Hello MCAA Students and Parents,
 
I am not sure how we have managed to reach the end of yet another school year!! The Counseling Office has been busy with scheduling for next year. Students will receive their 2019-2020 schedules in August. Specific registration dates and times will be sent home this summer. Students will be asked to come to the school during their assigned time to turn in their completed registration packet (which must be done every year) and receive their schedule. At that time, we will attempt to accommodate any schedule change requests. Please be aware that students may not receive all the classes they have requested. Every effort is made to enroll students in the courses they want, but depending on when a course is offered or how many seats are available students may not get everything they want. If you have concerns when you receive your child’s schedule, please feel free to contact me.
 
Juniors should be seriously considering their options after high school. The application process for 4-year universities typically starts in the fall, which will be here before we know it, so students should have a good idea of where they want to apply when school begins in August. If you have the time and the means, plan a college trip this summer. It’s never too early to start looking at campuses! But if not, research can be done online on the following websites: www2.calstate.edu/, www.universityofcalifornia.edu, www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org. These are just a few of the great websites that can help students narrow down their top choices.
 
CollegeBoard will be offering the August SAT test date again this year. Students who are interested will need to register to take the test by July 26 th and the test will be offered August 24, 2019. CollegeBoard will continue to offer the October, November and December test dates for seniors as well. Most 4-year universities will take scores through the December test date. For more information or a fee waiver, please have your student see me.
 
Reminder: High school students can take courses at Yuba College over the summer or during the fall. Students who are interested should check the schedule of classes on the college’s website (yc.yccd.edu/academics/schedule-catalog/) to see what is being offered. An application must be completed and students interested in taking math or English need to take a placement exam. Additionally, students need paperwork from me. Once they have completed those steps they must physically go to the college to register for classes. Registration for concurrent high school students will begin Monday, May 13 th. If your student is interested in taking classes this summer or fall, please have them see me.
Speaking of Yuba College, the Yuba College Promise will continue to provide a year of FREE tuition to first-time, full-time students who are California residents. What a great opportunity to start postsecondary education and save money!
 
And finally, congratulations to the class of 2019!!! We wish you the best of luck as you begin this exciting new chapter in your lives. You will be missed!
 
Have a great summer,
 
Christy Spade
Counselor
(530) 749-6157 x6232