College & Career Planning

Gateway Unified School District Vision:

"Providing Excellence in Learning: Every Student, Every Day- Preparing your children for college and career success with a 21st century learning experience”

College & Career Planning Timeline

9th


Register for coursework that meets A-G Requirements
Get involved in clubs and sports
Monitor your grades via Aeries
Talk to your teacher or counselor if you are having difficulties. We are here to help. 
((Keep your GPA above a 3.0 throughout high school))
Log on to californiacolleges.edu - Your goal for this year is to have a general idea of what career you would like to pursue
Meet with your counselor in March to update your 4 year plan and pre-register for 2018/2019 classes

10th

Talk with your counselor if you received a D or F

Take the PSAT in October and the Pre-ACT in March
You and your parents will meet with your counselor in March to update your 4 year plan and pre-register for 2018/2019 classes

11th

Take the PSAT in October
Start Researching Colleges. You will find many resources linked on the right side of this page. 
Start Studying for the SAT and/or ACT during Winter Break
Take the 
 SAT/ACT in the Spring/Early Summer-  continue studying throughout summer if you are not confident in your score
Meet with your counselor in March to update your 4 year plan and pre-register for 2018/2019 classes

12th

Re-Take the SAT/ACT, if needed
Attend Senior Night October 12th
Complete your FAFSA application ASAP after October 1st
Complete your college applications by November 30th 
Complete Private College Applications based on individual deadlines
If you are attending Shasta College sign up for the Shasta College Orientation and meet with a Shasta College Counselor in February
Create a Web Grants 4 Students account


At Central Valley High School, we are serious about preparing our students for life after high school. It is our hope that each and every one of our students graduate informed, with a plan and the skills to pursue it. To assist your student with planning, Counselors, our Career Center Technician/Upward Bound, GEAR-UP and ETS Advisors offer ACHIEVE sessions bi-monthly throughout the school year. 

Counselor Achieve Presentations 

Date

Open/Closed

Session

Target Audience

9/21

Closed Session

Senior Contract

12th only

10/5

Closed Session

Credit Recovery

10th/11th/12th credit deficient

10/19

Open to 12th

College Applications

Seniors needing assistance with college applications

10/26

Open to 12th

FAFSA Presentation

12th

11/2

Open to 12th

Create an FSA-ID (for FAFSA)- bring chromebook

12th

11/16

Open to 9th & 10th

High school 101- Grad Requirements, A-G, Study Skills, Learning Strategies, On Campus Resources, Extra-Curricular Activities, Concurrent Enrollment

9th

12/7

Open + VIP’s by invite

Healthy Friendships/Relationships

Students who are involved in a lot of drama

12/14

Closed

FAFSA

Seniors who haven’t finished the FAFSA

1/25

Open to 12th

Community Scholarship Application

12th

2/8

Closed

A-G Recovery

Students who would be on-track with A-G if they re-took 3 or less classes

3/1

Open to 10th & 11th

ACT/SAT Prep Resources

11th

3/15

Open to 9th & 10th & 11th

Preparing for College Timeline

10th

3/29

Open to 12th

Comparing Award Letters/ Finalizing College Plans

12th attending a 4 year university

4/19

Open

Technology & Online Safety

9th & 10th at-risk

5/3

Open to 10th & 11th

College Exploration + Question & Answer Session

11th

5/17

Open to 12th

Building a College Schedule

Students attending Shasta College

5/31

Closed

Credit Recovery Options/ Summer School

Students who are credit deficient


Career Center Technical/Upward Bound Coordinator 
Presentations

9/21    Military                                                

10/5            Career Clusters Survey (What do your interests say about your career?)                                  

10/12              Soft Skill: Time Management Activities                                  

11/2                     Upward Bound                 

11/16         ROP Presentations/Skill Building workshop                          

12/7                     ASVAB  interpretation  

12/14                   California Career Zone- interests and careers                      

1/25               ROP Presentations

2/8             Soft Skill: Communication Activity

3/1                       Career Zone- money choices

3/15                     Resume Workshop- 10th to 12th only

3/29                     Interview Techniques 11th and 12th only

4/19                     Mock interviews 11th and 12th only.

5/3                       Financial Literacy: Creating a budget

5/17                     Military Recruiters- 11th and 12th only
5/31                     Orientation for 2018/2019 ROP Students

 


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