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 2018-2019 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.
 
College Board 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 27th and the test will be offered August 25, 2018. College Board will continue to offer the October, November and December test dates for seniors as well. 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) 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 Saturday, May 19th at Yuba College Preview Day. If you have questions about this process, please contact me.
 
Speaking of Yuba College, the community is invited to attend the aforementioned Yuba College Preview Day on May 19th. Participants can explore academic and career technical education programs, participate in workshops, win prizes and enjoy a free BBQ lunch. Additionally, beginning this fall, the Yuba College Promise will 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, our own Manbir Sanghera was selected as the local Exchange Club Youth of the Year recipient. She was selected from a pool of applicants who had been nominated for Student of the Quarter throughout the year and is recognized for her academic and extracurricular accomplishments. She is now competing at the District level, where she has a chance to win an additional scholarship and be forwarded to the National competition. Great job Manbir!!
 
Happy Spring,
 
Christy Spade
Counselor
(530) 749-6157 x6232