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Stop by the amazing College and Career Center in room 213! Get answers to any questions students you may have about college, scholarships, jobs, financial aid, and graduation requirements. You can also just stop in to say hi, eat lunch, and hang out. See the calendar and announcements below for more detailed information. We hope to see you soon!

Career Cruising
All students must complete a Post Secondary Plan (Career Plan) to be eligible for graduation from the Grossmont District. Career Cruising is a tool that allows students to explore many different careers and educational options. Every student at El Cajon Valley has their own username or password; they can request it from their counselors. By the time a student is a senior, they should have a portfolio completed which will check off the Post Secondary Plan graduation requirement. 

FBI Student Outreach: Teen Academy. Apply by April 10th! #careers

posted Mar 19, 2017, 10:29 PM by Anthony Devine

The FBI San Diego Division's Teen Academy is an opportunity for high school
sophomores and juniors to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the FBI, a
greater understanding of what the agency does in the community, and
information about a future FBI career.

There will be two one-day teen academies this year, on June 28 and Aug. 16.
Applications are now open and accepted through April 10.

For more details, including an application form, visit the San Diego FBI

Updated Programs: College & Military Representatives #seethechanges

posted Mar 19, 2017, 10:27 PM by Anthony Devine

We've had lots of changes in the College & Career Center over the last few months, so we thought we would post an updated list of programs and services provided. Our college programs assist students with a variety of things. They can get help with career and college exploration, scholarships, financial aid, college essays, college applications, resumes and much more. Students are encouraged to utilize the resources available!

UCSD TRiO Talent Search
Rep - Jorge Hernandez - Gr. 9-12
Mon & Thurs - 8:00 - 3:00
Wed - 8:00 - 2:00

Rep - Ariel Navarro Nunez - Gr. 9
Mon & Wed - 7:30 - 3:30

Upward Bound
Rep - Cara Yoo
Mon - 7:30 - 4:00

Rep - Cassandra Chow
Mon & Fri - 11:00 - 3:00
Wed - 10:00 - 3:00

Cuyamaca College
Rep - Kenya Alivez
5/15/17   All days 8:00 - 1:00

Sergeant Henry Villegas
Weds @ Lunch

Recruiter Wendy Lingard
Mon @ Lunch

Apply to the ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute! #greatopportunity

posted Mar 19, 2017, 10:25 PM by Anthony Devine

The ACLU is now accepting applications for a week long advocacy training and leadership development seminar at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from July 29 – August 5, 2017. 

The ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of high school juniors and seniors from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive eight-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society.

Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision-making in Washington, D.C., as they explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties in our current society. Students will have an opportunity to meet with elected officials and community organizers as well as participate in classroom sessions, lectures, daily debates, and workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists.

If you know of any young civil liberties activists that might be interested in the Institute, please encourage them to apply! 

Applications are due by Friday, April 7, and scholarships are available!

For any questions or to request a code to waive the application fee, please contact 

Apply today for a PFLAG San Diego County Scholarship! #cash4college

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:58 AM by Anthony Devine

SAT/ACT Workshops March 17th & April 5th!

posted Mar 13, 2017, 9:10 AM by Anthony Devine   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 9:10 AM ]

ECV Seniors: Sign up NOW in room 213 to attend our field trip on April 28th to Cuyamaca College!

posted Mar 3, 2017, 2:29 PM by Anthony Devine

Seniors - Great news! On Friday, April 28, 2017 we're taking seniors on a field trip to Cuyamaca College. Students will tour the campus, hear an admissions presentation and have lunch. In addition, students who have not completed their applications will have the opportunity to do so. Pick up permission slips in the College & Career Center - Rm. 213. Space is limited.

Juniors - Don't wait until your senior year to take the ACT or SAT!

posted Feb 23, 2017, 9:43 AM by Anthony Devine

Juniors - Don't wait until your senior year to take the ACT or SAT. It is very important to test during your junior year. This allows you the opportunity to test again at the beginning of your senior year if you're unhappy with your scores. 

Test Date - April 8, 2017
Registration Deadline - March 3, 2017

Test Date - May 6, 2017
Registration Deadline - April 7, 2017

Comienza Con Un Sueno: Only 50 spots available. Sign up today!

posted Feb 21, 2017, 10:13 AM by Anthony Devine

UCSD is hosting Comienza Con Un Sueno...It Begins with a Dream, a conference for grades 9 -12 on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. The conference will cover SAT, FAFSA & careers. There will be a Resource Fair, Bilingual Workshops and students will be able to take a tour of the campus. Lunch will be provided free of charge. A bus will be provided and parents/guardians are welcome to ride the bus. Students can pick up permission slips in the College & Career Center - Rm. 213. There are only 50 spots available, so act fast!

Advanced Training Center

posted Feb 16, 2017, 2:57 PM by Anthony Devine

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