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WHEN: May 15, 2024


WHO: 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders 


Community Colleges

There are many great options when it comes to community colleges in the Sacramento area. Community colleges are an inexpensive way to earn a degree or certificate.
The Los Rios Community College District consist of 4 colleges:
Another option in the area is Sierra College. The Rocklin campus offers on-campus housing.

California State University (CSU)

The CSU system consists of 23 campuses throughout the state. To be eligible for CSUs you must complete specific classes usually referred to as A-G classes. You must earn a C or better in each of those classes. Also, you must take either the SAT or the ACT. Keep in mind that some campuses/programs are impacted which means that they receive more applications then they can accommodate. This results in additional requirements for the school/program.
Visit California State University to learn more about the requirements, specific campuses or programs.

University of California (UC)

The UC system consists of 10 campuses (1 campus is not open to undergraduates). To be eligible for UCs you must complete specific classes (A-G), earn a grade point average of a 3.0 or better, and take the SAT or the ACT by December of your senior year.
Visit the University of California – Admissions to learn more about the requirements, specific campuses or programs.

Private College and University

Private colleges and universities are all over the country. They are generally more expensive than the public school systems but don’t let that scare you. They have a lot of money to give as financial aid (institutional grants and scholarships). They also have different requirements than the CSUs and UCs so even if you are not eligible to apply to one of those, you may still be eligible to apply to a private institution.
You can use the Common Application to apply to multiple institutions with a single application. Currently, more than 700 colleges and universities accept the Common App. Check out the list of campuses on The Common App.
To explore private colleges and universities in California, visit Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are located all over the country. They were established to primarily serve African American students but have always allowed admission to students of all races/ethnicities. There are 107 campuses including 2 year and 4 year, public and private institutions. Admission requirements for each campus may vary so make sure you look at the specific school(s) you are interested in to see if you are eligible.
Visit for a list of unique Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


   Work permit instructions
Please read the instructions and requirements for a work permit request below then Drop off your completed work permit application in the library with Mrs. Desmangles 

   Work permit instructions
Please read the instructions and requirements for a work permit request below then Drop off your completed work permit application in the library with Mrs. Desmangles 



The student has to havde a 2.0 GPA or better (the weighted GPA is used)
The student has to have 80% attendance or better


YOU DO NOT NEED A WORK PERMIT TO APPLY FOR A JOB. Students are only required to have a WORK PERMIT processed once they are officially hired by a company. 

*The following sections must be completed before a work permit will be processed: student info with SSN, employer "supervisor" info and signature, parent signature. An incomplete work permit application will delay the processing time.

Please allow 24 hour turn around after you have dropped off the request form.

To qualify for a work permit, students must have a 2.0+ GPA, no F grades, and satisfactory attendance. Otherwise, an Assistant Principal's approval is required before Mrs. Desmangles may issue the work permit.


All students enrolled in high school and working must obtain a work permit. Any student over 18 no longer is required to have a work permit. Once a student graduates from high school, they no longer need a work permit, even if they are under 18 at the time of graduation.

The amount of hours a student may work is decided by the State of California. 


Print Work Permit Request Application here


Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does the school have any discretion to limit the minor's work activity?
A:Yes. As a condition of issuance, the local district, school, or work permit issuer may reduce maximum work hours and impose additional occupational restrictions. The authorized work permit issuer does not have discretion to extend hours beyond the maximum specified or to waive any occupational restrictions. 

Q: Does a student have to present his/her Social Security card to school authorities when applying for a work permit?
A: No. The work permit application (CDE Form B1-1) and work permit (CDE Form B1-4) shall contain, among other information, the name, address, telephone number, and Social Security number of the minor (EC sections 49115 and 49163). The statutes do not specify that the card itself must be presented, only the number.

Q: Are work permits job specific?  
A: Yes. Every job requires it's own permit. Students no longer need permits once they turn 18 years of age or have graduated from high school, whichever comes first.
Q: Will my work permit  be valid if I quit or leave my  job?
A: A work permit is no longer valid when a minor quits or leaves a job. A new work permit application must be filled out for each new job. In addition, all work permits in California expire five days after the opening of school.
For further information about California's Child Labor Laws click on this link


Welcome to the College & Career Center


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”   - Abraham Lincoln
Career  and college Information 

Career  and college Information 

Should you have questions regarding college admission, college tours, career assessment tools, work permits, part-time jobs, trade schools, paid summer internships or how to contact military recruiters, please contact Mrs. Desmangles via email at or call 916-375-7800 ext. 2061. If you do not see what you are looking for on this website please ask.



  • Service Learning questions may be referred to Mrs. Desmangles or one of the Assistant Principals.
  • Students may turn in all Service Learning paperwork, current and prior paperwork, to the locked boxes in the Assistant Principals office when completed.
  • Incomplete service learning hours for previous years, may prohibit students from playing sports and/or obtaining a work permit.
     Click here to print a Service Learning Form
The Green House is currently accepting volunteers. 
For more information: please contact their Volunteer Coordinator, Gabe Benson, at
or call 916-402-7978. 
To volunteer, download an application and contact Gabe to set up an interview.
For more info on their programs visit
START HERE to find your service learning match!
Yolo County: Non-Profit Organizations with volunteer opportunities
NPOs in Yolo County (Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland) and contact phone numbers
VolunteerMatch: The Best Volunteer Opportunities in West Sacramento
Filter search by cause, skills, distance, and other variables
City of Sacramento: Youth Volunteer Directory
Detailed information about volunteer opportunities, sorted by interest area
River City Service Learning Form
(click to print) (click to make your own editable copy)
2024 scholarship program

2024 scholarship program

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, INC is offering scholarships based on scholastic achievement and community service.

Applicants must submit both a personal statement and an essay with their application. Finalist will be invited to an interview in May of 2024.

For more details email: or visit

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION AT RIVER CITY? Learn more about CTE courses and pathways by clicking on each subject below: