- Career Resources
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Freshman Advantage Program
- Scholarship Information
- Mental Health Resources
Resources for Careers – Plan Your Future!
Interest Surveys and Career Guides – What Career is Right for Me?
Finding and Learning about Career Pathways – Includes interest inventory, videos, and career info
California Occupational Guides - Labor market outlook, job descriptions, salary ranges for California
U.S. Occupational Handbook – Labor market outlook, job descriptions, salary ranges for the U.S.
Check with the financial aid office of the school you are going to attend for additional financial aid assistance.
I Can Afford College - Comprehensive site from the California Community Colleges about how to finance your education
FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (no fees)
Salary Surfer Website – Find educational programs in specific fields at California Community Colleges
California Community Colleges – Comprehensive Guide to all California Community College Campuses
Life After High School
Confidentiality Policy Regarding Distance Counseling Services
The counselor ensures that they are in a confidential location, but it is up to the student to ensure their own confidentiality. Please make sure you are in a safe, quiet space where no one can overhear your conversations. Also, texting your counselor is not a confidential way to communicate. While the counselor will do everything possible to ensure confidentiality, phones can be stolen or lost and your sensitive information can be viewed by an unintended party. Please be aware of this, while you use texting services with your counselor.
Communication with your counselor will remain the same, and sessions will be held during normal school hours. The counselor cannot guarantee, but will use reasonable means to maintain security and confidentiality of any information sent and received via email or any online learning platforms (e.g., Zoom, Google Hangout, Google Classroom, etc.) The counselor is not liable for improper disclosure of confidential information that is not caused by the counselor’s intentional misconduct.
Students/Clients/Parent’s/Legal Guardians consent to the following conditions: (1) Email and texting is not appropriate for urgent or emergency situations. In case of emergency or crisis, call 911. The counselor also cannot guarantee that any particular email or information contained within an online platform (e.g., Zoom, Google Hangout, Google Classroom, etc.) will be read and responded to within any particular period of time. Ideally, students/clients/parents/legal guardians should not use email for communication of sensitive medical information. Risks of using email: The transmission of client information by email and/or texting has a number of risks that students should consider prior to the use of email or online platforms. These include, but are not limited to, the following risks: (a) Email or content within online platforms can be circulated, forwarded, stored electronically and on paper, and broadcast to unintended recipients. (b) Senders can easily misaddress an email or text and send the information to an undesired recipient. (c). Backup copies of emails or transcriptions of dialogue within an online platform may exist even after the sender and/or the recipient has deleted his or her copy. (d). Employers and on-line services have a right to inspect emails sent through their company systems. (e). Emails and online content can be intercepted, altered, forwarded or used without authorization or detection. (f). Email and online content can be used as evidence in court. (g). Emails and online content may not be secure and therefore it is possible that the confidentiality of such communications may be breached by a third party.
What are the requirements for graduation? How many credits do I need and in what subjects?
The requirements for graduation from Silverado are the same as for all SVUSD high schools: 220 total credits (165 required credits; 55 elective credits); a minimum grade point average of 1.75; minimum of 8 hours of community service.
How can I find community service work to satisfy the 8 hour requirement for graduation?
These volunteer hours (non-paid) must be with a non-profit community organization that benefits the community in some way, such as a city-run community fair, a food pantry, environmental clean-up efforts, or through a service organization like the boy scouts or girl scouts. To find community service opportunities, see the community service web page on our site or the bulletin board across from the guidance office.
How can I request my high school transcript from Mira Monte High School?
All requests for records are handled by our records clerk, Ms. Pattie Gunter. She is on campus from 7:30a.m. - 2:30p.m. Monday - Friday. Click here for a transcript request for Silverado or Mira Monte HS. Please allow 48 hours for the request to be processed. Please note: If you are an SVUSD Adult Education graduate, you must contact the Adult Ed office to request your transcript at (949) 837-8830.
Will there be summer school classes this summer and how do I sign up?
Summer school information will posted on the SVUSD website (click here).
Community College Registration: Freshman Advantage Program
The Freshman Advantage Program is designed for high school seniors planning to attend Saddleback College. This program offers students the opportunity to apply early, receive an early registration time, and enroll in classes BEFORE the majority of continuing students.
The earlier you complete the application, the sooner you can start and complete the matriculation process. The Matriculation Process must be completed in order to participate in Freshman Advantage.
What is Marticulation?
Matriculation consists of Online Orientation, Math, English and Reading placement tests, and student advisement including a First Semester Plan.
Saddleback College will hold Fast Fridays, a half-day program where students can complete the Matriculation Process, tour the college, and receive financial aid information. Highly recommended!
Silverado High School offers a number of scholarships each year to graduating seniors. Scholarship awards are announced during the graduation ceremony and vary in amount form $250.00 - $1,500.00. Scholarships will be awarded in multiple areas including academic success, school/community involvement, leadership and overall growth. Scholarship applications are available in the SHS Guidance Office and are also online. Applications and the required personal statement need to be submitted by April 22 to the Guidance Office.
If you are experiencing a crisis or mental health emergency, call 911 or utilize the crisis response numbers below.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI top 741-741
School counselors are available to support students with academics, college & career planning, and social-emotional concerns during regular school business hours. Please email your counselor for assistance. If you would like information, resources or support with non-emergency mental health, please visit the SVUSD Mental Health Resources page.
Local Health Resources
If you are struggling or know someone who is struggling, please consider the following resources:
Transfers to Comprehensive High Schools
Transfers to the comprehensive high schools from Silverado occur only at the beginning of the school year or at the beginning of second semester. If you would like to try to transfer, you should speak the Ms. Dunn-McDermaid as early as possible to make a plan that will allow you to fulfill all the requirements to go back.
Please be advised that pursuant to the California Invasion of Privacy Act, Sections 632 et seq., school district staff have not consented to be video or audio recorded in any telephonic or online/video platform communication. Thus, such recordings are prohibited by law.