College & Career Counseling
Saddleback College’s Family Night is right around the corner (Wednesday, November 7th at 6pm) and we want to make sure that you are up to date with all the information! Your school should have stacks of these cards (if not, please let me know) and we also have a very convenient registration link that we wanted to share:
Register for Saddleback College's Family Night
We hope to see you, your students and their families at Family Night! Please let me know if you have any questions!
- Concurrent College Enrollment
- Counseling 100
- Letters of Recommendation
- College Fair Information 2017-2018
- Letter of Recommendation Form
- Schedule of College Visits 2018-2019
- Cal Grant Information
- Financial Aid Presentation
- Cash for College Seminar
- Senior Parent Night
- Freshman Parent Night
Concurrent enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college courses. High School may be eligible to enroll at Saddleback Community College (SCC) and Irvine Valley College (IVC). Please check SCC and IVC for a list of courses. Enrollment fees are waived for concurrently enrolled students in grades 9-12 but students are responsible for payment of the nonresident tuition, student health fee, material fees, and parking fee, if applicable.
Students must complete the following steps to enroll:
- Complete the online application for the prospective community college. (IMPORTANT – write down your username, password, student ID number, and PIN, you will need this information to complete the registration process.
- Complete and return the K-12 Admission Request form to the THHS Guidance Office. (You will need your ID to complete this form.)
- Register for the course. (You will need your student ID number and PIN number to register.)
- Purchase the required class materials.
Counseling 100 is a college course taught by a Saddleback Community College instructor on the THHS campus. Students will earn 5 elective credits toward high school graduation and 1.5 college credits. The course is designed to introduce students to college and life success skills. This course is primarily focuses on the attitudes, habits, and behaviors of successful college students. Students will learn proven strategies for creating academic and personal success. Topics include understanding and utilizing college resources, and communication with faculty, support staff and fellow students.
The class will meet every Thursday, 1:00 P.M. - 2:35 P.M. from February 6 - May 26, 2017.
Counseling 100 is designed to introduce students to college and life success skills. This course is primarily focuses on the attitudes, habits, and behaviors of successful college students. Students will learn proven strategies for creating academic and personal success. Topics include understanding and utilizing college resources, and communication with faculty, support staff and fellow students.
Students must complete the following steps to enroll in Counseling 100:
1. Complete the Counseling 100 Student Interest Form.
2. Complete the online application to Saddleback College:
Complete the Saddleback College online application. You will be asked to create a username and password. After you apply you will receive your Saddleback student ID. (IMPORTANT – write down your username, password, SCC student ID number, and PIN, you will need this information to complete the registration process.)
3. Complete and return the K-12 Admission Request form:
Turn the form into your Guidance Counselor by Tuesday, November 8. (You will need your seven-digit Saddleback ID to complete this form.)
4. Take the Matriculation Test:
The Saddleback College Matriculation Assessment will be administered in the THHS MPR on Tuesday, November 15 @ 1:00 P.M. The assessment will take approximately three hours to complete. You will need to bring your SCC student ID number, a photo ID, and a #2 pencil. If you cannot attend the Matriculation Testing at THHS, you will need to take the Matriculation Assessment at SCC before the end of December.
5. Complete the SCC Online Orientation, Online Advisement, and Educational Plan:
All three can be accessed online at the Saddleback College portal called Mysite and must be completed BEFORE you register for the course (step 5).
- Directions to complete the online orientation
- Directions to complete the online advisement and Education Plan
6. Register for the Counseling 100 course:
You will need your SCC student ID number and four-digit PIN number to register. (If you forgot your PIN, login to the SCC MySite and click, “forgot my PIN”.) A Saddleback College Representative will be in the THHS Career Center on Wednesday, December 7 @ 1:00 P.M. to assist THHS students with class registration.
7. Purchase the textbook prior to the first day of class:
- Purchase the required textbook at the Saddleback College Bookstore
- Cost for new book $50.00
- Cost for used book $37.50
- Rent for $18.50
- Purchase your assessment packet (cost TBD) in the Career Center at Saddleback College (Located in the Student Services Center) or from the course instructor.
8. Attend the Counseling 100 course at Trabuco Hills High School.
The class meets every Thursday, 1:00 P.M. – 2:35 P.M. from February 6 – May 26, 2017.
We would be pleased to write a letter of recommendation, but we need your help to complete the process. Please follow these guidelines and allow four weeks lead time prior to the deadline for this process to be completed. Before any letter will be written by the COUNSELOR/ADMINISTRATOR, you will receive an overview of the procedures in your senior Social Science class [Econ/Civics/Gov’t] by the Counseling Department. You will then need to make an appointment with your assigned letter writter to discuss your plans and provide the items indicated. Lack of providing the requested information or proper preparation may result in significant delays.
|Name||Student (Last Name)|
|Mr. Craig Collins, Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org||A - Bo|
|Ms. Kathy Granite, Counseloremail@example.com||Br - El|
|Ms. Amanda Bentley, Asst. Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org||Em - G and all IB students|
|Ms. Haley Glasgow, Counseloremail@example.com||H - Le|
|Mr. Daryl Beck, Asst. Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org||Li - M|
|Ms. Jenna Clement, Counseloremail@example.com||N - Ri|
|Ms. Christa Schulz, Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ro - Tr|
|Mr. Matt Rainwater, Asst. Principalemail@example.com||Tu - Z|
Provide the following items (Click on "Letter of Recommendation Forms" link to the right for all forms):
- College List [Form #1 Cover Sheet]—Complete the list of colleges you will be applying to utilizing the Common Application process, mailed applications or on-line recommendations along with their deadlines to your letter writer. When using the Common Application process, you must use the e-mail addresses provided above. Mailed recommendations require the secondary school report form be given to your letter writer along with an addressed envelope with two stamps.
- Student Questionnaire [Form #2: Personal Input] – Complete this form with as much detailed information as possible.
- Academic Resume [Form #3: Academic Resume]—Create a resume covering your academics, extracurricular activities, honors and recognitions.
- Teacher input Sheets [Form #4 Teacher Input] – Select four to five teachers that know your academic strengths and that can provide anecdotal information to your letter writer. Specifics will be included in this letter so it is imperative that you do not give a Teacher Input Sheet to any instructor you have asked to write you a Teacher Letter of Recommendation directly to a campus. This will cause duplication of information and weaken the value of both letters.
Letter Request from TEACHERS: Teachers will not complete a letter of recommendation without you first asking them if they would be able to perform this task. Three-four weeks advance notice is required for them as well. Submit to them the following items. Form 1: Cover Sheet Form 2: Personal Input Form 3: Academic Resume
Transcripts: Remember, it is your responsibility to submit your transcript to the universities to which you are applying via parchment.
Attention Seniors! We have multiple scholarships which require nominations. If you would like to be considered, please send your resume of achievements and a short 1-2 paragraph biography to Mrs. McClenaghan in the Career Center. You can drop it off in the Career Center or email Mrs. McClenaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships are available to students and parents through Naviance. Naviance can be accessed through your SaddlePort or through the main website.
- Sign in using your THHS user name and password
- Colleges Tab - Scroll to the bottom - Scholarships
- Select Scholarship List to view all scholarships OR select "National Scholarship Search" to search for specific scholarships that apply to your own specific parameters.
Sept. 20 - Azusa Pacific University @ lunch
Sept. 25 - Southern Utah University @ snack
Sept. 25 - Yale University @ lunch
Sept. 26 - UC Redlands @ snack
Sept. 27 - Grand Canyon University @ snack
Sept. 27 - University of Kansas @ lunch
Oct. 10 - Paul Mitchell School @ snack
Oct. 10 - Concordia University, Irvine @ lunch
Oct. 11 - Westmont College @ snack
Oct. 11 - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University @ lunch
Oct. 12 - Chapman College @ snack
Oct. 16 - University of Alabama @ snack
Oct. 16 - Biola University @ lunch
Oct. 17 - Purdue University @ snack
Oct. 17 - University of Missouri @ lunch
Oct. 18 - University of Illinois - Urbana/Champagne @ snack
Oct. 18 - University of Montana @ lunch
Oct. 19 - Boise State University @ snack
Oct. 23 - UC Santa Barbara @ snack
Oct. 23 - UC San Diego @ lunch
Oct. 23 - University of Oregon @ lunch
Oct. 24 - Arizona State University @ lunch
Oct. 25 - Washington & Lee University @ snack
Oct. 25 - FIDM @ lunch
Oct. 30 - Dartmouth University @ snack
Oct. 30 - Northern Arizona University @ lunch
Nov. 1 - Colorado Mesa University @ snack
Nov. 1 - Louisiana State University @ snack
Nov. 6 - Emerson College @ lunch
Nov. 14 - Southern Utah University @ snack
Senior Parent Night
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Trabuco Hills High School
Christa Schulz and Kathy Granite,
and Autumn McClenaghan,
ROP Career Specialist
Senior Parent Night is for all seniors and their parents.
The program will include the following topics:
Career Trends and Majors
Information about college admissions criteria
Admissions testing and placement testing
Letters of Recommendation