Counselors are divided by student's last names. Counselors are available for academic, personal/social issues, and post-secondary (college & career) planning. Please email your counselor if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment to meet. To contact the counseling secretary, please call 707-778-4779. Additionally, we have MFT interns on-site available for extra mental health support. If you are looking for support, you can complete the PHS Mental Health Self-Referral Form directly or email your counselor.
Need to meet with your counselor? Fill out a request here!
IMPORTANT FORMS & PAST PRESENTATIONS
When selecting classes for the next school year, use this as a guide:
English 9 (or Honors)
English 10 (or Honors)
English 11 or AP English Language 11
ERWC or AP English Literature 12
Physical Science or Biology (multiple options)
Biology or Chemistry
1 more year of Math, Science or Related Math/Science Class
More Science or (Elective)
Math 3 or Elective
More Math or (Elective)
Human Interaction/ Intro to Business (Semester of each)
World History (or Honors)
US History (or AP)
Econ/Gov (Semester of each) (or AP)
PE 10, PE Cross Training or Strength & Conditioning
(Elective: Visual Performing Art or Foreign Language Recommended for college bound students)
(Elective - Language recommended for 4 year college bound students)
SRJC Dual Enrollment:
High school students can dual enroll in classes at SRJC while in high school for minimal fees. All steps are below. If there are questions contact SRJC directly at: 707-521-7844
Steps to enrolling in a SRJC Class:
- Apply to open CCC AND SRJC and get Student ID# (9 digits) - you must reapply EVERY term: https://admissions.santarosa.edu/high-school-dual-enrollment-students
- Look at the online schedule: https://classes.santarosa.edu/
- Check for any prerequisites/assessments: https://assessment.santarosa.edu/
- If you are trying to challenge a class that has a prerequisite, you need to complete this form: https://admissions.santarosa.edu/prerequisite-equivalency-form
- Complete dual enrollment form
- High School Dual Enrollment Online Request Form
- Must be submitted BEFORE you can register
- Register online during priority registration
- Email counselor proof of registration so we can adjust your schedule here if needed (remember OFF PERIODS ARE NOT GUARANTEED!)
Work Permits: You'll find the work permit application and information on the process here. During the summer, Ms. Smith (email@example.com) can process work permits. During the school year, Ms. Dodsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) can assist.
Mental Health Support: You'll find resources here.
Many questions can be answered here Counseling FAQs
If you plan to participate in a sport, be sure to complete all the information on our Athletics website. If you have questions, contact Kevin Jackson (athletic director), email@example.com.
For the Class of 2023 that plans to apply to CSU or UC colleges for Fall 2023 admission, these are good things to remember:
- Taking Math during your senior year is important for college acceptance.
- SAT/ACT - most colleges are test optional/blind, check individual school website for more information.
- As always, going above and beyond your A-G requirements will increase your chances of acceptance into CSU and UC schools.
- For CSU schools, the qualifying minimum GPA is 2.5 in A-G coursework. For UC schools, the minimum GPA is 3.0 in A-G coursework.
- CSU website: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
- UC website: https://apply.universityofcalifornia.edu/my-application/login
A-G Requirements (4 Year Colleges)
Santa Rosa Junior College Information
PE Waiver Information, Board Policy AR 6142.7
College Planning: Tips & Important Information
UC & CSU Application Filing Periods
- Create a separate, professional (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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, 2022 for Fall 2023 Admissions
- University of California: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions
- October 1 – November 30, 2022 for Fall 2023 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!
- UCs require you to respond to 4 of the 8 personal insight questions
- CSUs do not require essays.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
- Get discounted tuition out of state (certain majors)
- Learn more here: https://www.wiche.edu/tuition-savings/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) October 1, 2022 - March 2, 2023
- Online applications should be completed for the 2023-2024 freshman 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:
My Big Future - search for colleges, majors, and careers!