there are many tools out there to help! Use California Colleges.edu above for a comprehensive way of searching for your best fit school! Or check out the resources below:
Big Future

The College Board also offers a great resource for college planning, exploring careers and paying for college.

College Scorecard

Search and compare colleges: their fields of study, costs, admissions, results, and more.

CSU Super Sunday

California State University leaders bring an empowering message to churches throughout California about the importance of preparing for college

UC for Everyone!

For students and families! Come and learn about each UC, get admissions tips and tricks and hear from current UC students and families.

National College Fairs

Registration for Spring 2022 Virtual College Fairs now open!

WACAC College Fairs

Registration for in state college fairs.

SAT information

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.

When to Take the SAT

OPTIONS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

"College" doesn't just mean a 4-year university. There are many ways to continue your education after graduation! Check out these options:
Apprenticeships Programs with Chris Allen

CTE Spotlight-Flight Science at Reedley College

Want to be a pilot? Did you know that Reedley College offers an AA in Flight Science?


The Associate Degree in Flight Science is designed to provide students the knowledge, skills, and flight experience required to become certified commercial airplane pilots and flight instructors. Degree graduates will be ready to enter the aviation industry as commercial airplane pilots and flight instructors.


Ground school courses (academic classes) are taught at the Reedley College campus, in Reedley. The flight lab courses are conducted at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.


For more information contact flightscience@reedleycollege.edu or call (559) 638-0300 extension 3475



Past CTE spotlights

College of the Sequoias-CTE Programs, Cosmetology program

Reedley College Flight Science

MONEY MATTERS

Financial Aid

It's a great time to start learning about the Financial Aid process! Check out the following presentations:

  • "Understanding Financial Aid". See the recording here.
  • "Introduction to Financial Aid" and "The Cost of College" See the recording here.

Scholarships and Fellowships for Juniors

There are scholarships specifically for juniors. Check out the following opportunities!
BigFuture Scholarships for the Class of 2023
BigFuture Scholarships

Earn $500 and $40,000 just by planning for college! Monthly drawings!

College Prep Scholars

The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the resources to apply to top colleges and a head start on applying for a full scholarship to our college partners. March 24 deadline!

Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement

High school juniors who demonstrate creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues that might include, but need not be limited to, race and racism.

Social Impact Fellowship 2022

A summer program for rising 11th and 12th graders from low-income upbringings to find mentors, give back to their community, and build confidence. Deadline is March 31st.

View the Central Schools Scholarship Bulletin

Our scholarship bulletin provides links to help you search for National, State, and local scholarships.

How can I help?

  • Need a letter of recommendation? Make an appointment using the button below.
  • Need an unofficial copy of your transcript? Email me or contact your HST.
  • Need an official copy of your high school transcript? Request one here

Need to contact me?

Call or text: 209-720-7177

Email: carmen.marroquin@yosemitevalleycharter.org

Make an appointment

See my availability and schedule a Zoom meeting.