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WHEN: In the spring 2023

WHERE: River City High

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 with essay or the ACT plus writing 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 vary so make sure you look at the specific school you are interested in to see if you are eligible.
Visit for a list of unique Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


     Warmest season's greetings and best wishes for a happy new year!!
Please read the work permit request instructions below

     Warmest season's greetings and best wishes for a happy new year!!
Please read the work permit request instructions below

  • The minor/student, after obtaining a promise of employment, shall obtain the "Statement of Intent to Employ a Minor and Request for a Work Permit - Certificate of Age" (CDE          Form B1-1) from the school. A work permit is not required before a minor/student finds a job. 
  • In order to obtain a work permit, students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. The application is available on the link below.
  • No permit is required if a student is 18 years of age or has completed high school.
  • Print work permit application here. Please complete Student and Parent sections including signatures and a social security number.
    • Both a parent/guardian and the employer must complete and sign their section of the form before the student turns it in.
    • Drop off the completed request form to the counseling office in the Admin Bldg.
    • Ask to be notified via email when the Official Work Permit is complete (usually within 2-3 days). 
    • Sign it and return it to your employer.
    • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or better and good attendance to keep work permits active. 
* If your GPA drops below 2.0, then you will be placed on probation and must increase your GPA above 2.0 by the next grading period.
Drop off hours are Monday - Friday from 8:15 AM - 3:45 PM
**Students who do not qualify, must get approval from their assigned administrator (Assistant Principal) and/or submit a Parent Appeal Form before the work permit will be issued. Click here to print the Parent Appeal form: 
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 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 the state of California expire five days after the opening of school in the fall.
For further information about California's Child Labor Laws click on this link


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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 miliary 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 can be referred to Assistant Principal Noe Guerra via email to
  • Students should turn in all Service Learning paperwork, current and previous year's paperwork, to the correct boxes in the Assistant Principals office as soon as the hours have been completed.  You do NOT have to wait for the due date.
  • If you do not complete service learning hours for previous years, you may not be able to play a sport and/or obtain a work permit.
     Click here to print a Service Learning Form
Bryte Baptist Church is currently accepting volunteers. They are located at 1000 Sacramento Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95605
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)


CTE prepares youth for a wide range of good-wage, high-skill, and high demand careers.
CTE is an educational strategy designed to prepare students for ongoing education, long-term careers, citizenship, and entry into the workplace.
CTE responds to the needs of the economy with regard to both industry focus and skills that are taught.
CTE serves 94 percent of all high school students, including male and female students, students from many races and ethnicities, and students from higher and lower income backgrounds.
In California, CTE is made up of 15 career pathways which include
Arts, Media, & Entertainment--Building & Construction Trades-- Business & Finance-Education--Child Development & Family Services--Agriculture & Natural Resources--Energy, Environment & Utilities--Engineering & Architecture--Fashion & Interior Design--Health Science & Medical Technology--Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation--Information and Communication Technologies--Manufacturing & Product Development--Marketing, Sales, & Services--Public Services--Transportation.