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.
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 with essay or the ACT plus writing by December of your senior year.
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.
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 vary so make sure you look at the specific school you are interested in to see if you are eligible.
Visit HBCUPages.com for a list of unique Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Work Permits for River City High School students are currently being processed in the front office located at 1 Raider Lane. In order to obtain a work permit, students must meet the minimum requirements below and permits may be suspended at any time if the grade and attendance requirements are not met each term.
To qualify for a work permit, students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA, no F grades, and satisfactory attendance/online engagement. Students who do not qualify, must get admin approval before the work permit may be issued.
Here are some important details about work permits:
Students do not need a work permit to apply for a job - work permits are needed once a student has been hired
Before the school receives the work permit application, it needs to have the following sections completed:
Student information section
Employer signature and information section
Every time you get a new job, you need a new work permit!
Once a student turns 18 or graduates, they no longer need a work permit
The State of California decides the work hours allowed based on age
* During COVID-19 closures, you MUST make an appointment to drop off a completed work permit request application or to pick up your new work permit at River City High by emailing email@example.com or calling 916-375-7800 ext 2061 or ext 2002.
Students must be present to sign work permits and all visitors must wear masks.
All fields must be complete, including the employer information section and all signatures.
Pre-printed applications are available at the high school's front office: Monday - Friday during school hours
2. Submit the original request for a work permit application, with ink signatures, at the front office (may take up to two business days to process)
3. Should you have questions or wish to expedite the process, email Mrs. Desmangles at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Please email Mrs. Desmangles to make an appointment to pick up and sign your work permit at River City High School.
PLEASE NOTE: The student must pick up their work permit as they will need to sign it.
5. Lastly, student must provide a signed work permit to his/her employer.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q:If I've graduated from high school or turned 18, do I need a work permit? A: No. Once a minor is no longer subject to the state's compulsory education laws, he/she is not considered a minor for purposes of the state's child labor laws (labor code 1286[c]). Therefore, a high school graduate does not require a permit. Once you turn 18, you are no longer considered a minor and do not need a work permit.
Q: When do work permits expire? A: Work permits (including those issued in summer) expire in June 2021. If you intend to work over the summer, make sure you renew your permit before the last day of school.
Q: Is my work permit job specific? A: YES! Every time you get a new job, you need a new work permit!\
The River City C & C office, located in the Admin Building, is a great resource for all students. Here Mrs. Desmangles may answer your questions about college, career, military, financial aid, work permits, paid summer internships and more.
To contact Mrs. Desmangles call 916-375-7800 ext. 2061