SENIOR CLASS OF 2017
detailing everything you need to know about
senior activities and graduation.
- Seniors, see your "
- Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only! Each graduate will receive 14 tickets during the Senior Picnic. If more tickets are required, students may sign up for 4 additional tickets starting May 30th in the Campus Safety office. Children under the age of 7 do not require a ticket. ALL tickets are complementary.
- Balloons, noisemakers, cow bells, air horns, vuvuzelas, and other such items will not be permitted in the venue. These items obstruct the view for others and prevent people in the stands from hearing the program. Guests bringing them in will be asked to discard them or return them to their vehicles until after the ceremony.
- Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Cars parked in the fire lane, dirt, or lawn areas of the school grounds are subject to towing and/or ticketing.
- For additional information, please refer to the Senior Informational Letter.
SENIOR PICTURES - Senior Portraits for the Yearbook are taken by VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHY the summer before the senior year.
12th grade College Readiness Checklist
- Social Studies Class Visitation Schedule
- Narrow down your "Colleges I'm Thinking About" List to "Colleges I'm Applying to" List on Naviance.
- Calculate your chances of being accepted; compare your student profile to those attending colleges of your choice on Naviance "Scattergrams" or www.collegedata.com
- Continue College and career investigation, focusing on what is most important to you, using the web and these resources: Career Cruising, Naviance, and www.collegeboard.com, more links here.
- Finalize Goals set last year on Naviance
- Update your Resume on Naviance
- Review "Career Interest Profiler" on Naviance
- Participate in extracurricular activities that match your interests (athletics, drama, choir, clubs, service etc.).
- Focus and enhance your community service, strive to be a positive standout, Intern.
- Take challenging courses and continue to work hard. This is another crucial academic year; keep up the hard work!
- Complete SAT/ACT by December at the latest (for CSU November is the latest!)
- Take Community College Placements Tests for early placement in Community (2year) Colleges
- Take ASVAB test for military OR just to see where your strengths lie.
- Create a “professional” email user name/account.
- When attending college visits in the Sun Center meet the speaker, this is often the same Admissions Counselor who will read your application.
- Financial Aid/FAFSA: apply for pin in 2015, complete FAFSA in early January 2016 at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Search Scholarships on Naviance
- Use College Application Tracking Sheet
- Get information and help with College Apps. by attending the College Application Workshop Series
College RESOURCES click Here
College Visits in Sun Center
For up-to-date list of visiting colleges click here
Click here for College Visit Pass (Required to attend visit)
letter of recommendation
~ UC's/CSU's do NOT accept letters of recommendation with the exception of UC Berkeley.
~ Private schools usually require 1 counselor letter of recommendation and 1-2 teacher letters of recommendation. Use the Common Application if possible!
~ Be sure to ask the teacher/counselor who’ll be writing your letter at least 3 weeks in advance of the deadline.
Click here to view the process to Request a Letter of Rec
Links to College Admissions Departments and Applications
CSU EAP TESTING INFORMATION
The California State University (CSU) requires you to take the English
Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to
enrollment in the CSU class unless you are exempt by means of scores earned on other appropriate tests such as the CSU’s Early
Assessment Program (EAP) tests in English and Mathematics, the SAT, ACT, or
Advanced Placement (AP). The EPT and the ELM are not admission tests; instead, they determine
eligibility to enroll in specific courses. If you are required to take the
EPT and the ELM but fail to do so, you will not be allowed to register for
General Education courses at the CSU. You may take the EPT, ELM or both at a
campus near you or where you plan to enroll.
For more information
Researching Colleges, Trade/Technical Schools,
Important resources for all grades
Career Cruising http://www.careercruising.com/ Click on the Career Cruising logo and enter Username: mtcarmel Password: sundevils This is a fun and friendly career exploration website! It will help you answer burning questions such as: What do I want to be when I grow up? How will I support myself? What will my major be in college?
Naviance College and Family Connection NAVIANCE is a website designed to help students and parents plan for college. The most up to date list of college visits is posted on this website, as well as scholarship opportunities, and letter of recommendation info.
National Center for Education Statistics – College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator This site provides great info on cost, financial aid offered, retention rates and 4 year graduation rates.