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How to Ask for Letters of Recommendation for College Applications (for next year)
Hello Juniors! You may already be thinking about which teachers you will approach next year for a letter of recommendation. You may be wondering who would be best to ask, how to ask them, and what you need to provide them when you ask... Click HERE to view a short article with some tips about this process.
Here at Westview, it is important to give your teachers adequate notice when requesting a letter of recommendation, at least 2 weeks is suggested but more would be great. While most teachers will want you to wait to ask them for recommendations next year in the fall, you can gather information now by finding out what their process for requesting recommendations is and what you would need to provide them. This will give you the opportunity to put things together over the summer, including a list of which teachers you plan on asking.
You may also need a letter of recommendation from your school counselor. If you are applying to any schools through the Common Application, a counselor recommendation is usually required. In order to request a letter of rec from your counselor you will need to complete the LOR Packet and schedule an interview with your counselor in the Fall. More information will be available about this in the Fall and the counselor LOR Packet will be available before the end of the year so you can work on it over the summer.
Great opportunity to be a leader in a statewide non-profit organization. Students come together to learn leadership skills and work with one another to make improvements in their education. CASC's legislation was able to help eliminate the CAHSEE.
Summer School Information
Location: Rancho Bernardo High School
June 15th - July 7th for session 1
July 8th - July 29th for session 2
Classes are held from 8:00am - 12:15pm
Palomar College Classes at Mt. Carmel This Summer
Palomar College at Mt. Carmel High School will be offering three classes this summer and a variety of classes this fall.
Summer open registration begins on May 5th.
Students can stop by our Mt. Carmel Office for questions, Monday - Thursday, 5-9pm.
Summer Classes Offered:
American Sign Language (ASL 100)
Calculus/Analytic Geometry 3rd Level (Math 205)
Calculus/Differential Equations (Math 206)
* Please visit Palomar College website for a full list of course offerings.
Summer is the perfect opportunity to work on your college essays. This article provides some tips for the various essays and prompts that you may need to answer.
If you are the parent/guardian of a current 11th grade student, this information is very important for you to be aware of. FAFSA filing date has changed for next year's seniors.
As student's research colleges or get ready to enter their 1st year in the Fall, it is important to consider the real cost of student loan debt in either deciding where to apply or where to attend.
Senior Check Out Questionnaire
*If you would like your name listed with your post-high school plans in the last issue of the Nexus, your survey needs to be completed no later than Monday, May 16th.
Seniors attending an educational institution (4-year college/university, community college, vocational school, etc.) after high school will need to request their final transcripts be sent after graduation. Complete form and submit to registrar.
Senior Activities Schedule
Complete list of senior activities can be found HERE
Saturday, May 21st
7:30 - 11:30pm - Junior/Senior Prom "Moonlight Voyage" - USS Midway
Tuesday, June 7th
Senior Breakfast - Cap & Gown Retrieval - Front of Theater
5:30pm - Senior Awards Ceremony - Theater
Wednesday, June 8th
12-2pm - Senior Picnic (Graduation Ticket Distribution) - Canyonside Park
Thursday, June 9th
8:30 - 10:30am - Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory) - Westview Football Field
1:30pm - Graduation!!! - Report to check in location with cap, gown, and tassel in hand (leave cell phones, cameras, purses, flowers, leis, ipods, and all electronics at home).
9:00pm - 5:00am - PTSA Grad Nite - All school rules apply and no early departure will be allowed. No entrance allowed after 10:30pm.
Medical Career Night for High School Students
Wednesday, May 18th, 6-8pm
11520 West Bernardo Court
San Diego, CA
Do you enjoy the life sciences? Are you interested in making an impact on the health and lives of others, yet you are not sure what career path to take? Spend an evening with our professionals who are the heartbeat of the medical field.
Seating is limited - RSVP is required.
To RSVP and find more information click HERE.
8 of the Best Colleges - College Fair
Thursday, May 19th, 6:30pm
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761.