Washburn's Counseling News

Check back often because I will update weekly...

I know that distance learning is different and it is challenging for most of us. I can't wait to finally meet you face to face again! With that in mind, I want to provide you with a one-stop-shop for information that might help you be successful.

Distance Learning Supports

Parent Support

Here is a video that will help you learn how to check your child's grades and attendance. You can also get paired with your child's canvas account so you can see what he or she is working on in each class.


School Resource Center

Click on this bar if you need tutoring, help with study skills, organization, and more... There are lost of resources to help you with school in this Link.

Technology Support

There are multiple different links on this webpage that can help you troubleshoot your technical issues during distance learning.


College Information - Attention Seniors!!!

Community College Information

Community college is an excellent way to start your higher education experience. Applications to any California Community College will go through CCCApply. If you plan on attending a community college in the fall of 2021- please visit https://home.cccapply.org/en/

Seniors- you will have time on Kick Off to College (KOTC) to start your applications. More information is coming on KOTC.

California State University (CSU) Information

College application season is here! If you plan on applying to a CSU- please visit CSU Apply for more information. Remember- you can submit an application to CSU from October 1-December 4th for fall of 2021!


University of California (UC) Information

College application season is here! If you plan on applying to a UC school, please visit the google document below for more information. Remember- you can submit an application to UC from August 1- November 30 for fall of 2021!


Financial Aid Information (FAFASA/CADAA)

FAFSA/CADAA Season is here! All seniors need to complete an application since it is a graduation requirement!

Your first step is to download the app onto your phone. It is so much easier to use the app. Here is a link to the FAFSA Worksheet. it will provide you with the information you need to collect in order to fill out the application!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SLPUIJwV8jqcDuAVaLeEg2vdOQs8O1_qFtSixHekEeI/edit?usp=sharing

You need to complete it by March 2nd.

Don't stress, we will be giving workshops on how to complete the FAFSA over the next few weeks/months. BUT your first step should be to download the app!!

Advanced Placement (AP) Information

Here is a great resource that Ms. Adame (Our fabulous College and Career Counselor) created! It has all the information and links that you will need regarding AP information.


Ben Washburn

I have been a high school counselor for 14 years. At Heritage I counsel the freshman and about 80 seniors with the last names of J-M.