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  • Registration 2024-2025

    The registration window for next school year has closed. If you wish to make a change to your 2024-2025 schedule please complete this form. Schedule changes will be made based on the availability of courses and the master schedule. Schedules will not be available until August at Trojan Roll Call for pickup. 

    Additionally, if you plan to take an AP or Honors level course next school year, please plan to attend the AP/Honors Night on Thursday, February 29th at 530pm, schedule here and info available here, and complete and return the AP Honors Commitment Form to Ms. Whetstone in the counseling office by Friday, March 8th

     

    Petaluma City School Summer School 2024: 

    Summer School 2024 Applications Are Now Available Online. Summer School Is a Credit Recovery Opportunity for PCS seniors in Need of Credit to Graduate and for Current 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students. Courses Might Be Offered in Person or Online Depending on Staffing and Space Available. Here Is a Link to the English Application and Spanish Application (Petk12 Email Addresses Only). 

    • Summer School Information:

    • Location: Casa Grande High School

    • Tentative Dates: Monday, June 24 - Tuesday, July 23. No School on Thursday and Friday of July 4-5th.

    • Courses Offered: English 9, 10, 11, 12, Math 1 and 2, World History, Us History, Physical Science, Biology, Physical Education, Art, Edgenuity - Online Education Prioritized for Rising 11th and 12th Grade Students.

    • 2 Sessions plus Bonus Online Session (15 Credits Max)

    • Summer School Schedule:

    • Session 1: 8:30am - 11:30am (5 Credits)

    • Lunch: 11:30am - 12:00pm

    • Session 2: 12:00pm - 3:00pm (5 Credits)

    • Session 3: Online Edgenuity Credit Recovery (Certain Conditions Apply)

     

  • Petaluma High School Counseling FAQs

  • A-G Requirements (4 Year Colleges)

  • Santa Rosa Junior College Information

  • PE Waiver Information, Board Policy AR 6142.7

  • College Planning: Tips & Important Information

  • Financial Aid

  • UC & CSU Application Filing Periods

  • College Tips: 

    • Create a separate, professional (yourname@domain.com) email to use for all applications. 
    • When sending applications and scholarship information through the Post Office, purchase a ‘proof of mailing’ certificate.
    • Keep a copy of every college and application that you submit, and keep them organized!
    • Gather all important materials - transcripts, resume/list of activities including all community service, start thinking about who will write your letters of recommendation (private schools only)
    • Plan a visit to the College and Career Center!  There is a variety of information and support available to seniors.
    • Visit https://www.californiacolleges.edu/#/ & https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/  for helpful planning tools, testing information, researching college, application calendars and much more!

    UC & CSU Application Filing Periods:

    • California State University https://www2.calstate.edu/apply 
      • October 1 – November 30, 2023 for Fall 2024 Admissions
    • University of California:       http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions
      • October 1 – November 30, 2023   for Fall 2024 Admissions
    • For private universities:  check the individual application dates, deadlines and enrollment requirements 
      • Early Decision/Early Action - usually October 1st 
      • Regular Admission - will vary by school 

    SAT & ACT (PHS SCHOOL CODE: 052460)

    • Many schools have gone to test optional, including CSU and UC schools. 
    • Private Universities:  check the individual testing requirements that are recommended for each school/major.
    • You are in charge of sending your test scores directly to the schools you apply to! 
    • SAT Reasoning & SAT Subject Area: http://collegeboard.com       
    • ACT Examination: www.actstudent.org 

    Write your personal essay EARLY!

    • Students applying to the University of California system and most private colleges and universities will be required to submit a personal essay.  Take your time to do this well!   Write your first draft, have someone whose writing ability you admire review your work…. Then update and re-write!
    • CSUs do not require essays. 

    Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) 

    California Community Colleges are a great place to start your post-secondary studies.

    • Certification programs for careers (example:  mechanics, computers, phlebotomy)
    • Associate of Arts Degrees (two year college degrees with a major area of study)
    • Transfer to a four-year university (take freshman and sophomore general education requirements, then transfer to a four-year university for completion of a Bachelor’s Degree.)
    • SRJC Jumpstart Program will help all students that plan to attend SRJC after high school.

    FAFSA & California Dream Act (AB 130 & AB131) December 1st-June 30th. 

    • Online applications should be completed for the 2024-2025 first-year student college year.  FAFSA is the umbrella application required for almost all federal, state, institutional and private grants/scholarships.  We recommend that you fill out this application regardless of your financial needs.             
    • Students who don’t qualify for financial aid under FAFSA may qualify under the California Dream Act. Qualifications to apply are: 1. a student must have attended a CA high school for a minimum of 3 years, 2. graduate from a CA high school, pass the CAHSEE or receive a GED, 3.enroll in an accredited and qualified CA college or university and 4. if applicable, fill out an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as eligible. 

    Websites for College Planning:

    Listing colleges with programs for students with learning disabilities/differences

    Find your college- Search by major, location, size etc

    Search Engine- Find a College for Me

    My Big Future - search for colleges, majors, and careers! 

    CSU GPA Calculator 

    UC GPA Calculator