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

‚Äč11th

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. 

 

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