Spring semester brings with it the excitement of course registration for 2019-2020. I am in the process of meeting with students in their current English class to discuss their plans for next year. As we do every year, students are asked to take their registration paperwork home to discuss with a parent/guardian. If your child submits his/her requests, but conveniently ‘forgets’ to discuss it with you first, please feel free to contact me to review what they submitted if you have any concerns. Based on the information received from students, we will spend the remaining months doing our best to create a master schedule that accommodates as many student requests as possible. Although there is no perfect schedule that allows all students to get every course they want, every effort will be made to limit conflicts whenever possible so students can get as many of the courses they need/want. If you have questions about the process or your child’s course selection please feel free to contact me.
Seniors and early graduates who plan to attend Yuba College in the fall should consider participating in Quick Reg, a program designed to help them with the enrollment process. Representatives from Yuba visited the Economics classes at the end of last month to explain the program and its benefits, as well as give students an opportunity to sign up. Students who are interested in participating need to complete the Yuba College Summer/Fall application online at yc.yccd.edu under the “New Students” tab. Students who have completed Yuba College courses in the past are still required to complete a new application because their status has changed. Additionally, once their application has been processed, students must complete the online orientation. If they didn’t complete an interest card when Yuba College visited their class, they need to complete one online at https://yc.yccd.edu/admissions/forms/.Students will then be given an appointment to meet with a Yuba College counselor to create an Abbreviated Educational Plan and once all steps have been completed students will be able to register for classes beginning April 26th (which is priority registration). Make sure your Yuba College bound senior takes advantage of this great program!! If you would like additional information please let me know.
Juniors who took the PSAT in the fall have been given their scores, along with resources available to help them better prepare for the SAT. Students can take advantage of online test prep resources such as Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.com). Any juniors planning to attend a 4-year university directly after high school are strongly encouraged to take the SAT or ACT this spring. The upcoming spring SAT dates are May 4th and June 1st and students are typically required to register a month in advance. Students can register for the SAT, find practice materials and more information on the College Board website (www.collegeboard.org). Students who are interested in taking the ACT can find more information about the upcoming June 8th test date and registration process on www.act.org.
Want free money to attend college?? Lots of scholarship opportunities are available. If they haven’t already, seniors are encouraged to give me their e-mail address if they would like to receive scholarship updates. Some current local scholarships: Sutter- Yuba Realtors Association, Marysville Unified Teachers Association, Mary Aaron Memorial, Yuba Sutter Bar Association, John and Freda Monnot, and much more. Students who would like help with scholarships should come by the Counseling Office.
Students who are considering college after high school are invited to attend Yuba College’s Transfer Fair on Thursday, April 18 th at the Sutter Center from 3:00–6:00 pm. Representatives from CSU, UC and Private Universities will be there to meet with students and their families to provide information and answer questions. Everyone is welcome to attend!
And finally, our 3rd Quarter Student of the Quarter is Robert (RJ) Mathews. He and other area high school seniors were recognized at a luncheon in February. Congratulations RJ!!