Westview Counseling

December Newsletter

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Winter Break is coming make the most of it!

During school breaks, time to recharge:

  1. Sleep/relax
  2. Spend time with family
  3. Visit friends
  4. Prepare for academic/career endeavors
  5. Do fun activities you normally don't have time for


  • Dinner together
  • Family movie/game nights
  • Daily uninterrupted (15min) conversations
  • Volunteer together
  • Send regular short encouraging text or written notes
  • Get to know their friends

Enrichment Programs

Summer Programs

At first thought, spending your summer preparing for college after an intense year of schoolwork might not sound enticing, but there are valuable benefits to these programs.

Summer enrichment programs allow students to get a better feel of what college is going to be like and ease the college transition. Many offer the opportunity to network, see what it’s like to live in a dorm room, build relationships with other incoming students and sometimes gain college credit. Programs that offer college credit can lighten your workload during the school year, help you graduate on time and save money on school tuition in the long run.

Many summer programs for high school students can be pricey, especially the ones that offer credit for classes, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t affordable options and even free options. These are just a handful of the summer enrichment programs available to high school students.

Post High School Planning

Naviance Student Overview

College Exploration


Career Planning and Exploration

Naviance is the tool we use at Westview for all of the student's post high school planning. Video Tour of all the features of the program.

Naviance Workshop

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 5pm

Westview Staff Lounge

Students and parents are invited to participate in an interactive Naviance workshop to learn more about how to use the program features, such as:

  • College searches utilizing Westview and personal student data
  • Obtaining scholarship information
  • Exploring careers, including assessments
  • Enrichment activities, such as: internships, summer programs, etc.
  • Planner to help with setting goals

This event will be conducted with participants accessing their student or parent accounts during workshop activities. You may bring your own device to use to access your account (tablet, laptop, smart phone) or utilize Westview Chromebooks.

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University of California Update

Q: My student was just named as a finalist for “ABC” award. How can she update her application with this information?

A: Once the application has been submitted, the student can login to update only minimal information, including the telephone number, email, mailing address, or SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, or International Exam scores.

In general, minor changes to activities, awards, volunteer work or employment are unlikely to impact an admission decision.

Any other changes must be submitted to the UC Application Center at ucinfo@applyUCsupport.net. Students should include their name and UC Application ID number (found on the application confirmation).