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Welcome from the Counseling Dept.


College Planning Information Night March 21st

RCHS Cafeteria 6:00-7:00 PM

Open to students in grades 9-11 and their parents. Learn about post secondary options, financial aid, and general guidelines for college planning.



Eighth Grade Parent & Student Scheduling Information Faire

Wednesday, January 31st  or Thursday, February 1st 

6:30-8:00 PM In the Cafeteria

These sessions will cover scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Power Point





Please continue to encourage all of your senior students to complete the FAFSA or Dream Act ! There is quite a bit of misinformation surrounding which students can benefit from financial aid.

• Although there are income ceilings to receive the Cal-Grant and/or Pell-Grant, that does not mean that students with higher family incomes should not fill out an application. The FASFA and CA Dream Act Application are used by institutions to offer institutional scholarships, and federal student loans for FASFA applicants. Also, if there is an unexpected circumstance in which a families' ability to pay is diminished, then the student can petition their college's Financial Aid Office for a "Professional Judgement," so that they may be able to receive aid; but they will need to have an application on file in order to do so.


• Financial aid is also available to students who are pursuing vocational work. The Cal-Grant C could provide "up to $1,094 for books, tools and equipment—and up to $2,462 more for tuition and fees if you’ll be attending a school other than a California Community College," for up to two years.




Your golden opportunity awaits

High school is so much more than mastering the Pythagorean theorem or analyzing what Shakespeare meant by “To be.” One of the most important things you’ll learn about in high school is yourself. This self-discovery is what transforms you from a child to an adult. Learning about your strengths, your weaknesses, your likes and dislikes. High school also offers you the independence to explore different interests that you might want to pursue in college and beyond. Some may be a dead end while other may lead you to a passion that develops into a career down the road.

So how can you can you take advantage of this four-year journey of self-discovery? Here a couple of ways you can make the most out of high school.

Get involved– High school is so much more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Some of the richest high school experiences come after the final bell. Clubs, sports, theater, student government —they all can teach leadership, teamwork, time management, and responsibility while having fun and meeting new people.

Speak up– Share your opinion in class and outside of it. Sure, it can be scary putting your thoughts and ideas out there but doing so will give you the self-confidence to speak aloud. Others may challenge your opinions. That’s ok. Matter of fact, that’s great. It will expose you to other lines of thinking that can change your opinion or strengthen your own convictions.

Be open to meeting new people– Having a strong group of friends is great but don’t be afraid to meet new people in class, clubs or just in the hallway —especially those that might seem different from you. You never know what you might share in common or, at the very least, you’ll learn to respect the differences in other people.

Ask for help when you need it– High school is a time of immense growth. You come in a child and leave as a young adult. Just as with any other times of growth, there will always be some pains. Whether you’re having trouble with schoolwork, other students, relationships, drugs, alcohol or your just feeling a little lost, there are a number of people around you who can help. Just ask.

High school is an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. Work hard, have fun and years from now you’ll look back on your high school years with a smile. 


Source: High Value High Schools at http://www.louisianahighschools.org/students/ 

Counselors by Caseload (last name)


     Ms. Price              A - Di

     Ms. Clark              Do - J

     Ms. Ozeroff           K - N

     Ms. Grisaffi           O - Sa

     Ms. Straessler      Sc - Z


Non - Discrimination Policy

Washington Unified prohibits discrimination and/or harassment based on any legally protected characteristics, actual or perceived, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression. 

Policies on student participation and selection criteria for athletics/competition, extracurricular and co-curricular activities indicating availability of programs, activities and clubs are open to all students.

The Washington Unified School District and River City High School strive to comply with Federal Title IX gender equity laws.

Address questions and concerns to: Personnel Department, Washington Unified School District , 930 Westacre Rd., West Sac, CA 95691. (916) 375-7600

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