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Counseling Technician

Ms. Melissa Hawkins

Counseling Technician

hawkinsm@esuhsd.org

347-6293

Office 109

Junior Counseling Information

Junior Reminders

Check your School Loop, Naviance and the Counseling Monthly Calendar REGULARLY to monitor your academic progress. receive important information and check on the counseling upcoming events. 

Counseling Monthly Calendar

School Loop

Naviance

  1. By the end of year Junior year, you should have earned 180 credits.
  2. Make sure to keep your grades up. "C" or better grades will move you on to the next level of classes, while "D and F" grades will require that you repeat the class. 
  3. Remember that colleges only accept "C" or better grades, which means that if you earn a "D" grade you will need to re-take the class for a better grade.
  4. Continue to work on the Resume builder in Naviance by updating all your extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, sports, clubs, awards, work experience, etc. (The Resume in Naviance is a requirement if you are applying to Private/Independent Universities).
  5. Make sure to post all the colleges you are thinking about applying to in the "Colleges I'm Thinking About" section in Naviance.
  6. Take the PSAT in October 10, 2018 as it is the only year you can qualify for the National Merit Scholars Program.
  7. Take either the SAT College Entrance Exam or the ACT plus writing in the Spring before the end of the year. Students who are applying to competitive programs or private colleges will also want to take at least (2) SAT subject area tests as well. 
  8. If you are struggling in any of yours classes, make sure to work closely with your teachers to find strategies that will help you improve your grades. Also get help during the advisory tutorial period. Think about it....Do you want to repeat a class again?

CSU Early Assessment Program Requirement (EAP)

The Importance of Applying Broadly

Naviance "How To Videos"

Beyond contacting your counselor, Naviance can do a lot more.  This is a locker of Naviance "How to videos" for you to review:

1. How To Contact Your Counselor

2. How to Use the Resume Builder

SVCTE Silicon Valley CTC (formally called CCOC)