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12th Grade



University bound juniors and seniors need to take the SAT and/or ACT by December of their senior year.  The PSAT is a great way for juniors to practice for these exams.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Seniors, start your FAFSA application now.  The deadline is March 2nd, 2020. For help with the FAFSA, please plan to attend a Financial Aid/Cash for College event on one of the following dates: 
Wed, Oct 16th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at CHS 
Thursday, Feb 6th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at PV
In addition to the FAFSA, scholarships are another great way to help pay for college.  Scholarships will be posted on the PV Scholarship Bulletin throughout the year. For more information about financial aid and scholarships, please visit click here.

College & Career Planning Night

CHS and PV will be hosting College & Career Planning Night on Tuesday, October 29th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Marsh Jr. High School.  This event will provide students and parents an opportunity to have all of their questions answered regarding future college and career plans. For more information about the representatives and break out session topics, please visit:

College Applications

College application season is underway for seniors!  The deadline is Nov 30th for CSU and UC campuses.  For out of state and private schools, the deadlines vary.  Students applying to private schools will need to make an appointment with their counselor at least 3 weeks prior to the application deadline for letter of recommendation purposes.  For more information about the requirements for each college application and a link to each application click here.

Butte College Reg2Go

Seniors who plan to attend Butte after high school are encouraged to take part in the Reg2Go process.  Butte College Counselors will be visiting Econ/Gov’t classes in December to talk more about the process, which takes place in the spring of senior year.
For a full list of deadlines for seniors click here.


  • Be sure you are meeting A-G requirements if you want to attend a 4-year university right after graduation.
    • Are you taking IM3 or higher?
    • Have you taken 2 years of the same World Lang?
    • Have you taken a Fine Art?
  • Take the PSAT again if you would like more practice for the SAT
  • Start creating a list of colleges, careers and majors you are interested in.
  • Visit local colleges over thanksgiving break.
  • Spring
    • Register for the SAT and/or the ACT
      • We recommend to take the SAT or ACT at some point during the spring semester of Junior year
    • Attend College and Career night (Normally at the end of October)
    • Registration
    • Counselors will give a class presentation to help juniors choose classes for their senior year. Click here for a copy of the presentation.
    • Counselors will review the students transcripts to ensure they are eligible for graduation and/or eligigible to meet the A-G requirements.


Spring semester
Registration and class selection for grade 11
  • Class Presentation for Registration
    • Review of transcript, review of high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements, introduction to 4-year Planning and Academic planning guide; and, introduction to college and career research
  • 1-1 meetings with students in the library
College Planning Night
  • Evening program and power point presentation on college admission process, college admission testing, timelines, financial aid, etc.


  • School counselors present to the freshman class during the fall semester.
  • Meet your School Counselor by stopping by during lunch or after school or by scheduling an appointment
  • Establish strong study habits and time management techniques
  • Participate in extracurricular activities that interest you
  • Participate in community service activities on campus and in the community.
  • Registration - Spring
    • Counselors help freshman register for classes by reviewing the students transcripts to ensure they are on track for graduation and/or on track to meet A-G requirements.

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